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ALAN DAVIDSON Cricket Legend Autographed Index Card

Price: AUD $20.00
 ALAN DAVIDSON Cricket Autographed Index Card.
 
This is one of a number of autographed index cards that came from the collection of a cricket fan in Queensland who used to attend all of the Sheffield Shield and Test Matches primarily in the 50s and 60s. The cards measure approximately 3 and a half inches by approx 2 and a quarter inches (roughly the size of a business card). Most are on thick card stock and signed in pen. Some of the cards have the names of the cricketers neatly typed in the top of the card.
 
Many of the greats of Australian cricket are featured.
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Alan Keith Davidson, AM, MBE (born 14 June 1929, Lisarow, Gosford, New South Wales

Former Australian cricketer of the 1950s and 1960s. He was an all rounder: a hard-hitting lower-order left-handed batsman, and an outstanding left-arm fast-medium opening bowler. Strongly built and standing six feet tall, Davidson was known for his hard hitting power, which yielded many long hit sixes. His left arm bowling was a mainstay of the Australian pace attack of the 1950s and early 1960s, and from the late 1950s widely regarded as one of the finest pace bowlers in the world, with a classical bowling action which imparted late swing. Davidson was considered along with Wasim Akram as one of the two greatest left arm fast bowlers in history, and bowled with great control, conceding less than two runs per over. Only two other post-war bowlers have a superior bowling average. Davidson was known for his anticipation in close catching positions and his accurate and strong throwing arm from the outfield. His ability to take improbable close range catches saw him earn the nickname "The Claw".

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