Leaning awarded Kent cap
Leaning awarded Kent cap

Kent batsman Jack Leaning has been awarded his County Cap, four days after helping the club become Vitality Blast champions.

County caps are presented to players that have excelled for Kent, and now 221 County Caps have been awarded so far to Kent’s Men’s players, starting in 1882.

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The right-hander joined the county from Yorkshire as a Capped Player for the White Rose in October 2019, and made his full debut for Kent against Essex in 2020’s Bob Willis Trophy.

In only his second competitive match in a Kent shirt that August, he scored a mammoth 220 not out against Sussex, combining with Jordan Cox to set a new Club record for any partnership in any format – a combined 423 runs.

Twenty minutes after making Kent history and four deliveries later, he took an outstanding two-handed diving catch at second slip to dismiss Phil Salt.

The 27-year-old has gone on to make 51 appearances for the county to date in all formats, scoring 1670 runs at an average of 37.11.

A very capable off-spinner, Leaning also averaged just 11.42 with the ball in the Spitfires’ Vitality Blast campaign, taking seven wickets in the five matches in which he bowled.

Also known for his athletic fielding efforts, Leaning finished joint-top of Kent’s outfielding records in this season’s T20 competition, taking 12 catches in 14 matches.

He was also named as Kent Spitfires’ Captain for the 2021 Royal London Cup.

Leaning is currently Kent’s top-scorer in the 2021 County Championship, with 738 runs at an average of 49.20, the highest of any Kent batter to play over ten matches in the competition.*

Picture supplied by Kent Cricket.


 
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