It was a proud day for Worcestershire Academy spinner, Olly Davidson, who named his debut for the Cricket Scotland’s senior side in a ICC World Cup League two programme match against the UAE at the Moosa Stadium in Texas.
Davidson was selected for the final one of the four League Two games being played by Scotland during this trip and produced a creditable performance after making the step up from the Under-19s.
He came in at number 10 when Scotland batted, made a useful 14 and featured in the highest stand of the innings – 35 – in an all out total of 171 in exactly 50 overs.
He then came on second change during the UAE innings and bowled nine tidy overs at a cost of just 30 runs as Scotland went down by five wickets with their opponents reaching the target in 44.1 overs.
The 17-year-old was part of an historic occasion as Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer stepped down as captain after his 110th game in charge and 214th cap.
Davidson was a member of the Scotland squad for the ICC Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies this winter and impressed in the opening batter role and with the ball.
He was a member of the Worcestershire CCC Pathway when aged 11-12 and, after a spell with Warwickshire, re-joined Worcestershire and is in his first year as part of the Academy intake.