Jack Leach

Jack Leach

JackLeach

Left-Handed Batsman, Left-Arm Orthodox Bowler

17

Jack was born and brought up in Taunton and graduated from the Somerset Academy in the summer of 2010.

He has appeared for Somerset 2nd XI on a regular basis and completed his studies at Cardiff University where he was an integral part of the MCCU side in both 2011 and 2012 before he graduated later that year.

Jack has also played for Dorset and was a major factor in helping them lift the Minor Counties Championship in 2010, taking 6 for 21 in Lincolnshire’s second innings at Bournemouth.

Jack played in the two-day game against South Africa in 2012 when he claimed the wicket of Hashim Amla. He also made his Championship debut in 2012 against Lancashire at Liverpool taking 2 for 37 and his one-day debut against Nottinghamshire at Taunton.

In 2013 Jack played in five First Class matches taking 13 wickets including a career best 5 for 63 versus Warwickshire at Taunton. In 2014 he played in three Championship matches taking 8 wickets and scoring his highest First Class score in the final match against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Jack also played in six List A matches taking 8 wickets with a best of 3 for 53 against Kent at Taunton.

Jack missed part of the 2015 season through injury but made up for it when he did get his chance and in the five Championship matches he played in took 15 wickets at an average of 26.07 with a career best of 7 for 106 against Warwickshire.

He also played in six List A games in which he took 9 wickets, with a best of 3 for 52.

Jack enjoyed a very successful season in 2016 in which he took 68 first class wickets at an average of 22.58 including five hauls in excess of 5 wickets, one of which was at Lord’s and another in the memorable victory at Headingley.

Jack also played some vital innings during the season including an unbeaten 24 out of an unbroken partnership of 31 with Tim Groenewald to see Somerset to a one wicket victory over Surrey in the championship at Taunton.

On the strength of his success Jack is spending this winter with the England Lions.

Jack plays his cricket locally for Taunton Deane CC.

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2017

Batting
Games
8
Innings Batted
12
Runs Scored
132
Batting Average
14.67
Not Out
3
Fifties Scored
1
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
52
Balls Faced
358
Fours Scored
18
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
36.87
Bowling
Innings Bowled
12
Total Overs Bowled
259.3
Total Balls Bowled
1557
Wickets Taken
24
Bowling Average
30.12
Best Bowling
6 for 78
Economy Rate
2.79
Five Wickets
1
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
1

English Specsavers County Championship Division One 2016

Batting
Games
15
Innings Batted
16
Runs Scored
121
Batting Average
10.08
Not Out
4
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
27
Balls Faced
427
Fours Scored
16
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
28.34
Bowling
Innings Bowled
25
Total Overs Bowled
526.3
Total Balls Bowled
3159
Wickets Taken
65
Bowling Average
21.88
Best Bowling
6 for 42
Economy Rate
2.70
Five Wickets
5
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
5

Next MatchSomerset V Hampshire

26/07/2017 17:00:00 - The Cooper Associates County Ground

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