Joshua Henry Davey
August 03, 1990, Aberdeen, Scotland
Right hand bat
Right arm medium
Josh Davey's 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.
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 5-9 against Afghanistan. At the time, they were Scotland's best ever bowling figures in ODI cricket. In 2012 he took 3-23 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 3-28 from his four overs when he was recalled for the rain-reduced ODI against England in May. Although he could not break into the Somerset side, some impressive performances for the second XI were rewarded with a new contract at the county. Meanwhile, consistent bowling for Scotland in the summer of 2014 and in their World Cup acclimatisation tour ensured Davey's place in the final 15 for the World Cup.
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