Monday, January 31st, 2022

MORE PROMISE SHOWN BY OPENER DAVIDSON IN UNDER-19 WORLD CUP

Worcestershire CCC Academy player, Oliver Davidson, produced another accomplished performance with the bat. Still, Scotland went down by 51 runs to Uganda – under the Duckworth-Lewis Method – in the Diego Martin Sporting Complex in Trinidad.

The 17-year-old again opened and held his sideโ€™s innings together in making 31 off 63 deliveries with four boundaries as Scotland chased a testing 227 target in 43 overs in a game of several stoppages for rain.

Davidson mixed resolute defence with aggression, seeing off a testing early spell from paceman Juma Miyaji before looking to up the tempo.

The left-hander collected his first boundary in the sixth over from Pascal Murungi and added 53 for the fourth wicket with Jack Jarvis (37).

Davidson played a rare false stroke on 23 when he inside-edged spinner Joseph Baguma for his fourth four.

The Bromsgrove School pupil was unbeaten on 29 when there was a rain break with Scotland 117-4 from 21 overs.

Davidson added two more runs when play resumed before he was caught at first slip on Miyajiโ€™s return to the attack.

Another delay led to a revised target of 222 from 36 overs, and Scotland were bowled out for 170 in 32.3 overs.

Davidson had earlier picked up one wicket for 47 in his seven overs as Uganda totalled 226 all out.

He dismissed keeper Cyrus Kakuru (31), and it began a collapse by Uganda from 192-3, and seven wickets fell for 34 runs.

*Worcestershire CCC paceman, Pat Brown, bowled three overs for 27 runs as Peshawar Zalmi (168-6) lost by nine wickets to Islamabad United (172-1) in the Pakistan Super League in Karachi.