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    Hitting a '6' for Kent Under 11s when I was nine years old

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    Double jointed left elbow

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    Receiving my county cap

Alex Blake

Men's Cap 214

BatLeft-handBowlRight-arm off-break
Born25th January 1989 (in Farnborough, Kent)National Team EligibilityEngland
Years of Service2007-2023Debutvs. New Zealand, 2008
Nickname(s)Blakey, BlakecanoCapped2017 (214)
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Other Teams

England U19s, Leeds/Bradford MCCU, Oval Invincibles

Overseas Teams

Dhaka Dominators (Bangladesh), Kathmandu Knights (Nepal), Paramveers United (USA)

Player Biography

Born in Farnborough, the 34-year-old graduated from the Kent Cricket Academy in 2007, and has gone on to make 343 appearances for Kent across all formats.

An explosive hitter & multiple Men’s Fielder of the Year award winner, Blake amassed 6,902 runs for Kent in total in his 17-year career with the county – being part of the victorious T20 squads of 2007 & 2021, as well as being a regular in the side that won the 2022 One Day Cup.

Blake scored two centuries in his time as a Kent cricketer – a County Championship 105* against Yorkshire in 2010, and 116 from just 58 deliveries, amassed in his trademark aggressive style, in the 2017 One Day Cup at Taunton.

He had previously won the John Aitken Gray Trophy, given to the Club’s outstanding Academy graduate annually, in both 2005 and 2006.

Blake has also won the Alan Ealham Cup, given to Kent’s Fielder of the Year, on three consecutive occasions between 2014 and 2016, a joint-record for the award.

He was awarded Kent Cricket’s 214th County Cap at the 166th Canterbury Cricket Week in August 2017.

In one-day competition, Blake has scored 2,125 runs in 106 matches at an average of 30.35, amassing 12 scores of 50 or above and one List A century, a monstrous score of 116 from only 58 deliveries against Somerset at Taunton in 2017.

Known for his big-hitting ability to score quick runs, Blake has a career T20 strike rate of 135.33, scoring 1,601 runs in 117 T20 appearances for the Spitfires so far.

In 2019, Blake hit two match-winning T20 knocks for Kent, most infamously at the Ageas Bowl against Hampshire in July. Needing 16 runs to win in the final over, Blake hit two successive sixes to secure victory with one ball to spare.

He finished 2019’s Vitality Blast joint-top of the Spitfires’ six hitting charts, with 12 in as many matches, finishing the tournament with a strike rate of 148.90.

He was also a part of the Kent Spitfires side that were crowned T20 domestic champions in 2021, as well as 2022’s One-Day Cup winning side, taking an athletic diving catch to dismiss Steven Croft in the final against Lancashire.