Charlie Davis      

Full name Charles Allan Davis

Born January 1, 1944, Belmont, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Current age 70 years 354 days

Major teams West Indies, Trinidad

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - BA Davis, Nephew - GA Davis

Charles Allan Davis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 29 5 1301 183 54.20 4 4 1 4 0
First-class 90 152 18 5538 183 41.32 14 28 44 0
List A 2 2 1 12 12 12.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 20 894 330 2 1/27 1/29 165.00 2.21 447.0 0 0 0
First-class 90 5783 2480 63 7/106 39.36 2.57 91.7 3 0
List A 2 30 54 2 2/54 2/54 27.00 10.80 15.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1968 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Apr 21-26, 1973 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1960-1976
List A span 1969-1973
Profile

Charlie Davis was a solid, dependable right-hand middle-order batsman who started his first-class career with a fifty for Trinidad aged only 17 in 1960-61 but it took a good Shell Shield season in 1967-68 - and 158 against the touring English - for him to come into Test reckoning. After one appearance in Australia in 1968-69, he made a hundred at Lord's in 1969 in only his third Test - it was West Indies only three-figure score in the series - and followed with a superb home series against India, scoring 529 runs at 132.25 in four Tests, including two hundreds and three fifties. The following season he again shone, scoring well against New Zealand and averaging 58.25 in the five Tests with one hundred, a career-best 183 at Bridgetown. But he inexplicably lost his place against Australia in 1972-73, playing only the last two Tests, despite another good domestic season, and soon drifted out of the game. He was unfortunate not only because of selectorial whims, but also that he happened to be playing while West Indies were in transition, and he was at his peak at a time new faces were forging their way into the side. He was also a good fielder and a useful seamer - good enough to head the bowling averages in Australia and New Zealand in 1968-69, where his 24 wickets included 7 for 106 against South Australia.
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May 15, 1973

Charles Davis

Charles Davis

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Apr 24, 1969

Charlie Davis strikes a batting pose, April 24, 1969

Charlie Davis strikes a batting pose

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Apr 24, 1969

Charlie Davis on the tour to England, April 24, 1969

Charlie Davis on the tour to England

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Tournament Results
Aus Women v Eng Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
Aus Women won by 4 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
Aus Women won by 28 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Eng Women won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Pak Women v SA Women at Colombo (Moors) - Oct 3, 2012
SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
SL Women v India Women at Colombo (NCC) - Oct 3, 2012
India Women won by 9 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
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