Jack Leach

England
Age
June 22, 1991 (30 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Taunton, Somerset
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
Slow left-arm orthodox

Born in Taunton in 1991, left-arm spinner Jack Leach has fulfilled a childhood dream by representing his local side Somerset and England. Leach played a prominent part in the junior teams in Somerset before representing Dorset in the Minor Counties League in 2010.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

England, England XI, Somerset, England Lions, Marylebone Cricket Club

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
Test
15
25
6
302
92
15.89
765
39.48
0
1
45
1
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
15
21
3093
1549
50
5/83
3
30.98
61.86
6
2
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Biography

His performances for Dorset pushed Somerset to include him in their 2nd XI, a role he fulfilled whilst completing his degree in Sports Coaching at the University of Wales in Cardiff.

Somerset handed Leach his County Championship debut in 2012 and although cementing a place in the side was difficult initially, he has been the front line spinner at the County Ground for a few seasons.

Consistent performances for his county led England to call up Leach in 2018, so he made his debut in March on the tour of New Zealand.

Test

Leach made his debut for England in a drawing cause in Christchurch, with Tom Lathum becoming his first Test scalp.

After being omitted in the English summer of 2018, Leach was selected as England’s frontline spinner in Sri Lanka in autumn and he took 18 wickets in 3 matches to spin England to a series victory. Following a spell on the sidelines with a hand injury, Leach fought his way back into the Test team for the summer of 2019.

Opening the batting as a nightwatchman at Lord’s, Leach recorded his highest ever first-class score of 92 in a one-off Test against Ireland before coming an integral part of the England side that drew the Ashes Series 2-2.

Leach will also be remembered for his 1* as a part of a match-winning stand with Ben Stokes, which saw the pair put on 76 for the final wicket, in the now-infamous Headingley Ashes Test of 2019.

Illness and injury rocked Leach at the back end of 2019, but he has been England’s first-choice spinner in Sri Lanka in 2021, taking 10 wickets across two matches as the visitors won the series 2-0.

ODI

Jack Leach has not represented England in One-Day International cricket.

T20I

Jack Leach has not represented England in T20 internationals.

Records & Facts

Test Matches Played: 12

Test Wickets Taken: 44

Test Runs Scored: 225

Best Test Bowling Figures: 5/83 (vs Sri Lanka)

Highest Test Score: 92 (vs Ireland)

Test Match Catches Taken: 8

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