Matches (13)
SA v ENG (1)
IND v NZ (1)
WU19 WC (1)
ILT20 (2)
BBL (1)
ZIM v WI (1)
Ranji Trophy (1)
PAK-W in AUS (1)
Super Smash (1)
SA Tri-Series (1)
BPL 2023 (2)

Full Name

Alexander Luke Davies

Born

August 23, 1994, Darwen, Lancashire

Age

28y 160d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Alex Davies made history in 2017 when he became the first Lancashire wicketkeeper to pass 1,000 first-class runs in a season, his three Championship centuries against Essex, Somerset and Hampshire helping the club settle into Division One life in a summer when he also won his county cap. His talent had been obvious since becoming Lancashire's youngest one-day player in August 2011, two days before his 17th birthday. He made his Championship debut just over a year later, against Surrey at Old Trafford and was included in England's Under-19 World Cup squad, scoring a half-century against South Africa.

Davies, who played club cricket for Darwen, signed his first professional contract ahead of the 2013 season. His career stalled briefly when Lancashire signed Jos Buttler, England's one-day wicketkeeper, for the start of the 2014 season with the expressed intention of developing his wicketkeeping skills. But by mid-season Buttler had graduated to Test level, with Davies' return even involving the opportunity to open the innings in the Championship.

With Buttler on international duty throughout 2015, Davies made a considerable impact, hitting 730 runs at an average of more than 40 and falling one run short of a maiden Championship hundred against Kent. He was also man of the match in the T20 Blast final won by Lancashire at Edgbaston, his chipper and intelligent innings at the top of the order bringing more evidence of his potential.

A knee injury slowed his progress in 2016 but he averaged nearly 40 in the Championship a year later, and had another excellent year in 2018, particularly in the T20 Blast where he made 534 runs (the second highest tally by a Lancashire batsman) as the county reached Finals Day. At the end of 2021, however, he moved to Warwickshire in search of new beginnings, and as a regular in the top three, contributed 649 runs to his maiden campaign, including a century against his old club.


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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC1071679542214734.31964156.236367992719519
List A49463138014732.09152590.4917161154811
T2011110414229094*25.441790127.93015241477015
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC10721270---3.50-000
List A49------------
T20111------------
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatWktDateGroundFormat
Warwickshire vs Hampshire0 & 324c/0s & 1c/0s26-Sep-2022BirminghamFC
Warwickshire vs Gloucs3 & 600c/0s & 2c/0s20-Sep-2022BristolFC
Warwickshire vs Somerset9 & 58--12-Sep-2022BirminghamFC
Brave vs N S-Chargers2--31-Aug-2022LeedsT20
Brave vs Rockets51*--25-Aug-2022SouthamptonT20
Photos
Tim David and Alex Davies got Brave over the line
Alex Davies steadied Southern Brave after the loss of early wickets
Alex Davies hits through the off side
Alex Davies led the way for the Bears
Alex Davies
Alex Davies and Colin de Grandhomme got Brave over the line