Andrew Jones (New Zealand cricketer)

Andrew Howard Jones (born 9 May 1959) is a former New Zealand cricketer. From 1987 to 1995 he played in 39 Tests and 87 ODI, for New Zealand. At domestic level, he played for Central Districts, Otago, and Wellington.

Andrew Jones
Personal information
Full nameAndrew Howard Jones
Born9 May 1959 (1959-05-09) (age 63)
Wellington, New Zealand
NicknameJed
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
RoleTop order Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 163)16 April 1987 v Sri Lanka
Last Test10 February 1995 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 170)10 October 1987 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI28 January 1995 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 39 87 145 164
Runs scored 2,922 2,784 9,180 4,983
Batting average 44.27 35.69 41.53 33.89
100s/50s 7/11 0/25 16/52 0/38
Top score 186 93 186 95
Balls bowled 328 306 2,791 980
Wickets 1 4 34 19
Bowling average 194.00 54.00 42.32 39.21
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/40 2/42 4/28 3/22
Catches/stumpings 25/– 23/– 91/– 47/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2017

Schoolboy careerEdit

Andrew Jones attended Nelson College from 1972 to 1976, and was a member of the school's 1st XI cricket team for four years. He was awarded the Wood Cup for best all-round athlete at the college in 1975.[1]

International careerEdit

It wasn't until the age of 27 that he made his Test debut for New Zealand, on 16 April 1987 against Sri Lanka. He became a solid No. 3 batsman, where he played all but 4 of his Test innings. New Zealand only won six of the 39 Tests in which he played. Jones's batting style was characterised by an unusual but effective jumping method against short deliveries.

He was a batsman who was difficult to dismiss when set, he scored over 140 in five of his seven hundreds. He had a strong record against subcontinental sides, against India he scored 401 runs at 50.13 and made 625 runs at 62.50 against the Sri Lankans. It was against the Sri Lankans that he made his highest Test score of 186 in Wellington. With Martin Crowe, Jones made a partnership of 467 which became a Test record as the highest partnership by any side for any wicket. The innings came in a prolific period for Jones as he made 122 and an unbeaten 100 in his next two Test innings. Jones is currently the only New Zealand batsman to have ever scored 3 hundreds in consecutive innings.

Despite maintaining an average of 35.69 in 87 ODI innings, he never scored a century in that format of the game. His highest score of 93 came in Sharjah against Bangladesh. Jones was New Zealand's second highest runscorer at the 1992 Cricket World Cup.[2][3][4]

 
An innings-by-innings breakdown of Jones' Test match batting career, showing runs scored (red bars) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
  2. ^ "Andrew Jones". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh v New Zealand in 1989/90". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  4. ^ Bidwell, Hamish (23 January 2015). "New Zealand great Andrew Jones gives current crop a chance of World Cup glory". Stuff. Retrieved 24 April 2022.

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