Alex is a talented top order batsman in all forms of the game, a frontline wicketkeeper and outstanding fielder
Alex made his First XI debut in a 40-over game against Glamorgan in 2011 two days before his 17th birthday, becoming Lancashire’s youngest ever one-day player in the process, then made his First-Class debut against Surrey at Liverpool at the end of the 2012 Championship season. In 2015, Alex averaged over 40 in the County Championship. Also in 2015, he was awarded Man of the Match for his display opening the batting in the T20 Blast final against Northamptonshire as Lancashire lifted the trophy for the first time in the Club’s history. 2016 was beset by a knee injury which severely limited his playing time. Back to full fitness in 2017, he hit three centuries in a haul of 916 Championship runs, the best in Lancashire’s squad, including a brilliant 140 against Essex at Chelmsford. He also claimed 48 dismissals behind the stumps.
Across all First-Class matches, Alex posted 1,046 First-Class runs that summer, becoming the first wicketkeeper in Lancashire history to do so. He was also capped during the final game of the season against Surrey before earning a Lions call-up for their winter camp in Australia, featuring in their fixtures Down Under. Alex has since featured regularly for the Lions and scored his first hundred against India ‘A’ at the start of 2019. Alex kickstarted 2018 by scoring 147 in a 50-over match against Durham at Emirates Old Trafford. He went on to have an exceptional T20 Blast season, too, finishing as the tournament’s fourth highest run-scorer (534). By now a senior member of the dressing room, Alex had a strong 2019 and progressed further in 2020 as Lancashire’s leading Batsman across abbreviated red and white ball competitions.
Originally from Blackburn, Lancashire Alex comes from a close family and has two younger brothers who he is delighted to call his best mates and who also share his passion for the Blackburn Rovers Football Club. Away from cricket, Alex enjoys fitness and spends most of the off-season running or in the gym. Following his cricket career, he will be keen to progress into coaching. Alex is passionate about bringing awareness and exploring issues around mental health. He is looking to start a psychology degree in the near future.