Former Test Cricketer & Captain
Former Test Cricketer

VIC, Australia

Former test cricketer and New Zealand cricket captain, teacher, musician and a man of tremendous wit, Jeremy Coney is one of New Zealand's most sought-after speakers - a great entertainer and tremendous team motivator. Jeremy's sporting career didn't stop when his playing days ended - like a lot of old cricketers he has tended to the commentary box and is currently Radio New Zealand's expert comments man.

Jeremy's presentations are always entertaining and guaranteed to be witty. He is happy to give poetry analysis and dissertations on Lord Byron to enthral after dinner guests. What a treat! He is an extremely professional MC and likes to use his creative flair in whatever role he undertakes - whether it be hosting a quiz show or presenting an entertaining address

Brief History

  • He has worked on the Sky Television commentary team. He interviews and edits a nostalgic view of NZ cricket called "The Mantis and the Cricket".
  • He has also been a familiar face on national television where he was a team leader for the initial series of the popular quiz show "A Question of Sport" and front person for the "Holiday" programme.
  • He penned his autobiography and is currently in the throes of cojpleting two further volumes to accompany "The Mantis and the Cricket."
  • He obtained a nebulous, self-indulgent BA in Maori, drama and education at Victoria University and has extended that to an MA (1st Class Honours) in English Literature at Auckland University. A PhD. beckons.
  • A trained teacher Jeremy taught for nine years and was head of music (at a school for the deaf!) Jeremy's love of music and drama were recognised in 1989 when he played the lead role of Dexter Haven in the Australasian premiere of "High Society", a hit musical filmed in the 50's. 

 Cricketing Highlights: ·

  • Played for New Zealand from 1973 to 1987 (including three years wandering in the wilderness looking for manna). ·
  •  He was captain of the New Zealand team from 1984 to 1987.
  • Member of the New Zealand side to beat every other test-playing nation.
  • He captained New Zealand to victories over Australia (first series win in Australia), Australia in New Zealand (first series win), England in England (first series win). 
  •  Won Redpath Cup (New Zealand's best batsman) twice. 
  •  Scored just under 3000 test runs at 38 average.

·          111 First class wickets, 30 test wickets · Awarded MBE for services to cricket in 1987 · Awarded New Zealand Medal in 1990


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