Steve Jones (cricketer)
|Full name||Stephen Alexander Jones|
1 July 1949 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|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. His only match at state level came against the West Indies during its 1975–76 tour of Australia. The tour match was played at the WACA Ground in December 1975, in between the first and second Test matches of the series. 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. He did not take a wicket in the West Indians' second innings, finishing with a career bowling average of 108.00. 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. 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.
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