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Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 26 years 247 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 53 68 18 611 52 12.22 1771 34.50 0 1 80 4 16 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 53 85 10513 4670 181 7/106 11/180 25.80 2.66 58.0 8 13 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 West Indies A v England Lions at Kingston, Feb 18-20, 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
1, 6/138, 29 Eng Lions v W. Indies A Kingston 18 Feb 2018 FC
3, 3/84, 0*, 5/26 Eng Lions v W. Indies A Florence Hall 11 Feb 2018 FC
1/16, 1, 2/31 Eng Lions v Jamaica XI Kingston 5 Feb 2018 Other
0/18, 4/104 England XI v CA XI Perth 9 Dec 2017 Other
1/96 Eng Lions v Qld XI Brisbane 27 Nov 2017 Other
14, 4/54, 10*, 5/57 Somerset v Middlesex Taunton 25 Sep 2017 FC
2, 0/25, 15, 0/42 Somerset v Surrey The Oval 19 Sep 2017 FC
29, 5/47, 4/94 Somerset v Lancashire Taunton 12 Sep 2017 FC
2, 5/50, 1/51 Somerset v Warwickshire Birmingham 5 Sep 2017 FC
0/18, 8, 2/52, 8 Somerset v Essex Chelmsford 28 Aug 2017 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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Feb 15, 2018

Jack Leach in action against West Indies A, West Indies A v England Lions, 1st four-day game, Trelawny Stadium, February 14, 2018

Jack Leach in action against West Indies A

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Dec 10, 2017

Jack Leach survived an onslaught to pick up four wickets, Cricket Australia XI v England XI, Tour match, Perth, 2nd day, December 10, 2017

Jack Leach survived an onslaught to pick up four wickets

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Sep 27, 2017

Jack Leach gets a hug from his captain, Tom Abell, Somerset v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Division One, Taunton, September 27, 2017

Jack Leach gets a hug from his captain, Tom Abell

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