Andrew Jones (New Zealand cricketer)

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Andrew Jones
Personal information
Full nameAndrew Howard Jones
Born9 May 1959 (1959-05-09) (age 60)
Wellington
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 163)16 April 1987 v Sri Lanka
Last Test10 February 1995 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 170)10 October 1987 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI28 January 1995 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 39 87 145 164
Runs scored 2,922 2,784 9,180 4,983
Batting average 44.27 35.69 41.53 33.89
100s/50s 7/11 0/25 16/52 0/38
Top score 186 93 186 95
Balls bowled 328 306 2,791 980
Wickets 1 4 34 19
Bowling average 194.00 54.00 42.32 39.21
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/40 2/42 4/28 3/22
Catches/stumpings 25/– 23/– 91/– 47/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2017

Andrew Howard Jones (born 9 May 1959) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 39 Tests and 87 ODIs from 1987 to 1995. He played for three provinces during his domestic career: Central Districts Stags, Otago Volts and Wellington Firebirds.

School times[edit]

Andrew Jones attended Nelson College from 1972 to 1976, and was a member of the school's 1st XI cricket team for four years. He was awarded the Wood Cup for best all-round athlete at the college in 1975.[1]

International career[edit]

It wasn't until the age of 27 that he made his Test debut for New Zealand, on 16 April 1987. He became a solid No. 3 batsmen, where he played all but 4 of his Test innings. New Zealand only won six of the 39 Tests in which he played. Jones's batting style was characterised by an unusual but effective jumping method against short deliveries.

He was a batsman who was difficult to dismiss when set, he scored over 140 in five of his seven hundreds. He had a strong record against subcontinental sides, against India he scored 401 runs at 50.13 and made 625 runs at 62.50 against the Sri Lankans. It was against the Sri Lankans that he made his highest Test score of 186 in Wellington. With Martin Crowe, Jones made a partnership of 467 which became a Test record as the highest partnership by any side for any wicket. The innings came in a prolific period for Jones as he made 122 and an unbeaten 100 in his next two Test innings. Jones is currently the only New Zealand batsmen to have ever scored 3 hundreds in consecutive innings.

Despite maintaining an average of 35.69 in 87 ODI innings, he never scored a century in that format of the game. His highest score of 93 came in Sharjah against Bangladesh.

An innings-by-innings breakdown of Jones' Test match batting career, showing runs scored (red bars) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition

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