Geraint Jones

Country: P.N.G.
Born: July 14, 1976, Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea
Height: 5ft 10in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Geraint Jones Bio

Geraint Owen Jones is a legendary cricket player who was born in Papua New Guinea to Welsh parents. His cricketing journey started in Australia, where he honed his skills before making his mark on the English cricket scene. His exceptional wicketkeeping skills and ability with the bat made him a formidable presence on the field.

Jones made a name for himself during the unforgettable 2005 Ashes series, where he will always be remembered for one catch that changed the course of history. His nerve held firm as he swooped to scoop a catch behind the wicket offered by Michael Kasprowicz, securing a two-run victory for England that resonated with cricket fans worldwide. This momentous catch, in slow motion as he recalled, solidified his place in cricketing lore.

Throughout his career, Jones played for various teams including Kent and Gloucestershire, leaving a lasting impact on the county cricket scene. In 15 seasons with Kent, he scored over 1000 runs at an average of more than 50 and took more than 450 dismissals in first-class matches. His contributions on and off the field made him a respected figure within the cricketing community.

Jones’ journey to the England Test team was not a straightforward one, but once he earned his place, he showcased his talent with both the bat and the gloves. His counterpunching style and ability to seize momentum with a swift half-century made him a valuable asset to the team. Despite facing criticism and competition for the wicketkeeping spot, Jones remained resilient and fought for his place on the team.

After retiring from professional cricket, Jones took up a coaching role as a cricket professional at Brentwood School in Essex, passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of cricketers. His passion for the sport and dedication to honing his craft continue to inspire young players to strive for excellence on the field.

Geraint Owen Jones’s legacy in cricket is one of resilience, skill, and unwavering determination. His remarkable catch in the 2005 Ashes series will forever be etched in cricketing history, a testament to his ability to rise to the occasion when it mattered most. As a player and a coach, Jones has left an indelible mark on the sport, earning the respect and admiration of fans and fellow cricketers alike.

Geraint Jones Career Stats

Geraint Jones Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 34 53 4 1172 100 23.91 2165 54.13 1 6 155 12 128 5
T20Is 2 2 1 33 19 33 25 132 0 0 5 0 2 0
ODIs 51 43 8 862 80 24.62 1117 77.17 0 4 74 14 68 4
FC 203 309 29 9087 178 32.45 - - 15 50 - - 599 36
List A 213 176 33 3679 87 25.72 4484 82.04 0 17 - - 209 42
T20s 127 100 19 1529 56 18.87 1333 114.7 0 3 121 44 55 26

Geraint Jones Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 34 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 51 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 203 - 24 26 0 - - - 6.5 - 0 0 0
List A 213 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s 127 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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