The towering former Leicestershire right-arm paceman once again led the way with the ball for Shropshire in the 2017 season with 23 Championship wickets at 27.61.
That followed a highly successful opening campaign for the county in 2016 in which he claimed 32 wickets at 18.13.
Six-foot-seven tall Alex spent seven years as a member of Leicestershire’s first team squad after progressing from the Academy ranks at Grace Road.
He made his first-class debut for Leicestershire in 2009 and took three wickets in his second match against the West Indies tourists. He went on to claim 57 first-class wickets at 36.40 apiece.
Alex made his one-day debut for Shropshire against Herefordshire at Shrewsbury in 2016 and then enjoyed a successful start in the Championship by taking 6-69, which remain his best figures for the county, in the first innings of a convincing victory over Dorset at Whitchurch.
Born in Roehampton, Alex, who is nicknamed ’Trigger’ by his team mates, is a popular member of the Shropshire dressing room and plays his club cricket locally for Shifnal in the Birmingham League.