Tom is a highly-rated young batsman, who changed his preferred role from wicket-keeper to opening batsman ahead of the 2016 season.
A product of Hampshire’s impressive youth system, Tom always stood out as a player likely to make the big step up to the senior game.
It was in May 2013 as a 17-year old when Tom first caught the eye when he was thrown into the Hampshire First Team for 15 overs of their YB40 match against Lancashire because of a late injury to Adam Wheater. Tom put in an assured performance which saw him take an excellent catch behind the stumps to dismiss Steven Croft.
In April 2014, Tom was awarded with a two-year development contract after a string of impressive performances with the bat and behind the stumps for the Hampshire Academy and Second XI.
Described by Director of Cricket Giles White as a player who “has the potential to play a big part in Hampshire’s future”, Tom enjoyed a successful spell with the England Under 19s during the 2014 season, averaging 52 in eight matches against South Africa Under 19’s across the summer.
Tom made his first-class debut in Hampshire's penultimate match of the 2014 season against Kent at the Ageas Bowl, and truly flourished in the 2016 season.
The 2015 season saw Alsop impress for the Hampshire Second XI and the England U19s – hitting a half-century against Australia U19s in the Youth Test at Chester-le-Street. At the end of the 2015 season, Alsop was rewarded with a new two-year contract which will keep him at the Ageas Bowl until the end of the 2017 season.
During a highly successful 2016 summer, Alsop's talent was showcased in all three formats, averaging 83 in his first four List-A matches for Hampshire and scoring 85 against Somerset in the club's final NatWest T20 Blast match of the season.
In June 2016, Tom produced his highest List-A score of 116 against Surrey in the Royal London One Day Cup, after hitting an unbeaten 83 against Essex Eagles and putting on a 169-run partnership with Adam Wheater - the highest List-A second wicket stand for Hampshire against Essex.
Tom also showed superb ability in the Specsavers County Championship, scoring his maiden first-class ton (117) against Surrey in September and recording first-class fifties in each month of the 2016 season.
Alsop's 2016 growth was recognised and got him a spot in the 2017 North v South series which took place in Dubai in the lead up to the English county cricket season.
The 2017 season started positively for Tom, as he struck a superb 112* against Kent in the first Royal London One-Day Cup fixture to help secure Hampshire's victory and kick off the white-ball season to a flyer.