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.

In 2017 Jack once again enjoyed a successful season taking 51 wickets at 25.78 in the championship including a best of 6 for 78 on the strength of which he is spending this winter with the England Lions. Playing against West Indies A in February 2018 he recorded match figures of 8 for 110, the best ever by a Lions player. A month later Jack made his Test Match debut against New Zealand in Christchurch.

After another highly successful season with Somerset in 2018, Jack enjoyed touring Sri Lanka with England and in the second Test opened both batting and bowling. In that match he claimed his first five wicket haul for England and ended with match figures of 8 for 153.

Jack plays his cricket locally for Taunton Deane CC.

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2019

Batting
Games
9
Innings Batted
13
Runs Scored
53
Batting Average
5.89
Not Out
4
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
11
Balls Faced
161
Fours Scored
6
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
32.92
Bowling
Innings Bowled
15
Total Overs Bowled
250.3
Total Balls Bowled
1503
Wickets Taken
34
Bowling Average
17.53
Best Bowling
6 for 36
Economy Rate
2.38
Five Wickets
2
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
7

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2018

Batting
Games
11
Innings Batted
16
Runs Scored
174
Batting Average
12.43
Not Out
2
Fifties Scored
1
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
66
Balls Faced
441
Fours Scored
26
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
39.46
Bowling
Innings Bowled
15
Total Overs Bowled
255.4
Total Balls Bowled
1534
Wickets Taken
30
Bowling Average
24.07
Best Bowling
8 for 85
Economy Rate
2.82
Five Wickets
3
Ten Wickets
2
Catches
5
Batting - First Class Matches
57
Batting - First Class Innings
73
Batting - First Class Not Outs
18
Batting - First Class Runs
707
Batting - First Class HS
66
Batting - First Class Average
12.85
Batting - First Class Fifties
2
Batting - First Class Hundreds
0
Fielding - First Class Catches
18
Batting - List A Matches
15
Batting - List A Innings
4
Batting - List A Not Outs
1
Batting - List A Runs
21
Batting - List A HS
18
Batting - List A Average
7.00
Batting - List A Fifties
0
Batting - List A Hundreds
0
Fielding - List A Catches
9
Bowling - First Class Overs
1780.1
Bowling - First Class Maidens
460
Bowling - First Class Runs Conceded
4634
Bowling - First Class Wickets
188
Bowling - First Class Best
8-85
Bowling - First Class Average
24.65
Bowling - First Class 5WI
14
Bowling - First Class 10WM
3
Bowling - List A Overs
131
Bowling - List A Maidens
2
Bowling - List A Runs Conceded
634
Bowling - List A Wickets
18
Bowling - List A Best
3-52
Bowling - List A Average
35.22

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