Jackie Hendriks

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Jackie Hendriks
Personal information
Full nameJohn Leslie Hendriks
Born (1933-12-21) 21 December 1933 (age 86)
Kingston, Jamaica
BowlingRight-arm Leg spin, Off spin
International information
National side
Test debut16 February 1962 v India
Last Test12 June 1969 v England
Domestic team information
1953–54 to 1966–67Jamaica
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA
Matches 20 83 3
Runs scored 447 1,568
Batting average 18.62 17.42
100s/50s 0/2 0/9
Top score 64 82
Balls bowled 0 52
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 0/0
Catches/stumpings 42/5 140/50 0/2
Source: CricketArchive, 24 January 2009

John Leslie "Jackie" Hendriks (born 21 December 1933, in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica) played as a Test wicket-keeper in the West Indies cricket team from 1962 to 1969.

Hendriks was educated at Wolmer’s Boys' School in Kingston. He played first-class cricket for Jamaica from 1954 to 1967, and captained the team towards the end of his career.[1]

During Australia's tour of the West Indies in 1964–65, he was hit on the head by a delivery from Graham McKenzie, which he needed brain surgery for.[2] After his career as a well-respected player (as a batsman as well as keeping) he moved to cricket managing.[2] In 1984 and 1988 he managed tours to England, and during the 1990s he became a top International Cricket Council referee.

In June 1988 Hendriks was celebrated on the 25c Jamaican stamp alongside the Barbados Cricket Buckle. In July 2010, when he was included in Cricinfo's all-time West Indies XI, it was noted that he earned his place in the team because of his wicket-keeping ability rather than his run-scoring.[3]


  1. ^ Myers, Garfield (30 July 2016). "The Jackie Hendriks story". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "A limpet at the crease". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Eighties stars dominate West Indies all-time XI". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 30 August 2011.

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