Alex Blake

Squad No. 10

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  • Favourite Sports Person

    Rafael van de Vaart

  • Favourite Band

    Snow Patrol

  • Favourite Food

    Sausage and Mash

  • Favourite Car

    Audi R8

  • Favourite Film

    The Hangover

  • Most Likely To

    be found watching Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals

  • Education

    Hayes Secondary School and Leeds Metropolitan University

  • Party Trick

    Double jointed left elbow

  • Lookalike

    Michael Dawson 

  • Favourite Quote

    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

Alex Blake

Capped Player 214

Date of Birth25th January 1989DebutFor Kent: FC v New Zealanders (2008); CC v Surrey (2009); List-A v Surrey (2007); T20 v Essex (2010)
Years of Service2007-Capped2017 (214)
Nickname(s)Blakey, BlakecanoBatLeft-hand
Best BatFor Kent: FC 105* v Yorkshire (2010); List-A 116 v Somerset (2016); T20 71* v Hampshire (2015)BowlRight-arm medium-fast
Best BowlFor Kent: FC 2-9 v Pakistanis (2010); List-A 2-13 v Yorkshire (2011); T20 1-17 v Gloucestershire (2019)Shirt SponsorElectrifire Ltd
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Player Biography

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.

Other Teams

England U19s, Leeds/Bradford MCCU