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|Full name||Ridley Detamore Jacobs|
26 November 1967|
Swetes Village, Antigua and Barbuda
|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|
Source: Cricket Archive, 22 October 2016
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. 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. 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.
|Test centuries of Ridley Jacobs|
|||113*||29||South Africa||Bridgetown, Barbados||Kensington Oval||29 March 2001||Drawn|
|||118||39||India||St. John's, Antigua||Antigua Recreation Ground||10 May 2002||Drawn|
|||107*||61||England||St. John's, Antigua||Antigua Recreation Ground||10 April 2004||Drawn|
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Man of the Match awards
|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.|
|2||Zimbabwe||Kallang Ground, Singapore||2 September 1999||WK 4 ct. ; 47 (48 balls, 3x4, 3x6)||West Indies won by 6 wickets.|
- "1999 ICC World Cup - 18th Match - New Zealand v West Indies - Southampton". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "1999-2000 Coca-Cola Singapore Challenge - 1st Match - West Indies v Zimbabwe - Singapore". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
| West Indies Test cricket captains