It was another very impressive season for Alex Davies for Lancashire as he cemented his side in the team with Jos Buttler away with England. However, even when Buttler returned to the Lancashire side, Davies kept his place in the team as a batsman.
Davies hit scores of 89 and 99 in the Championship as he searches for his maiden First Class century and was also awarded Man of the Match for his display opening the batting in the NatWest T20 Blast final against Northamponshire as Lancashire lifted the trophy for the first time in the Club’s history.
Alex Davies came through the ranks at Darwen CC, and he has played for Lancashire at every age level.
He 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. And he made his first-class debut against Surrey at Liverpool at the end of the 2012 County Championship season.
He joined the Lancashire Academy at the end of 2010 before being awarded a joint Academy/Scholarship contract for 2012. He signed as a professional ahead of the 2013 summer.
He returned to first-team colours for a three-day friendly against the students of Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities to make a composed first-innings 69.
And when the club’s hierarchy made the decision to drop Gareth Cross from the Championship side later in the season, the 19-year-old stepped in to play the last three matches and enhance his reputation.
Lancashire signed England limited overs wicketkeeper Jos Buttler ahead of the 2014, and they made no secret of their plan to give him first crack with the gloves. But with Buttler’s graduation through to Test cricket during that summer, there were plenty of opportunities for Davies in all forms of the games.