Willie Jones (cricketer)

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Willie Jones
WE Jones of Glamorgan.jpg
Personal information
Full name William Edward Jones
Born (1916-10-31)31 October 1916
Carmarthen, Wales
Died 25 July 1996(1996-07-25) (aged 79)
Gloucester, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Domestic team information
Years Team
1937–1958 Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 343
Runs scored 13,536
Batting average 27.12
100s/50s 11/78
Top score 212 not out
Balls bowled 11,750
Wickets 192
Bowling average 30.11
5 wickets in innings 3
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 5/50
Catches/stumpings 119/0
Source: Cricket Archive, 20 June 2014

William Edward ("Willie") Jones (31 October 1916 – 25 July 1996) was a Welsh cricketer active from 1937 to 1958 who played for Glamorgan.

He appeared in 345 first-class matches as a left-handed batsman who bowled slow left-arm orthodox spin. He scored 13,536 runs with eleven centuries and took 192 wickets with a best performance of five for 50.

His highest score was 212 not out against Essex in 1948,[1] when he put on 313 for the third wicket with Emrys Davies in three and a quarter hours.[2] 1948 was his most successful season: he hit his only other double-century, 207 against Kent in 245 minutes,[3] and scored 1656 runs in all matches at an average of 40.39,[4] and took 47 wickets at 25.53,[5] to help Glamorgan to their first County Championship.

He also played rugby union as a fly-half, representing Wales in an international match during World War II.[6]


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