Josh Davey

Josh Davey

Josh Davey

INTL CAREER: 2010 - 2019

Full Name

Joshua Henry Davey


August 03, 1990, Aberdeen


30y 315d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role



Culford School


Josh Davey's seam-bowling talent was recognised when Middlesex gave him his county debut at the age of 19. But, although he was involved with the county for four years, the seam-bowling allrounder failed to push on, and he was released at the end of 2013 and moved west to Somerset.

Born in Aberdeen, Davey made his ODI debut in 2010, the same year as his first county appearance, and immediately made a sterling impression by taking 5 for 9 against Afghanistan. At the time, they were Scotland's best ever bowling figures in ODI cricket. In 2012 he took 3 for 23 in Scotland's win over Bangladesh in a T20 international, which was their first ever victory over an ICC Full Member.

While he was highly regarded by many in Scottish cricket, the sense that Davey was not fulfilling his talent was reinforced when, a few months after losing his Middlesex contract, he was not selected in the Scotland squad for the World Cup Qualifiers in January 2014.

However, he soon earned a summer contract with Somerset, and took 3 for 28 from his four overs when he was recalled for the rain-reduced ODI against England in May. Consistent bowling for Scotland in the summer of 2014 and in their World Cup acclimatisation tour was adorned by a return of 6 for 28 against Afghanistan, which represented the best ODI bowling display by a non-Test player. It ensured Davey's place in the final 15 for the World Cup.

He made his first-team debut in a solitary outing against the New Zealand tourists in 2015 and added a single Championship appearance the following year as well as a smattering of T20 appearances in which he showed good economy.

Davey was very much a fringe seamer at Somerset, but he won more opportunities in 2018 when 34 Championship wickets gave him his best season's return.

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Career Averages

List A8676316428111056/286/2826.775.3330.10220
Batting & Fielding
List A86681612109123.26180866.92051003270
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Recent Matches - Player

Somerset vs Surrey--2/3111-Jun-2021TauntonT20
Somerset vs Essex1*3/3909-Jun-2021TauntonT20
Smrst 2nd XI vs Glam 2nd XI271/1708-Jun-2021TauntonOTHERT20
Somerset vs Hampshire22* & 65/78 & 0/2303-Jun-2021TauntonFC
Somerset vs Gloucs0*2/1120-May-2021BristolFC


Josh Davey claimed a five-wicket haul
Josh Davey made key breakthroughs
Josh Davey belts out an appeal
Josh Davey was in the wickets
Josh Davey is mobbed by his team-mates
Josh Davey bowls Craig Ervine for 30