Alexander Daniel Hales is an English cricketer, who plays for Buckinghamshire, England Lions, Nottinghamshire and Nottinghamshire 2nd XI. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler from (Hillingdon) England. An affinity towards sports runs in his family; his father Gary broke several local batting records and his grandfather Dennis was a talented tennis player. In 2005, at the age of sixteen, he first came to national attention when he hit 55 off a single over in a Cricket Idol T20 tournament. He hit the top score in the Pro40, 150 off of 102 balls for Nottinghamshire against Worcestershire on 29th August 2009. He made his List A debut in a match against Leicestershire in May 2008 and his first class debut against Somerset in September 2008. In the 2011 summer, Alex was selected for the England Lions against Sri Lanka. He had been picked for his fast bowling ability 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. On 24 June 2012, Alexander Hales was adjudged the man of the match, after scoring 99 before losing his wicket to a devastating yorker.