Liam Davis stands out as one of the Western Australian squad’s most dependable players in a side that has faced its share of challenges in recent seasons. As an opening batsman, he has delivered several impactful innings, one of which remains etched in his memory – a memorable performance against NSW. Despite his reputation as a first-class cricketer, Davis surprisingly made his debut in limited-overs cricket against the Redbacks back in 2006. It was a daunting initiation for the 21-year-old, facing a formidable South Australia pace quartet that included Jason Gillespie, Ryan Harris, Mark Cleary, and Shaun Tait.
However, Davis overcame that early trial and gradually found his comfort zone in the 50-over format. The 2010/11 season is one he holds dear, as he kicked off the season with consecutive centuries, showcasing his prowess as a left-handed batsman.
While he has enjoyed success with the white ball, Davis truly excels in the four-day format. His debut season for the Warriors displayed his maturity, with a composed 116 against the formidable NSW Blues. This was just a glimpse of the challenges he would pose for the Blues in the years to come. In his 40 games to date, Davis has amassed 2,373 runs for the Warriors, featuring four centuries. Despite not striking fear into the hearts of opposition bowlers during the early stages of his career, Davis is now a name that opposing teams hope not to see on the team sheet.
In February 2012, Davis left an indelible mark by smashing an astounding 303* against the Blues, leading WA to a resounding victory by an innings and 323 runs. Notably, Davis single-handedly outscored NSW by a staggering 66 runs, even as they batted twice in the match.