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

Jeffrey Stollmeyer
Personal information
Born(1921-03-11)11 March 1921
Santa Cruz, Trinidad
Died10 September 1989(1989-09-10) (aged 68)
Melbourne, Florida, United States
BowlingLegbreak, googly
International information
National side
Test debut23 June 1939 v England
Last Test26 April 1955 v Australia
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 32 117
Runs scored 2,159 7,942
Batting average 42.33 44.61
100s/50s 4/12 14/38
Top score 160 324
Balls bowled 990 4,413
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: CricInfo, 30 May 2019

Cricket careerEdit

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 lifeEdit

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). Stollmeyer released his autobiography Everything Under the Sun in 1983.

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.[2]


Stollmeyer's older brother Vic also played Test cricket for the West Indies while another brother, Hugh was one of Trinidad's great painters who influenced the Caribbean art movement. Stollmeyer's nephew John is a former footballer who played 31 games for the United States.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Jeffrey Stollmeyer at Cricinfo
  2. ^ "The end of the innocence". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  3. ^ William Gildea (7 June 1990). "U.S. Cup Trio Goes Right to the Top for Help". The Washington Post. Retrieved 20 June 2013.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
John Goddard
West Indies Test cricket captains
Succeeded by
Denis Atkinson