Joe Leach

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Joe Leach
Personal information
Full name Joseph Leach
Born (1990-10-30) 30 October 1990 (age 26)
Stafford, Staffordshire, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011–2012 Leeds/Bradford MCCU
2012–present Worcestershire (squad no. 23)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 57 22 38
Runs scored 2,085 388 213
Batting average 27.43 32.33 13.31
100s/50s 2/14 0/1 0/0
Top score 114 63 20
Balls bowled 8,711 954 654
Wickets 190 24 46
Bowling average 28.28 37.79 21.13
5 wickets in innings 10 0 1
10 wickets in match 1 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/73 4/30 5/33
Catches/stumpings 13/– 7/– 6/–
Source: EPSNcricinfo, 22 April 2017

Joseph Leach (born 30 October 1990) is an English cricketer. Leach is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm fast-medium. He was born in Stafford, Staffordshire, and was educated at Shrewsbury School.[1]

Leach made his debut for Staffordshire against Buckinghamshire in the 2008 Minor Counties Championship. The following season he made a further appearance in that competition for the county, against Northumberland at Osborne Avenue, Jesmond.[2] He also made a single appearance in the MCCA Knockout Trophy in 2009 against Suffolk.[3] Leach joined Shropshire in 2010, making his debut for the county in the MCCA Knockout Trophy against Cumberland.

While studying French and Philosophy at the University of Leeds,[4] Leach made his first appearance for Leeds/Bradford MCCU in 2011.[5] The England and Wales Cricket Board conferred first-class status on Leeds/Bradford MCCU in 2012, with Leach making his first-class debut against Surrey at The Oval. In Surrey's first-innings of 385 all out, Leach took figures of 4/78 from thirteen overs, the best bowling figures of the innings. In Leeds/Braford MCCU's first-innings response, Leach was dismissed for a duck by Tom Jewell. In their second-innings, he recorded his maiden first-class half century with a score of exactly 50, before being dismissed by Tim Linley. Leeds/Bradford MCCU narrowly lost the match by 2 runs.

He has developed into a key member of Worcestershire's squad, becoming a first-team regular in 2015. In 2016 he was appointed county captain.[6]


  1. ^ "Player profile: Joe Leach". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Joe Leach". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Joe Leach". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Player profile: Joe Leach". Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Miscellaneous Matches played by Joe Leach". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Worcestershire: Joe Leach replaces Daryl Mitchell as county captain". BBC Sport. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Daryl Mitchell
Worcestershire County Cricket Captain
2017 to present
Succeeded by