Andrew Davies was one of the country`s most effective bowlers with the white ball during one-day cricket in the late 1990s and early 2000s – an accolade which the former pupil at Christ College Brecon achieved after overcoming a couple of serious injuries early in his career.
Andrew had made his Glamorgan debut during their final Championship match of the 1995 season at Worcester, but during the 1996/97 season in New Zealand, he suffered a severe shoulder injury, and did not return to fitness until the second half of the 1997 season.
Further injuries restricted Andrew for the next few seasons, but he returned to first-team action during 2001, and delivered some probing spells with the new ball as Glamorgan won Division Two of the Norwich Union League. He consolidated on this fine progress by being the regular opening bowler in one-day games for the next few years with his accurate swing bowling being a key feature of Glamorgan`s success in winning the Division One League titles in 2002 and 2004.
In 2005 Andrew became the fastest Glamorgan bowler to take 100 wickets in one-day League cricket, reaching the landmark in only his 66th match, and fully justifying his reputation as one of the best white ball bowlers on the county circuit. During 2007 Andrew received his county cap and delivered against Somerset at Cardiff what at the time was the most economical spell by a Glamorgan bowler in T20 cricket, conceding just 12 runs in his 4 overs. Later in the season, he also recorded his maiden first-class fifty against the same opponents, with an assertive 54 at Taunton.
Andrew retired from county cricket at the end of the 2007 season to take up a career in the financial sector.
DAVIES, Andrew Philip
Born – Neath, 7th November 1976.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 54 v Somerset at Taunton, 2007; 5/79 v Worcestershire at Sophia Gardens, 2002.
In List A cricket – 27 v Surrey at The Oval, 2007; 5/19 v Lincolnshire at Lincoln, 2004.
In T20 cricket – 11 v Gloucestershire at Bristol, 2005; 3/17 v Worcestershire at Worcester, 2004.