Kent Cricket Nando’s Blind Date

Thursday 13th December 2012

Men’s First Team

Kent Cricket Nando’s Blind Date

When Kent Cricket’s Alex Blake bragged that his specialist skill was his ‘double jointed left elbow’ he had no idea just how appealing this might be to the ladies of Kent.

But Kent Cricket batsman, Blake beat off stiff competition from the likes of Sam Northeast, Matt Coles and Sam Billings to become the Club’s most eligible bachelor when the Club ran their recent Blind Date competition in conjunction with Nando’s.

Blake received the most requests, in a competition which had over 3,000 hits on the Club’s website, from local women all eager to date one of the Club’s first team cricketers.

The eventual winner was local lady, Natasha Daly, and she and Blake enjoyed their first ‘date’, a romantic meal for two at Nando’s in Canterbury recently.

The Club carefully selected which entrant they felt would be best suited to Blake once his popularity became apparent, and Natasha was selected, having stated that she would like to date the cricketer because her quote to live by was somewhat similar to the cricketer's; "I dream of a better world, where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.”

The couple, who seem well suited, are keeping tight lipped as to the success of the date, but Natasha contacted the Club stating that she had a “great time”.

Blake would say only; “We had a lovely evening at Nando’s, and Natasha's a lovely girl. I am honoured and a bit surprised to have received the most interest in this competition, I’m sure there’ll be a bit of banter about it when we come back to the St Lawrence Ground in the new year.

“We had a really nice meal at Nando's, and it was great to find a girl to chat to about sport!”

So, what we really want to know is – did he show her his double jointed elbow? With both of them keen to remain discrete, we may never know…

Kent Cricket have confirmed that they may hold a similar competition in 2013, but suggested that Blake may be banned from entering to give other players a chance. Sam Northeast is one player who would be keen to benefit from such a change to the rules.