Australian Southern Stars 1997-2005
World Cups – 1997 (India), 2005 (Sth Africa)
Ashes – 1998, 2004
World Series 2003
World record test debut score if 131 v England
VicSpirit – 1995 – 2010
Tasmania Roar – 2010/11
Surrey CC – 2000-2002
ICC Cricket World Cup broadcasts since 2009
Network Ten Big Bash since 2015
Indian Premier League since 2015
Pakistan Premier League since 2017
Nine Network Women’s International cricket since 2010
ABC & BBC radio since 2010
Cricket Australia’s live streaming commentator since 2016
Butterfly Effect (Women in Sport) Podcast Host
Australian Open and Bowls Premier League commentator since 2016
With an Australian Mum and West Indian Dad cricket was most likely always going to play a role in Melanie Jones’ life.
Mel played in a dominate era of Australian cricket that included winning two World Cups, two Ashes series and numerous world series and bilateral tours. During her playing days Melanie juggled playing with working in cricket development in Australia but also in South Africa and England.
After playing … Mel has focused on a professional career that aimed to support, develop and expand opportunities and careers for women in sport both on and off the playing field.
As a former talent manager of some of Australian sporting stars Mel also worked and volunteered for various roles across women in sport task forces, being a board member with Bowls Australia and a career in the media.
In 2015 after becoming one of the four first ever female commentators to be included in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s most attended and watched cricket league, she moved full time into sports commentary in 2016.
Her inclusion into the men’s and women’s Big Bash broadcast lead to her becoming the first female cricket lead in the T20 format in Australia. This was then followed by the same accolade in the Pakistan Super League in 2017.
With a playing and work career that has included playing with, commentating on and interviewing some of the legends of Australian and International sport Mel can provide an entertaining story, emcee an event your present on numerous topics.