Jake Gibson

  • D.O.B.: 07/08/1997
  • Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: New Zealander
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batter and Right-arm Fast/Medium
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket New Zealand Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Recent teams: Otago Volts (NZ Domestic), Green Island CC (Otago Premier League)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Jake Gibson is a talented Seam-bowling All-Rounder, originally from Te Awamutu but now based in Dunedin. A nippy Right-arm Fast/Medium seamer, Jake is also a very capable Right-handed Top/Middle Order Batsman who has been used to great effect opening up in the T20 format by Otago. After coming through the Northern Districts pathways system from U19 through to the Senior Men’s squad, Jake headed south to get out of his comfort zone and try his hand with the Otago Volts.

Having represented the Waikato Valley Reps after coming out of age group Cricket, Jake persisted pursuing the Pro Cricket dream and eventually made his One-Day debut for Northern Districts in the 2019-20 Ford Trophy, bagging 5-31. Limited to a handful of games, the opportunity to link with Otago was a no-brainer and he’s since gone on to represent his adopted State across all 3 formats.

Jake was selected to represent the New Zealand XI against England and India in summer 2019-20, bagging the wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha and Sam Billings.

Summer 2022-23 was a breakout for Jake with his new role at the top of the order in T20 cricket, finishing as the 5th highest scorer in the Super Smash with 266 runs @ 33.25 at an impressive strike rate of 148.60

Jake has previously visited the UK, with back-to-back seasons for Almondbury Wesleyans CC in the Huddersfield League in 2016 & 2017. A valuable cricket experience that he found helped to take his game to a new level, he is eager to return, this time as a fully fledged professional.

Seeking a return to the UK next summer, Jake will be an excellent signing for any club seeking a sharp, new-ball bowler that is a very capable top/middle order batsman with a proven track record of scoring runs at both the Professional and Premier League level. Jake will be travelling with his partner.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Otago A 2021-22 3 5 171
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
55 57.00 6 20.33 4-40
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Green Island CC 2021-22 2 2 129
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
97 64.50 3 19.33 2-49
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Te Awamutu CC 2020-21 15 8 348
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
106 49.71 23 12.57 3-19