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Jeremy Coney

New Zealand|Batting Allrounder
Jeremy Coney
INTL CAREER: 1974 - 1987
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Full Name

Jeremy Vernon Coney


June 21, 1952, Wellington


71y 247d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Batting Allrounder






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.
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Jeremy Coney Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A12711628276373*31.39--014--570


List A127-38812717714/464/4638.264.2054.6100
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Photos of Jeremy Coney

Jeremy Coney does the pitch report in St Kitts ahead of the third Test between West Indies and India
Former Australian and New Zealand captains at the Captains Luncheon, 2001/02
Jeremy Coney in the commentary box
Jeremy Coney raises a glass
Slips cast: Lance Cairns, Jeff Crowe, Jeremy Coney and Geoff Howarth
Jeremy Coney