Jeffrey Stollmeyer

Jeffrey Stollmeyer was born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad. He played in his first Test at the age of eighteen on the 1939 tour to England mading 59 in his debut innings at Lord's. Stollmeyer was tall and elegant with a wide range of strokes marked especially by the drive, he made his major impact on the international scene with his solid left-hand opening partner, Allan Rae. In 1948-49 he and Allan Rae established West Indies' first reliable opening partnership, putting on 239 against India at Madras. 

Stollmeyer's 160 was the highest of his four Test centuries.  As vice-captain of the team in England in 1950, he played a significant role in its success, averaging 50.83.  Jeffrey Stollmeyer gained the captaincy in the final Test scoring a magnificant century during the 1951/2 tour of Australia after John Goddard stood down in that series. He retained the captaincy during the West Indies' next three series, all of which were played at home home against India in 1952-53, England in 1953-54 and Australia in 1954-55;.

However his captaincy was for from brilliant, this promted the selectors to bring back Goddard at the age of 38 to lead the 1957 team to England, Stollmeyer, disappointed, chose to retire from first-class cricket. He had scored 2,159 runs in his Test career at an average of 42.33

After his playing career, Jeffrey Stollmeyer had a long and distinguished career in cricket administration. He served as President of the West Indies Board of Control from 1974 until 1981, a tenure distinguished by his opposition to Packer's World Series Cricket and the changes brought by World series cricket.

Stollmeyer who was a considerable influence in West Indies cricket, both on and off the field, died in a Florida hospital on September 10, 1989, at the aged of 68, as a result of being shot five times and beaten about the head by intruders to his Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, home.

Jeffrey Stollmeyer Test Cricket Statistics

Full Name Jeffrey Baxter Stollmeyer

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Date of Birth

March 11, 1921, Santa Cruz, Trinidad
Died September 10, 1989, Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

Test Debut

England v West Indies at Lord's - Jun 24-27, 1939  

Last Test Match

West Indies v Australia at Georgetown - Apr 26-29, 1955 

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

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