Jack Leach signs extension with Somerset until end of 2020 season
Jack Leach was a leading figure for England in Sri Lanka. © Getty

The England left-arm spinner Jack Leach has signed a two-year contract extension with Somerset to keep him at the club until the end of 2020.

Leach, 27, played a leading role in England’s landmark 3-0 sweep of Sri Lanka in late 2018 with 18 wickets.

He made his debut for Somerset in 2012 and has claimed 236 wickets at an average of 25.66 in 70 first-class matches for the club.

“I’m very proud to have signed a new contract with my home county,” Leach told the Somerset CC website.

Added the club’s head coach Jason Kerr: “It’s great news for all connected to the Club that Jack has extended his current contract. Personally, I’m delighted that Jack has committed his future to the Club. He continues to contribute with match-winning performances and behaviourally epitomises everything we are trying to achieve at the Club.”