Allan Jones (cricketer)
|Full name||Allan Arthur Jones|
9 December 1947 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Bowling style||Right arm fast-medium|
|Role||Umpire, formerly bowler|
|Domestic team information|
|1976–1977||Orange Free State|
|ODIs umpired||1 (1996)|
|Source: Cricinfo, 4 April 2009|
Allan Arthur Jones (born 9 December 1947 in Horley, Surrey) is an English cricket umpire and a retired cricketer. When he joined Glamorgan in 1980 he became the first cricketer to represent four English first-class counties.
Allan Jones was educated at St John's College, Horsham. A tall right-arm fast-medium bowler and a tail-end right-handed batsman, he represented Sussex (1966-1969), Somerset (1970-1975; Cap 1972), Northern Transvaal (1972/1973), Orange Free State (1976/1977), Middlesex (1976-1979; Cap 1976) and Glamorgan (1980-1981).
In 214 first-class matches, he scored 799 runs (average 5.39, with a personal best of 33 for Middlesex versus Kent at Canterbury in 1978) and took 549 wickets (at an average 28.07, with a personal best of 9 for 51 for Somerset versus Sussex at Hove in 1972). He also took three wickets in four balls for Somerset versus Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in 1972 and became the first Middlesex bowler to take a hat-trick in limited overs cricket.