List of West Indies Test wicket-keepers

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The wicket-keeper in the sport of cricket is the player on the fielding side who stands behind the wicket or stumps being guarded by the batsman currently on strike. The wicket-keeper is the only member of the fielding side permitted to wear gloves and external leg guards.[1] The West Indies cricket team, who were granted Test status in 1928,[2] have fielded numerous wicket-keepers. A chronological list of West Indian Test wicket-keepers is shown here.[nb 1]

The following specialist keepers have filled the role for the West Indies in Test cricket since 1928, with Jeff Dujon's 272 dismissals from 81 Test matches making him the most prolific. Denesh Ramdin is the incumbent keeper. From Deryck Murray in 1963 onwards, most keepers have also kept wicket for the West Indies in at least one One-Day International.

No. Player Team Test career Tests Catches Stumpings Total
dismissals
1 Karl Nunes Jamaica 1928–1930[nb 2] 4 2 0 2[3]
2 Errol Hunte Trinidad and Tobago 1930 3 5 0 5[4]
3 Ivan Barrow Jamaica 1930–1939 11 17 5 22[5]
4 Cyril Christiani British Guiana 1935 4 6 1 7[6]
5 Derek Sealy Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago 1930–1939[nb 3] 11 6 1 7[7]
6 Clyde Walcott Barbados and British Guiana 1947–1960[nb 4] 44 53 11 64[8]
7 Sammy Guillen Trinidad and Tobago and Canterbury[nb 5] 1951–1956 5 9 2 11[9]
8 Alfred Binns Jamaica 1953–1956 5 14 3 17[10]
9 Ralph Legall Trinidad and Tobago 1953 4 8 1 9[11]
10 Clifford McWatt British Guiana 1954–1955 6 8 1 9[12]
11 Clairmonte Depeiaza Barbados 1955–1956 5 7 4 11[13]
12 Rohan Kanhai Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Western Australia, Tasmania, Warwickshire 1957–1974[nb 6] 79 50 0 50[14]
13 Gerry Alexander Jamaica 1957–1961 25 85 5 90[15]
14 Jackie Hendriks Jamaica 1962–1969 20 42 5 47[16]
15 Ivor Mendonca Guyana 1962 2 8 2 10[17]
16 David Allan Barbados 1962–1966 5 15 3 18[18]
17 Deryck Murray Trinidad, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire 1963–1980 62 181 8 189[19][nb 7]
18 Mike Findlay Windward Islands 1969–1973 10 19 2 21[20]
19 Desmond Lewis Jamaica 1971 19 8 0 8[21]
20 David Murray Barbados 1978–1982 19 57 5 62[22][nb 7]
21 Jeff Dujon Jamaica 1981–1991[nb 8] 81 267 5 272[23][nb 7]
22 Thelston Payne Barbados 1986 1 5 0 5[24][nb 7]
23 David Williams Trinidad and Tobago 1992–1998 11 40 2 42[25][nb 7]
24 Junior Murray Windward Islands 1993–2002 33 99 3 102[26][nb 7]
25 Courtney Browne Barbados 1995–2005 20 79 2 81[27][nb 7]
26 Ridley Jacobs Antigua and Leeward Islands 1998–2004 65 207 12 219[28][nb 7]
27 Carlton Baugh Jamaica 2003–2004 5 4 1 5[29][nb 7]
28 Denesh Ramdin Trinidad and Tobago 2005–present 71 202 11 204[30][nb 7]
29 Chadwick Walton Combined Campuses and Colleges 2009 2 10 0 10[31][nb 7]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Note that, on occasions, another player may have stepped in to relieve the primary wicket-keeper due to injury or illness. Unless the relief player was himself a recognised Test wicket-keeper, he is not included here. Note also that, due to selection policy or fielding tactics, a named player might not have been keeping wicket when taking a particular catch, but these catches are nevertheless included in the career totals given.
  2. ^ Note that Nunes kept wicket only in his first three Tests, in 1928.
  3. ^ Note that Sealy kept wicket only in his last two Tests, in 1939.
  4. ^ Note that Walcott kept wicket only in his first 15 Tests, from 1947 to 1951.
  5. ^ Note, Guillen was one of 14 Test players to play Test cricket for two nations, in this case the West Indies and New Zealand. The statistics here show only his career for the West Indies, for his career in its entirety see CricInfo
  6. ^ Note that Kanhai kept wicket only in his first three Tests, in 1957.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Note, this player also kept in at least one One Day International game for the West Indies
  8. ^ Note that Dujon did not keep wicket in two Tests in which he played solely as a batsman.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Law 40 The Wicket Keeper". Lords Home of Cricket. 
  2. ^ Goble, Ray; Sandiford, Keith. 75 Years of West Indies Cricket,1928-2003. Hansib Publishing (Caribbean) Ltd. ISBN 1-870518-78-0. 
  3. ^ "Karl Nunes". CricInfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Errol Hunte". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ivan Barrow". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cyril Christiani". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Derek Sealy". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Clyde Walcott". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Sam Guillen". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Alfred Binns". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Ralph Legall". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  12. ^ "Clifford McWatt". cricketarchive. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  13. ^ "Clairmonte Depeiaza". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "Rohan Kanhai". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  15. ^ "Gerry Alexander". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  16. ^ "Jackie Hendriks". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  17. ^ "Ivor Mendonca". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  18. ^ "David Allan". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  19. ^ "Deryck Murray". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  20. ^ "Mike Findlay". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  21. ^ "Desmond Lewis". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  22. ^ "David Murray". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  23. ^ "Jeff Dujon". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  24. ^ "Thelston Payne". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  25. ^ "David Williams". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  26. ^ "Junior Murray". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  27. ^ "Courtney Browne". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  28. ^ "Ridley Jacobs". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  29. ^ "Carlton Baugh". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  30. ^ "Denesh Ramdin". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  31. ^ "Chadwick Walton". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 

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