County Stats (19/20 season)
Dominic Leech is a tall new ball seamer who bowls with good pace.
Born in Middlesbrough, the old stomping ground of England and former White Rose quick Liam Plunkett, Leech is yet to make a first-team appearance for the county, but he has represented England Under 19s.
In late 2018, he was selected for England’s Young Lions winter programme, involving a training camp in India and then an Under 19s tour to Bangladesh.
And Yorkshire bowling coach Rich Pyrah gave supporters an idea of what they can expect from a teenager who is now, ahead of 2020, aged 19.
“He’s a big lad, 6ft four or five,” said the former all-rounder. “He’s a bowler who has raw pace, which is really exciting. We don’t often have young lads coming through who have raw pace.
He played two one-day internationals for England’s Under 19s, both against Bangladesh – one away in late January 2019 and another at home in the summer that followed – and went wicketless.
He has played Under 14s, 15s and 17s cricket for Yorkshire as well as representing the county’s Academy and second teams.
He came through the Normanby Hall club, who play in the North Yorkshire and South Durham Premier League. He made his first-team debut for them aged 14 in the summer of 2015, the same year he first wore the White Rose (Under 14s).
Leech has also played for the English Schools Cricket Association North Under 15s side as well as the ECB Player Development Under 17s North XI.
Educated at Nunthorpe Academy in Middlesbrough and Queen Ethelburga’s School, York, Leech debuted for the Yorkshire Academy in July 2017 and has since taken 24 wickets in 31 appearances with a best of 3-11.
He has represented the Yorkshire second team on six occasions over the past two years, taking seven wickets, and has been handed a rookie contract at Emerald Headingley ahead of 2020.