Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 26 years 34 days

Major teams Cardiff MCCU, Dorset, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI, Somerset Under-17s, Valley District Cricket Club

Nickname Leachy

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Bishop Fox's School, Richard Huish College

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 45 55 15 473 52 11.82 1413 33.47 0 1 64 1 13 0
List A 16 5 2 22 18 7.33 50 44.00 0 0 2 0 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 45 71 8417 3830 140 7/106 11/180 27.35 2.73 60.1 6 8 1
List A 16 16 824 641 21 3/7 3/7 30.52 4.66 39.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Yorkshire v Somerset at Scarborough, Jul 3-6, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Somerset v Nottinghamshire at Taunton, Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A United Arab Emirates v England Lions at Dubai (DSC), Dec 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7, 2/31, 10*, 2/86 Smrst 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Horsham 19 Jul 2017 Other
1, 0/35 Smrst 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Horsham 18 Jul 2017 Other T20
3, 4/51 Somerset v Yorkshire Scarborough 3 Jul 2017 FC
2/54, 2, 0/27 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 26 Jun 2017 FC
16, 1/71, 1/17 Eng Lions v Sth Africa A Canterbury 21 Jun 2017 FC
2/53, 17, 3/53, 1 Somerset v Yorkshire Taunton 9 Jun 2017 FC
3*, 0/77 Somerset v Middlesex Lord's 2 Jun 2017 FC
6/78, 0, 1/78, 7 Somerset v Hampshire Taunton 26 May 2017 FC
2/70, 16 Somerset v Warwickshire Taunton 19 May 2017 FC
2/24, 5 Smrst 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Taunton 16 May 2017 Other
Profile

Jack Leach was the unexpected star of the 2016 County Championship. Thrust to prominence by Somerset's decision to gamble on turning wickets at Taunton, and put relegation fears to bed, his left-arm spin proved so destructive that they entered the last day of the Championship season on top of the table and hoping that they might win a first-ever title. It was not to be, as Middlesex pipped them, leaving Leach to reflect on a mighty season in which he took 65 wickets at 21 apiece. A slight figure with a high bowling action, thin of hair and tidy of beard, he bowled in spectacles, a rare thing in 2016, giving him the air of a slightly apologetic junior accountant.

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May 26, 2017

Jack Leach was quickly among the wickets, Somerset v Hampshire, Specsavers County Championship, Division One, Taunton, May 26, 2017

Jack Leach was quickly among the wickets

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Apr 22, 2017

Jack Leach made his maiden half-century, Lancashire v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, Old Trafford, 2nd day, April 22, 2017

Jack Leach made his maiden half-century

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Sep 21, 2016

Jack Leach and Tom Abell combined to remove Billy Root, Somerset v Nottinghamshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 2nd day, September 21, 2016

Jack Leach and Tom Abell combined to remove Billy Root

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: England U19 v India U19 at Chesterfield - Jul 23-26
India U19 519 & 173/6d England U19 195 & 132/7 (40 ov, target 498)
South Group: Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton
Jul 26, 2017 (17:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
North Group: Notts v Worcs at Nottingham
Jul 26, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds
Jul 26, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
3rd Test: England v South Africa at The Oval
Jul 27-31, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Middlesex v Essex at Lord's
Jul 27, 2017 (18:15 local | 17:15 GMT | 13:15 EDT | 12:15 CDT | 10:15 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Worcs at Northampton
Jul 27, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Kent v Somerset at Canterbury
Jul 27, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
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