Liam Davis (cricketer)

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Liam Davis
Personal information
Full name Liam Murray Davis
Born (1984-08-02) 2 August 1984 (age 30)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Nickname "Buff"[1]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–2013 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 40 26 6
Runs scored 2373 854 104
Batting average 31.22 34.16 17.33
100s/50s 4/8 2/2 0/1
Top score 303* 116* 53
Balls bowled 6 n/a n/a
Wickets 1 n/a n/a
Bowling average 6.00 n/a n/a
5 wickets in innings 0 n/a n/a
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/6 n/a n/a
Catches/stumpings 31/- 3/- 0/-
Source: CricketArchive, 5 July 2013

Liam Murray Davis (born 2 August 1984) is an Australian cricketer, currently contracted to Western Australia in Australian domestic cricket. A former Australian under-19 representative, Davis made his debut for Western Australia in 2006. Generally playing as an opening batsman, he did not establish himself in the state team until late in the decade, having previously missed several matches due to injury. In February 2012, Davis scored a triple-century, 303 not out, against New South Wales, the second-highest score ever recorded for Western Australia at first-class level. He was also featured on the supplementary list of the Perth Scorchers for the 2012–13 season of the Big Bash League, but is yet to play a game for the team.

Domestic career[edit]

Born in Perth, Western Australia, and educated at Churchlands Senior High School,[2] Davis played under-17 and under-19 cricket for Western Australia, and also represented the Australian national under-19 team in five under-19 Tests and three under-19 One-Day Internationals. He scored a century on his under-19 Test debut in January 2003, 132 from 187 balls against England.[3] Davis made his List A debut for Western Australia in January 2006, replacing Adam Voges who was suspended,[4] and scored six runs batting third in the order, behind Justin Langer and Luke Ronchi.[5] He played for Weybridge in the Surrey Premier League during the 2006 English cricket season as an overseas player.[6]

Davis made his first-class debut for Western Australia against South Australia in November 2007, scoring eight and 42 runs in the first and second innings respectively.[7] In his second match, against New South Wales, he scored 116 runs in the first innings, his maiden first-class century.[8] He was seen by some as a replacement for the retiring Justin Langer.[9] His form in the 2007–08 season led to him being offered a place at the Centre of Excellence.[1] A rib injury during the 2009–10 season restricted Davis to four Sheffield Shield and three Ford Ranger Cup matches.[1] He returned in the 2010–11 season to score two centuries in the first two matches of the Ryobi One-Day Cup,[10] becoming the third Western Australia player, after Justin Langer and Luke Ronchi, to hit consecutive one-day centuries.[11]

In October 2011, Davis was named in the Australian squad for the Hong Kong Sixes, but was later forced to withdraw due to state commitments.[12][13] In November 2011, he signed with the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League for the 2011–12 season,[14] however, he did not play any matches for the team due to injury. In a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales in February 2012, Davis scored 303 not out, a triple-century and his highest score in any form of cricket.[15] He shared in a partnership of 389 runs with Adam Voges, the third-highest partnership for Western Australia. After this innings, he became the leading runscorer in the competition for the 2011–12 season.[16] Davis was selected to tour England with the Australia A team in July and August 2012. Having failed to gain a senior contract, he was included on the Perth Scorchers' supplementary list for the 2012–13 season.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Liam Davis profile – espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  2. ^ Crickets WAGs Teodora Petrovic and Amy Lagan bowl over partners – PerthNow. Published 25 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  3. ^ Australia Under-19s v England Under-19s – cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  4. ^ Davis benefits from Voges suspension Cricinfo; 23 January 2006
  5. ^ Western Australia v South Australia – cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  6. ^ Surrey Premier League matches played by Liam Davis – cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  7. ^ South Australia v Western Australia – cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  8. ^ New South Wales v Western Australia – cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  9. ^ Clarke, Tim (6 March 2008) Hogg, Hussey left out of Langer farewell; Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  10. ^ Davis hundred breaks Western Australia's drought – espncricinfo.com. Published 23 October 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  11. ^ Liam Davis profile – cricket.com.au. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  12. ^ Davis receives Sixes call-up – waca.com.au. Published 3 October 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  13. ^ Adam Zampa to join Hong Kong sixes squad – cricketnsw.com.au. Published 25 October 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  14. ^ Perth Scorchers sign in-form Warriors opener Liam Davis – perthnow.com.au. Published 7 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  15. ^ Warriors win big to pile more pressure on struggling Brad Haddin – PerthNow. Published 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  16. ^ Warriors crush Blues by innings and 323 – ESPNCricinfo. Published 19 February 2012. Written by ESPNCricinfo staff. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  17. ^ Unknown duo Hilton Cartwright and Marcus Stoinis replace injured Perth Scorchers – PerthNow. Published 4 December 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.

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