1898, The First Bowler to be Called for Throwing
On this day January 4, 1898, Australian fast bowler Ernie Jones becoming the first bowler to be called for throwing in a Test against England in Melbourne.
Ernie Jones Throwing
“Jonah”, who was no-balled by umpire Jim Phillips, the scourge of all chuckers, took 64 Test wickets, some of them possibly kosher. He is also famous for sending a bouncer through WG Grace’s beard.
Jones played his debut test against England at Sydney, Dec 14, 1894. Jonah played his last Test against South Africa at Johannesburg in Oct 1902.