Desmond Lewis      

Full name Desmond Michael Lewis

Born February 21, 1946, Kingston, Jamaica

Died March 24, 2018, Atlanta, USA (aged 72 years 31 days)

Major teams West Indies, Jamaica

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 3 5 2 259 88 86.33 0 3 0 8 0
First-class 36 56 5 1623 96 31.82 0 12 67 11
List A 2 2 0 81 53 40.50 0 1 4 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v India at Georgetown, Mar 19-24, 1971 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Apr 13-19, 1971 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1970 - 1975/76
List A span 1972/73 - 1975/76
Profile

A tidy if unspectacular wicketkeeper and sound opening batsman, Desmond Lewis made his Test debut within eight months of his first-class bow for Jamaica, largely thanks to 96 and 67* against the touring Indians. He scored 81 not out in his first game - the third Test at Georgetown - and opening with Roy Fredericks at Bridgetown in the fourth Test made 88. In the final Test at Port-of-Spain he chipped in with 72. But despite averaging 86.33 in the three matches he was discarded in favour of Michael Findlay for the 1971-72 tour of New Zealand - Findlay himself was soon replaced by the returning Deryck Murray. He continued to score consistently for Jamaica until 1975-75.
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