The 30-year old made his first-class debut for South Australia in 2018-19 and is pushing for a recall with the upcoming Marsh Sheffield Shield season now in sight.

Opening the batting for the (Jake) Lehmann XI, Davis looked comfortable at the crease as he cruised to 149 from 213 balls. Luck was on the side of the batsman who was dropped twice, first while on 97.

The two-day, 70-over internal trial was played between the Lehmann and (Harry) Nielsen XIs, with the latter winning the toss and electing to bat first.

Despite the first day’s play interrupted by rain, team Nielsen managed to post 7/286.

Opener Henry Hunt (40) and State captain Travis Head (20) made contributions but the Nielsen XI appeared in trouble at 4/78.

Daniel Drew steadied the middle-order providing a healthy 69 (from 87 balls), including 11 boundaries, while last season’s Bradman Medallist Cameron Valente (43) picked up where he left off earlier in the year.

Newly-listed Redbacks rookie Thomas Kelly delivered a late cameo, posting an entertaining unbeaten 69 from 66 balls.

Young gun Liam Scott looked damaging with the ball for team Nielsen, with 2/40 from his 12 overs. Nick Winter enjoyed 3/72 (17 overs), taking the scalps of Weatherald, Head and Nielsen.

Conor McInerney (38) and Will Bosisto (68) provided support for Davis, but the Lehmann XI ultimately fell four runs short of victory.  

The 2020-2021 Marsh Sheffield Shield season will begin on October 10, with South Australia taking on Western Australia at Karen Rolton Oval.