Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 28 years 30 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 4 7 1 55 16 9.16 149 36.91 0 0 6 0 2 0
First-class 80 108 25 911 66 10.97 2580 35.31 0 2 120 5 34 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 4 8 1162 498 20 5/83 8/153 24.90 2.57 58.1 1 1 0
First-class 80 128 15163 6803 270 8/85 12/102 25.19 2.69 56.1 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 Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Nov 23-26, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class England Lions v Australian XI at Canterbury, Jul 14-17, 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
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
1/43, 18 Smrst 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Woodman Cote 6 May 2019 Other OD
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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Jul 17, 2019

Jack Leach lets one rip, England Lions v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 4th day, July 17, 2019

Jack Leach lets one rip

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Jul 9, 2019

Jack Leach celebrates a wicket, Somerset v Nottinghamshire, County Championship, 2nd day, July 9, 2019

Jack Leach celebrates a wicket

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Jul 8, 2019

Jack Leach bowls from over the wicket, Somerset v Nottinghamshire, County Championship, 2nd day, July 8, 2019

Jack Leach bowls from over the wicket

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