Leo Carter2020-02-10T07:47:56+00:00

Leo Carter

Date of Birth 10/12/1994
Age 25
NationalityNew Zealander
Player Status Placed
Playing Role Batsman
Bowling Style Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style Left-hand
Entry Route British Passport
Major Teams New Zealand Cricket President’s XI, New Zealand U19s, Canterbury, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Surrey 2nd XI
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 1

Leo Carter 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 (at the point of writing).

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 open to a UK return in 2020, following successful stints with Horton House (2014), Twickenham (2015) and New Brighton (2019).

For Horton House in the Northants League, Leo struck 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).

Last summer, he returned to play in the strong Liverpool and District Competition (ECB Premier Division) and whilst he didn't set the league alight, he did produce several notable performances. He will be keen to avenge his New Brighton numbers in 2020, should he return.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
New Brighton (2019) 27 25 2 419 76* 18.22 21.0 120 4 2/21 30.00
Twickenham (2015) 13 13 0 323 71 24.85 15.0 79 0 0/37 -
Horton House (2014) 25 25 5 1155 161* 57.75 23.1 97 5 2/17 19.40
Date of Birth 10/12/1994
Age 25
NationalityNew Zealander
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBatsman
Player Status Placed ()
Bowling Style Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style Left-hand
Entry Route British Passport
Major Teams New Zealand Cricket President’s XI, New Zealand U19s, Canterbury, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Surrey 2nd XI
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 1

Leo Carter 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 (at the point of writing).

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 open to a UK return in 2020, following successful stints with Horton House (2014), Twickenham (2015) and New Brighton (2019).

For Horton House in the Northants League, Leo struck 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).

Last summer, he returned to play in the strong Liverpool and District Competition (ECB Premier Division) and whilst he didn't set the league alight, he did produce several notable performances. He will be keen to avenge his New Brighton numbers in 2020, should he return.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
New Brighton (2019) 27 25 2 419 76* 18.22 21.0 120 4 2/21 30.00
Twickenham (2015) 13 13 0 323 71 24.85 15.0 79 0 0/37 -
Horton House (2014) 25 25 5 1155 161* 57.75 23.1 97 5 2/17 19.40