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Jeff Dujon : biography

28 May 1956 -

Peter Jeffrey ("Jeff") Leroy Dujon (born 28 May 1956) is a retired West Indian cricketer and current commentator.

He was the wicketkeeper for the West Indian cricket team of the 1980s, an athletic presence behind the stumps as well as a competent lower-order batsman.

Dujon made his first-class debut in 1974, going on to play 200 first-class matches for Jamaica and the West Indies in a career that lasted nineteen years. He scored nearly 10,000 runs at an average approaching 40 runs per innings, an impressive statistic when compared to other specialist wicket-keepers over time, as well as completing 447 catches and 22 stumpings.

Dujon was one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1989 and since retiring as a player in 1992, has worked as assistant coach to the West Indies national team and in development of young cricket players in his native Jamaica.

Career highlights

Tests

Test Debut: vs Australia, Melbourne, 1981–1982 Last Test: vs England, The Oval, 1991

  • Dujon's best Test score of 139 was made against Australia, Perth, 1984–1985

One-day internationals

ODI Debut: vs Australia, Adelaide, 1981–1982 Last ODI: vs India, Sharjah, 1991

  • Dujon's best ODI score of 82 not out was made against Australia, Melbourne, 1983–1984
  • He was captain for one ODI, a win

Teams

  • Jamaica
  • West Indian national team
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