Desmond Lewis      

Full name Desmond Michael Lewis

Born February 21, 1946, Kingston, Jamaica

Current age 68 years 141 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 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 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 1970-1976
List A span 1972-1976
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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