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Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 26 years 6 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 43 53 15 468 52 12.31 1382 33.86 0 1 64 1 13 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 43 68 8132 3698 134 7/106 11/180 27.59 2.72 60.6 5 8 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 England Lions v South Africa A at Canterbury, Jun 21-24, 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
16, 1/71, 1/17 Eng Lions v Sth Africa A Canterbury 21 Jun 2017 FC
2/53, 17, 3/53, 1 Somerset v Yorkshire Taunton 9 Jun 2017 FC
3*, 0/77 Somerset v Middlesex Lord's 2 Jun 2017 FC
6/78, 0, 1/78, 7 Somerset v Hampshire Taunton 26 May 2017 FC
2/70, 16 Somerset v Warwickshire Taunton 19 May 2017 FC
2/24, 5 Smrst 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Taunton 16 May 2017 Other
10*, 2/51 Smrst 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Taunton 15 May 2017 Other OD
4/41 Smrst 2nd XI v Glouc 2nd XI Bristol 5 May 2017 Other OD
0/28, 3* Smrst 2nd XI v Glam 2nd XI Newport 3 May 2017 Other OD
38, 0/55 Smrst 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Taunton 1 May 2017 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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May 26, 2017

Jack Leach was quickly among the wickets, Somerset v Hampshire, Specsavers County Championship, Division One, Taunton, May 26, 2017

Jack Leach was quickly among the wickets

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Apr 22, 2017

Jack Leach made his maiden half-century, Lancashire v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, Old Trafford, 2nd day, April 22, 2017

Jack Leach made his maiden half-century

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Sep 21, 2016

Jack Leach and Tom Abell combined to remove Billy Root, Somerset v Nottinghamshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 2nd day, September 21, 2016

Jack Leach and Tom Abell combined to remove Billy Root

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Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at ICCA 2 Dubai - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at ICCA Dubai - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at ICCA 2 Dubai - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at ICCA Dubai - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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