Steve Jones (cricketer)

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Steve Jones
Personal information
Full name Stephen Alexander Jones
Born (1949-07-01) 1 July 1949 (age 67)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1975 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 38
Batting average 19.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 36
Balls bowled 120
Wickets 1
Bowling average 108.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/88
Catches/stumpings 2/-
Source: CricketArchive, 5 January 2013

Stephen Alexander "Steve" Jones (born 1 July 1949) is a former Australian cricketer who played a single first-class match for Western Australia during the 1975–76 season. Born in Sydney, New South Wales, the major portion of Jones' cricket career was played in Western Australia.[1] His only match at state level came against the West Indies during its 1975–76 tour of Australia.[2] The tour match was played at the WACA Ground in December 1975, in between the first and second Test matches of the series.[3] Jones, a right-arm fast bowler, batted tenth in Western Australia's first innings, and scored 36 runs out of a 47-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Ian Brayshaw (100*). In the West Indians' first innings, he opened the bowling with Mick Malone. He had opener Gordon Greenidge caught by Ross Edwards for three runs, finishing with innings figures of 1/88 from eleven eight-ball overs.[4] He did not take a wicket in the West Indians' second innings, finishing with a career bowling average of 108.00.[5] Jones' inability to break into the state Sheffield Shield team was largely due to the strength of its fast-bowling attack at the time, which included Terry Alderman, Wayne Clark, Dennis Lillee, and Malone, all of whom played international matches during their careers.[6] He later played matches for the North Melbourne Cricket Club in the Victorian Premier Cricket competition, as well as a season for Selkirk in the Border League.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Jones profile – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  2. ^ First-class matches played by Steve Jones (1) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  3. ^ West Indies in Australia 1975/76 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  4. ^ Western Australia v West Indians, West Indies in Australia 1975/76 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  5. ^ Steve Jones profile – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  6. ^ Sheffield Shield 1975/75: bowling for Western Australia – CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  7. ^ Welcome! at the Wayback Machine (archived April 29, 2011) – Selkirk Cricket Club. Retrieved 25 April 2013.