Winston Davis

Winston Davis

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Winston Walter Davis (born 18 September 1958 in Sion Hill, Kingstown, St Vincent) was a West Indian cricketer.

Davis played his first representative match for West Indies Young Cricketers against their English counterparts at Port-of-Spain in August 1976, making an immediate impact by taking 4-35 in his first innings, including the wickets of future Test cricketers David Gower, Mike Gatting and Paul Downton. In 1978 he went to England for the return matches, but it was not until 1979/80 that he made his first-class debut, for Windward Islands against Leeward Islands at St John's.

Davis gradually established himself as a bowler, taking 5-42 against Trinidad and Tobago in the 1981/82 Shell Shield, and he was signed by Glamorgan for the 1982 English season to replace the injured Ezra Moseley. Despite sending down rather too many no balls at times, Davis finished the season with 42 first-class wickets and was retained for the following season. In the meantime he had made his Test and One Day International debuts for in the 1982/83 series against India, his first wicket in Test cricket being that of Mohinder Amarnath.

In 1983 Davis was selected for West Indies' World Cup squad, and when brought into the side for the second group match against Australia at Leeds, immediately hit the headlines by taking 7-51, at the time a world record return in ODIs. He was retained for the other four group matches, but took only one more wicket in total and was not selected for the semi-final or...
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