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Arthur Jones

  • Date of Birth15 Aug 1872
  • BirthplaceShelton, Notthinghamshire
  • Appearances224

An all-round sportsman with more than 200 Leicester Tigers appearances, Nottinghamshire-born Arthur Jones made an international career in cricket, winning all 12 caps in Ashes Tests against Australia as well as being one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year in 1900.

Captain of Nottinghamshire 1900-14, including their Championship triumph in 1907, Jones made nearly 23,000 runs, including 34 centuries, and took 497 catches. He also led England twice on tour to Australia in 1908.

Spending the winter months playing rugby, he played for Bedford before joining Tigers in 1895. He played in six Midland Counties Cup wins and captained the team in two spells (1896-99 and 1902-04) while also setting the record for points scored in three successive seasons. In 1903 he became the first player to pass 500 points for the club.

He refereed five international matches 1906-12, but died just six months after his final Championship appearance for Nottinghamshire in 1914, aged just 42.