Jonathan Wells

Hobart Hurricanes and Western Australian Batsman

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Nationality

Australian

Date of Birth

13/08/1988

Teams

  • Western Australia
  • Adelaide Strikers

Role

RH Batsman

Career Highlights & Awards

  • Scored 50 on Big Bash debut 2011
  • First State Contract 2009
  • Debuted for Tasmania 2008

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A compact opening batsman, Jonathan Wells was given his first taste of first-class cricket in 2008-09. His promotion follows strong seasons in Hobart grade cricket and he was upgraded to a full state deal for 2009-10.

After failing to maintain himself as a mainstay in the Tasmanian line-up for several years he decided to move to Western Australia for the 2015/16 season. This move worked wonder for him securing a full contract for the 2016/17 season and scored 2 centuries, the first against his old state Tasmania. He continued to play cricket for the Hobart Hurricanes until season 2017/18 when he moved to Adelaide Strikers.

Jon has established himself as one of the best T20 middle order batsman in Australia after his performances in BBL8 and BBL9, selected in team of the year for both tournaments. In BBL9 he scored 478 runs at an average of 68.28 justifying his title as the best finisher in the BBL. Jon was rewarded with a contract for Hampshire ahead of the 2020 T20 Blast in England which was cancelled due to Covid-19, however showed he is gaining recognition on an international level.

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