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Florence and the Machine
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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Win in morning football
Northbourne Park, Wellesley House, Harrow School.
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Best Cricketing Moment
Being around the T20 winning team in 2007
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|Date of Birth||18th October 1989||Height||5'11"|
|Debut||2007||Years of Service||2007-|
|Capped||2012||Nickname(s)||Bam, North, Knighty, Chumley|
|Bat||Right-hand||Best Bat||First Class - 176|
|Bowl||Right-arm off-spin||Best Bowl||-|
Sam was appointed club captain in September 2015, succeeding Rob Key who spent nine years in two spells in the role.
In 2010, the former England under-19 star burst on the scene to top Kent’s first-class batting averages. His 969 runs came at a healthy average of 57 and included three centuries.
A sublime 165 against eventual champions Derbyshire was a Championship best and he moved past 3,000 first-class runs in the process.
Sam was named captain when Kent faced the touring South Africans in 2012 and led from the front, scoring 35 and 54 not out against one of the world’s most fearsome bowling attacks.
After a prolific 2012, Sam scored a maiden List A century in the Spitfires record run-chase against Sussex Sharks in 2013.
The innovative batsman has also developed into a stylish limited-overs player. His List A average of 32.25 is improving all the time and in T20 cricket he is equally at ease opening the batting or playing down the order.
He hit a career-best 114 in a record-breaking win, toppling Chris Gayle’s unbeaten 151 in Somerset’s 224-7 at Taunton in May 2015.
The 25-year-old passed 6,000 first-class career runs in 2015, helping him win the Spitfire Batsman of the Year Award with 2,007 runs in all formats.
He repeated the feat in 2016, topping the run-scoring charts in all formats and earning a call-up to a South XI to play the North in a 50-over series in Abu Dhabi where he scored a century in a 3-0 series win against the North.
England U16s, England U19s.
Kent Youth Development to Barbados 2000, Harrow School to Sri Lanka 2004, England U16's to South Africa 2005. England U19 to Malaysia, 2007 and to South Africa 2009.