Full name Christopher James Davies
Born November 15, 1978, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Current age 38 years 131 days
Major teams South Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Last First-class||Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Nov 3-6, 2003 scorecard|
|List A span||1997/98 - 2002/03|
One of the clear standouts among a relatively small crop of young batsmen in Australian domestic ranks at present, Chris Davies is a talented middle order strokemaker for the Southern Redbacks. In the past, he has enjoyed brilliant success at junior level; by the age of 14, he was already playing first grade cricket and not long afterward he became an Australian under-19 representative. Australia's under-19 selectors actually included him in their squad even at an age when he was still qualified to represent the nation's under-17 line-up. At present, he is a tremendous prospect for the South Australian senior team - a side of which he has been a member on a consistent basis since 1997-98. Lightly framed, Davies is very watchable at the crease; he hits the ball with tremendous power to most parts of the wicket and times and places his strokes magnificently against all manner of bowlers. Quietly spoken and a player who has needed to battle the condition of cystic fibrosis to make it to the first-class arena, he appears to have a sufficient degree of natural ability and the right type of attitude to ensure that his future in the sport will be nothing short of exciting. (John Polack, August 2001)
© 2001 CricInfo Ltd
Australia Under-19s 1997/98
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history