Brian Davison      

Full name Brian Fettes Davison

Born December 21, 1946, Bulawayo

Current age 71 years 358 days

Major teams Rhodesia, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Tasmania

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Education Gifford Technical High School

Brian Fettes Davison
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 467 766 79 27453 189 39.96 53 148 338 0
List A 334 310 43 8343 158* 31.24 7 46 80 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 467 2688 82 5/52 32.78 1 0
List A 334 1802 1362 54 4/29 4/29 25.22 4.53 33.3 3 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1967/68 - 1987/88
List A span 1970 - 1985/86

Brain Davison was a fast -scoring right-hand batsman and outstandingly athletic fielder who forged a successful career with Leicestershire, but strangely failed to reproduce the same kind of form when playing for Rhodesia. In England he passed 1000 runs in a season 13 times, and in 1971 won the Walter Lawrence Trophy for the fastest hundred of the summer. He came to notice in England when there with the International Cavaliers and after a brief qualification period, made his county debut in 1970, helping them to a Championship and several one-day titles over the next 14 seasons. His time at Grace Road ended sadly with a financial dispute, and he was released at the end of 1983 to move to Tasmania where he enjoyed a productive late career, eventually emigrating there and becoming an MP. He had one final summer in England, with Gloucestershire in 1985. In Rhodesia his high point was in the final of the Datsun Shield in 1977-78 when he scored 102* to help his side to their first major South African trophy. He also represented his country at hockey.
Martin Williamson

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Brian Davison

Brian Davison

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Jan 6, 1985

Michael Tame and Brian Davison play cribbage in the Tasmania dressing-room, Devonport, 1984-85

Michael Tame and Brian Davison play cribbage in the Tasmania dressing-room, Devonport, 1984-85

© Mark Ray


Walter Lawrence Trophy 1971