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Oliver (Ollie) Davies is a prodigious young talent. He has smashed all sorts of batting records in recent years as a Manly Warringah junior rep player and NSW/Australian pathway player.

In the 2014/15 season as a 14 year old, he plundered an incredible 1755 runs, to be the highest run scorer (non-First Class) in Australia. It was a remarkable statistic and showcased his rare talent.

In 2016, Ollie was selected for the NSW Under-15s and also the Australian Under-16s, playing against Pakistan in Dubai.

The 2017/18 season was a huge one for Ollie. He was captain of the NSW Metro Under-17 team, leading NSW to the national title. He was also selected for the Australian Under-17 and Under-19 teams.

At NSW Premier Cricket level in 2017/18, Ollie hammered 167 for his premier club against Gordon in 2nd grade and also played a remarkable Poidevin Gray (Under 21) innings against Randwick-Petersham, in which he smashed ten sixes on the way to 163 from 124 balls. He subsequently earned a First Grade debut, scoring 44 from 37 balls in a One Day clash v Western Suburbs.

In March 2018, at just 17 years of age, Ollie became the youngest player in the history of the 140 year old Manly Warringah Cricket Club to score a first grade century, against St George at Hurstville Oval.

In the Under 19 National Championships in December, 2018, Ollie smashed 207 for NSW, including 17 sixes, breaking all sorts of records (see highlights link below). 

In 2019, Ollie was awarded a NSW rookie contract and has also secured a 2 year BBL contract with the Sydney Thunder.

Ollie was a member of the Australian Under 19's World Cup team that toured South Africa in January, 2020.

After missing most of the 2019-20 season due to injury, he started the 2020-21 season in style, scoring two centuries for Manly. He then made a stunning start to his BBL career, smashing five sixes in consecutive balls against the Renegades, scoring 48 off 23 just balls. This followed his impressive debut where he made 36 off 22.

In February, 2021, Ollie made his domestic one day debut for NSW v Victoria and scored 57 off 41 balls, in an impressive display. He was a member of the victorious NSW team who defeated WA in the final.

Many are now tipping Ollie as a future star in all formats of the game.

Watch the highlights of his amazing innings of 207 for NSW;

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/oliver-davies-six-sixes-over-double-century-under-19-u19-australia-nsw-metro-nt-shaun-marsh/2018-12-03