Full Name Ridley Jacobs
Born November 26, 1967
Swetes Village, Antigua
Age 51 Years, 8 Months, 24 Days
National Side West Indies
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling -
Batting Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA
Bowling Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA
Teams Played West Indies, Antigua and Barbuda, Leeward Islands, West Indies A, West Indies Inv XI, West Indies Under-19
Man of the Match Test - 1, ODI - 2, World Cup - 1,
Career Span [Test, 1998 - 2004], [ODI, 1996 - 2004], [World Cup, 1999 - 2003],

The Mr. Dependable of the Caribbean, Ridley Jacobs at times seemed to be a little uncoordinated behind the stumps but was regarded as a competent wicket-keeper. The short and podgy glovie may not have been a very fluent stroke maker but could easily use the power in his broad shoulders and hit a few lusty blows. Jacobs had to wait until he turned 31 of a Test debut against South Africa in 1998-99.

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Ridley Jacobs Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 65 112 21 2577 118 v IND 3 14 300 23 28.31 47.80 207 12
ODI 147 112 32 1865 80* v NZ 0 9 118 27 23.31 70.06 160 29
World Cup 11 8 4 270 80* v NZ 0 3 21 4 67.50 54.00 21 1

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ridley Jacobs Profile

The Mr. Dependable of the Caribbean, Ridley Jacobs at times seemed to be a little uncoordinated behind the stumps but was regarded as a competent wicket-keeper. The short and podgy glovie may not have been a very fluent stroke maker but could easily use the power in his broad shoulders and hit a few lusty blows. Jacobs had to wait until he turned 31 of a Test debut against South Africa in 1998-99.

He developed a liking towards fast bowling and scored his first century against a fiery Proteas bowling line up, including the likes of Donald, Pollock and Ntini. His ability to occupy the crease for long periods proved essential, at a time with West Indies cricket on the decline.

By mid 2004 Jacobs’ performance behind the wickets fell drastically which eventually caused a decline in his overall form. As a result he was dropped from the Test side, after which he permanently retired from international cricket.

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