Middlesex Cricket is delighted to announce that eighteen-year-old wicket-keeper and left-handed batsman Jack Davies has signed a two-year professional contract with the club until the end of 2020.
Reading born Davies came into the Middlesex set-up through the club’s partnership with Berkshire Cricket, who he helped lift the Minor Counties Championship in 2017 – hitting an unbeaten 127 in the final against Lincolnshire at the age of just seventeen.
Davies joined the Middlesex Elite Player Group from Berkshire in the winter of 2016/17 and the following summer made both his Under 17 and Second Eleven debuts for Middlesex and went on to make twenty-three Second Eleven appearances for the club across all formats that summer.
In December 2017 Davies earned himself a call up to the England Under-19 set up on the series in South Africa, playing twice for his country in Potchefstroom, before then being selected in England’s Under-19 World Cup squad for the tournament in New Zealand in January.
Middlesex Cricket’s Managing Director of Cricket Angus Fraser commented:
“We have been aware of and excited by Jack’s potential for quite some time through his performances at Wellington College, Berkshire County Cricket Club and in our youth sides.
“This potential has been recognised by England too, who selected Jack for the last U19 World Cup, a tournament where he highlighted his talent.
“This is the start of what we believe will be a long, successful and enjoyable relationship for both Jack and Middlesex.”
On signing his first professional contract Jack Davies himself added:
“I am very proud to sign for Middlesex, delighted with the opportunity and am looking forward to very exciting times ahead.”
Rory Coutts, Head of Youth Cricket for Middlesex Cricket, said:
“Jack is one of a number of players to come through our relationship with Berkshire Cricket and we would like to pass on our thanks to them for developing him into the cricketer he is today.
“Our relationship with Berkshire Cricket continues to go from strength to strength and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them moving forwards.”