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Alan Davidson

Alan Davidson
INTL CAREER: 1953 - 1963
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Full Name

Alan Keith Davidson


June 14, 1929, Lisarow, Gosford, New South Wales


October 30, 2021, Sydney, (aged 92y 138d)

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Fast medium

Playing Role


Like his close friend and comrade Richie Benaud, Alan Davidson suddenly translated potential into performance when Australia toured South Africa in 1957-58. A left-arm paceman with a model approach and an economical action - summed up in the title of his autobiography, Fifteen Paces - he took 72 wickets and scored four centuries on the trip. For the next five years, he would be the most menacing new-ball bowler of his day, not to mention a dangerous striker in the lower-middle order, and a versatile fielder at home in all positions. A martyr to injuries real and imagined, some of his best performances were reserved for moments when he seemed down and out: he took a broken finger into the 1960 Tied Test, and a bad back into the Lord's Test the following year, yet made telling contributions to both. He was also the first man to score 100 Test runs and take ten wickets in the same Test, against West Indies in December 1960.

Alan Davidson Career Stats

Batting & Fielding



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Debut/Last Matches of Alan Davidson

Recent Matches of Alan Davidson

Australia vs England153/43 & 3/8015-Feb-1963SydneyTest # 539
Australia vs England46 & 20/3025-Jan-1963AdelaideTest # 538
NSW vs South Aust61/6 & 1/2918-Jan-1963SydneyFC
Australia vs England154/54 & 5/2511-Jan-1963SydneyTest # 537
Australia vs England40 & 176/75 & 0/5329-Dec-1962MelbourneTest # 536

Photos of Alan Davidson

Steven Smith is congratulated by Alan Davidson before receiving the Frank Worrell Trophy
Michael Hussey shares a laugh with former Australian allrounder Alan Davidson
ICC Hall of Fame inductees Alan Davidson and Belinda Clark strike a pose
Alan Davidson
Dennis Lillee and Bob Massie shake hands with former Australian allrounder Alan Davidson
Alan Smith catches Alan Davidson off Fred Trueman