Name - Will Davis
Squad Number - 44
Born - Stafford, March 6, 1996
Joined - Leicestershire 2018
Role - Right-hand batsman, right-arm fast medium bowler
Teams Represented – Derbyshire, England u19s
Exciting fast bowler Will Davis joined the club from Derbyshire CCC. The seamer has also represented England under 19s during a highly promising start to his professional career.
Davis is a seamer who has delivered consistent spells of fast bowling. 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 needed few introductions at the Fischer County Ground given that he knew Tom Taylor, Callum Parkinson and Assistant Coach John Sadler from his time at Derbyshire CCC.
The Staffordshire-born cricketer, who is also handy with the bat, has penned a two-year deal at the Uptonsteel County Ground.
In his debut season for the Running Foxes, Davis took a total of 33 wickets and impressed with both the red ball and the white ball. Davis claimed career-best T20 figures of 3/24 in the victory at Blackfinch New Road against the reigning Vitality Blast champions; Worcestershire Rapids.
He claimed eight wickets at an average of 22.87 in the 2019 edition of the Vitality Blast, along with an impressive economy of 8.13.
The Running Foxes' new man also impressed with the bat, especially at Sophia Gardens away at Glamorgan CCC when he and fellow seamer, Chris Wright, put on a stand of 92 with Davis finishing the man not out on a 62 ball 39.
The following season saw Davis excel with the white ball as he featured in every Vitality Blast fixture during the journey to the quarter-final tie against Notts Outlaws.
He took a total of seven wickets at a rate of 26.57 keeping up his impressive economy of 8.71 - the Running Foxes number 44 bowled impressively throughout the tournament including bowling at the death in a number of fixtures.