Jack ruled out of Ashes

Somerset spinner Jack Leach has been ruled of the LV= Insurance Men’s Ashes series with a low back (lumbar) stress fracture.

The 31-year-old slow-left-armer developed low back symptoms during England’s LV= Insurance Test victory over Ireland on Saturday.

A scan on Sunday in London has revealed a stress fracture, which will keep him out of the forthcoming Ashes Test series, which gets underway at Edgbaston on Friday 16 June.

England will announce a replacement for the Ashes series in due course.