Alex Davies signs new contract with Lancashire
Lancashire Cricket Club is delighted to announce that Alex Davies has signed an extended contract that will see him playing at Emirates Old Trafford until at least the end of the 2020 season.
The 23 year-old, who came through at Darwen Cricket Club, became Lancashire’s first ever wicket keeper to hit 1,000 first class runs in a season which included three centuries against Essex, Hampshire and Somerset in 2017.
He was also awarded his County Cap during the final game of the season against Surrey before earning his first England Lions call-up for their winter training camp in Australia. He is currently in the West Indies with the Lions and has also been selected in the North-South series for the first time which takes place in later this month.
The Lancashire-born wicket keeper batsman, who graduated through the Lancashire Cricket Academy in 2010, 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. He then made his first class debut against Surrey at Liverpool at the end of the 2012 Championship season.
Alex Davies added, “I’m delighted to extend my contract at Lancashire. It’s the Club I grew up watching and dreaming of playing for so I cherish every chance I get to wear the red rose.
“I was pleased with my form particularly in first class cricket last year with the three hundreds in the Specsavers County Championship. There is definitely still room for improvement and I’m determined to back last year up with an even bigger one this year.
“We have an extremely exciting squad at the minute, with a great mix of youth and experience. We have made some brilliant signings over the winter to complement some of our own home-grown players and I see no reason why we can’t win some silverware in the near future.”
In 2015, Davies played a prominent role as Lancashire lifted the NatWest T20 Blast trophy for the first time in the Club’s history, and was also awarded man-of-the-match for his display opening the batting in the final, hitting 47 off 26 balls in a winning total of 166-7.
Lancashire Head Coach Glen Chapple said, “Alex had a really impressive campaign last year following a serious knee injury in 2016 and for him to hit over 1,000 First Class runs was an excellent return for him.
“He’s got a very bright future in the game and it's fantastic to see him being recognised by England Lions this winter. We are delighted that he’s chosen to extend his future with the Club.”
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