Full Name

Jacob Daniel Libby

Born

January 03, 1993, Plymouth

Age

28y 259d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Batter

TEAMS

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 became 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 had 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 played for 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.

By 2018, Notts were in transition, but the signing of a trip of batsmen - Ben Slater, Ben Duckett and Joe Clarke - suggested that Libby would have to advance his game to be seen as an automatic starter. He did break into Notts' T20 side, however, relishing the chance to prove he could quicken his game.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC7412810409618434.71927644.1510174519280
List A141203567629.6639889.440317510
T2042367100278*34.55798125.56058311120
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC743177847172/452/4567.283.63111.10000
List A14248260---3.25-000
T20426547711/111/1177.008.5554.00000

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
WORCS vs Middlesex13 & 6--12-Sep-2021Lord'sFC
WORCS vs Kent2 & 23--05-Sep-2021CanterburyFC
WORCS vs Sussex28 & 125*--30-Aug-2021WorcesterFC
Worcs 2nd XI vs Warwcks 2nd7 & 1321/1523-Aug-2021WorcesterOTHER
WORCS vs Durham760/1210-Aug-2021WorcesterList A

Photos


Jake Libby shapes to strike
Jake Libby brings up his century for Worcestershire at Chelmsford
Jake Libby is congratulated by Ed Barnard after bringing up his century
Jake Libby frees his arms
Jake Libby forces one through the covers
Jake Libby raises his bat on reaching a century