Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 28 years 57 days

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

Nickname Leachy

Playing role Bowler

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 5 9 2 148 92 21.14 319 46.39 0 1 22 0 3 0
First-class 81 110 26 1004 92 11.95 2750 36.50 0 3 136 5 35 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 5 9 1180 524 20 5/83 8/153 26.20 2.66 59.0 1 1 0
First-class 81 129 15181 6829 270 8/85 12/102 25.29 2.69 56.2 10 19 3
List A 16 16 824 641 21 3/7 3/7 30.52 4.66 39.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2018 scorecard
Last Test England v Ireland at Lord's, Jul 24-26, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class England v Ireland at Lord's, Jul 24-26, 2019 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
1*, 0/26, 92 England v Ireland Lord's 24 Jul 2019 Test # 2352
0/75, 0, 5/109 Eng Lions v Aust XI Canterbury 14 Jul 2019 FC
1, 3/79, 0, 4/42 Somerset v Notts Taunton 7 Jul 2019 FC
5, 1/89, 3/14 Somerset v Hampshire Taunton 30 Jun 2019 FC
3/30, 3*, 0/38, 2* Somerset v Essex Chelmsford 23 Jun 2019 FC
5 Somerset v Kent Canterbury 10 Jun 2019 FC
5*, 0/17, 5, 0/21 Somerset v Surrey Guildford 3 Jun 2019 FC
0, 2/14, 9, 1/16 Somerset v Warwickshire Taunton 20 May 2019 FC
3/85, 6, 3/70 Somerset v Surrey Taunton 14 May 2019 FC
4/66 Smrst 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Woodman Cote 7 May 2019 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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Aug 13, 2019

Jason Roy, Jack Leach and Jofra Archer represent three of England's great hopes, England v Australia, Lord's, August 13, 2019

Jason Roy, Jack Leach and Jofra Archer represent three of England's great hopes

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Jul 25, 2019

Jason Roy and Jack Leach take a drink during their century stand, England v Ireland, Only Test, 2nd day, July 25, 2019

Jason Roy and Jack Leach take a drink during their century stand

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Jul 25, 2019

Jack Leach drives through the covers, England v Ireland, Only Test, 2nd day, July 25, 2019

Jack Leach drives through the covers

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