Brilliant Alex is simply ton-derful

STAR-in-the-making Alex Davies savoured another run-laden weekend as he continued to build his already glowing reputation for Lytham in the Liverpool Competition.

The 18-year-old Darwen starlet, who has a full-time Lancashire contract, blasted a stunning 165 for Lytham at Maghull in the Ray Digman Knockout Trophy on Sunday – and that followed on from a brutal 90 on Saturday as his side crushed Fleetwood Hesketh.

And astonishingly, that double blast took Davies to a total of 1,249 runs from just 19 innings this season for Lytham and Lancashire seconds as he looks to force his way into the Red Rose first team frame.

Davies, who starred for England in the ICC Under 19 World Cup last year as the only non-contracted county man in the squad, has already scored two tons for Lancashire seconds this season and will look to keep up that run today when he travels to face Warwickshire in a Second XI Trophy match at Coventry and North Warwickshire.

Davies’ stunning Sunday knock came as Lytham piled on the runs against Maghull at Old Hall Field.

He faced just 124 balls and hit 21 fours and five sixes as he raced to 165 before he was run out with four overs remaining.

That effort helped Lytham post 325-6 from 45 overs – and then to add to Davies’ day, he bowled one over and took the final wicket to fall as Maghull were 139 all out.

In the ECB Premier League game with Fleetwood Hesketh on Saturday, Davies was in no mood to hang around as his side chased 117 and he clattered 18 fours and one six in making a 56-ball 90 as Lytham scorched home in just 16.4 overs.

They are currently third in the table but face testing games against the top two Northern and Wallasey in the next month.

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