Full name Joshua Henry Davey
Born August 3, 1990, Aberdeen
Current age 30 years 178 days
Major teams Scotland, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI, Suffolk
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Education Culford School
|ODI debut||Netherlands v Scotland at Rotterdam, Jun 15, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||United Arab Emirates v Scotland at ICCA Dubai, Dec 15, 2019 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 24, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Oman v Scotland at ICCA Dubai, Oct 31, 2019 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Oxford MCCU v Middlesex at Oxford, May 25-27, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Somerset v Essex at Lord's, Sep 23-27, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Northamptonshire v Middlesex at Northampton, Apr 25, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||United Arab Emirates v Scotland at ICCA Dubai, Dec 15, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Middlesex v Kent at Lord's, Jun 24, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Gloucestershire v Somerset at Bristol, Sep 20, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|17*, 0/70, 16*, 0/18||Somerset||v Essex||Lord's||23 Sep 2020||FC|
|3/24||Somerset||v Gloucs||Bristol||20 Sep 2020||T20|
|1/36, 6*||Somerset||v Gloucs||Taunton||13 Sep 2020||T20|
|28, 3/32, 21, 3/16||Somerset||v Worcs||Worcester||6 Sep 2020||FC|
|1/5, 0*||Somerset||v Bears||Taunton||4 Sep 2020||T20|
|3, 4/41||Somerset||v Worcs||Birmingham||3 Sep 2020||T20|
|2/17||Somerset||v Glamorgan||Taunton||1 Sep 2020||T20|
|0, 3/21, 4/25||Somerset||v Gloucs||Taunton||22 Aug 2020||FC|
|0/22, 5*, 3/21||Somerset||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||15 Aug 2020||FC|
|1, 3/23, 5, 2/23||Somerset||v Northants||Northampton||8 Aug 2020||FC|
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.