Dean Jones, who died final month due to cardiac arrest, was bid adieu with a last lap of honour on the empty Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG). A complete of 10 folks, together with his household and shut buddies, attended the occasion.
The bottom’s public deal with system performed tunes by Elton John and INXS, musicians the previous Australian batsman had counted amongst his many buddies. His spouse Jane Jones thanked everybody for the best way folks have reminisced and remembered about his cricket profession.
“We’ve been deeply moved by the outpouring of affection for Dean over the past week and might’t thank everybody sufficient for his or her help and for sharing their recollections with us,” Jane Jones mentioned.
Dean Jones’ spouse additional thanked Melbourne Cricket Membership and MCG for tributing him in a particular approach. His coffin was conveyed across the venue the place he performed six of his 52 Take a look at matches
“It has been an terrible time to navigate as a household, however I couldn’t have considered a extra becoming place to say goodbye to my husband than beneath the lights of his beloved MCG,” she added.
“What higher method to honour him than with the music of his buddies Elton John and INXS echoing all through the empty stadium. We’d like to increase an enormous thanks to the Melbourne Cricket Membership and the MCG for his or her willingness to create our private tribute to Dean and for Cricket Australia’s help,” she added.
Dean Jones, with the identify of ‘Prof Deano’, represented Australia in 52 Take a look at matches scoring 3,631 runs at a median of 46.55. The batsman additionally had eleven Take a look at centuries to his identify. Aside from Assessments, Jones additionally performed 164 ODIs and scored 6068 runs at a median of 44.61, together with seven centuries and 46 fifties.
After retiring from cricket, he turned a famend cricket professional and commentator. Additionally, he was extremely energetic in social media platforms and stored his voice overtly.