Monday 16 July 2012 

Callington's Jake Libby Wins Gunn & Moore Cricket World Batting Award

Callington's Jake Libby Wins Gunn & Moore Cricket World Batting Award
Callington's Jake Libby Wins Gunn & Moore Cricket World Batting Award
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Teenager Jake Libby has won the Gunn & Moore Cricket World batting performance award for June. The 19-year-old from Pensilva in Cornwall hit 452 runs at an average of 90.4 across six matches in June for his club Callington.
 
He began the month in fine fashion, hitting two centuries over the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend (117 against St Austell and 145 against Grampound Road), and followed that up with an innings of 117 not out against St Just the following Saturday.
 
Libby - who has just finished his first year at Cardiff Metropolitan University - is a right-handed opening batsman who looks to occupy the crease, and has risen through the Cornwall Cricket Board youth ranks, representing the county’s age-group teams since under-11 level despite being born in neighbouring Devon. He has also been included in the West of England squad at various age levels and made his debut for Cornwall’s first-team in the Minor Counties Championship last season.
 
Others who made the shortlist for this month’s award include Welbeck Colliery opener Martin Dobson, who made 332 runs from five matches; Herefordshire and Brockhampton batsmen Chris Boroughs, who hit 190 against Leamington on 2nd June; and Exmouth number three David Lye, who hit 266 runs from just four matches.
 
Current and ex-professional cricketers are not eligible for the award, although there are many who put in notable performances across the 26 ECB Premier Leagues. They include former New Zealand international Jamie How (218 runs from five matches for Kendal); Derbyshire batsman Alex Hughes (256 runs and seven wickets for Swarkestone); Northamptonshire and Wellingborough Town all-rounder Christian Davis (191 runs and 10 wickets); former Glamorgan all-rounder Richard Grant (216 runs and nine wickets for Ynysygerwn); and South African all-rounder Brett Pelser, who did the double of 200 runs and 10 wickets for Leyland.

NOTES

The GM Cricket World ECB Premier League batting performance awards

CricketWorld.com and the world renowned cricket manufacturer Gunn & Moore have teamed up to provide a monthly award for the leading batsman in the ECB Premier League.
 
The winner each month will receive a Gunn and Moore Original LE bat of their choice (see GM™'s unique Bat Selector) and all winners will get an invitation to visit the famous Gunn & Moore factory in Nottingham after the season.
 
The winner will be chosen each month by the Editorial panel and their decision will be based on either an individual performance or a succession of individual performances during that month. The Editorial panel is aware that there are a number of ex-professional and current pro-cricketers in the ECB Premier Leagues and their decisions on the winners are weighted towards the 'non-professional' club cricketers' performances and their decisions are final.
 
For the last 3 years, CricketWorld.com has published online, weekly results and performances of all ECB Premier Leagues, in the UK, throughout the season and also compile their unique Club Cricket MVP (Most Valuable Player) ratings as well.

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