Brilliant fieldsman & forthright cricket commentator
Dean Jones wrote the book on one-day cricket - literally. Dean played a new game in which he walked down the pitch to fast bowlers, ran frenetically between wickets and turned fielding into an attacking occupation.
Dean Jones was a natural showman and an immensely popular player in Australia. He was also a classic cricketer who once made a triple-century for Victoria and remains their record run maker. He averaged 46 in Tests, and in the tied Test at Madras in 1986-87 played what Bob Simpson said was the greatest innings played for Australia (210); he ended up in hospital on a saline drip.
Since retirement, Dean Jones has carved out a niche as a forthright commentator, a supporter of numerous charities and a business man. He has hosted charity dinners as special master of ceremonies, appeared at fundraising lunches, dinners and breakfast as a panel member or celebrity guest and allowed charity groups to generate interest by using his image for promotional activities.
Notably in 2002 Dean supported fellow cricket star, Alan Border in walking from Sydney to Brisbane (1000 km) to raise over $800,000 for a Brisbane based leukaemia foundation charity. Dean walked with "AB" and attended fundraising functions (Sportsman's Nights) along the route.
In 2003 Dean, and his wife Jane, walked from Sydney to Melbourne (1150km) raising over $1.4 million dollars for the Bone Marrow Donor Institute, assisting them with their search for a cure for Leukaemia. And in 2004 Dean ventured down to Tasmania to support another fellow cricket legend - David Boon. Together they walked over 600km to raise approximately $600,000 for the BMDI. Dean not only walked but MC'ed a host of functions for David and assisted him to seek out other celebrity walkers.
Dean has been Manager of Operations for India's ICL 20/20 competition and he works with various TV Networks commentating around the world. He is a director of the company Leftfield Solutions International Pty Ltd, a company that undertakes specialised marketing, facilitation and networking projects for Australian Companies. As a Director of Leftfield Solutions, Dean also works with companies in India. His experience has given him expertise that is sought after by many leading Australian companies looking to enter this growing market.
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With many years playing for cricket Australia and commentating, Dean is a fully charged keynote speaker who intertwines stories about cricketing with key messages centred around teamwork, partnership and trust.
A keen golfer, Dean Jones is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable host for corporate golf days
I am NOT a cricketing guru nor do I follow it so I had no preconceptions. Dean talked a bit about cricket and a lot about partnership, teamwork and trust. I could not have got better mileage from a speaker. He was engaging, open and accessible to the attendees. Dean is a great speaker who delivered in great style and was the value in our evening.
Excellent. Dean was very well received by all on the day. His Q & A had many involved on some very topical issues.