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Alex Davies awarded Lancashire County Cap

Alex Davies awarded Lancashire County Cap

Wicket keeper batsman Alex Davies was awarded his County Cap on the opening day of Lancashire’s Specsavers County Championship fixture against Surrey at Emirates Old Trafford.

The 23 year-old learnt his game at Darwen Cricket Club, and he has played for Lancashire at every age level before joining the Lancashire Academy at the end of 2010. He was then awarded a joint Academy/Scholarship contract for 2012.

Davies made his first-team debut in a 40-over game against Glamorgan in 2011 two days before his 17th birthday, becoming Lancashire’s youngest ever one-day player in the process.

A year later the wicket keeper made his first-class debut against Surrey at Liverpool at the end of the 2012 Championship season.

It wasn’t until 2015 that Davies started to assert himself in the Lancashire First Team. He hit seven half centuries in the Championship and two in the Royal London One-Day Cup before being named man of the match in the NatWest T20 Blast final in 2015 after hitting 47 off 26 balls as Lancashire Lightning lifted the domestic T20 trophy for the first time.

Davies was ruled out for the majority of the 2016 campaign through knee injury but has impressed this year with the Dawen-born star hitting three centuries in the Specsavers County Championship against Essex, Somerset and Hampshire and averages over 52.

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