Alan Davidson
Alan Davidson (Image: Twitter)

Australian legend Alan Davidson passed away at the age of 92 on October 30, Sunday. He was awarded the order of Australia (AM) in 1987 and was also a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1964.

Davidson was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame 10 years ago for his achievements in the sport. Speaking about the legend, Cricket Australia Chair, Richard Freudenstein said:

Alan Davidson’s passing is a sad moment for Australian cricket and for cricket across the world. Alan was a colossal figure in our game, not only as one of the finest players to have represented Australia and NSW but for the positive influence he exerted across the game as an administrator, mentor, and benefactor.

Aussie Legend Alan Davidson Passes Away At The Age Of 92

The tremendous skill and the boundless spirit with which Alan embraced cricket and life embodied everything that is great about the game. He will remain a shining example for every player who follows in his footsteps.

Alan Davidson’s illustrious career

Alan Davidson was a bowling all-rounder who made his Test debut back in 1953 against the English side. He played 44 Tests in total for Australia, taking 186 wickets at an average of 20.53. Davidson’s career-best figures came against India when he took 7/93 back in 1959.

Alan Davidson
Alan Davidson (Image: Twitter)

Davidson was no slouch with the bat either, scoring five half-centuries in all. One of those came in the famous first-ever tied Test match between Australia and West Indies in 1960. Following his retirement, Davidson took up the role of President of Cricket New South Wales for a staggering 33 years. He was a selector for the national team for a brief period from 1979 to 1984.

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