Jon Lewis (cricketer, born 1975)

Jonathan Lewis (born 26 August 1975) is a former England cricketer and current Head Coach of England Women's Cricket and UP Warriorz in Women's Premier League. He was brought up in Swindon where he was educated at Churchfields School and Swindon College. He played for Swindon CC and, in Minor Counties cricket, for Wiltshire County Cricket Club in 1993. He joined Northamptonshire in 1994 and played for its Second XI but returned to Wiltshire in 1995. In the same year, he joined Gloucestershire and made his first-class debut. He has played for the English cricket team in Twenty20, One Day International and Test matches. He was appointed Gloucestershire captain in 2006.

Jon Lewis
Personal information
Full name
Jonathan Lewis
Born (1975-08-26) 26 August 1975 (age 47)
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
BowlingRight arm medium
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 634)2 June 2006 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 188)16 June 2005 v Bangladesh
Last ODI2 September 2007 v India
ODI shirt no.18
Domestic team information
2014Sussex (squad no. 4)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 13 251 232
Runs scored 27 50 4,963 1,000
Batting average 13.50 8.33 16.40 11.49
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/14 0/1
Top score 20 17 71 54
Balls bowled 246 716 44,877 10,372
Wickets 3 18 849 302
Bowling average 40.66 27.77 26.26 26.45
5 wickets in innings 0 0 35 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 5 0
Best bowling 3/68 4/36 8/95 5/19
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 65/– 43/–
Source: CricketArchive, 3 October 2014

In 2005, Lewis was included in the England squad for the two Tests against Bangladesh, but did not play in either match. He did, however, make his first international appearance in the Twenty20 game against Australia in June, and took 4–24 in his four overs as England recorded a crushing 100-run victory. He made his One Day International debut a few days later in England's win against Bangladesh at The Oval, again impressing with 3–32 from ten overs. He was included in the 13-man squad for the home series against Sri Lanka in 2006,[1] making his Test debut at Trent Bridge on 2 June 2006 and taking a wicket with his fourth delivery (and third legitimate ball) in Test cricket. He is the 634th player to represent England at Test cricket.

He was selected in a number of Test squads during the summer of 2006, but only played in one Test against Sri Lanka, coming to be regarded as something of a perennial 12th man. He did however bowl well in the ODIs against Pakistan, having finally been given an extended run in the side. Lewis was selected in England's 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup 2007, which was held in the Caribbean. His most recent appearance for England was a sole appearance in the 2007 limited overs series against India.

On 29 July 2011, it was announced that after 16 years with Gloucestershire, Lewis was to join Surrey on a two-year deal. Lewis left Surrey at the end of the 2013 season to join Sussex on a one-year contract ahead of the 2014 season.[2] On 28 November 2014, Lewis announced his retirement from the professional game to become bowling coach at Sussex.[3]

In 2015 was appointed as Assistant Head Coach at Sussex County Cricket Club. In 2016 Lewis started as the Head Coach for England Young Lions. In March 2021, he was appointed as England Fast Bowling Coach, working with the likes of Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Ben Stokes.

Lewis has now been announced as Head Coach of England Women's Cricket. Lewis and his new team will depart for West Indies on November 29, 2022.


  1. ^ "Late bloomers: Joe Denly joins England's list of 30-plus debutants". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Jon Lewis: Sussex sign veteran seamer after Surrey exit". BBC Sport. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Jon appointed Bowling Coach at Hove". Sussex County Cricket Club. 28 November 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2014.

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