Personal Information

Full NameRidley Detamore Jacobs
BornNovember 26, 1967 Swetes Village, Antigua
Age56 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days
National SideWest Indies
Batting StyleLeft Handed



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedWest Indies, Antigua and Barbuda, Leeward Islands, West Indies A, West Indies Inv XI, West Indies Under-19, West Indian Legends
Career Span

Ridley Detamore Jacobs Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

65112212577118 v IND3143002328.3147.8020712
14711232186580* v NZ091182723.3170.0616029
World Cup
118427080* v NZ0321467.5054.00211

Bowling Performance


Ridley Detamore 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.