Ridley Jacobs      

Full name Ridley Detamore Jacobs

Born November 26, 1967, Swetes Village, Antigua

Current age 46 years 279 days

Major teams West Indies, Antigua, Leeward Islands

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Ridley Detamore Jacobs
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 65 112 21 2577 118 28.31 5391 47.80 3 14 300 23 207 12
ODIs 147 112 32 1865 80* 23.31 2662 70.06 0 9 118 27 160 29
First-class 157 251 57 7518 149 38.75 17 40 443 33
List A 222 175 51 3180 85 25.64 0 16 254 43
Twenty20 2 2 0 45 31 22.50 31 145.16 0 0 4 2 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 147 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 157 6 0 0 - - - 0.00 - 0 0 0
List A 222 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 2 2 30 44 3 3/8 3/8 14.66 8.80 10.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Nov 26-30, 1998 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Birmingham, Jul 29-Aug 1, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston, Mar 26, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v West Indies at Lord's, Jul 10, 2004 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1991/92
Last First-class Jamaica v Leeward Islands at St Elizabeth, Mar 18-22, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1991/92
Last List A New Zealand v West Indies at Lord's, Jul 10, 2004 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Antigua v St Lucia at Coolidge, Jul 19, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Antigua v Nevis at Coolidge, Jul 26, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/36, 14 Antigua v Nevis Coolidge 26 Jul 2006 T20
31, 3/8 Antigua v St Lucia Coolidge 19 Jul 2006 T20
Profile

Jacobs was West Indies' one success story of the late 1990s. A wicketkeeper and left-hand bat, he hailed from Swetes, the same Antiguan village as Curtly Ambrose, but had to wait until his 31st birthday for his Test debut, which came against South Africa in 1998-99. Jacobs's relish for fast bowling helped him top the batting averages on that unhappy tour, and three years later he notched his maiden Test century against the same opponents in Barbados, and scored two more after that - the second of which kept England's bowlers away from the West Indian tail as Brian Lara went about scoring his 400. Given a true pitch, Jacobs could be compelling viewing, unleashing booming strokes off either foot from a high backlift, but quality spin tended to tie him in knots. His batting, if inelegant, became more consistent and he was a valuable source of runs for West Indies. However, his glovework started to fail him and his form fell away dramatically in England in 2004. He was also troubled by knee trouble, returning home before the end of the tour and he retired from international cricket the following spring.
Simon Briggs April 2005

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Jul 24, 2004

Ridley Jacobs drives, England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, July 24, 2004

Ridley Jacobs drives

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Jul 1, 2004

Ridley Jacobs is bowled, England v West Indies, NatWest Series, Headingley, July 1, 2004

Ridley Jacobs is bowled

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Apr 1, 2004

Ridley Jacobs

Ridley Jacobs

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