Jones back in the fray for Waves
FORMER Brothers and Bundaberg captain David Jones has confirmed his appointment as captain coach at Across The Waves for the 2010/11 cricket season.
Despite not quite seeing the move as righting a sinking ship at Waves, the tough customer should bring the solidity the club has been missing this year.
“Without a doubt we will be a more disciplined unit next year,” he said.
Waves’ embarrassing loss to Country Wests a fortnight ago — when they lost nine wickets for 17 runs — put them out of contention for the final this year, but Jones does not see his appointment as a salvage mission.
“What they did this season has no bearing on next season,” he said.
“I think they just need some time to realise there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
Jones said he initially approached Waves cricket president Noel Stitt and current captain Brendan Prossliner to get their views on the idea.
“I wouldn’t have even thought about it if there was any animosity whatsoever from the boys. I’ve got a fantastic rapport with Prossy and he was a fan of the idea,” Jones said.
Stitt said they were happy to have Jones back at the club.
“We discussed it and have no problem. It will be good for us,” he said.
The batsman was a member of Brothers’ premiership side last season and has played a high level of cricket in England, while also coaching Isis Devils in the Bundaberg Rugby League.
As a junior, he would travel from Childers and play for Across The Waves, before playing the majority of his cricket with Mick Warden, David Boge and Boyd Williams at Brothers.