A qualified PE teacher, 24-year-old Alex has put the classroom career on hold having been awarded a professional contract by the Bears.
Another recruit from Staffordshire, he is a capable batsman who bowls off-spin - an excellent all-round combination for a skipper to have at his disposal.
Alex showed, when given his championship debut last year, in at the deep end against Yorkshire at Headingley, that he is unfazed by the big occasion. With first-class cricket under his belt also with Cardiff MCCU, and also having played for the Unicorns and Leek CC, Alex has had a broad cricketing education. His second-team performances last season had him knocking hard on the first-team door. Now he's mustard-keen to just keep on learning - and keep that teaching career on hold.