Fast Bowler Will Davis Signs for Leicestershire CCC
Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce that fast bowler Will Davis has joined the club from Derbyshire CCC.
The 22-year-old, who was born in Staffordshire, has penned a two-year deal at the Fischer County Ground.
Davis is a seamer who has delivered consistent spells of fast bowling during his first-class career. The seamer has taken 40 first-class wickets in his 13-match career with a best haul of seven for 146 against Glamorgan CCC at Colwyn Bay in 2016.
He initially caught the eye in a tourist game against Australia in 2015, a match where Davis took three for 63, including the key wickets of Michael Clarke, Adam Voges and Peter Nevill.
Davis will need few introductions at the Fischer County Ground given that he knows Tom Taylor, Callum Parkinson and Assistant Coach John Sadler from his time at Derbyshire CCC.
He said: “It's a very important time in my career, I felt that I needed a change and I'm delighted that Leicestershire have made me a great offer to join them.
“After meeting the coaching staff with my representative, the experience and ambition they portrayed made it an easy decision to join and I can't wait to get started. The improvement they have shown this year under Paul Nixon speaks for itself and I want to contribute to making even greater strides in the years to come.
“I would like to thank Derbyshire CCC for giving me a start in my career. The members, fans and staff have all been fantastic and a big thanks to my teammates, who always supported me.”
Leicestershire CCC Head Coach Paul Nixon said: “Will [Davis] is a highly promising young quick bowler who we have been tracking for a while. We are delighted to add Will to our seam bowling unit for the 2019 season alongside Chris Wright from Warwickshire.
“Will burst on to the county scene with a number of quality performances but had his chances limited due to Derbyshire’s experienced pace attack. He has had a good start to his county career.
“He already knows a number of people here and will really enjoy working with [Head Bowling Coach] Matt Mason over the winter in preparing for the 2019 campaign.”