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Leo Carter

New Zealand | Batsman


Leo Carter
Country New Zealand
Player Status Available
Player Type Batsman
Player RoleLH Top-Order Bat | RA Off-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route UK / EU Passport
Major TeamsNew Zealand Cricket President’s XI, New Zealand U19s, Canterbury, Canterbury A, Canterbury U19s, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Surrey 2nd XI
Coaching Qualifications

New Zealand Cricket Level 1 (UKCC Level 2 Equivalent) - TBC


Leo Carter (24) is quite the prospect coming through the Canterbury ranks in New Zealand. Since his List A debut in December 2014, the left-handed batsman has played 61 domestic matches for Canterbury and has notched up over 1,500 runs across the three formats.

Holder of a British Passport, Leo is the son of Bob Carter, who played 115 matches for Canterbury and Northants, before going on to coach the latter prior to his New Zealand Cricket High Performance and Assistant coach roles. Carter always seemed destined for professional cricket.

He represented Canterbury through the age-groups, playing two National Under-19 tournaments – hitting 311 runs at 31.10 in January 2013, before topping the Provinces run charts in his second tournament with 268 runs at 67. He was subsequently picked for the New Zealand Under-19s, where he featured in 13 Youth ODI’s, to include an ICC Under-19 World Cup in the UAE in February 2014.

Thereafter, Carter swiftly moved into Canterbury’s senior set-up and made his debut later that year in the Ford Trophy. Whilst Carter hasn’t set white ball cricket alight since, he has become an integral member of Canterbury’s Plunket Shield side.

Following his maiden season in 2014/15 (215 runs at 35.83), he racked up an impressive 542 runs at 28.52 in 2015/16, to including a century (101). He failed to replicate this success in 2017/18 (208 runs at 16), but has returned with a vengeance in 2018/19, hitting scores of 35, 92 (v Auckland) and 78 (v Otago) in his 2 first-class outings to date. Carter is looking to cement his spot in the Canterbury side this summer, before returning to England where he has enjoyed two successful stints.

In 2014, he piled up the runs for Horton House in the Northants League, striking 1,155 runs in league/cup cricket with 6 centuries, all with an average of 57.75. The following season, he played a short stint in the Middlesex League with Twickenham, alongside several County 2nd XI matches (for Surrey and Northants), like he did during his maiden stint.

The dual passport holder, who will travel with his partner in 2019, represents a fantastic batting recruit, who is more than happy to get fully involved with coaching this summer.


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Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 22 42 1 1170 101 28.53 - - - - -
List A 20 15 2 146 32 11.23 - - - - -
Twenty20 20 18 3 197 35 13.13 - - - - -
U19 ODI 13 13 1 206 48 17.16 216 186 6 2-22 31

Statistical record last updated 17th February, 2019
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Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Twickenham (2015) 11 11 0 254 71 23.09 9 37 0 0/37 -
Horton House (2014) 21 21 5 978 161* 61.13 19.1 80 3 1/0 26.67