Davy Jacobs

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David Johan Jacobs, known as Davy, born (1982-11-04) November 4, 1982 (age 31) in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, is a South African first-class cricketer for the Warriors, having previously played for the Eagles cricket team. A right-handed batsman, he has made over 3000 first class runs at an average above 40 and a highest score of 218. He is also an outstanding wicket-keeper. He is no relation to Warriors team-mate Arno Jacobs. Played for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club as a substitute overseas player while a professional with Carrickfergus CC in Northern Ireland in 2007. His fantastic performance during the second edition of the 2010 Champions League Twenty20, finishing runners-up to Murali Vijay in the Golden Bat table.

Indian Premier League

He was picked up by the Mumbai Indians, an Indian Premier League franchise in the 2011 IPL Player Auction for $190,000. In his first match versus Delhi Daredevils he has scored just one. His wicketkeeping so far has been excellent. He stood up to Malinga's and Munaf Patel's bowling. Tall and taciturn, flinty and fastidious, Davy Jacobs is the kind of cricketer any captain would welcome into his team. For the first seven seasons of his career, his captains at Eagles and then Warriors knew they could depend on his forthright batting and solid wicketkeeping. Then the Warriors took the logical step of appointing Jacobs as captain. It took him just two seasons to repay that faith, when he guided his team to triumph in the T20 Domestic Cup and the MTN40 in the summer of 2010-11, the first trophies ever won by the Eastern Cape franchise.


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