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Jeremy Coney      

Full name Jeremy Vernon Coney

Born June 21, 1952, Wellington

Current age 62 years 94 days

Major teams New Zealand, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Commentator

Relation Brother - CJ Coney

Jeremy Vernon Coney
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 52 85 14 2668 174* 37.57 3 16 8 64 0
ODIs 88 80 19 1874 66* 30.72 2885 64.95 0 8 128 12 40 0
First-class 165 272 48 7872 174* 35.14 8 47 192 0
List A 127 116 28 2763 73* 31.39 0 14 57 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 52 53 2835 966 27 3/28 4/51 35.77 2.04 105.0 0 0 0
ODIs 88 70 2931 2039 54 4/46 4/46 37.75 4.17 54.2 1 0 0
First-class 165 8993 3460 111 6/17 31.17 2.30 81.0 1 0
List A 127 3881 2717 71 4/46 4/46 38.26 4.20 54.6 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Jan 5-10, 1974 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Mar 12-15, 1987 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham, Jun 9, 1979 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Mar 28, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1971-1987
List A span 1972-1987
Profile

A very tall, fit, and enthusiastic allrounder, Jeremy Coney was an organised and correct batsman, a steady medium-pacer and a fine fielder, who became an exceptionally astute captain. He had appeared in Tests against all the other countries before taking over from Geoff Howarth in Pakistan in 1984-85. Very determined, he tended to produce his best when the chips were down. A good musician and a qualified teacher, he became a regular selection after a successful home series against Pakistan in 1978-79, and was an important member of the team that reached the semi-finals of the 1979 World Cup. Consistent batting, including a record seventh-wicket stand with Geoff Howarth, helped New Zealand to a shock series victory over West Indies in 1979-80, but it was not until the first Test against England in 1983-84 that he finally registered a maiden Test century, a painstaking eight-hour match-saving marathon of 174 not out. He further enhanced his reputation by leading New Zealand to a first series win in England, in 1986, endearing himself to spectators by his sunny disposition. When Bruce French was felled by a Hadlee bouncer at Lord's, it was Coney who permitted England to play two substitute wicketkeepers. He was awarded an MBE in 1986, and became a successful TV and radio sports commentator and presenter. Shrewd and witty, he was streets ahead of most other players-turned-pundits.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

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Jun 22, 2006

Jeremy Coney does the pitch report ahead of the third Test between West Indies and India, St Kitts, June 22, 2006

Jeremy Coney does the pitch report in St Kitts ahead of the third Test between West Indies and India

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Nov 2, 2001

2 Nov 2001: Allan Border, Martin Crowe, Bill Brown, Walter Hadlee,Jeremy Coney and Glenn Turner pose for a photo together at the Captains luncheon to celebrate 55 years of Australia v New Zealand cricket at the Sheraton Hotel in Brisbane, Australia. Allan Border and Bill Brown are former captains of Australia and Martin Crowe, Walter Hadley, Jeremy Coney and Glenn Turner are former captains of New Zealand.

Former Australian and New Zealand captains at the Captains Luncheon, 2001/02

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Dec 23, 2000

Jeremy Coney in the commentary box, women's World Cup, 22 December 2000

Jeremy Coney in the commentary box

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1984

Country Fixtures Country Results
9th Match, Group B: Hurricanes v Northern D at Raipur
Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
1st T20I: WI Women v NZ Women at Kingstown
Sep 23, 2014 (14:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
2nd T20I: WI Women v NZ Women at Kingstown
Sep 25, 2014 (14:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
13th Match, Group B: Kings XI v Northern D at Mohali
Sep 26, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
3rd T20I: WI Women v NZ Women at Kingstown
Sep 27, 2014 (14:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
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