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Alex Blake

Men's Cap 214, White-Ball Contract

Born25th January 1989 (in Farnborough, Kent)Debutvs. New Zealand, 2008
Years of Service2007-Capped2017 (214)
Nickname(s)Blakey, BlakecanoBatLeft-hand
Best BatFC: 105* , List A: 116, T20: 71*BowlRight-arm off-break
Best BowlFC: 2-9, List A: 2-13, T20: 1-17Shirt Sponsor-
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Player Biography

The left-hander is a product of Kent’s Academy and has cemented himself as a mainstay in the Kent Spitfires’ white-ball sides since his List A debut with the county in 2007.

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

Alex has a First Class high score of 105*, coming against Yorkshire in 2010.

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.

Other Teams

England U19s, Leeds/Bradford MCCU, Oval Invincibles