Steven Davies

Country: England
Born: June 17, 1986, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Height: 5ft 11in
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper

Steven Davies Bio

Steven Michael Davies, born on June 17, 1986, is a professional cricket player from England. Known for his skills behind the stumps and elegant batting style, Davies had a promising international limited-overs career but faced the challenges of England’s revolving door selection policy for wicketkeepers.

Making his international debut in a Twenty20 match against West Indies in 2009, Davies showed promise but was quickly replaced by Craig Kieswetter as England went on to win the World Twenty20 in 2010. However, he earned a spot in the 50-over side, replacing Kieswetter, and traveled to Australia in 2010-11 as England’s first-choice wicketkeeper in limited-overs cricket.

Unfortunately, just one game into the seven-match ODI series before the World Cup, Davies was unexpectedly dropped from the team and replaced by Matt Prior, who did not find much success in the tournament. Despite the setback, Davies was a player with immense potential and had showcased his talent during his debut season in 2005, finishing above the great Graeme Hick in the Worcestershire averages.

To challenge himself further, Davies moved to Surrey at the end of the 2009 season and was given the responsibility of batting in the top order. This decision proved fruitful as he continued to excel in his batting performances. In February 2011, Davies made history as the first international cricketer to come out as gay, an announcement he made in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.

Tragedy struck in 2012 when Davies’ teammate and friend Tom Maynard passed away. This devastating event shook Davies to the core, leading him to contemplate his future in the game. However, he bounced back in 2013 with exceptional performances, although he couldn’t prevent Surrey from being relegated.

In the early stages of the 2014 season, Davies surprised many by giving up the wicketkeeping gloves and requesting to be picked as a specialist batsman. While his batting skills were undoubtedly impressive, this decision effectively marked the end of his international career. Despite being one of the most aesthetically pleasing players on the county circuit, Davies had yet to fully realize his potential.

In search of a fresh start, Davies moved to Somerset at the end of 2016. Although he faced a dip in form during his first season with the team, he showcased his abilities with a remarkable century against his former county, Surrey, in the Royal London Cup semi-final at Headingley. Another impressive hundred against Lancashire further cemented his talent.

As Davies entered his mid-30s, his returns slightly declined, and he decided to focus more on red-ball cricket. With Tom Banton taking over the wicketkeeping duties at Somerset, Davies primarily contributed as a batsman. His contract with Somerset is set to expire at the end of 2023.

Throughout his career, Davies proved himself as a skilled wicketkeeper-batsman but faced numerous challenges and setbacks. Despite these obstacles, he left a lasting impact on the cricketing world with his stylish stroke play and determined attitude. As he continues to showcase his abilities on the domestic circuit, fans can still appreciate the elegance and talent that Steven Michael Davies brings to the game.

Steven Davies Career Stats

Steven Davies Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 5 0 102 33 20.4 82 124.39 0 0 12 0 2 1
ODIs 8 8 0 244 87 30.5 231 105.62 0 1 36 0 8 0
FC 254 423 39 14298 200* 37.23 23892 59.84 25 68 - - 621 34
List A 197 185 14 5959 127* 34.84 - - 9 37 - - 160 42
T20s 153 144 8 2850 99* 20.95 2021 141.01 0 16 354 61 69 23

Steven Davies Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 254 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
List A 197 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s 153 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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