Jim Davidson (rugby union, born 1931)

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James Davidson
Full name James Norman Grieve Davidson
Date of birth 28 January 1931
Place of birth Hawick[1]
School Hawick High School
University University of Edinburgh
Loughborough University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Edinburgh University RFC
Loughborough Colleges
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Edinburgh District ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1952-1954  Scotland 7 (3)

James Norman Grieve Davidson (born 28 January 1931) is a former Scottish sportsman who represented Scotland in both cricket and rugby union. Davidson played first-class cricket for the Scotland national cricket team in 1951, and represented the Scotland national rugby union team from 1952 to 1954.[2]

Early life[edit]

James Davidson was born on 28 January 1931 in Hawick.[1] He attended Hawick High School, and went on to the University of Edinburgh, where he studied medicine.[3]

Cricket career[edit]

A right-handed batsman, Davidson made his debut for the Scottish cricket team in May 1951, against Warwickshire (an English county). Later in the year, he also played matches against Northamptonshire, Ireland, and Worcestershire, as well as a two-day game against the touring South Africans.[4] All but the last of those matches held first-class status.[5]

Rugby union career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Davidson played for Edinburgh University RFC when at University of Edinburgh.

Provincial career[edit]

He was selected for Edinburgh District and played in the Scottish Inter-District Championship. Playing in the inaugural 1953-54 season he was part of the Edinburgh side that won the title in that year.[6]

International career[edit]

Davidson made his international debut on 12 January 1952 at Murrayfield in the Scotland vs France match.[1] Of the 7 matches he played for his national side he was never on the winning side.[1] He played his final match for Scotland on 9 January 1954 at Murrayfield in the Scotland vs France match.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "George Adam Edward Buchanan-Smith". 
  2. ^ Bath, p104
  3. ^ James Norman Grieve Davidson – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  4. ^ Scotland cap matches played by Norman Davidson – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  5. ^ First-class matches played by Norman Davidson – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  6. ^ "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search". 
  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  • Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)

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