- D.O.B.: 06/08/2001
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Left-handed Middle Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Recent teams: Titans, Northerns Academy, South Africa U19, Assupol TUKS 1st XI
- Entry route: UK Passport
- Available: April to September
Jack Lees is a talented Batting All-Rounder from Gauteng, South Africa. A crafty Left-handed Top Order Batsman, Jack is also a very capable Right-arm Off Spinner that was schooled at the prestigious St Johns College in Johannesburg and completed his University at the University of Pretoria (TUKS), gaining a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.
A passionate cricketer who has played since he was old enough to hold a bat, Jack was a regular feature in the Gauteng age-group squads throughout his teens. Having starred for St Johns since his 1st XI debut in Grade 9, Jack went on to represent the SA Schools Team. His form carried on in the wider provincial competitions and in late 2019 was selected to represent South Africa in the 2020 ICC U19 World Cup, held in South Africa. Jack went on to make over a dozen appearances for the junior Proteas and struck impressive scores of 53 & 47 against India & Sri Lanka respectively.
Jack opted to study at the University of Pretoria (TUKS) and in his 2nd year as a student at the renowned Cricket factory that is the TUKS program, was appointed 1st XI captain, such his the regard in which his leadership is held. He dominated the 2021-22 summer, the first full season post-COVID, battering 504 runs @ 72.00 and picking up 13 wickets @ 15.69 with a best of 4-23 and at an excellent economy of under 3.5 RPO.
Summer 2023 saw Jack head to the UK as a club professional for the first time, signing for Thongsbridge CC in the Huddersfield Premiership. He was outstanding, scoring 1063 runs @ 40.88 and chipping in with 24 wickets as well.
Born to a British mother, Jack holds a UK passport and is again to head to the UK next summer. A natural leader and keen coach, Jack will be an excellent pick up for any UK club seeking a promising all-rounder for next summer.
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