Jon Hardy

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Jon Hardy
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Hardy
Born (1960-10-02) 2 October 1960 (age 56)
Nakuru, Kenya
Nickname JJ
Batting style Left-handed
Domestic team information
Years Team
1992–1998 Dorset
1991 Gloucestershire
1987–1991 Western Province
1986–1990 Somerset
1983–1985 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 142 139
Runs scored 6,120 2,79
Batting average 29.85 24.76
100s/50s 4/36 2/13
Top score 119 109
Balls bowled 25
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 80/– 36/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 December 2009

Jonathan "Jon" Hardy (born 2 October 1960 in Nakuru, Kenya) is a Kenyan born former English cricketer. Hardy was a left-handed batsman.

Hardy signed for his first club Hampshire in 1983, making his first-class debut against Cambridge University and his List-A debut against Leicestershire. He scored 94* on his championship debut v's Somerset. Hardy spent three seasons with the club before leaving at the end of the 1985 season.

In 1986 Hardy signed for Somerset, where he would spend five seasons, playing 87 first-class matches and 63 one-day matches for the county. After the 1986 English county season Hardy signed for Western Province in South Africa. Hardy spent four seasons playing for Western Province.

Hardy left Somerset in 1990, signing instead for Gloucestershire for the 1991 County Championship season. Hardy spent just one unsuccessful season with the county before being released after the 1991 season. From 1992 to 1998 Hardy played in the Minor Counties Championship for Dorset, representing the county in one-day matches in the NatWest Trophy. Hardy's last one-day match came against Hampshire, the county he first joined in 1983. At the end of the 1998 season Hardy retired from all forms of cricket.

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