Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 27 years 24 days

Major teams England, 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
Tests Insights on test 1 2 1 30 16 30.00 74 40.54 0 0 3 0 1 0
First-class 59 78 19 758 66 12.84 2118 35.78 0 2 101 5 20 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 59 94 11503 5124 190 7/106 11/180 26.96 2.67 60.5 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
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 Surrey v Somerset at Guildford, Jun 20-22, 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
0/19, 0 Somerset v Surrey Guildford 20 Jun 2018 FC
0/13, 22, 0/18 Somerset v Hampshire Taunton 11 May 2018 FC
0, 3/149, 66 Somerset v Lancashire Manchester 4 May 2018 FC
4, 11, 0/11 Somerset v Worcs Taunton 20 Apr 2018 FC
16, 0/52, 14*, 2/61 England v New Zealand Christchurch 30 Mar 2018 Test # 2301 Insights on
3/58, 0, 1/73, 14 Eng Lions v W. Indies A North Sound 26 Feb 2018 FC
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
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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May 14, 2018

Jack Leach inspects his broken thumb, Somerset v Hampshire, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Taunton, 4th day, May 14, 2018

Jack Leach inspects his broken thumb

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Apr 3, 2018

Jack Leach removed Tom Latham for 83, New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 5th day, April 3, 2018

Jack Leach removed Tom Latham for 83

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Apr 3, 2018

Jack Leach claimed Ross Taylor as his maiden Test wicket, New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 5th day, April 3, 2018

Jack Leach claimed Ross Taylor as his maiden Test wicket

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