Ridley Jacobs

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Ridley Jacobs
Personal information
Full nameRidley Detamore Jacobs
Born (1967-11-26) 26 November 1967 (age 53)
Swetes Village, Antigua and Barbuda
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  222)26 November 1998 v  South Africa
Last Test29 July 2004 v  England
ODI debut(cap  76)26 March 1996 v  New Zealand
Last ODI10 July 2004 v  New Zealand
ODI shirt no.7
Domestic team information
1991–2005 Leeward Islands
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Runs scored2,5771,8657,5183,180
Batting average 28.3123.3138.7525.64
Top score11880* 14985
Balls bowled0060
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 207/12160/29443/33254/43
Source: CricketArchive, 22 October 2016

Ridley Detamore Jacobs (26 November 1967), is a former Antiguan cricketer, who played as a left-handed batsman for the West Indian cricket team in the 1990s and 2000s. He was the first opening batsman to carry his bat in the history of Cricket World Cup and was the fourth batsman to do so in a One Day International. [1] [2]

International career

He made his Test match debut in 1998 on his 31st birthday, playing in 65 Tests in six years. In this time he took over 200 catches behind the stumps, making him only the second West Indies keeper to achieve the feat (after Jeff Dujon). [3] He also played 147 ODIs. However, he was gradually pushed out of the team during 2004 and 2005, with Courtney Browne and Carlton Baugh, Jr. challenging for his position.

He is widely known for playing a valuable knock as opener scoring unbeaten 49 off 142 balls against Australia at the 1999 Cricket World Cup and became the first ever batsman to carry his bat in a World Cup match, 20 years later at the 2019 Cricket World Cup Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne joined him in the elite list of carrying the bat in Cricket World Cups. [4] [2]

Jacobs also jointly holds the world record for taking seven catches in a Test innings, which he achieved against Australia in Melbourne in 2000. [5] He shares the feat with Wasim Bari, Bob Taylor and Ian Smith. He also featured in an outstanding partnership in the record breaking innings of Brian Lara against England in which Jacobs made a hundred and Lara made 400 not out.

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  1. "Records | One-Day Internationals | Batting records | Carrying bat through a completed innings | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  2. 1 2 "Karunaratne's record in Sri Lanka's World Cup low". ESPNcricinfo. 2019-06-01. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  3. "Records | Test matches | Wicketkeeping records | Most dismissals in career | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  4. "World Cup 2019: Dimuth Karunaratne becomes only the second player to carry his bat in a World Cup match". The Indian Express. 2019-06-01. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  5. "Records | Test matches | Wicketkeeping records | Most dismissals in an innings | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
Preceded by
Carl Hooper
West Indies Test cricket captains
Succeeded by
Brian Lara