Jack delighted with new contract
Jack Leach is a very happy young man after signing his new two year contract with Somerset, which will see him playing at the County Ground at least until the end of the 2017 season.
The 24 year old is Somerset through and through having been born and brought up not much more than a six hit from the County Ground.
Jack grew up playing through the County age groups before joining the Academy and made his First XI debut against South Africa in 2012, when his maiden wicket was Hashim Amla.
“I was very pleased when Matt offered me a two year contract and I was really delighted to sign it. I am a local boy so I am very proud to have signed this two year contract for Somerset. The supporters at the County Ground are great and they really make a huge difference and to play for them, in front of them is a real privilege.”
Jack’s celebrations after taking a wicket are something that all of the team join in with about which he said: “I probably get a bit carried away at times with my celebrations when I get a wicket, but really it is something very special to be out there playing for Somerset, having watched them play so much when I was growing up. To be out there playing at the County Ground and taking wickets for Somerset is something that is very special to me and I am looking forward to a lot more of that in the next few years and contributing to some wins for the team.”
Jack added: “We have got a few big days left in the 2015 season when we will be trying to avoid relegation and that is a big thing for the team and the Club. I want be doing my best to try to make sure that we come out on the right end of the results.”