Jon Moss

Country: Australia
Born: May 04, 1975, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales
Height: 1.85 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Jon Moss Bio

Jonathan Moss, born on September 23, 1977, is a former Australian cricketer known for his contributions as an all-rounder. Moss started his cricket career playing Sydney grade cricket until he took a leap of faith and moved to Victoria in the hopes of breaking into state cricket.

His dedication and talent led to his debut in the 2000-01 season, earning him a place in the Victorian Bushrangers squad. Moss quickly established himself as a valuable player, so much so that when he expressed his desire to return home in 2005, the Bushrangers refused to release him. This decision, along with his departure from the English county Derbyshire, may have affected his performance, resulting in a couple of below-par seasons.

In the 2005-06 season, Moss scored 413 runs in the Pura Cup at an average of 27, with a highest score of 60. He also showcased his skills with the ball, claiming 27 victims at an average of 40. The following season, however, was plagued by form and fitness issues, limiting him to six Pura Cup matches. Despite this setback, Moss remained an important player in the one-day format, featuring in every game, but lacking his usual match-winning spark.

After the 2006-07 season, Moss returned to Sydney and continued to play grade cricket. However, he decided to pursue a career in commentary instead of pushing for state honors with the Blues. Despite this change in path, his seven-year stay in Melbourne was highly successful, especially considering that he initially moved there without a contract.

Moss’s standout season came in 2002-03 when he won Victoria’s Player of the Year award for his exceptional all-round contributions. The following season, he truly shone, amassing 930 runs in the Pura Cup and picking up 19 wickets. During a match against Western Australia, he was appointed stand-in captain and led with an incredible innings of 172 not out, resulting in a resounding victory.

Known for his nippy medium pace and the ability to break partnerships, Moss proved to be a valuable asset to any team he played for. Although his returns started to diminish in the following years, and he managed only one century in two seasons with Derbyshire, he remained a consistent contributor.

Beyond his cricket career, Moss’s outlook on life was shaped by a tragic incident when he was part of the Australian team for the 1997 Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv. As the team was walking towards the stadium for the opening ceremony, a bridge collapsed, leading to the death of four members of the squad. This experience likely influenced his journeyman philosophy in cricket.

Since retiring from professional cricket, Moss has focused on his commentary career, sharing his expertise and insight with cricket fans. His contributions to the sport will always be remembered, and his journey from grade cricket to state level serves as an inspiration for aspiring cricketers.

Jon Moss Career Stats

Jon Moss Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 83 141 13 4482 172* 35.01 8477 52.87 7 30 - - 39 0
List A 101 95 8 2505 104 28.79 - - 1 18 - - 33 0
T20s 19 18 4 436 83 31.14 330 132.12 0 2 38 19 4 0

Jon Moss Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 83 - 9494 4445 131 4/35 - 33.93 2.8 72.4 - 0 0
List A 101 - 3555 2773 88 5/47 5/47 31.51 4.68 40.3 3 1 0
T20s 19 12 198 272 7 1/6 1/6 38.85 8.24 28.2 0 0 0

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