Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 27 years 88 days

Major teams England, Cardiff MCCU, Dorset, England Lions, 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

Matthew Jack Leach
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 1 2 1 30 16 30.00 74 40.54 0 0 3 0 1 0
First-class 65 87 20 821 66 12.25 2322 35.35 0 2 110 5 23 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
Tests Insights on test 1 2 306 113 2 2/61 2/113 56.50 2.21 153.0 0 0 0
First-class 65 104 12505 5556 215 8/85 12/102 25.84 2.66 58.1 8 16 3
List A 16 16 824 641 21 3/7 3/7 30.52 4.66 39.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Sep 10-11, 2018 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
6, 5 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 10 Sep 2018 FC
5/28, 17, 7/74, 0 Somerset v Lancashire Taunton 4 Sep 2018 FC
9, 0/43, 0/47 Somerset v Yorkshire Leeds 29 Aug 2018 FC
2, 2/27, 5, 8/85 Somerset v Essex Taunton 19 Aug 2018 FC
4/48 Smrst 2nd XI v Glouc 2nd XI Taunton 14 Aug 2018 Other
7, 0/17, 2/76 Somerset v Worcs Worcester 22 Jul 2018 FC
12*, 0/22, 1/13 Eng Lions v India A Worcester 16 Jul 2018 FC
1/61, 0/38 Smrst 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Taunton 11 Jul 2018 Other
0/19, 0 Somerset v Surrey Guildford 20 Jun 2018 FC
0/13, 22, 0/18 Somerset v Hampshire Taunton 11 May 2018 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 4, 2018

Jack Leach took seven wickets on the first day, Somerset v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 4, 2018

Jack Leach took seven wickets on the first day

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Jul 30, 2018

Jack Leach and Dom Bess trained with the Test squad, Edgbaston, July 30, 2018

Jack Leach and Dom Bess trained with the Test squad

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Jul 17, 2018

Dom Bess and Jack Leach in action for England Lions, England Lions v India A, Worcester, July 17, 2018

Dom Bess and Jack Leach in action for England Lions

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