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Ridley Jacobs
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Ridley Jacobs

West Indies|Wicketkeeper batter
Ridley Jacobs

INTL CAREER: 1996 - 2004

Full Name

Ridley Detamore Jacobs

Born

November 26, 1967, Swetes Village, Antigua

Age

53y 249d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test6511221257711828.31539147.803143002320712
ODI14711232186580*23.31266270.06091182716029
FC15725157751814938.75174044333
List A2221755131808525.6401625443
T20220453122.5031145.16004200
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test65------------
ODI147------------
FC157600----000
List A222000-----000
T2022304433/83/814.668.8010.00000
Ridley Detamore Jacobs
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Leeward Islands coach Ridley Jacobs talks to the media
Ridley Jacobs drives
Ridley Jacobs is bowled
Ridley Jacobs
Ridley Jacobs on his way to 70
Ridley Jacobs and Shivnarine Chanderpual with their respective runners