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davey aims to deliver a shock in world cup

OUT TO IMPRESS: Josh Davey, who will be representing Scotland at the Cricket World Cup
OUT TO IMPRESS: Josh Davey, who will be representing Scotland at the Cricket World Cup

Josh Davey is aiming to make a name for himself by helping to cause a shock on the biggest stage of his career so far, the Cricket World Cup.

The former Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club player is in the Scotland squad who will begin their tournament with an exciting opening clash against joint hosts New Zeland on Tuesday.

And while the 24-year- old is aware the Scots are far from favourites to lift the title, he has warned they could certainly be capable of causing a surprise to many.

“It is the biggest stage there is in cricket and so I’m thrilled to be involved,” said the former Culford School pupil. “It is a huge occassion and the grounds are going to be packed which is exciting.

“I think we have to be realistic with our aims and so a goal to reach the quarter- finals would be a good one.

“To get out of the group we have to beat teams like Afghanistan and nations like Bangladesh and Ireland, who have overcome before.

“We have a number of match winners in our squad and so we just have to believe we can compete.

“This is probably Scotland’s strongest side ever, so you never know how far we might get — reaching the quarter-finals would be a fantastic achievement.

“I feel really happy with my cricket at the moment. This is a big year for me and so hopefully I can produce some good performances and find my form.”


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