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Jean Symes
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Jean Symes

South Africa
Jean Symes

Full Name

Jean Symes

Born

November 13, 1986, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Age

34y 158d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

A talented left-hander who failed to live up to his promise, Symes' career was ended when he was implicated in the match-fixing scandal in South Africa's T20 tournament in the 2015-16 summer.

Symes' creative strokeplay, quick feet and excellent hand-eye coordination saw him earmarked for success as a schoolboy. He attended St John's College, the alma mater of Clive Rice, and was playing first-team club cricket at a young age. He played in South Africa's under-19 side at the 2006 age-group World Cup in Sri Lanka. In the following season, he was the leading run-scorer in the provincial three-day competition, which his team, Gauteng, won. Symes scored 847 runs in eight matches at 70.58, which included three hundreds and four fifties but he could not break into the Lions side.

He signed as an overseas professional in Scotland and played in the Lancashire Leagues but it was only in later seasons that Symes made more regular franchise appearances, mostly in limited-overs cricket. His left-arm spin allowed him to play as an allrounder but even with the additional skill, he could not nail down a regular place.

On August 1, 2016 Symes, was banned for seven years for failing to disclose a payment which he knew or ought to have known breached the anti-corruption code.
Firdose Moonda

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC621048332919334.67510765.1881345927480
List A100918269417032.45311386.5441429944350
T2064501696758*28.44801120.72037928300
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC627743452561686/618/10037.663.5363.80110
List A1006821271860604/84/831.005.2435.40200
T206430350479183/53/526.618.2119.40000

Photos


Jean Symes hits out in the South Africa Emerging Squad nets
Jean Symes scored a half-century to rescue Lions
Jean Symes and Thami Tsolekile after the Lions' victory
Jean Symes
Portrait of Jean Symes
Jean Symes Player Profile