Davies sets sights even higher

12 March 2018 06:44:36 EST

Alex Davies says there is room for improvement in his game after signing a contract extension at Lancashire.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Davies hit a rapid 48 and took two catches and a stumping in England Lions' one-day win over West Indies A on Sunday that prevented a whitewashing in both series of the Caribbean tour.

And the England second-string gloveman said: "I'm delighted to extend my contract at Lancashire. It's the club I grew up watching and dreaming of playing for so I cherish every chance I get to wear the red rose.

"I was pleased with my form particularly in first-class cricket last year with the three hundreds in the County Championship. There is definitely still room for improvement and I'm determined to back last year up with an even bigger one this year.

"We have an extremely exciting squad at the minute, with a great mix of youth and experience. We have made some brilliant signings over the winter to complement some of our own home-grown players and I see no reason why we can't win some silverware in the near future."

The 23-year-old, who is now committed until at least the end of the 2020 season, struck 1,000 first-class runs in 2017.

He was also awarded his County Cap during the final game of the season against Surrey before earning his first England Lions call-up for their winter training camp in Australia.

Meanwhile, England are 5/2 to win the 2019 World Cup on home soil, while they can be backed at 5/1 to triumph at the 2020 World Twenty20.

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