Will Jacks is a cricketer who plays for Surrey CCC and who has represented theEnglish Cricket Team at youth level. Jacks is a powerful, cleaning hitting Batsman whose effective Off-spin means that he can be considered a genuine All-rounder
Jacks has been involved with Surrey County Cricket Club since he was 9 years old and has gone on to represent the Surrey Under-13s, Surrey Under-14s, Surrey Under-15s and Surrey Under-17s.
Early Career 2015-2017
Jacks made his Second XI debut against Hampshire in 2015 and has played regularly for them and the Surrey Academy Team ever since. In 2017 his promising performances for the 2nd XI lead to him being named in several 1st team squads despite which he would have to wait for a first class debut. In 2017 he was named the Surrey Academy Player of The Year.
On August 2, 2018 Jacks scored his maiden century for England U-19 in a youth Test match against India. Jacks 2nd fifty of that innings came from just 19balls. His performances over the summer of 2017 both for Surrey and England Youth Teams lead to him being called up for the Young Lions squad to tour South Africa in the winter of 2017. Jacks impressed in that series which also involved playing matches against Namibia and he finished scoring 2 half centuries batting at number 4. His strong form lead to him being added to that winters U-19 World Cup squad as vice-captain.
In October 2017, Jacks was handed his first professional contract and promoted to the first team squad.
U-19 World Cup
Jacks prepared for the tournament by stroking 100 from 91 balls against the Irish in a warm up match, a game that also saw him take a wicket and claim 2 catches
In the first game of the tournament proper, Jacks was named man of the match. Firstly he helped restrict Namibia to 196 from their 50 overs. His 10 overs of Off-spin costing just 30 runs and including a wicket. He then smashed 73 from 44balls to ensure England wrapped up a comfortable 8 wicket victory
Jacks would take 3 wickets in the Quarter Final against Australia, a performance that at the half way point looked to have secured England a Semi-Final place. However a strong Australian response ended Jacks hopes of helping England to a World Cup win
England ultimately finished 7th after a play-off against host nation New Zealand a game in which Jacks was named captain.
Jacks toured with the Surrey CCC first team to Dubai in preparation for the 2018 County cricket season and also appeared for the county in their warm up match against a Cambridge University side.