Jack Brooks

JackBrooks

Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Fast-Medium Bowler

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Jack Brooks has signed a three-year contract for all formats of the game which sees him commit his future to Somerset until at least the end of the 2021 season.

After impressing for Surrey Second XI and Oxfordshire in the Minor Counties competition, Jack made his First Class debut for Northamptonshire in 2009 against the touring Australians. He made an immediate impression by taking two wickets in an over.
Since that day he has gone on to take over 400 wickets in 114 First Class matches with a best of six for 65 at an average of 27.52 with an impressive strike rate of 46.9.

He has also taken 37 List A wickets at an average of 34.48 with a best of three for 30 and 47 T20 wickets at an average of 27.27 with a best of five for 21.

Jack played a vital role in Yorkshire’s County Championship title win in 2014 by taking 68 wickets and was also integral to the County retaining the title the following year.

When confirming the signing Somerset CCC Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “We are delighted that we have secured a player of Jack’s proven quality, experience and character to add to one of the most exciting bowling attacks in the Country. It’s a great reflection of our ambition, and the progress that the Club has made, that a player of his quality sees his ambitions of winning silverware with Somerset CCC.

“Alongside his experience of winning silverware, which will add to our ability to achieve our aspirations of winning trophies, he is incredibly competitive, driven and will be a great fit in the changing room. I have no doubt he will become a big favourite with the Somerset membership”.

After agreeing to join Somerset, Jack said: “I’m extremely excited to be joining Somerset at a time when they are building a special team capable of challenging for trophies and I truly believe this Somerset team can create something special.
“When I met Andy Hurry, Jason Kerr, Tom Abell and Andrew Cornish I was impressed straightaway with their vision for the team and Club. Their togetherness and desire reminded me a lot of Yorkshire when I joined them.

“I look forward to continuing my cricketing journey and to the fresh challenges that await. My mum and her family are from Bath and I’ll be nearer to my family in Oxfordshire, so it feels a little bit like I’m coming home.

“Somerset have a fantastic reputation as a strong family club which I look forward to being a part of.”

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2017

Batting
Games
8
Innings Batted
11
Runs Scored
178
Batting Average
19.78
Not Out
2
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
1
Highest Runs Scored
109
Balls Faced
325
Fours Scored
17
Sixes Scored
5
Strike Rate
54.77
Bowling
Innings Bowled
12
Total Overs Bowled
205.0
Total Balls Bowled
1230
Wickets Taken
23
Bowling Average
37.61
Best Bowling
5 for 113
Economy Rate
4.22
Five Wickets
1
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
2

English Specsavers County Championship Division One 2016

Batting
Games
14
Innings Batted
20
Runs Scored
250
Batting Average
27.78
Not Out
11
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
48
Balls Faced
399
Fours Scored
36
Sixes Scored
4
Strike Rate
62.66
Bowling
Innings Bowled
24
Total Overs Bowled
432.2
Total Balls Bowled
2594
Wickets Taken
60
Bowling Average
25.02
Best Bowling
6 for 65
Economy Rate
3.47
Five Wickets
3
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
4

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