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
Balls Faced
204
Batting Average
41.50
Fifties Scored
1
Fours Scored
12
Games
2
Highest Runs Scored
52
Highest Runs Scored No
Hundreds Scored
0
Innings Batted
4
Mins Batted
212
Not Out
2
Runs Conceded
182
Runs Scored
83
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
40.69
Twenty20 Known Name
Bowling
Balls Bowled
5
Best Bowling
2 for 25
Best Wickets Taken
2
Best Wickets Taken Runs
25
Bowling Average
45.50
Catches
1
Economy Rate
2.34
Five Wickets
0
Innings Bowled
3
Overs Bowled
77
Ten Wickets
0
Total Balls Bowled
467
Total Overs Bowled
77.5
Wickets Taken
4

English Specsavers County Championship Division One 2016

Batting
Balls Faced
427
Batting Average
10.08
Fifties Scored
0
Fours Scored
16
Games
15
Highest Runs Scored
27
Highest Runs Scored No
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Hundreds Scored
0
Innings Batted
16
Mins Batted
560
Not Out
4
Runs Conceded
1422
Runs Scored
121
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
28.34
Bowling
Balls Bowled
3
Best Bowling
6 for 42
Best Wickets Taken
6
Best Wickets Taken Runs
42
Bowling Average
21.88
Catches
5
Economy Rate
2.70
Five Wickets
5
Innings Bowled
25
Overs Bowled
526
Ten Wickets
0
Total Balls Bowled
3159
Total Overs Bowled
526.3
Wickets Taken
65

Next MatchSussex V Somerset

30/04/2017 11:00 - The 1st Central County Ground

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