Monday, December 6th, 2021


Worcestershire CCC Academy spinner, Oliver Davidson, is heading to the 2022 ICC Under-19 World Cup in the Caribbean next month as part of the Scotland squad.

The slow left armer has been handed the chance after Scotland replaced New Zealand following their withdrawal, due to extensive quarantine restrictions on their return home.

The Bromsgrove School pupil impressed during the European Qualifying Group in Desert Springs, Spain when he had figures of 39.4-8-94-14 from his four appearances, albeit on spin-friendly pitches.

Scotland will face the West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka in their group programme.

Davidson joined the Worcestershire CCC Academy as part of the 2021-2022 intake in October.

Worcestershire Academy Coach, Elliot Wilson, said: “Ollie is in the squad for the World Cup and hopefully he will get to play some games against some of the best Under-19 cricketers in the world.

“He had an outstanding qualifying tournament and made the most of the helpful conditions, bowled very well and got his rewards.

“Scotland have been asked to step in for the World Cup so Ollie is going to get some great experience in the West Indies.”

Davidson has been making encouraging progress with his career during the past 12 months.

Wilson said: “Ollie joined the Academy this October, having had a bit of time with us as a youngster and then Warwickshire, and played some junior cricket for Scotland.

“He is doing very nicely, very much looks comfortable around his peers.  He has got a long way to go with his cricket but he has done ever so well for himself over the past 12 months.

“He just does things a little bit differently to most left arm spinners which makes him quite a tricky prospect and he is a pleasure to work with.”