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Favourite sports person: Rafael van de Vaart

Favourite band: Snow Patrol

Favourite food: Sausage and Mash

Favourite car: Audi R8

Quote to live by: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Best cricketing moment: Steve Harmison having Michael Kasprowicz caught behind by Kent's Geraint Jones to win the 2nd Ashes Test in 2005

Proudest moment: Graduating from University

Favourite film: The Hangover

Most annoying habit: Perfection over insignificant matters

Most likely to: be found watching Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals

Party trick: Double jointed left elbow

Look alike: Michael Dawson 

Education: Hayes Secondary School and Leeds Metropolitan University

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Born 25 January 1989 Years of Service 2007 -
Squad number 10 Debut 2007
Height 6'1" Nicknames Blakey
Capped Bat Left-hand
Best bat First Class - 105* v Yorkshire, Headingley 2010 Bowl Right-arm medium-fast
Best bowl First Class - 2-9

Biography

Player Shirt Partner: Kent County Cricket Supporters' Club

The left-hander is another graduate of the highly-regarded Kent Cricket Academy and looks to score his runs quickly and is a powerful yet attractive stroke-maker.

His first-class debut came during the 2008 campaign, against the touring New Zealand side. However, it was in 2010 when Alex started to fully show his qualities as he became a regular in all forms of the game. This culminated in him scoring his only century to date – an unbeaten 105, which included 18 boundaries, against Yorkshire in the final round of championship matches.

2015 was a breakthrough year for Alex as he played a key role in the Kent Spitfires reaching two quarter-finals.

In the NatWest T20 Blast, Blake hit a career-best 71 not out from 30 balls against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl before a match-winning 59 off 24 balls against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham to secure a quarter-final spot.

In the Royal London One-Day Cup run, he smashed 89 off 56 balls against Lancashire in Canterbury Week before a sparkling 50 not out off 36 balls.

Alex is a regular winner of the Fielder of the Year award for his athletic performances in the field, making him a crucial part of the Kent Spitfires limited-overs squads.

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Other teams

England U19s, Leeds/Bradford MCCU