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Jeffrey Stollmeyer
Personal information
Born (1921-03-11)11 March 1921
Santa Cruz, Trinidad
Died 10 September 1989(1989-09-10) (aged 68)
Melbourne, Florida, United States
Batting style Right-handed batsman (RHB)
Bowling style Legbreak googly
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 32 117
Runs scored 2159 7942
Batting average 42.33 44.61
100s/50s 4/12 14/38
Top score 160 324
Balls bowled 990 4413
Wickets 13 55
Bowling average 39.00 45.12
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 3/32 3/32
Catches/stumpings 20/0 92/0
Source: [1]

Jeffrey Baxter Stollmeyer (11 March 1921 – 10 September 1989) was a Trinidad and Tobago cricketer. He played 32 Tests for the West Indies, captaining 13 of these. He was also a senator.[1]

Cricket career[edit]

Stollmeyer was born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad. He played in his first Test at the age of eighteen and made a 59 in his debut innings at Lord's. Stollmeyer gained the captaincy 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.

Later life[edit]

After his playing career, 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 Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. In 1979 he was awarded Trinidad and Tobago's Chaconia Medal (Gold).

In June 1988 Stollmeyer was celebrated on the $2.50 Trinidad and Tobago stamp alongside the Barbados Cricket Buckle.

Stollmeyer died in a hospital in Melbourne, Florida, after suffering wounds from home invaders in his home in Port-of-Spain.

His nephew, John, is a former footballer who played 31 games for the United States.[2]


  • Stollmeyer's 1983 autobiography is entitled Everything Under the Sun.
  • Jeff Stollmeyer's older brother Vic also played Test cricket for the West Indies.
  • Jeff Stollmeyer's older brother Hugh Stollmeyer was one of Trinidad's great painters. His work was very influential towards the Caribbean art movement.


  1. ^ Jeffrey Stollmeyer at Cricinfo
  2. ^ William Gildea (7 June 1990). "U.S. Cup Trio Goes Right to the Top for Help". The Washington Post. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
John Goddard
West Indies Test cricket captains
1951/2 - 1954/5
Succeeded by
Denis Atkinson

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Sunday Leader

Sunday Leader
Sat, 09 Jan 2016 11:23:04 -0800

The mighty Windies were on tour of England led by Jeff Stollmeyer and Norman Yardley was England's captain. As schoolboys we gathered round the family's five-valve Echo radio and tuned into the hardly discernible BBC commentary wafting to us from far ...


Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:00:47 -0700

"Jeff Stollmeyer told me it had them," he laughed, "and since he owned half of it, I thought he should know." This tale was brought to mind recently when I managed to get hold of a difficult-to-find book, Stollmeyer's diary of the 1948-49 West Indian ...


Sun, 16 Aug 2015 03:24:17 -0700

It has become a habitual question that continues to defy an acceptable answer. The West Indies Cricket Board has twice commissioned reports to recommend changes to its governance. Each time it ignored their main points. In the meantime, the game in the ...

Stabroek News

Stabroek News
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 02:08:58 -0700

In 2006, Chris Doyle, the author of the Guide, accompanied by Donald Stollmeyer, son of the famous West Indies cricket captain Jeff Stollmeyer, and owner of a major boatyard in Trinidad and Tobago and renowned yachtsman Simon Wall, were encouraged ...

Cricket Country

Cricket Country
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:30:55 -0800

However, a week before the Test, Banerjee had a special outing, at Allahabad, for East Zone against the touring West Indians. With 7 for 67 he blew the tourists away for 184; his wickets included George Carew, Jeff Stollmeyer, Clyde Walcott, John ...

Cricket Country

Cricket Country
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:00:42 -0700

Special mentions: Though Jeff Stollmeyer was murdered, it was more of the outcome of burglary than anything else. Bob Woolmer and Tertius Bosch have almost certainly been murdered, but no concrete evidence has yet been found of the same.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 17 May 2015 07:37:30 -0700

Prior to his Test debut, Banerjee had produced a sensational spell at Allahabad in scripting East Zone's 10-wicket victory over the West Indians, who were asked to follow on after his 7 for 67, his wickets included George Carew, Jeff Stollmeyer, Clyde ...

Cricket Web

Cricket Web
Mon, 09 Feb 2009 01:56:15 -0800

Jeff Stollmeyer is not a well known figure in the history of West Indies cricket. A white man from a privileged Trinidad cocoa planting family, he never had to face the challenges experienced by the black and Asian cricketers he played with. Yet he was ...

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