Joe Leach

JoeLeach 31 yrs

England

Born:Oct 30, 1990Stafford, Staffordshire, England
Height:6 ft 1 in
batting style
Right Handed
bowling style
Right-arm fast-medium

Recent form

BattingBowling

1(3)

vs LANCS

LIST A

14(7)

vs YORKS

LIST A

5(5)

vs HAM

LIST A

48(28)

vs KT

LIST A

0(3)

vs DBS

F.Class

0(2)

vs DBS

F.Class

7(10)

vs MDX

F.Class

12(31)

vs GLM

F.Class

2(5)

vs GLM

F.Class

62(105)

vs DUR

F.Class

Bio

Batting Career

Batting career information not available at the moment

Bowling Career

Bowling career information not available at the moment

Teams Played For

Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI

Joe's Bio

Joe Leach started as a seam-bowling all-rounder but later, he worked on his batting skills to become a complete package. Born in Stafford, Leach moved his way up from minor counties to Worcestershire, before becoming the captain of the county. Over the years, the all-rounder has played more than 100 first-class games and has been Worcestershire’s to-go man with the ball and now with the bat too.

Leach started his professional career with minor counties as a right-arm fast bowler who knew to strike the ball in the lower order. The right-armer made his first-class debut for Leeds/Bradford MCCU back in 2012. While he made his Championship debut for Worcestershire in August that year. Leach claimed a maiden first-class century against Gloucestershire in 2013 and a maiden five-wicket haul against Kent in 2014, but it wasn’t until 2015 when he lived up to his name.

During the 2015 county season, the Stafford-born worked on his accuracy to bag 59 wickets, the most by any Worcestershire bowler in the first division. He also took a hat-trick from the first three-ball of a Royal London’s match against Northants that year. Since then, the all-rounder hasn’t looked back, after the departure of Daryl Mitchell. Leach filled in the captaincy boots to become the Kiwiman’s successor, in 2016. 

Since the captaincy reign, the Stafford-born has become the go-to bowler for Worcestershire and added his batting abilities - he has become a complete package. However, 2018 saw the Worcestershire captain getting ruled out of much of the summer with a stress back fracture. The following year, he returned to action to have an unpleasant season. But Leach has turned the tables since the 2020 season as his performances both as a captain and a player have been staggering. 

(As of July 2021)