Michael Leask: Scotland all-rounder signs for Somerset

Michael Leask
Michael Leask averages 11.62 with the bat from 12 Twenty20 internationals, but has taken 11 wickets at 14.54

Somerset have signed Scotland and former Northamptonshire off-spinning all-rounder Michael Leask.

Leask has played in 22 limited-overs internationals for Scotland and is part of their team for the upcoming World Twenty20 in India.

The 25-year-old played his only game for Northants in a tour match against New Zealand A in 2014.

"He's a good little cricketer - feisty and quite a strong character," director of cricket Matthew Maynard said.

"It will be interesting to see if he can put pressure on the first-team bowlers this year, because I primarily see this year as a learning curve for him in the second XI, but the opportunity is there."