Full name Desmond Michael Lewis
Born February 21, 1946, Kingston, Jamaica
Current age 71 years 152 days
Major teams West Indies, Jamaica
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|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|
|First-class span||1970 - 1975/76|
|List A span||1972/73 - 1975/76|
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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