The Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm that Jack Leaning will join Specsavers County Championship Division One side Kent at the end of the current season.

The Bristol born, right-hander will link up with his new team-mates at Canterbury on October 1 on a three-year-deal, bringing to an end a 15-year association with the White Rose.

Leaning, capped on August 13, 2016 at Scarborough, has played 68 First-Class matches for Yorkshire, scoring 2955 at an average 30.46, including four hundreds and 16 half-centuries.
A product of York CC, he played age-group cricket for Yorkshire up to Under 17s before debuting for the Academy side in 2010. He made his White Rose debut against Warwickshire at Scarborough in 2012.

He told “I’m really excited by the prospect.

“I think it’s at the right stage of my career to have a little bit of a change, and hopefully it all works out to be a positive one.

“It’s a big move lifestyle-wise, and that did cross my mind at first. But since then, all that’s come back to my mind is excitement as opposed to any nerves.

“For me, that’s one of the reasons I chose Kent. It was a feel thing and a gut instinct. It felt like the right fit for me having spoken to the club.

“I’m really looking forward it.

“I leave Yorkshire with nothing but fond memories. I’ll be giving it my all towards the end of the season, and there’s still two bits of silverware on offer if things go well for us. It’s my childhood club – I’ve been here since I was 10-years-old. It will be a change, obviously, but I’m really excited.”

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