Leo Carter

Leo Carter (born 10 December 1994) is a New Zealand cricketer.[1] He was part of New Zealand's squad for the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Canterbury for the 2018–19 season.[2] On 5 January 2020, in the 2019–20 Super Smash match between Canterbury and Northern Districts, Carter hit six sixes in one over off the bowling of Anton Devcich.[3] He was the fourth batsman to do this in a Twenty20 match, and the first by a New Zealand cricketer.[4]

Leo Carter
Personal information
Born (1994-12-10) 10 December 1994 (age 26)
Wellington, New Zealand
Source: ESPNcricinfo

In February 2020, in the match against Wellington in the 2019–20 Plunket Shield season, Carter scored his maiden double century in first-class cricket, finishing with an unbeaten 226.[5] In June 2020, he was offered a contract by Canterbury ahead of the 2020–21 domestic cricket season,[6][7] and in November 2020, he was named as the captain of Canterbury ahead of their 2020–21 Ford Trophy campaign.[8]


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  6. "Daryl Mitchell, Jeet Raval and Finn Allen among major domestic movers in New Zealand". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
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  8. "Captain Carter". Canterbury Cricket. Retrieved 28 November 2020.