Jack Leach      

Full name Matthew Jack Leach

Born June 22, 1991, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 26 years 58 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 46 56 16 490 52 12.25 1458 33.60 0 1 66 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 46 72 8615 3932 141 7/106 11/180 27.88 2.73 61.0 6 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 Somerset v Surrey at Taunton, Aug 7-10, 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
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
3, 4/51 Somerset v Yorkshire Scarborough 3 Jul 2017 FC
2/54, 2, 0/27 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 26 Jun 2017 FC
16, 1/71, 1/17 Eng Lions v SA 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
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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