Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 28 years 88 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 9 16 5 202 92 18.36 487 41.47 0 1 29 0 4 0
First-class 85 117 29 1058 92 12.02 2918 36.25 0 3 143 5 36 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 9 16 1790 834 32 5/83 8/153 26.06 2.79 55.9 2 1 0
First-class 85 136 15791 7139 282 8/85 12/102 25.31 2.71 55.9 11 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 Australia at The Oval, Sep 12-15, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 12-15, 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
21, 0/18, 9, 4/49 England v Australia The Oval 12 Sep 2019 Test # 2362
2/83, 4*, 1/58, 12 England v Australia Manchester 4 Sep 2019 Test # 2360
1, 1/46, 1* England v Australia Leeds 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2357
6*, 1/19, 3/37 England v Australia Lord's 14 Aug 2019 Test # 2355
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
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.

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Sep 15, 2019

Jack Leach claimed the key scalp of Tim Paine, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, September 15, 2019

Jack Leach claimed the key scalp of Tim Paine

© Getty Images

Sep 15, 2019

Jack Leach searches for a breakthrough, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, September 15, 2019

Jack Leach searches for a breakthrough

© Getty Images

Sep 15, 2019

Jack Leach celebrates with Jonny Bairstow after dismissing Marnus Labuschagne, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, September 15, 2019

Jack Leach celebrates with Jonny Bairstow after dismissing Marnus Labuschagne

© Getty Images