RIP Dean Jones

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RIP Dean Jones

Postby ltraynor » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:01 pm

Dean Jones died at age 59.

He died of a heart attack in India whilst working on tv within the IPL.

He was one of the first good Australian batsman I got to see growing up and he lives on in my stumped version.
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Re: RIP Dean Jones

Postby YVRK » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:18 pm

Damn, it’s hard to see him go, class batsman and fielder in both formats as well as a good commentator. Rest in peace Deano.
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Re: RIP Dean Jones

Postby MOD-tonk6464 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:25 am

Very sad news re the passing of Dean Jones at only 59 years of age. :(

Jones was a great Aussie batsman - aggressive, entertaining and classy. I remember watching some excellent, entertaining innings he played alongside other great players like Allan Border and the Waugh brothers.

RIP Dean Jones.
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Re: RIP Dean Jones

Postby liquefry » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:51 am

Tragic. He was a star when I was growing up, one of the few Australian players my brother and I tried to emulate in our backyard games! A stylish player that was great to watch, and an interesting pundit.

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Re: RIP Dean Jones

Postby cestrian » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:49 am

Was at Durhams first ever first class game at the university riverside ground in 1992. Great game lit up by a magnificent century from Dean Jones. Smashed the ball to all parts but also had the deft flicks and nurdles that kept the board ticking over. Dean was a great servant for the fledgling Durham side and I know always loved coming back up to the north east when he was in the country. Taken far too soon

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Re: RIP Dean Jones

Postby bumpuss » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:22 am

I too young to watch him play live, but thanks to youtube - just awesome.

Great commentator and has done a lot for the game too.

Sad news.

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