Nigel Jones (cricketer)

Nigel Geoffrey Jones (born 22 April 1982) is a New Zealand born Irish cricketer. Jones is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. Jones plays international cricket for Ireland. He was born in Timaru, New Zealand.

Nigel Jones
Personal information
Full nameNigel Geoffrey Jones
Born (1982-04-22) 22 April 1982 (age 39)
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 33)1 July 2010 v Kenya
Last ODI25 August 2011 v England
T20I debut (cap 20)13 February 2010 v Afghanistan
Last T20I24 September 2012 v West Indies
Domestic team information
2007–2014Civil Service North
2015–C.I.Y.M.S. Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I LA T20
Matches 14 5 18 11
Runs scored 74 42 129 123
Batting average 14.80 21.00 16.12 20.50
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1
Top score 25* 14* 30 57
Balls bowled 389 12 545 120
Wickets 10 0 12 5
Bowling average 23.40 31.33 23.60
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/19 2/19 2/21
Catches/stumpings 7/– 1/– 9/– 3/–
Source: CricketArchive, 19 May 2018

Jones made his List-A debut for Ireland against Jamaica on their tour of the West Indies in 2010.[1] He made his Twenty20 debut when Ireland played Sri Lanka A in the 2010 Quadrangular Twenty20 Series in Sri Lanka.[2] Jones made his Twenty20 International debut when Ireland played Afghanistan in the final of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.[3] This is his only Twenty20 International to date.

Jones was a member of Ireland's 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division One winning team. During the tournament, he made his One Day International debut which came against Kenya. He played 6 further One Day International's during the tournament.[4] During the tour, he played a further 2 Twenty20's against a West Indies XI. A member of Ireland's squad for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, Jones did not feature in any of Ireland's matches during the tournament.[5] He was also selected in Ireland's 15-man squad for the 2011 World Cup,[6] but did not play in the tournament. In January 2012 Cricket Ireland increased the number of player contracts to 23 across three categories, and Jones was given a category C contract.[7]


  1. ^ List A Matches played by Nigel Jones
  2. ^ Twenty20 Matches played by Nigel Jones
  3. ^ International Twenty20 Matches played by Nigel Jones
  4. ^ "One-Day International Matches played by Nigel Jones". Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  5. ^ Ireland name full-strength Twenty20 squad
  6. ^ ESPNcricinfo staff (19 January 2011), Ireland pick Ed Joyce for World Cup, Cricinfo, retrieved 27 January 2011
  7. ^ Hopps, David (24 January 2012), Ireland map out path to Tests, Cricinfo, retrieved 2 February 2012

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