Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

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Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:49 am

I read just yesterday that he'd got into an argument on social media re complaints about his commentating at the IPL. Today, he's passed away after a heart attack at the age of 59.

I'm sure he played in the Lancashire League at some time.

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:51 am

I've just found a scorecard for a Lancashire League game between Rishton & Church. I think Jones might have been sub pro but I certainly noticed the Rishton number 11.

http://lancashireleague.com/Scorecards/149/149136.html

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by Local cricketer » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:53 am

Shocking news. Was only commentating yesterday

Vale Dean Jones

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by Local cricketer » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:54 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:51 am
I've just found a scorecard for a Lancashire League game between Rishton & Church. I think Jones might have been sub pro but I certainly noticed the Rishton number 11.

http://lancashireleague.com/Scorecards/149/149136.html
Tybfc getting a red inker. Protecting his average again

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by Bosscat » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:18 pm

Just seen this on Sky Sports news ... 59 no age ...

RIP

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by Steve1956 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:23 pm

Cracking batsmen...RIP..much to young.:(

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by tiger76 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:25 pm

Shocking news RIP Dean.

He was primarily known as a ODI player, but he boasted a test average of nearly 47, so he clearly could adapt to all forms of the game.

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by MACCA » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:26 pm

Local cricketer wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:54 am
Tybfc getting a red inker. Protecting his average again

Looks like about the only thing he did do in the game...

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by Buxtonclaret » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:26 pm

Remember him well. Great batsman. Bit some big, big shots.
Far too young.

R.I.P Dean

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:31 pm

Very sad.

Enjoyed him and Harsha Bhogle while watching the IPL

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by ashtonlongsider » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:32 pm

That's a massive shock. Very good batsman. Very sad news. RIP DJ.

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Post by Ashingtonclaret46 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:40 pm

I was shocked when I heard this news. Good batsman and decent fielder. RIP Dean Jones

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by Brucefanclaret » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:16 pm

So sorry to hear this. He was great to watch.

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by CleggHall » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:37 pm

Was in on Durham’s early days as a 1st class county, a great fielder, mate of Botham. RIP

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by jdrobbo » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:48 pm

Sad news.

RIP

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by tybfc » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:53 pm

I remember that game very well and Jones was one of many sub pros that Rishton employed that season when Azharuddin went home injured.

He was a typical young Aussie and very enthusiastic in the field.

When he was out he walked back in the dressing room and said "ok lads if that's the best I can do against that s***e bowling I will put my match fee behind the bar after the game". And true to his word he did.

I notice that he was bowled by an Accy Clarets regular too.

RIP far too young to be taken from us.
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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by Clarets4me » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:56 am

tybfc wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:53 pm
I remember that game very well and Jones was one of many sub pros that Rishton employed that season when Azharuddin went home injured.
He was a typical young Aussie and very enthusiastic in the field.
When he was out he walked back in the dressing room and said "ok lads if that's the best I can do against that s***e bowling I will put my match fee behind the bar after the game". And true to his word he did. I notice that he was bowled by an Accy Clarets regular too.
RIP far too young to be taken from us.
" tybfc " , I notice that Colin Kuhn was in that Rishton XI that day ... He was much older than me, but I played a good few games at Blackburn Rugby Club with him, I believe he was a driver on " Blackburn Transport " ....
He was from Zimbabwe ( Rhodesia, back in the day ), and I remember a classic wind-up ( c. 1980 ), when the Blackburn Club Secretary presented him with fake " Call-up papers ", allegedly from the Embassy ... he wasn't happy !! ;)

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Re: Dean Jones (Aussie cricketer) dies

Post by tybfc » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:56 am

Clarets4me wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:56 am
" tybfc " , I notice that Colin Kuhn was in that Rishton XI that day ... He was much older than me, but I played a good few games at Blackburn Rugby Club with him, I believe he was a driver on " Blackburn Transport " ....
He was from Zimbabwe ( Rhodesia, back in the day ), and I remember a classic wind-up ( c. 1980 ), when the Blackburn Club Secretary presented him with fake " Call-up papers ", allegedly from the Embassy ... he wasn't happy !! ;)
He was a great character and an excellent all round cricketer.

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