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 2019

Batting
Games
5
Innings Batted
7
Runs Scored
54
Batting Average
27.00
Not Out
5
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
35
Balls Faced
68
Fours Scored
8
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
79.41
Bowling
Innings Bowled
9
Total Overs Bowled
129.1
Total Balls Bowled
775
Wickets Taken
18
Bowling Average
23.11
Best Bowling
5 for 33
Economy Rate
3.22
Five Wickets
1
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
1

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2018

Batting
Games
13
Innings Batted
22
Runs Scored
303
Batting Average
15.95
Not Out
3
Fifties Scored
1
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
82
Balls Faced
444
Fours Scored
45
Sixes Scored
3
Strike Rate
68.24
Bowling
Innings Bowled
21
Total Overs Bowled
346.3
Total Balls Bowled
2079
Wickets Taken
51
Bowling Average
28.04
Best Bowling
6 for 94
Economy Rate
4.13
Five Wickets
5
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
1

Vitality Blast 2018

Batting
Games
10
Innings Batted
0
Runs Scored
0
Batting Average
0
Not Out
0
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
0
Balls Faced
0
Fours Scored
0
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
0
Bowling
Innings Bowled
10
Total Overs Bowled
34.3
Total Balls Bowled
207
Wickets Taken
9
Bowling Average
29.78
Best Bowling
3 for 21
Economy Rate
7.77
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
7

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