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Full Name  Ridley Detamore Jacobs
Born  (1967-11-26) 26 November 1967 (age 47)
Birth Place  Swetes Village, Antigua and Barbuda
Role  Wicket-keeper
Name  Ridley Jacobs
National team  West Indies
Batting style  Left-handed

Ridley Jacobs 70 vs England 2004 2nd test

Ridley Jacobs (Cricketer)
Runs scored2,5771,8657,5183,180
Batting average28.3123.3138.7525.64
Top score11880*14985
Balls bowled0060
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings0
10 wickets in match0
Best bowling0/0

Ridley Detamore Jacobs , is a left-handed batsman who was a regular fixture in the West Indian cricket team in the 1990s and 2000s. He made his Test match debut 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). This is the 9th highest number of Test dismissals by a wicket keeper. 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.


Jacobs jointly holds the world record for taking seven catches in a test innings, which he achieved against Australia in Melbourne in 2000. 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.

Ridley Jacobs 96* vs Australia 2nd test Perth 2000/01


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