C.A. Davis


C.A. Davis 103 v EnglandBack to boards

Charlie Davis etched his name on the Honours Boards with a first innings century for the West Indies against England in the summer of 1969.

Coming in at number three, Davis’ knock was one of steady accumulation, scoring 103 in a touch over six hours as West Indies finished on 380. After England posted 344 in response, the Windies declared on 295/9 looking to force a result.

Chasing an unlikely 332 for victory, a typically unyielding century from Geoffrey Boycott put England in contention for the win. The loss of three quick wickets demanded a change of tack though, as England batted out the final overs for a draw, ending on 295/7.

Davis’ ton at the Home of Cricket was the only century managed by a West Indian in the three match series, as England won the other two tests to seal a 2-0 triumph