Ridley Jacobs

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Ridley Jacobs
Personal information
Full name Ridley Detamore Jacobs
Born (1967-11-26) 26 November 1967 (age 50)
Swetes Village, Antigua and Barbuda
Batting Left-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 222) 26 November 1998 v South Africa
Last Test 29 July 2004 v England
ODI debut (cap 76) 26 March 1996 v New Zealand
Last ODI 10 July 2004 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 7
Domestic team information
1991–2005 Leeward Islands
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 65 147 157 222
Runs scored 2,577 1,865 7,518 3,180
Batting average 28.31 23.31 38.75 25.64
100s/50s 3/14 0/9 17/40 0/16
Top score 118 80* 149 85
Balls bowled 0 0 6 0
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 0/0
Catches/stumpings 207/12 160/29 443/33 254/43
Source: Cricket Archive, 22 October 2016

Ridley Detamore Jacobs (26 November 1967, Swetes, Antigua), is a former Antiguan cricketer, who played as a left-handed batsman for the West Indian cricket team in the 1990s and 2000s.

International career[edit]

He made his Test match debut on his 31st birthday, playing in 65 Tests in six years. In this time he took over 200 catches behind the stumps, making him only the second West Indies keeper to achieve the feat (after Jeff Dujon). In 2015, this was the 12th highest number of Test dismissals by a wicket keeper.[1] He also played 147 ODIs. However, he was gradually pushed out of the team during 2004 and 2005, with Courtney Browne and Carlton Baugh, Jr. challenging for his position.

In 2015, Jacobs also jointly holds the world record for taking seven catches in a Test innings, which he achieved against Australia in Melbourne in 2000.[2] He shares the feat with Wasim Bari, Bob Taylor and Ian Smith. He also featured in an outstanding partnership in the record breaking innings of Brian Lara against England in which Jacobs made a hundred and Lara made 400 not out.

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Test centuries of Ridley Jacobs
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 113* 29  South Africa Barbados Bridgetown, Barbados Kensington Oval 29 March 2001 Drawn
[2] 118 39  India Antigua and Barbuda St. John's, Antigua Antigua Recreation Ground 10 May 2002 Drawn
[3] 107* 61  England Antigua and Barbuda St. John's, Antigua Antigua Recreation Ground 10 April 2004 Drawn

International awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 New Zealand County Ground, Southampton 24 May 1999 WK 5 ct. ; 80* (131 balls, 8x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 7 wickets.[3]
2 Zimbabwe Kallang Ground, Singapore 2 September 1999 WK 4 ct. ; 47 (48 balls, 3x4, 3x6)  West Indies won by 6 wickets.[4]


Preceded by
Carl Hooper
West Indies Test cricket captains
Succeeded by
Brian Lara