An exciting, aggressive and flamboyant cricketer..
Former Australian Cricketer
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Dean is a well renowned after dinner speaker throughout Australia. Dean recently was the M.C. for the very successful Ian Botham and Viv Richards tours. Dean is a very popular participant at Golf Pro Ams and Corporate Golf Days where he plays off a handicap of 7.
- An exciting, aggressive and flamboyant right handed Victorian batsman, who came to dominate the one-day version of the game in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
- Jones was born in Melbourne, Victoria on March 24, 1961, the son of a long time grade cricketer and Captain-Coach for the Carlton Club. As a child he was considered a prodigy and played senior grade cricket before his fifteenth birthday.
- Good Sheffield Shield performances and a Yallop knee problem saw Jones tour the West Indies with the Australians in 1984. His test debut came on a wet, green Port-of-Spain wicket against a West Indian line up that included Garner, Holding and Marshall. He made 48 in a total of 225 that included a century partnership with Allan Border. Jones still rates this innings as one of his best.
- · His place in cricket history was assured when after struggling for form, he made his way back into the test team in the crucial no. 3 spot during the Indian tour of 1986. In the first test at Madras, in stifling heat, Deano played one of the most courageous knocks of all time, compiling 210 runs. When his innings was over, Jones was badly dehydrated and was placed on a saline drip. This match was to become the second ever tied test match.
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