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Jeremy Coney
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Jeremy Coney

New Zealand
Jeremy Coney

INTL CAREER: 1974 - 1987

Full Name

Jeremy Vernon Coney

Born

June 21, 1952, Wellington

Age

68y 304d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(brother)

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

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.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test5285142668174*37.573168640
ODI888019187466*30.72288564.950812812400
FC165272487872174*35.148471920
List A12711628276373*31.39014570
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test52532835966273/284/5135.77105.00000
ODI887029312039544/464/4637.754.1754.20100
FC165899334601116/1731.1781.0010
List A12738812717714/464/4638.2654.60100
Jeremy Vernon Coney
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Photos


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