Andrew Jones (New Zealand cricketer)

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Andrew Jones
Personal information
Full name Andrew Howard Jones
Born 9 May 1959 (1959-05-09) (age 59)
Wellington
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 163) 16 April 1987 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 10 February 1995 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 170) 10 October 1987 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 28 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 n/a 0 0
Best bowling 1/40 2/42 4/28 3/22
Catches/stumpings 25/- 23/- 91/- 47/-
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2017

Andrew Howard Jones (born 9 May 1959, in Wellington) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 39 Tests and 87 ODIs from 1987 to 1995. He played for three provinces during his domestic career: Central Districts Stags, Otago Volts and Wellington Firebirds.

School times

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 career

It wasn't until the age of 27 that he made his Test debut for New Zealand, on 16 April 1987. He became a solid No. 3 batsmen, 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 batsmen 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.

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).

International centuries

Test centuries

Test centuries of Andrew Jones
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
[1] 150 3  Australia Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 1987 Drawn
[2] 170* 13  India New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 1990 Drawn
[3] 186 18  Sri Lanka New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Basin Reserve 1991 Drawn
[4] 122 19  Sri Lanka New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Trust Bank Park 1991 Drawn
[5] 100* 19  Sri Lanka New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Trust Bank Park 1991 Drawn
[6] 143 23  England New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Basin Reserve 1992 Drawn
[7] 143 32  Australia Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 1993 Drawn

International awards

One Day International Cricket

Man of the Match Awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Australia WACA Ground, Perth 3 January 1988 87 (107 balls: 9×4)  New Zealand won by 1 run.[2]
2 England Eden Park, Auckland 19 March 1988 90 (126 balls: 9×4)  New Zealand won by 4 wickets.[3]
3 Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 29 March 1988 85 (98 balls: 4×4, 2×6) ; 2 Ct.  New Zealand won by 99 runs.[4]
4 Bangladesh Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 28 April 1990 93 (72 balls: 4×4, 2×6) ; 4–1–12–0  New Zealand won by 161 runs.[5]
5 England Basin Reserve, Wellington 13 February 1991 64 (91 balls: 3×4) ; 1 Ct.  New Zealand won by 9 runs.[6]
6 England Basin Reserve, Wellington 15 March 1992 78 (113 balls: 13×4)  New Zealand won by 7 wickets.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
  2. ^ "1987–1988 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup – 2nd Match – Australia v New Zealand – Perth". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "1987–1988 New Zealand v England – 4th Match – Auckland". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "1987–1988 Sharjah Cup – 3rd Match – New Zealand v Sri Lanka – Sharjah". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "1989–1990 Austral-Asia Cup – 4th Match – Bangladesh v New Zealand – Sharjah". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "1990–1991 New Zealand v England – 2nd Match – Wellington". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "1991–1992 Benson & Hedges World Cup – 31st Match – New Zealand v England – Wellington". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

External links

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