Picture of Ridley Jacobs

Ridley Jacobs

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Played for:
West Indies, West Indies Under-19
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-Test,ODI | -
Home country:
West Indies
November 26, 1967, Swetes Village, Antigua


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.

Fast Facts

  • Ridley Jacobs scored his third and last century batting alongside Brian Lara when he went on to score the record-breaking 400 not out against England.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 65 112 2577 21 28.31 47.80 3 14 118
ODI 147 112 1865 32 23.31 70.06 0 9 80*
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 207 12 2
ODI 160 29 2
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 2 2 0 0 0 100
ODI 4 2 1 0 1 50


West Indies Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Nov 26, 1998
Last played:
West Indies Vs England at Edgbaston, Birmingham - Jul 29, 2004
West Indies Vs New Zealand at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - Mar 26, 1996
Last played:
West Indies Vs New Zealand at Lord's, London - Jul 10, 2004