Jones (Kent cricketer, fl.1740s)

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Jones (first name and dates unknown) was an English cricketer who played for Hadlow and Kent during the 1740s.

Career[edit]

Jones is mentioned in reports from 1747 to 1749. The first was his appearance for Kent v All-England at the Artillery Ground on Monday, 31 August 1747.[1]

In 1748, he took part in a major single wicket match at the Artillery Ground on Monday, 29 August. This was a "fives" game in which he played for Long Robin's Five, who lost to Tom Faulkner's Five.[1] Jones and his colleague John Larkin were noted members of the Hadlow club which had a very good team at the time. The final mention of him is in June 1749, when he and Larkin played for All-England v Surrey at Dartford Brent, Surrey winning by 2 wickets.[1]

As Jones had established his reputation by 1747, he must have been active for some years previously. His career probably spanned the 1740s and 1750s when very few players were mentioned by name in contemporary reports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c F S Ashley-Cooper, At the Sign of the Wicket: Cricket 1742-1751, Cricket Magazine, 1900

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • F S Ashley-Cooper, At the Sign of the Wicket: Cricket 1742-1751, Cricket Magazine, 1900
  • G B Buckley, Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket, Cotterell, 1935
  • Timothy J McCann, Sussex Cricket in the Eighteenth Century, Sussex Record Society, 2004
  • H T Waghorn, Cricket Scores, Notes, etc. (1730-1773), Blackwood, 1899
  • H T Waghorn, The Dawn of Cricket, Electric Press, 1906