Tuesday, July 12th, 2022


Academy product, Olly Davidson, had a day to remember with a six-wicket haul for Worcestershire Seconds during the Second Eleven Championship match with Nottinghamshire at the Notts Sports Club.

The slow left arm spinner finished with the excellent figures of 6-111 from 26 overs on day two as Nottinghamshire were dismissed for 317 in their first innings in reply to Worcestershire’s 325.

Davidson may have been given a helping hand by some of the extravagant stroke-play of the Nottinghamshire batters.

But it was still a memorable occasion for the 17-year-old, a member of the 2021-2022 Academy intake, who recently earned his first full Scotland cap after appearing in the ICC Under-19 World Cup last winter.

Worcestershire openers, Josh Dell (12) and Rehaan Edavalath (20), then safely negotiated 14 overs in reaching 33-0 by the close.

Worcestershire were 290-6 overnight, with Tom Fell on 63 not out and Adam Finch unbeaten on 27, and the pair extended their partnership to 101 in 42.3 overs before four wickets fell for 13 runs.

Finch was bowled by Jack Peirce for 29 and Fell, having made 82 off 171 balls with eight fours, was dismissed in the same manner.

Seconds captain Pat Brown (6) and Davidson (0) fell in quick succession to James Hayes who finished with 4-62.

Nottinghamshire openers Sol Budinger and Ben Martindale batted aggressively and put on 75 in 12 overs before Davidson made the first breakthrough.

Martindale (24) pushed forward and edged through to keeper Ben Cullen.

Budinger moved onto 76 from 80 balls with four sixes and nine fours but then went for a big hit against Davidson and holed out to Finch at mid-off.

Ximus du Plooy (12) was unable to jab his bat down in time on a ball angled in of full length from Davidson and was bowled at 172-3.

Eleven runs later Davidson struck again as Dane Schadendorf (49) picked out Josh Dell at deep backward square leg.

Ben Gibbon came back into the attack and he had Sam King (6) caught behind driving.

Davidson completed his five wicket haul when Travis Holland (19) also found the hands of Finch at mid off shortly before tea which was taken at 239-6.

A Davidson full toss was hit by Ben Wilcox (44) straight to Jacques Banton who had now taken over the mid-off duties.

Finch bowled Nottinghamshire captain, Jake Ball (6) before Brown polished off the innings with the final two wickets, both lbw.                             

He ended with figures of 11.4-1-67-2, Gibbon 11-0-44-1 and Finch 11-2-42-1.