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Andrew Jones      

Full name Andrew Howard Jones

Born May 9, 1959, Wellington

Current age 55 years 106 days

Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts, Otago, Wellington

Also known as Jed

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Andrew Howard Jones
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 39 74 8 2922 186 44.27 7443 39.25 7 11 245 8 25 0
ODIs 87 87 9 2784 93 35.69 4811 57.86 0 25 199 8 23 0
First-class 145 254 33 9180 186 41.53 16 52 91 0
List A 164 161 14 4983 95 33.89 0 38 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 39 14 328 194 1 1/40 1/40 194.00 3.54 328.0 0 0 0
ODIs 87 11 306 216 4 2/42 2/42 54.00 4.23 76.5 0 0 0
First-class 145 2791 1439 34 4/28 42.32 3.09 82.0 0 0
List A 164 980 745 19 3/22 3/22 39.21 4.56 51.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), Apr 16-21, 1987 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington, Feb 10-13, 1995 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 10, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Jan 28, 1995 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1979-1996
List A span 1973-1996
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11 Well Legn XI v Cant Inv XI Wellington 13 Mar 2011 Other T20
18 NZCPA Masters XI v NZ U19 Hamilton 23 Dec 2007 Other T20
Profile

Success came late for Andrew Jones who was almost 28 - and on his third province - when he won his first cap for New Zealand, and even then it wasn't a dream debut as his laboured 45 at Brisbane hardly impressed many in the media. But he settled into a solid No. 3 and his courage and tremendous powers of concentration won his critics over and his final Test record - 2922 runs at 44.27 - put him up among the best. And those statistics are even more impressive when it is observed that New Zealand won only six of his 39 Tests. His style was certainly not always orthodox, especially against the short ball where he developed a jumping technique which was often ungainly but usually effective. He might have been a purist's nightmare, but he was ruthless when set: five of his seven hundreds - all of which came in drawn Tests - were in excess of 140. That included his Test-best 186 against Sri Lanka at Wellington in 1990-91, when he and Martin Crowe added 467, at the time a Test record for any wicket.
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