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Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 25 years 281 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 36 42 12 325 43 10.83 1016 31.98 0 0 43 0 12 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 36 57 6740 3019 114 7/106 11/180 26.48 2.68 59.1 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 Marylebone Cricket Club v Middlesex at Abu Dhabi, Mar 26-28, 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
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
1/11, 0/68 Eng Lions v SL Pres. XI Moratuwa 12 Feb 2017 Other
2, 0/55, 0, 2/25 Eng Lions v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 7 Dec 2016 FC
1*, 3/7 Eng Lions v U.A.E. Dubai (DSC) 3 Dec 2016 LA
2*, 3/42, 4/69 Somerset v Notts Taunton 20 Sep 2016 FC
0/1, 1, 6/64 Somerset v Yorkshire Leeds 12 Sep 2016 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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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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Sep 14, 2016

Jack Leach finished with 6 for 64, Yorkshire v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, Headingley, 3rd day, September 14, 2016

Jack Leach finished with 6 for 64

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Tour Results
England v India at Cardiff - Sep 16, 2011
England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Lord's - Sep 11, 2011
Match tied (D/L method)
England v India at The Oval - Sep 9, 2011
England won by 3 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Southampton - Sep 6, 2011
England won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
England v India at Chester-le-Street - Sep 3, 2011
No result
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