Thursday, 10 September 2015



Andrew Howard Jones (born 9 May 1959 Wellington) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 39 Tests and 87 ODIs from 1987 to 1995. He played for three provinces during his domestic career, Central Districts Stags Otago Volts and Wellington Fire birdsAndrew Jones attended Nelson College from 1972 to 1976, and was a member of the school's 1st XI cricket team for four years. He was awarded the Wood Cup for best all round athlete at the college in 1975. It was not until the age of 27 that he made his Test debut for New Zealand, on 16 April 1987. He become a solid No. 3 batsmen, where he played all but 4 of his Test innings. New Zealand only won six of the 39 Tests that he played. Andrew Jones's batting style was characterised by an unusual but effective jumping method against short deliveries. He would become a difficult batsman to dismiss when set,  he scored over 140 in five of his seven hundreds. He had a strong record against subcontinental sides, against India he scored 401 runs at 50.13 and made 625 runs at 62.50 against the Sri Lankans. It was against the Sri Lankans that he made his highest Test score of 186 in Wellington. With Martin Crowe, Andrew Jones made a partnership of 467 which became a Test record as the highest partnership by any side for any wicket. The innings came in a prolific period for Jones as he made 122 and an unbeaten 100 in his next two Test innings. Andrew Jones is currently the only New Zealand batsmen to ever score 3 hundreds in consecutive innings. His highest score of 93 came in Sharjah against Bangladesh. Despite maintaining an average of 35.69 in 87 ODI innings.

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