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One of the greatest wicket keepers of West Indies: Peter Jeffrey Dujon

by on November 10, 2012
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Peter Dujon , a retired player of the West Indian cricket team, is a renowned wicketkeeper of the team during the 1980s when he dominated the field with his overwhelming presence behind the vase. Not just this, we was a superb and challenging batsman of the lower-order.

It was in 1974 that Peter Jeffrey Dujon made his first-class debut from where he went on to 200 first-class matches for West Indies and Jamaica. His superb career lasted over a good 19 years during which he scored around 10,000 runs averaging near 40 runs per innings. This was considered to be an outstanding graph scale when taken into comparison with other renowned wicket-keepers of the time. Not just this, he also bagged 447 catches along with 22 stumpings. Dujon was in fact one of the five cricketers in 1989 having been honored with the prestigious Wisden Cricketers of the Year.

Upon his retirement in 1992, he has been employed as an assistant coach for the national team of his company contributing to the development of all emerging cricketers of his native Jamaica. He was a spectacular sight to watch on the field and his determined playing aura made his presence on the base even more influential. 

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