14th September 2015
York College is immensely proud of former student and first class cricketer Jack Leaning who played a crucial role in Yorkshire County Cricket’s stunning LV=County Championship campaign this summer.
Photograph credit: The Press, York
Jack has regularly batted at number three this season, amassing a stunning 798 runs, and is now hotly-tipped as a future opener for England. Yorkshire have lifted the trophy for the second season in a row.
A former pupil at Archbishop Holgate's School, Jack left York College in 2011 having studied a National Diploma in Sport. Whilst at College he played for the Under 19s England team and made no secret of his ambitious goals to become a professional cricketer, setting his sights on becoming a regular player for Yorkshire’s first team.
Now aged 21, Jack is described as having ‘echoes of Michael Vaughan’ for his batting skills, not least his steady temperament, and he has earned the respect of the game. His form with Yorkshire stands him in good stead for regular first team selection next year, which may put him in the frame for an England call-up.