Sam Alexander Northeast, born on 16th October 1989 in Ashford, is a professional English cricketer. Presently he plays for the Kent County Cricket Cub. Northeast is a right-handed batsman who also has the ability to bowl right-arm off slow deliveries. He came to limelight as a 13-year-old schoolboy by scoring nineteen hundreds in a term. His form was consistent even at the Harrow School where he was included in the 1st XI team at the age of just fourteen. Coaches were sent to work with him by Kent instead of asking him to move to Canterbury. Northeast received a series of national awards, one of them being the Bunbury scholarship.
Northeast made his 2nd XI debut for Kent in a match held against Durham in 2005. He scored 96 runs in this match and proved his talent. He also played for the Under-15s team of England. He was selected to be a part of the might Getty XI against Sri Lankans who toured in 2006. He displayed wonderful batting scoring 62 runs against international bowlers like Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas.
Sam Northeast’s debut for Kent first team came in a List A match played against the touring Sri Lankan ‘A’ team in 2007, Unfortunately, the match got abandoned even before he could get his chance to bat.
Northeast’s first class debut came with a match played for Kent against Durham in September 2007. He exhibited a brilliant form for the Under 19s of England against Bangladesh in 2009. He scored 107 in the first and 149 in the second innings of the second Test match played at Derby. This was followed with the scores of 123, 41 and 62 in the ODIs.
He is an all- round sportsman, as he is a county squash player, national schools rackets champion and a cross-country runner. He has also been offered trials at football and rugby