Mel Jones


Career Achievements & Highlights


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.

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