Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 26 years 153 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 51 64 17 578 52 12.29 1634 35.37 0 1 77 3 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 51 82 9981 4422 167 7/106 11/180 26.47 2.65 59.7 8 11 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 Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton, Sep 25-28, 2017 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
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
3/46, 1/18, 82 Smrst 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Taunton 21 Aug 2017 Other
17*, 1/102 Somerset v Surrey Taunton 7 Aug 2017 FC
16* Smrst 2nd XI v Glouc 2nd XI Bristol 1 Aug 2017 Other
7, 2/31, 10*, 2/86 Smrst 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Horsham 19 Jul 2017 Other
1, 0/35 Smrst 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Horsham 18 Jul 2017 Other T20
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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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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Sep 14, 2017

Jack Leach wheels away in triumph, Somerset v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Division One, Taunton, September 15, 2017

Jack Leach wheels away in triumph

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Sep 13, 2017

Jack Leach is taking wickets again, Somerset v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Division One, Taunton, September 13, 2017

Jack Leach is taking wickets again

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