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Dean Jones leaves behind a cricketing legacy that revolutionised the sport – ABC News

To a generation of cricket-loving Australian children, Dean Jones was a hero. To Victorians, he was something closer to a sporting martyr but his death at 59 prematurely robs a family of a husband and father, and removes from the Australian sporting landscape…

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When he skipped his way into big-time cricket like a brash featherweight, they called him ‘The Jones Boy’. By the time Dean Jones departed the international scene, he was history’s man. Australia’s batting wunderkind of the 1980s and ’90s had done nothing less than revolutionise limited overs cricket.
To a generation of cricket-loving Australian children, Jones was a hero. To Victorians, he was something closer to a sporting martyr. The Melburnian devotion to Jones went far beyond reason. His …

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