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Blake wants more runs for Kent
Blake wants more runs for Kent

Kent’s Alex Blake has admitted he wishes he had more runs to his name after passing 2000 career T20 runs on Tuesday.

33-year-old Blake hit 36 runs from 24 balls as Kent lost to Gloucestershire by five runs in the Vitality Blast, and, needing 28 in the match to hit 2000, he passed the milestone.

Blake has been in decent form without setting the world alight since returning to the Kent side, and admitted after the game on Tuesday that he wished he had scored more career runs after reaching 2000 in 146 matches.

“I would have liked a few more over the course of my career after playing however many games,” said Blake.

“It’s always nice to go past milestones, but hopefully there are still more to come because I still feel like I’ve still got plenty to give in the white ball format.

“Hopefully that’s not the end of my milestones.”

Blake – who hit one six into the cafe on Tuesday – also admitted he wasn’t aware of the achievement.

“I wasn’t actually [aware],” he added.

“I saw I played 300 games or something [in all formats] the other day, but I wasn’t aware of that.”

The big hitter hasn’t been picked up in the Hundred draft this year after playing for the Oval Invincibles in the 2021 competition.

He’s hoping for a late deal, but isn’t expecting one.

“I don’t know what’s happening with the hundred,” he said.

“I’m not currently in it. I guess there are wildcards and replacements, but I’ve not set the world alight, so I don’t expect to get a wildcard or anything like that.

“If I don’t, I’m quite looking forward to the 50 over to be honest.”

“It will be nice to bat some time. It’s a bit more relaxed than T20, but it’s been one of my stronger formats over the years and it’s a tournament I enjoy so if I play in that I’m looking forward to it.”