Alexander James Blake (born 25 January 1989 in Farnborough) is an English cricketer. He currently plays for Kent. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.
A student of the Kent Academy, Blake was called up to make his one-day debut against Surrey in September 2007. Batting at number 9, he made 11 not out out of a total of 159. He also made four Under-19 ODI appearances for England, averaging 12.75.
Blake made his first-class debut in Kent's tour match against the touring New Zealanders in April 2008.
He played for Beckenham in the Kent League.
He is currently studying at Leeds Metropolitan University.
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