"Bill Jacobs played 266 consecutive matches for Fitzroy between 1937/38 and 1955/56, capturing 448 dismissals (279 catches and 169 stumpings). This places Bill sixth on the all-time list of wicketkeepers for dismissals, although nobody has made more stumpings in a VCA career. Following his retirement, Bill moved into cricket administration and served as a VCA Delegate from 1957/58 to 1968/69, as a State Selector from 1959/60 to 1971/72 (and 1982/83), and as Assistant Secretary of the VCA in 1973/74. Bill managed Australian teams to South Africa (1966/67) and the West Indies (1973), as well as managing the Rest of the World team in Australia (1971/72) at the request of the Australian Cricket Board.
Outside cricket, Bill was a long-serving and highly regarded sports commentator at 3AW. The VCA 200 Club honoured Bill in 2001 for his outstanding contribution to cricket over his 65 year involvement."