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Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 25 years 335 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 39 47 14 424 52 12.84 1266 33.49 0 1 58 0 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 39 61 7375 3271 120 7/106 11/180 27.25 2.66 61.4 5 7 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 Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, May 19-22, 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
2/70, 16 Somerset v Warwickshire Taunton 19 May 2017 FC
38, 0/55 Smrst 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Taunton 1 May 2017 Other OD
52, 2/88, 0 Somerset v Lancashire Manchester 21 Apr 2017 FC
4*, 2/25, 27*, 0/69 Somerset v Essex Taunton 14 Apr 2017 FC
0/1, 65, 2/55 Somerset v Oxford MCCU Taunton 7 Apr 2017 Other
4, 1/39, 0, 1/52 M.C.C. v Middlesex Abu Dhabi 26 Mar 2017 FC
0/6 MCC World XI v Lancashire ICCA Dubai 24 Mar 2017 Other T20
2/16 MCC World XI v Zalmi ICCA Dubai 24 Mar 2017 Other T20
1/17 MCC World XI v Durham ICCA 2 Dubai 24 Mar 2017 Other T20
22*, 1/97, 1, 2/3 Eng Lions v Sri Lanka A Dambulla 24 Feb 2017 FC
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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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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Sep 21, 2016

Jack Leach appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Jake Libby, Somerset v Nottinghamshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 2nd day, September 21, 2016

Jack Leach appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Jake Libby

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Tournament Results
LIONS v Syd Sixers at Johannesburg - Oct 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 10 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Titans at Centurion - Oct 26, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Daredevils v LIONS at Durban - Oct 25, 2012
LIONS won by 22 runs
Daredevils v Titans at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
No result (abandoned with a toss)
Auckland v Scorchers at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
Scorchers won by 16 runs
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