Squad No. 10
Did You Know...
Favourite Sports Person
Rafael van de Vaart
Sausage and Mash
Most Likely To
be found watching Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals
Hayes Secondary School and Leeds Metropolitan University
Double jointed left elbow
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
Graduating from University
Capped Player 214
|Date of Birth||25th January 1989||Debut||For Kent: FC v New Zealanders (2008); CC v Surrey (2009); List-A v Surrey (2007); T20 v Essex (2010)|
|Years of Service||2007-||Capped||2017 (214)|
|Best Bat||For Kent: FC 105* v Yorkshire (2010); List-A 116 v Somerset (2016); T20 71* v Hampshire (2015)||Bowl||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Best Bowl||For Kent: FC 2-9 v Pakistanis (2010); List-A 2-13 v Yorkshire (2011); T20 1-17 v Gloucestershire (2019)||Shirt Sponsor||Electrifire Ltd|
The left-hander, another to come through Kent’s Academy, has cemented himself as a mainstay in the Kent Spitfires’ white-ball sides since his List A debut with the county in 2007, after winning 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 last Summer’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.
Alex has a First Class high score of 105*, coming against Yorkshire in 2010, and was drafted to play for the Oval Invincibles in the 2020 Hundred, before it was postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
England U19s, Leeds/Bradford MCCU