Roger Moylan-Jones

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Roger Moylan-Jones
Personal information
Full name Roger Charles Moylan-Jones
Born (1940-04-18) 18 April 1940 (age 77)
Torquay, Devon, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1964 Combined Services
1959-1975 Devon
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 34
Batting average 17.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 31
Balls bowled 84
Wickets 2
Bowling average 18.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/36
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 March 2011

Rear Admiral Roger Charles Moylan-Jones (born 18 April 1940) is a former English cricketer and Royal Navy officer. Moylan-Jones was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Torquay, Devon and educated at King Edward VI Grammar School in Totnes.

Moylan-Jones first represented the Royal Navy in cricket in 1959.[1] This was also the year in which he made his Minor Counties Championship debut for Devon against Dorset. An infrequent performer for Devon due to his naval commitments[2] meant he was limited to just 28 appearances for the county between 1959 and 1975, playing his final match for them against the Somerset Second XI.[3] He played just one first-class match, which came for the Combined Services against Oxford University.[4] In the Oxford University first-innings he took his only 2 first-class wickets, those of Maurice Manasseh and Richard Gilliat, for the cost of 36 runs. With the bat he scored 3 runs in the Combined Services first-innings before being dismissed by John Martin and in their second-innings he scored 31 runs, being dismissed this time by Andrew Barker.[5]

In the Royal Navy, Moylan-Jones rose to the rank of Rear Admiral and later served as the President of the Royal Navy Cricket Club 1993-95 and Director General Aircraft (Navy) from 1992 to 1995.[6] Moylan-Jones became chairman of Devon County Cricket Club in 1997, a post he held until 2009 when he stepped down, being replaced by Geoff Evans. Following this he became club president, taking over from the late David Shepherd.[7]


  1. ^ "Teams Roger Moylan-Jones played for". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 March 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Roger Moylan-Jones". Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Roger Moylan-Jones". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 March 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Roger Moylan-Jones". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 March 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Combined Services v Oxford University, 1964". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 March 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "House of Commons Hansard Debates, 20 July 1994". Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "New look to county club's hierarchy". Devon Cricket Board. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 

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