Major Teams: England, Yorkshire
Test Caps: 2
ODI Caps: 3
First Class Games Played: 348
First Class Runs Scored: 14,674
Highest First Class Score: 223*
Blakey was a fine wicket-keeper for Yorkshire, who made two Test appearances for England in 1992-93 during the tour to India. Blakey initially appeared in the Yorkshire team as a batsman in 1985, before replacing David Bairstow as the gloveman for the county. He scored a double century for England A in Zimbabwe on the 1989/90 tour, and a bright future as a specialist batsman seemed assured when he was named Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year in 1987.
Blakey remained a Yorkshire stalwart in all forms of the game for a decade and a half until 2000, taking 778 catches and completing 57 stumpings in 348 first-class games, and scoring 14,674 runs at 31.42.