Yorkshire Vikings’ Jack Leaning pulled off a stunning catch during England’s domestic T20 competition against Lancashire. Leaning’s incredible one-handed blinder surprised everyone when the cricketer sent Lancashire’s Arron Lilley back to the pavilion. Leaning was fielding at the cover boundary when a hard hit from Lilley off pacer Liam Plunkett went up in the air. It looked like a six but Leaning launched himself and plucked an incredible grasp.
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Former England captain Nasser Hussain, who was doing commentary during the match, termed the catch as “amazing”.
“He ran in, he made a difficult catch impossible and then he grabbed it,” he said.
“We’ve seen some great catches – this will take some beating,” he added.
Former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan claimed career-best T20 figures of 6 for 19 to guide Yorkshire to a 19-run win over Lancashire.
The 23-year-old Leaning had made his first class debut in 2013 against Surrey. He has played 47 first-class matches so far and scored 2087 runs at an average of 32.10.
Leaning has also played 40 List A matches, with 919 runs under his belt at an average of 31.68.