Will Jacks
Personal information
Full nameWilliam George Jacks
Born (1998-11-21) 21 November 1998 (age 23)
Chertsey, Surrey, England
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight arm off spin
RoleAll-rounder
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2018–presentSurrey (squad no. 9)
2020/21Hobart Hurricanes
First-class debut20 June 2018 Surrey v Somerset
List A debut18 May 2018 Surrey v Somerset
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 30 22 64
Runs scored 1,142 506 1,299
Batting average 29.28 24.09 24.50
100s/50s 1/9 1/2 0/8
Top score 120 121 87
Balls bowled 552 482 377
Wickets 4 11 18
Bowling average 80.00 38.45 25.05
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/7 2/32 4/15
Catches/stumpings 32/– 13/– 21/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 September 2021

William George Jacks (born 21 November 1998) is an English cricketer.[1] He is a right-handed batsman and off spin bowler.[2] He made his List A debut on 18 May 2018 for Surrey against Somerset in the 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup.[3] In his third game, in the same competition, he scored a match-winning 121 against Gloucestershire.[4] Prior to his List A debut, he was in the England squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup,[5] where he played all six games, including the last as captain.[6]

He made his first-class debut on 20 June 2018, for Surrey in the 2018 County Championship.[7] He made his Twenty20 debut for Surrey in the 2018 t20 Blast on 5 July 2018.[8] In a pre-season T10 match against Lancashire, Jacks scored a century in 25 balls, believed to be the fastest hundred in a match between two professional teams.[9] His century also included six sixes in one over.[10]

On 29 May 2020, Jacks was named in a 55-man group of players to begin training ahead of international fixtures starting in England following the COVID-19 pandemic.[11][12]

In June 2021, Jacks scored English cricket's third fastest Twenty20 fifty, off 15 balls, as Surrey beat local rivals Middlesex.[13]

In July 2021, Jacks was named in England's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Pakistan,[14] after the original squad for the tour was forced to withdraw following positive tests for COVID-19.[15]

References

  1. ^ "Will Jacks". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Jacks Becomes First Recipient Of Debut Cap - Kia Oval". www.kiaoval.com. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ "South Group, Royal London One-Day Cup at London, May 18 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Jacks adds his name to Surrey's bright young things". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Brook tasked with World Cup mood swing". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  6. ^ "England captain Brook dropped for disciplinary reasons". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Specsavers County Championship Division One at Guildford, Jun 20-23 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  8. ^ "South Group (N), Vitality Blast at London, Jul 5 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Will Jacks: Surrey opener scores a century off 25 balls". BBC Sport. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Surrey's Will Jacks hits 25-ball ton, six sixes in an over". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  11. ^ "England Men confirm back-to-training group". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett left out as England name 55-man training group". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  13. ^ Scott, Ged (10 June 2021). "T20 Blast: Will Jacks scores 70 off 24 balls as Surrey beat Middlesex". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  14. ^ "England Men announce new squad for Royal London Series against Pakistan". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Ben Stokes to captain England against Pakistan after seven members in bio-bubble test positive for COVID-19". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 July 2021.