Birth Name: Matthew Jack Leach
Born: 22 June 1991 (age 27)
Taunton, Somerset, England
Nickname: Leachy, The Nut
Bowling: Slow left-arm orthodox
Role: Spin bowler
MJ Leach or Matthew Jack Leach is 27 years old English left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He is presently playing for domestic club Somerset and has made his name for himself after starring for England in Sri Lanka test tour.
About MJ Leach
Early LifeMJ Leach was born on 22nd June 1991 in Taunton, Somerset as Matthew Jack Leach. He was few days old when his father took him to watch Somerset and while being young he told his father for being the fast bowler after which his father demurred and he developed as a spinner. There was also the time when he got diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 14 and used to attend Trinity School, Bishop Fox’s School and Richard Huish College for his studies. He even worked at a branch of Sainsbury’s supermarket to park trolleys before starting his career in cricket. He has also got his degree in sports coaching from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. He has played for U-13, U-15 and U-17 further helping out Dorset to get the 2010 Minor Counties Championship where he got 6-21 in Lincolnshire’s second innings further playing for Cardiff MCCU in 2011 and 2012.
CareerHe made his first debut in cricket with Dorset playing in 2010 Minor Counties Championship followed by playing his innings with Cardiff MCCU in 2011 and 2012 but his actual first class debut came against Somerset in April 2012. Later in the same season he got his job with Somerset making his first team debut in a two-day match against South Africa claiming the wicket of Hashim Amla but the opportunities turned out to be limited. He also subsequently went for Championship debut in Liverpool claiming 3-37 from 18 overs in the second innings followed by his one-day debut against Nottinghamshire at Taunton. He next went for new contract in 2014 where he proved himself beneficial for the team by getting 11 for 180 in the final championship match against Warwickshire. It was the game of his career where Somerset secured First Division survival. His 2016 season showed tremendous results with him getting 68 first class wickets at an average of 22.58 including five hauls in excess of 5 wickets. He has made his test debut in Christchurch against New Zealand in 2018 but unfortunately broke his thumb yet he made it back with career best 8-85 against Essex at Taunton to get his place fixed in Sri Lanka test tour. Internationally he played against Sri Lanka in Test tour on 15th November, 2018 where he opened England’s innings and survived till stumps thus getting dismissed for 1 off 11 balls.
Personal LifeNo information about his marital status.
Education: Richard Huish College, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Bishop Fox's School
Net WorthIt is estimated to be around $6 million.