Full name Alexander Luke Davies
Born August 23, 1994, Darwen, Lancashire
Current age 22 years 334 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Lancashire Cricket Academy, Lancashire Under-13s, Lancashire Under-14s, Lancashire Under-15s, Lancashire Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class debut||Lancashire v Surrey at Liverpool, Sep 11-14, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Jun 26-29, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Glamorgan v Lancashire at Colwyn Bay, Aug 21, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Durham v Lancashire at Chester-le-Street, May 16, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Lancashire v Worcestershire at Manchester, May 17, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Lancashire v Durham at Manchester, May 27, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|19, 0c/0s||Lancs 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Westhoughton||17 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|14, 1c/0s||Lancs 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Westhoughton||17 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|0c/0s, 2||Lancs 2nd XI||v Derby 2nd XI||Westhoughton||5 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|0c/0s, 43*||Lancs 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Northampton||3 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|31, 1c/1s, 79||Lancashire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||26 Jun 2017||FC|
|2c/0s, 115, 2c/0s||Lancashire||v Hampshire||Manchester||19 Jun 2017||FC|
|6c/0s, 0, 3c/1s, 13||Lancashire||v Middlesex||Southport||9 Jun 2017||FC|
|9, 3c/0s, 10, 0c/0s||Lancashire||v Yorkshire||Leeds||2 Jun 2017||FC|
|0c/0s, 39, 0c/0s||Lancashire||v Yorkshire||Manchester||19 May 2017||FC|
|50, 0c/0s||Lancashire||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||16 May 2017||LA|
Alex Davies, a middle-order batsman and wicketkeeper, has excited many onlookers since he became Lancashire's youngest one-day player when he made his debut in a Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Glamorgan in August 2011, two days before his 17th birthday. He made his Championship debut just over a year later, against Surrey at Old Trafford and was included in England's Under-19 World Cup squad, scoring a half-century against South Africa.
Davies, who played club cricket for Darwen, signed his first professional contract ahead of the 2013 season. When Lancashire dropped Gareth Cross from the Championship side, he played the last three matches, at 19. Davies' career stalled briefly when Lancashire signed Jos Buttler, England's one-day wicketkeeper, for the start of the 2014 season with the expressed intention of developing his wicketkeeping skills. But by mid-season Buttler had graduated to Test level, with Davies' return even involving the opportunity to open the innings in the Championship.
With Buttler on international duty throughout 2015, Davies made a considerable impact, hitting 730 runs at an average of more than 40 and falling one run short of a maiden Championship hundred against Kent. He was also man of the match in the T20 Blast final won by Lancashire at Edgbaston, his chipper and intelligent innings at the top of the order bringing more evidence of his potential. A knee injury slowed his progress in 2016.
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?