Somerset’s Josh Davey starred with the ball for Scotland in a T20 game against England in Aberdeen but couldn’t stop the visitors winning by 39 runs (D/L method) in a rain affected game that saw the return of Peter Moores as England coach. Davey took 3 wickets for 28 runs in his four overs – a very credible performance for the 23 year-old all-rounder in his home town.
Batting first England scored 169 for 6 in their 20 overs with Ian Bell and Alastair Cook hitting 83 between them to start things off. Davey was first change bowler and his first wicket was former Somerset favourite Jos Buttler for only 9 – the third wicket to fall with the score then 136. Davey bowled the last over with some drama claiming the wickets of Joe Root and Ravi Bopara in consecutive balls as the innings closed.
Scotland were set a Duckworth / Lewis revised total of 172 in 20 overs (no, I don’t get that either!) and lost wickets regularly. But the former Middlesex man had less luck with bat in hand. He walked out to bat with the score 98 for 6 and was caught by Harry Gurney off James Tredwell for a third ball duck. Michael Leask hit a 16-ball 42 but the Scotland innings ended on 139 off 20 overs.
But a good run out for our youngster playing against class opposition which will help with his development. Well done Josh!