Full name Simon Peter Davis
Born November 8, 1959, Brighton, Victoria
Current age 57 years 136 days
Major teams Australia, Durham, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Only Test||New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Feb 21-25, 1986 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Jan 9, 1986 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 4, 1988 scorecard|
|First-class span||1983/84 - 1987/88|
|List A span||1982 - 1987/88|
Simon Davis, a right-arm fast-medium in-swing bowler, made his only Test appearance against New Zealand in 1985-86, although in three seasons he did add play in 39 ODIs. He cut his teeth with two summers in Minor Counties cricket at Durham (England) in 1982 and 1983, and on his return to Australia in 1983-84 made his debut for Victoria. Quickly labeled as a one-day specialist, more so after his one undistinguished Test outing, his form for his state tended to argue again such pigeonholing. What was not in doubt was that he was an appalling batsman. In 48 first-class matches he managed 98 runs, 26 fewer than his total of wickets.
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