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England’s Jack Leach happy to be just one of the cider boys

England’s Jack Leach happy to be just one of the cider boys

There was a dusting of 45 spectators at North Perrott Cricket Ground in Somerset a fortnight ago as England spinner Jack Leach made a surprise appearance for boyhood club Taunton Deane. It would have been half that, his team-mates explained, had it not been for the early arrivals for a cider festival. Less than two

There was a dusting of 45 spectators at North Perrott Cricket Ground in Somerset a fortnight ago as England spinner Jack Leach made a surprise appearance for boyhood club Taunton Deane. It would have been half that, his team-mates explained, had it not been for the early arrivals for a cider festival.

Less than two weeks before, Leach, 28, was on a different cricketing planet: England’s man of the match at Lord’s, with an innings of 92 that saved England’s blushes against Ireland. But having been subsequently left out of the first Ashes Test, he delighted his old Taunton Deane WhatsApp group by declaring himself available for their West of England Premier Division clash.

“Obviously we weren’t going to say no,” said captain Robert Woodman, a former professional who now coaches cricket at King’s College independent school.

Leach, widely expected to feature in England’s XI when it is announced for the second Test at Lord’s on Wednesday, was far from the star attraction on Aug 3. He paid his £10 subs and was then forced to play second fiddle as 47-year-old Jason “Skeg” Squire, a sales rep originally from Australia, bowled the game of his life. “North Perrot were holding a cider festival in the evening, so there were a few more than normal watching,” Squire told The Telegraph. 





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