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Leo Carter

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Leo Carter
Born10/12/1994
Country New Zealand
Player Status Placed - New Brighton CC (Liverpool & District Cricket Competition)
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) 

 

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 65 domestic matches for Canterbury and has notched up 1,587 runs at 21.74 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 returned with a vengeance in 2018/19, hitting 279 runs at 39.85. 

The talented batsman, who bowls useful off-spin, is now set to return to Northern shores in 2019 having recently signed with Liverpool Competition's New Brighton, following prior UK stints with Horton House (2014) and Twickenham (2015).

For Horton House in the Northants League, Leo struckg 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.

 

Last Updated

22/04/2019

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 25 46 1 1244 101 27.64 - - - - -
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 19th July, 2019
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Experience

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