NICHOLAS EDWIN JONES

Born : Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Year Joined Cosmos : 2009
First Formal Cricket Team : Horncastle CC
Teams Played For : Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School 1st XI ,Horncastle CC, Hykeham CC, Louth CC, Louth Taverners, Sheffield Hallam University CC
Playing Role : Cosmos Spartans
Batting Style : Solid, technical middle order batsman, occasional opener
Bowling Style : Right arm off break, Medium pace/Swing bowler
Alma mater : Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, England, UK. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Favourite International Cricketer : Greame Swann and Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite International Team : would have to say England, although I must admit to enjoying watching the Indians in full flow
Favourite Quote : "The Bowler's Holding, the Batsman's Willie" TMS presenter, BBC Radio "I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth - certainly greater than sex, although sex isn't that bad either!!" - English poet Harold Pinter Cricket is basically Baseball on Valium” - Comedy Legend Robin Williams "Cricket civilises people and creates good gentlemen. I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentleman" - (As if!!!!) Robert Mugabe “Wickets are like wives - you never know which way they will turn!!!” - Navjot Singh Sidhu
Most memorable personal cricket moment or accomplishment : Seeing England win the Ashes at Trent Bridge in 2005, the the closest, most nailbiting finish to a game i have ever seen! Taking career best figures of 4-20 from 10 overs in a record breaking 200+ run victory in a university game where we scored 480 from 50 overs, beating the league winners Captaining the University 2XI Working for Michael Vaughan at his cricket academy, meeting the man and having lunch with him. Captaining the University team. Currently the highest level I have ever played at. What an honour it was.
Other : Cricket Influences: Being able to watch the professionals from an early age, regularly attending test matches and 1 day games gave me the love for the game Former England womens Vice Captain Arran Brindle helping me to realise my potential in both coaching, and as a player by placing faith in me and giving me advice that i will never forget. Other facts you may not know: Apart from cricket, i am heavily involved in badminton representing the Winnipeg Winter Club at tournaments whilst also being involved in coaching.