Matches (13)
IND v SA (1)
Asia Cup (4)
Irani Trophy (1)
Shield (1)
AUS v WI (2)
WI-W v NZ-W (2)
Legends League (2)

Full Name

Jacob Benedict Lintott

Born

April 22, 1993, Taunton, Somerset

Age

29y 166d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Wrist spin

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

Queen's College, Taunton

Jake Lintott was 27 years old when he signed his first professional contract with Warwickshire ahead of the 2021 season and quickly became one of the feelgood stories of the white-ball summer. A journeyman left-arm wristspinner from Taunton, Lintott spent most of his twenties trialling with county second teams but unable to find a team who would take a punt on an idiosyncratic club bowler. England tried to use him as a net bowler to prepare to face Kuldeep Yadav during India's 2018 tour but he was unavailable. Despite a handful of first-team appearances in the T20 Blast for Hampshire and Gloucestershire, he couldn't win a deal.

Things changed in 2020. Warwickshire's coaches had seen enough during a trial the previous summer that they kept in touch with him during the Covid-19 lockdown and he formed a close relationship with Graeme Welch, the bowling coach, who held virtual training sessions with him via Zoom. He was furloughed by Queen's College Taunton, where he worked as head of cricket, and used the spare time to take up running, losing 18kg to transform himself from a "biggish lad" into someone who looked much more like a professional. He was signed on a short-term registration for the Blast and was an unlikely star, taking 10 wickets in nine games with an economy rate of 6.30.

Lintott clearly benefitted from his novelty - he was the only frontline wristspinner on the staff of a county at the time - but backed up his first full season with another impressive return in 2021. His method was simple enough, generally bowling quick, flat googlies and angling the ball across batters, but was well-researched: he spoke about long sessions with bowling coaches and analysts, staring at a laptop screen to prepare specific plans to each opposition batter. He took 15 wickets in the Blast to earn himself a 'wildcard' deal in the Hundred and after being left out for the first game of the tournament, he impressed Mahela Jayawardene sufficiently that he played every remaining Southern Brave fixture and ended the competition as their leading wicket-taker, liftning the trophy alongside Quinton de Kock, James Vince and Chris Jordan at Lord's. By that stage he had developed a cult following after being dubbed 'cricket's Jamie Vardy' by Carlos Brathwaite, his Warwickshire team-mate, and earned a gig with Barbados Royals in the CPL.

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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC112341030---2.64-000
List A1160890---8.90-000
T20646413201657764/204/2021.807.5317.3200
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC110151515.001978.94002010
List A110212121.0019110.52000100
T206427111934112.06186103.7600107290
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Warwcks 2nd vs Smrst 2nd XI1 & 24/3012-Sep-2022TauntonOTHER
Warwcks 2nd vs Essex 2nd XI--2/4205-Sep-2022BirminghamOTHER
Brave vs N S-Chargers6*1/2731-Aug-2022LeedsT20
Brave vs Rockets--1/4825-Aug-2022SouthamptonT20
Brave vs Fire--1/1722-Aug-2022CardiffT20
Photos
Jake Lintott signs autographs at the Ageas Bowl
Jake Lintott bowls for Southern Brave during the Men's Hundred
Jake Lintott gets a hug from Carlos Brathwaite
Jake Lintott celebrates a breakthrough with Tymal Mills
Jake Lintott is ecstatic after a couple of key strikes
J-Lintz? Jake Lintott impersonates Jesse Lingard's trademark 'JL' celebration