John Davison (cricketer)

John Davison (Cricketer)

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John Michael Davison (born 9 May 1970) is a former Canadian cricketer. He was a hard-hitting right-handed batsman in the top or middle order, who bowls right-arm off break. He was born in Campbell River, British Columbia.


Born in Canada to Australian teachers on a one-year teaching exchange, Davison moved to Australia and attended school at St Ignatius' College, Riverview where he was a member of the 1st XI before playing grade cricket in Melbourne and attending the Australian Cricket Academy in 1993. He was a member of the Victoria state squad for a number of years but was unable to hold down a regular place in the side.

In 1999, Davison agreed to spend the Australian winters in Canada as a club player and coach. He quickly became involved with the Canadian national team, representing them in the 2001 ICC Trophy where Canada performed well to qualify for the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

At the World Cup, Davison made an overnight name for himself (see 2003 World Cup section below), stunning the strong West Indies team with an aggressive innings of 111 (reaching 100 from 67 balls, then the quickest century in World Cup history, and the first One Day International century for Canada), before making a half-century against New Zealand at the incredible strike rate of 200.

After his successes for the modest Canadian team at the World Cup, Davison returned to Australia and continued playing for South Australia, where he...
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