Warwickshire County Cricket Club has announced the signing of 26-year-old wicket-keeper/batter Alex Davies who will join the county from Lancashire on a three-year contract.

Davies made his First Team debut in 2011 and has gone on to establish himself as one of the best wicket-keeper/batters in the country, having become the first Lancashire keeper to score 1,000 First Class runs in 2017. He has made 90 appearances to date in red ball cricket, scoring 4,682 runs at an average of 36.57 and he has 170 catches and 16 stumpings.

Davies has excelled in the white ball game as part of the Lancashire Lightning side that won the 2015 Blast. In T20 cricket he an average of 27.40 with 42 catches and 10 stumpings. In List A cricket, Davies has made 1,380 runs at an average of 32.08, in 49 games, with 48 catches and 11 stumpings.

“This is a huge signing for the County and it shows the level of progress that our team is making,” said Warwickshire Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace. “Alex has firmly established himself as one of the best wicket-keeper/batters in the domestic game and he knows what it takes to win.

“In the red ball game Alex has broken Lancashire records, whilst in white ball cricket he bats with a fearless approach that can change the course of games. To have a player of his calibre want to join Warwickshire with an ambition to win trophies and push for international selection is a fantastic boost to everyone connected with the Club.

Paul Farbrace

“Aged only 26, we believe that Alex’s best years are ahead of him and we’re committed to giving him the best platform possible to  push for a place in the England team across all formats.”

Davies joins up with Southern Brave today for The Hundred and he is expected to join Warwickshire at the end of the 2021 domestic season.

Alex Davies said: “Warwickshire are a massive club with a proud tradition of winning. The Bears squad have potential to win trophies and I want to contribute to future success. At the same time, I remain totally committed to my ambition to play cricket for England and I believe that Warwickshire can help me do that.

“I have loved my time at Old Trafford and am now looking forward to an exciting next chapter in my journey.”

The Bears start the Royal London Cup on Thursday, away to Glamorgan, having secured a place in the Vitality Blast quarter-finals and Division One of the LV= Insurance County Championship.