Sam Northeast

Country: England
Born: October 16, 1989, Ashford, Kent
Height: 5ft 11in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Sam Northeast Bio

Sam Alexander Northeast is an English cricketer who is known for his impressive batting skills and leadership abilities. Born on July 3, 1989, in England, Northeast first gained attention as a talented young cricketer who showed great promise from a very early age.

Northeast’s passion for cricket was evident from a young age. At just 13 years old, he scored an astounding 19 centuries in a single term, showcasing his exceptional talent and dedication. He continued to excel at Harrow School, where he earned a spot on the first XI team at the age of 14, more than holding his own against older and more experienced players.

Kent County Cricket Club recognized Northeast’s immense potential and chose to send coaches to work with him instead of asking him to travel to Canterbury. This decision proved to be beneficial as he continued to impress with his performances. Northeast received numerous national awards, including a prestigious Bunbury scholarship, further solidifying his status as a rising star in English cricket.

In 2005, Northeast made his debut for the Kent second XI against Durham, where he scored an impressive 96. He also had the opportunity to play for England Under-15s, showcasing his skills at the international level. Northeast’s career continued to progress, and he made his first-class debut in 2009, scoring a century against Gloucestershire in his maiden season.

The 2012 season proved to be a turning point in Northeast’s career. Despite being dropped to the second XI early in the season, he fought his way back into the team and impressed with a string of impressive performances. He ended the season with 880 runs in the second division of the County Championship, averaging 55, and was rewarded with Kent’s batsman of the year award.

Northeast’s career continued to flourish in the following years. He was appointed vice-captain of Kent and became an established member of the team’s lineup. In 2014, he experienced a breakthrough season, scoring four centuries and solidifying his place in the team. The following year, he captained a successful Kent limited-overs side, leading them to impressive performances and earning plaudits for his leadership skills.

Despite his consistent performances and leadership abilities, Northeast has never received an international call-up or a place in the England Lions squad. This lack of recognition has been a point of frustration, particularly given his impressive run-scoring record and his influence as a captain.

In 2017, Northeast made a controversial move from Kent to Hampshire, sparking disagreements between the two counties. His first season at Hampshire was moderate, but he bounced back in 2019, scoring 969 runs as his new club finished third in Division One of the County Championship.

Off the field, Northeast is known for his independent nature and his involvement in team selection, recruitment, and administrative matters at Kent. Despite his individual achievements, Northeast has always prioritized the success of the team and has displayed a strong work ethic and dedication to the game.

With a successful career and numerous accomplishments under his belt, Sam Alexander Northeast continues to make a mark in English cricket. His exceptional batting abilities, leadership skills, and determination to succeed make him a valuable asset to any team he represents. As his career progresses, cricket fans and analysts eagerly await his future achievements and hope to see him fulfill his international aspirations.

Sam Northeast Career Stats

Sam Northeast Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 209 350 28 12674 410* 39.36 22554 56.19 29 63 1575 51 109 0
List A 118 110 12 3522 177* 35.93 4474 78.72 6 19 299 35 42 0
T20s 155 143 17 3791 114 30.08 2992 126.7 1 26 347 96 45 0

Sam Northeast Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 209 11 220 172 1 1/60 1/60 172 4.69 220 0 0 0
List A 118 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 155 - - - - - - - - - - - -

See more England cricketers