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Q+A: Ryan Davies

Tuesday 10th March 2015

Men’s First Team

Full nameRyan Davies

Current countyKent

Date of birthNovember 5, 1996

Height5ft 9in

Nickname(s)Rizzlar, Riz, Davi

Education (schools and universities attended)Sandwich Technology School, Canterbury Academy

What are your family ties to cricket?Dad used to play for Kent when he was younger and plays for STCC now.

What have been the highlights of your career so far?Making the EDP U19s squad and gaining a professional contract.

Who’s the best player in county cricket at the moment?Jason Roy

Which up-and-coming players on the county circuit should we keep an eye out for in 2015?Sam Billings, Haseeb Hammed and Callum Taylor

Who were/are your cricketing heroes, and why?Kevin Pietersen, for the flare he bats with

Who are your heroes outside of cricket, and why?Who doesn't love Ronaldo, always challenging himself to break records and achieve. Better and be the best in the world.

If you could change one rule in cricket, what would it be, and why?Being caught, only because that's how I mainly get out.

Can you give us a coaching tip (batting, bowling, keeping or fielding) that has helped your cricket?Keeping, with takes down the leg side. Hands always going first with feet and head following.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a cricketer?Working with my Dad.

If you could be someone else for one day, who would you be?Probably Richard Branson, see what that kind of lifestyle is like.

What would your desert island disc be (one album or song)? One Republic Album

What’s your favourite/least favourite television programme?Fave: Two & A Half Men, Least : EastEnders

What are your greatest accomplishments outside of cricket?MNQ qualification, 13 GCSEs, 3 A Levels.

What's your pet hate, and why?People who spit walking down the street, it's not needed.

Can you tell us a surprising fact about yourself that your people wouldn’t know?I have dropped 5 iPhones in the bath.

Please give us your Fantasy Slip Cordon – choose absolutely anyone (dead or alive; fictional or real) you’d like to spend a day in the field with and explain why…Keeper: Carl Pilkington; 1st Slip: Jack Whitehall; 2nd Slip: Ronaldo; 3rd Slip: Daniel Radcliffe; Gully: Mourinho