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Full name Prior Erskine Waverley Jones
Born June 6, 1917, Princes Town, Trinidad
Died November 21, 1991, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 74 years 168 days)
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 21-26, 1948 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Nov 30-Dec 5, 1951 scorecard|
|First-class span||1940/41 - 1950/51|
Prior Jones was a useful medium-fast bowler who could move the ball both ways, but one who lost most of his 20s to the war years and then his 30s as a bit-part player to Ramadhin and Valentine. He made his Test debut in 1947-48 when he took 4 for 54 at Bridgetown, enjoyed a fairly successful tour of India the following winter, and he was expected to play a big part on the 1950 tour of England, but as it was he made only two appearances and did little more than take the shine off the ball in either. His final Test came in Australia in 1951-52. He was a dogged tailender and an excellent fielder.
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.