Alex Blake extends Kent stay until 2022 after agreeing white-ball only contract

The 30-year-old becomes the first homegrown Spitfires player to sign a limited-overs deal


Kent have tied down batsman Alex Blake on a white-ball only contract until 2022.

The 30-year-old played all forms during the 2019 campaign and was already contracted for the upcoming season.

But the fresh terms are exclusively for the One-Day Cup and T20 Blast.

Blake becomes the first homegrown Spitfires player to agree to a deal of this nature.

In 46 first-class matches, Blake averages 22.89 and will take a step away from the four-day game to focus on the other two formats.

He scored 316 runs in limited-overs cricket for Kent last term.

"I really enjoyed playing red-ball cricket for Kent, especially scoring my 105 not out against Yorkshire in 2010, but limited-overs matches are where my passion lies and the Kent Spitfires are definitely going places in white-ball cricket," he said.

Director of cricket Paul Downton added: "I'm excited that Alex has become our first white-ball only contracted domestic player. He is already a brilliant striker of a cricket ball and an outstanding fielder.

"By focussing purely on his white ball game, we believe Alex can become a really consistent match-winner for Kent."



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