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16/01/1918 - 15/12/2007

As well as his involvement in cricket, Clem Jones has been heavily involved in a number of other sports including athletics, billiards and snooker, baseball, lawn bowls, basketball, greyhound racing, netball, rugby union and league, swimming, tennis, weightlifting, and soccer.

He is president of the Australian Billiards and Snooker Council and it’s delegate to the Asian Billiards and Snooker Association and to the International Billiards and Snooker Federation. He is member and life member of the Queensland Billiards and Snooker Association Executive.

Jones represented Australia at the International Cricket Conference in 1972, at the International Billiards and Snooker Federation meetings, and was a delegate to the 1974 Olympic Council meeting in Rome representing Malta.

In cricket he was a member of the Executive of the Queensland Cricket Association from 1949 to 1975, member of the delegate body of the Association from 1942 to the present. He was a member of the Australian Board of Control from 1961 to 1975 and life member of the Queensland Cricket Association. Jones was Chairman of the Brisbane Cricket Ground Trust, Member of the Committee and Trustee of the Queensland Cricketers club, Member of the University Cricket Club for five years and captain of the first Queensland University team to win the Nyall Cup in 1951.

He was elected Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 1961 to 1975 and was appointed chairman of the Darwin Reconstruction Commission that re-built Darwin after Cyclone Tracey in 1976.

In 1990, Jones was named ‘Queenslander of the Year’ for his efforts during the 1990 floods. In 1976 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his work in sport and the community.


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