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Not to be confused with Alexander of Hales.
Alexander Daniel Hales (born 3 January 1989) is an English cricketer. He                                  Alex Hales
is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler who
                                                                                                      Personal information
currently plays for Nottinghamshire. He was born in Hillingdon, and
                                                                                   Full name              Alexander Daniel Hales
attended Chesham High School (now Chesham Grammar School) in
                                                                                   Born                   3 January 1989 (age 23)
Buckinghamshire. His father Gary broke several local batting records                                      Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
(including 321 not out for Gerrards Cross versus Chalfont St Peter in a
                                                                                   Height                 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
limited overs league match in 1991) while his grandfather Dennis was a
                                                                                   Batting style          Right-handed
talented tennis player who once forced Rod Laver to five sets at
                                                                                   Bowling style          Right-arm medium
Wimbledon.[1]
                                                                                   Role                   Batsman

    Contents                                                                                         International information
                                                                                   National side          England
 1 Career
     1.1 England                                                                   T20I debut             31 August 2011 v India
                                                                                   (cap 55 )
 2 References
                                                                                   Last T20I              24 June 2012 v West Indies
 3 External links
                                                                                   T20I shirt no.         35
                                                                                                  Domestic team information
Career                                                                             Years                  Team

Hales first came to national attention in 2005 when, as a sixteen year old,        2008–                  Nottinghamshire
                                                                                                          (squad no. 10)
he hit 55 off a single over (three no-balls, eight sixes, one four) in a Cricket
                                                                                                          Career statistics
Idol T20 tournament at Lords. [2] Ironically, he had been picked for his fast
                                                                                   Competition            T20I      FC         LA         T20
bowling ability.
                                                                                   Matches                5         47         52         52
Hales first represented Buckinghamshire in Minor Counties cricket during
                                                                                   Runs scored            174       2,775      1,630      1,372
the 2006 season, and played for MCC Young Cricketers in the Second XI
                                                                                   Batting average        43.50     36.51      33.95      28.00
Championship of 2007. He then impressed whilst trialling with
                                                                                   100s/50s               0/2       4/19       3/8        0/12
Nottinghamshire in 2007, scoring 218 in only his second appearance for the
                                                                                   Top score              99        184        150*       99
county, following it up with a hundred and two 95's. Notts offered him a two-
                                                                                   Balls bowled           –         281        4          3
year contract until the end of the 2009 season. He made his List A debut in
a rain-affected match against Leicestershire in May 2008 and his first class       Wickets                –         3          0          0

debut against Somerset in September 2008. During the 2009 season, after            Bowling average        –         55.66      –          –

an impressive start, he signed a new two year contract extension. [3] On 29        5 wickets in innings   –         0          –          –

August 2009, Alex hit the top score in the Pro40 2009, 150 off of 102 balls        10 wickets in match    n/a       0          n/a        n/a

for Nottinghamshire against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge. [4]                    Best bowling           –         2/63       –          –
                                                                                   Catches/stumpings      1/–       43/–       19/–       19/–
In July 2011, Hales made a century for Nottinghamshire in the county
                                                                                                          Source: CricketArchive     , 7 August 2012
championship, a score that, according to Cricinfo marked him as "beginning
to warrant the attention of the England selectors": it was the second century
of his first-class career. [5] He went on to make 184. [6]
In April 2012 he told Nottingham-based entertainments magazine LeftLion: "I’m one of the worst league batsmen in the
country. I’ve got an appalling record. I don’t know why that is, but I recommend that any clubs in Nottingham don’t get in
touch with me." [7]



England
Hales represented England U19's in the summer of 2008 in a series of youth Test matches and ODIs against a touring New
Zealand U19's, enjoying a successful time averaging 50 in the Tests and over 30 in the ODIs, including 3 half centuries. After
just one season on the county circuit he was named in an England Performance Programme squad in the 09/10 winter. In the
2011 summer he was selected for the England Lions against Sri Lanka and was chosen for all the matches.
Following an impressive year in domestic Twenty20, he was selected for the senior England squad to play India. He scored a
two-ball duck on debut, however in the following series against the West Indies, he scored an unbeaten 62 in a 128-run
stand with Craig Kieswetter as England won by 10 wickets. On 24 June 2012, England achieved their highest successful
chase in Twenty20 internationals. Hales was man of the match, after scoring 99 before losing his wicket to a devastating
yorker bowled by Rampaul with the game almost won.

References
   1.      ^   "Six Cricketeres to follow in 2010" . BBC Sport.
   2.      ^   "Is this the new Kevin Pietersen?" . "Sporting Life".
   3.      ^   Hales extends Trent Bridge deal BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 November 2009
   4.      ^   Worcs triumph despite Hales ton BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 November 2009
   5.      ^   http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2011/content/current/story/522845.html
   6.      ^   http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2011/engine/current/match/492125.html
   7.      ^   http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/alex-hales/id/4459

External links
   Cricinfo Profile
   Cricket Archive Stats
   Alex Hales interview with LeftLion Magazine

  V   · T· E·                                                    England squad – 2012 ICC World Twenty20
           6   Wright · 8 Broad (c) · 16 Morgan · 20 Bresnan · 22 Kieswetter (wk) · 25 Finn · 29 Patel · 35 Hales · 42 Bopara · 45 Lumb ·
                                   46   Dernbach · 51 Bairstow · 54 Briggs · 63 Buttler · 66 Swann · Coach: Flower ·

  V   · T· E·                                              Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club – current squad
      4   Taylor · 5 Mullaney · 6 Swann · 7 Read (c) (wk) · 8 Franks · 9 Wessels (wk) · 10 Hales · 11 Gurney · 13 Phillips · 14 Pattinson · 15 Edwards ·
  16      Broad · 17 Elstone · 18 Kelsall · 19 Fletcher · 21 Patel · 22 Turner · 23 Wood · 26 Hutton · 28 Ball · 37 Carter · 41 Adams · 45 Lumb · 87 White ·
                                                                            Coach:   Newell ·




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