Wednesday, November 13th, 2019


worcestershire ccc have further strengthened their squad in signing nottinghamshire ccc batsman jake libby.

the 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a three year contract at New Road until the end of the 2022 season.

libby impressed his new county when scoring 100 not out in the day-night championship match against worcestershire at trent bridge in june 2018 following on from 88 in the first innings.

the plymouth born player struck a century on his nottinghamshire first class debut against sussex at trent bridge in late 2014 against an attack containing steve magoffin and chris jordan.

he was the first nottinghamshire player to achieve that feat for 68 years.

he has scored five first class hundreds and totalled 2,574 runs from 55 games at 28.60 including all 14 championship fixtures in 2018.

libby figured prominently for notts outlaws in white ball cricket last summer, playing seven royal london one-day cup and nine vitality blast matches.

worcestershire cricket steering group chairman, paul pridgeon hopes libby’s signing will act as a spur to some of the promising young players at the club.

he said: “we are delighted to have acquired jake’s services. he spoke to other counties but made it clear he was keen to come here.

“jake will strengthen us in terms of championship and white ball cricket.

“at 26, hopefully he has his best years ahead of him and he is hungry to make a big impression.