Allan Jones      

Full name Allan Arthur Jones

Born December 9, 1947, Horley, Surrey

Current age 73 years 45 days

Major teams Glamorgan, Middlesex, Northern Transvaal, Orange Free State, Somerset, Sussex

Nickname Jonah, Buckets

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Umpire

Height 6 ft 3 in

Education St John's College, Horsham

Allan Arthur Jones
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 214 216 68 799 33 5.39 0 0 50 0
List A 192 84 42 155 18* 3.69 0 0 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 214 29971 15414 549 9/51 28.07 3.08 54.5 23 3
List A 192 9009 5838 286 6/34 6/34 20.41 3.88 31.5 4 5 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1966 - 1981
List A span 1969 - 1981
Umpiring statistics
Only ODI England v India at Manchester, May 26-27, 1996 scorecard
ODI matches 1
ODI statistics

Allan Jones was the archetypal county journeyman, plying his trade as a brisk fast-medium bowler with four counties (in an era when any switch between sides was commented on) as well as spending two seasons in South Africa. Tall and wiry, Jones was accurate and often let out an audible grunt when bowling and he had no pretensions as either a batsman or a fielder. His most successful spell was with Middlesex when he formed an effective new-ball partnership with Mike Selvey to help guide the county to their first title in 27 years. That summer was also Jones's best, his 71 wickets coming at 22.90. The arrival of Wayne Daniel limited his appearances, as did a back injury, and he finished at Glamorgan. He briefly toyed with becoming a bookmaker - "I soon discovered that I did not have a flair for business" - and joined the first-class umpires' panel in 1985 and stood in two ODIs. But he took early retirement in 2008 and joined the rebel Indian Cricket League. "I got the same money as I was earning for less than half the time," he explained. "I was a little fed up driving around England living permanently out of a suitcase."
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Apr 11, 2006

Portrait of Allan Jones

Portrait of Allan Jones

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Apr 20, 2002

Warwickshire v Cardiff UCCE, April 20, 21, 22 2002 , Edgbaston

Umpire AA Jones, informal portrait. 2002

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