Ernie Jones      

Full name Ernest Jones

Born September 30, 1869, Auburn, South Australia

Died November 23, 1943, Magill, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 74 years 54 days)

Major teams Australia, South Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Ernest Jones
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 19 26 1 126 20 5.04 0 0 21 0
First-class 144 209 27 2390 82 13.13 0 7 107 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 31 3754 1857 64 7/88 10/164 29.01 2.96 58.6 2 3 1
First-class 144 31755 14638 641 8/39 22.83 2.76 49.5 47 9
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 14-20, 1894 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Oct 11-14, 1902 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1892/93 - 1907/08
Profile

Opinions differ considerably on the question, Who was the best fast bowler? The passing of Ernest Jones, the noted Australian bowler who came to England with the 1896, 1899 and 1902 teams, has raised again this absorbing topic. One of the few cricketers of long experience who can speak on the subject as an authority is the old Cambridge and England captain and Yorkshire player, Sir Stanley Jackson. He readily accepted an invitation to a chat, and has been good enough to agree to his opinion being set down in Wisden.

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1921

Ernie 'Jonah' Jones

Ernie 'Jonah' Jones

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May 1, 1902

Ernie Jones

Ernie Jones

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