Jake Libby appointed Worcestershire red-ball vice-captain

The opening batter has been installed as Joe Leach's deputy for at least the rest of the County Championship season


Championship Essentials: Worcestershire v Essex

Jake Libby has been installed as Worcestershire vice-captain for the remainder of their County Championship campaign.

Permanent skipper Joe Leach has asked for the 28-year-old to take on the role following an impressive start to life at New Road.

In eight first-class matches Libby, who arrived from Nottinghamshire in 2019, has scored 816 runs at 68 and has hit centuries in two of the opening three games of 2021.

Head coach Alex Gidman said: "I am genuinely pleased for him. Moving clubs is a tough decision for anyone to make, whether through a career decision or a life decision. 

"To make that decision is courageous in the first place, and he is getting his rewards.

"It’s a decision for this season, and we will see how it evolves.

"He has settled in very well, is a wise, wise young man, and we believe he is more than capable of doing that role if and when required."

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