|Will Jacks Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||November 21, 1998|
Will Jacks is an English professional cricketer who has represented his country in the shortest format of the sport (T20Is), as a top-order batter. In the English domestic circuit, he has played for Surrey County Cricket Club (2018–Present) across all 3 formats. In franchise-based T20 leagues, he has turned out for Hobart Hurricanes (2020-21) in the BBL (Big Bash League); Chattogram Challengers (2021-22) in the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League); and Islamabad United (2021-Present) in the PSL (Pakistan Super League). He has also played for Oval Invincibles (2021–Present) in The Hundred, a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament that was introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as a new format of cricket that was played for the first time in July and August 2021.
William George Jacks
Chertsey, Runnymede, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Woking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Will had attended St. George’s College, Weybridge, an independent mixed Roman Catholic co-educational Josephite day school in Surrey, for pupils aged 3 to 18.
He has been represented by James Welch, Manager and Booking Agent, Quantum Sport, Sports Talent Management Agency, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom.
9 – Surrey County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket), Oval Invincibles (The Hundred)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Will has dated –
- Ana Brumwell (2021-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of British descent.
- Toned physique
- Side-cropped, side-parted hair
- Affable smile
- Often sports a rugged beard
He has been sponsored by the British sports goods manufacturing company GM (Gunn & Moore) Cricket.
Will Jacks Facts
- Will first came into the spotlight in December 2017 when he was named the vice-captain of the English squad for the 2018 edition of the ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He top-scored for England (73 runs not out off just 44 balls) in their opening group stage game against Namibia and was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for helping his team secure an 8-wicket victory.
- He was out for just 8 runs in England’s next match, against Bangladesh, but then bounced back to smash 102 runs off just 82 balls in England’s 3rd and final group-stage game, against Canada, to help his team secure a massive victory (282 runs).
- In England’s quarter-final match, against arch-rivals Australia, he produced a stunning bowling spell of 3/21 to help restrict Australia to a paltry total of 127 runs. Australia retaliated by bowling out the entire English team for just 96 runs in 23.4 overs. Will followed up a score of just 1 run in that match by being dismissed for 2 runs in England’s next match, a playoff semi-final against Bangladesh, which Bangladesh went on to win by 5 wickets.
- Just before England’s last match of the tournament, a 7th place playoff against New Zealand, regular captain Harry Brook was dropped from the team due to disciplinary reasons, and Will was named England’s captain. His batting form had fallen off a cliff by then as he was dismissed for just 7 runs even as England managed to set a challenging target of 262 runs. He shone in the field, though, effecting a runout and recording a team-best bowling spell of 3/41 to help England win the match by 32 runs.
- He made his List A debut during the 2018 edition of the Royal London One-Day Cup (the premier domestic one-day cricket competition in England). In just his 3rd game in that competition, he scored a match-winning knock of 121 runs against Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.
- In March 2019, in a pre-season T10 match against Lancashire in Dubai, Will scored what was considered to be the fastest hundred in a match between two professional teams on a true cricket ground. He reached his hundred in just 25 balls and his knock also included the rare feat of hitting 6 sixes in 1 over.
- In June 2021, he scored a fifty off just 15 balls, against local rivals Middlesex County Cricket Club. This was English cricket’s then 3rd-fastest fifty in the T20 format.
- In early July 2021, Will was named to England’s ODI squad for a 3-match bilateral home series against Pakistan after most of the members of England’s original squad were forced to withdraw following positive tests for COVID-19. It was an unexpected scenario as the cricketing world was slowly, but steadily, moving away from conducting matches in strict bio-secure bubbles and loosening various restrictions on players and coaching staff that had become the norm over the last year or so. Although Will could not break into the playing XI in any match of the series, a heavily depleted English side defeated a full-strength Pakistan squad by a 3-0 margin.
- On August 14, 2022, he scored 108 runs not out off just 48 balls, playing for the Oval Invincibles, in a game against the Southern Brave. This was the highest score by a male batter in the 2-season history of The Hundred, an English professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament. It was also just the 2nd time in the history of the competition that a male batter had crossed the milestone of 100 runs, just 4 days after Will Smeed had scored 101 runs not out off 50 balls, also against the Southern Brave.
- In September 2022, Will made his senior-level international debut for England in the 3rd match of a 7-match away bilateral T20I series against Pakistan. Will made an immediate impression by scoring 40 runs off 22 balls, helping England set Pakistan a daunting target of 222 runs. England went on to win the match by 63 runs and take a 2-1 lead in the series, a scoreline that England would eventually convert into a 4–3 series win.
- In October 2022, he was included in the English squad that was due to tour Pakistan for a 3-match bilateral test series in December 2022.
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