A.K. Davidson


A.K. Davidson 5-42 v EnglandBack to boards

5-42 by Australia’s Alan Keith Davidson in the second test of 1961 Ashes Series put him up on the honours boards at Lord’s.

England won the toss and elected to bat first before being bowled out for 206. The left arm medium pacer set the tone for the Australians by picking up 5-42 of his 24.3 overs .

Davidson claimed the wickets of Geoff Pullar, Peter May, Ken Barrington, Tony Lock and Fred Trueman.

Following Davidson’s inspiring spell, thanks to a 130 from Bill Lawry in Australia’s first innings and Bred Mckenzie who ended up with figures of 5-37 in the third innings to help Australia win the test match by 5 wickets.