Full name Gwladys Joan Davis
Born June 2, 1911
Died October 2004, North Surrey, England (aged 93 years)
Major teams England Women
Also known as nee Joan Thomas
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||England Women v Australia Women at Northampton, Jun 12-15, 1937 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v Australia Women at The Oval, Jul 10-13, 1937 scorecard|
As a leading allrounder, Joan Davis would probably have gone on the 1934-35 tour to Australia had she not been married - it was not the done thing in those times for a wife to desert her husband for such a long period - but she played in all three Tests in 1937. After doing little in the first two she took 5 for 31 and 3 for 55 with her left-arm seam in the third. In 1939 she scored 86 and took 2 for 12 for The Rest against England Women.
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