Full name Jacob Daniel Libby
Born January 3, 1993, Plymouth
Current age 25 years 138 days
Major teams Cardiff MCCU, Cornwall, Cornwall Under-13s, Cornwall Under-14s, Cornwall Under-15s, Cornwall Under-17s, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff, Apr 1-3, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Nottinghamshire v Lancashire at Nottingham, May 11-13, 2018 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|34, 46||Notts||v Lancashire||Nottingham||11 May 2018||FC|
|0, 54||Notts||v Hampshire||Nottingham||4 May 2018||FC|
|9||Notts||v Worcs||Worcester||27 Apr 2018||FC|
|6, 38||Notts||v Yorkshire||Leeds||20 Apr 2018||FC|
|15, 4||Notts||v Lancashire||Manchester||13 Apr 2018||FC|
|0, 0/7||Notts||v Sussex||Hove||25 Sep 2017||FC|
|13, 42||Notts||v Northants||Northampton||19 Sep 2017||FC|
|34, 44, 0/5||Notts||v Worcs||Nottingham||5 Sep 2017||FC|
|14, 2||Notts||v Northants||Nottingham||28 Aug 2017||FC|
|0, 26, 0/14||Notts 2nd XI||v Derby 2nd XI||Swarkestone||14 Aug 2017||Other|
Jake Libby impressed good judges with a carefully-assembled hundred on Championship debut against Sussex at Trent Bridge in a largely inconsequential match at the end of the 2014 season at Trent Bridge. Libby came the first person for 68 years to make a century on debut for Nottinghamshire and revealed an unflappable temperament and decent technique against a Sussex attack including Chris Jordan and Steve Magoffin.
Libby, who graduated in Sport and Exercise Science from Cardiff Met earlier in the summer, had made a first-class debut for Cardiff MCCU against Glamorgan in a prelude to the professional season in early April and, a native of Devon, later played for nearby Cornwall before attracting Notts' interest.
Hopes of advancement in 2015 were curtailed when he ruptured a cruciate ligament in the close season playing for Latrobe in Tasmania, and did not make a Championship return until September. This time there was no achievement to cherish, merely a second-ball duck. His recovery in 2016 took in a loan spell at Northants where he made a hundred against Derbyshire, and a September hundred back at Notts against Durham, but runs were in short supply the following season despite ample opportunities as Notts' opening-batting problems seemed as embedded as ever.