Jeremy Coney

Former Cricket Great

An entertaining speaker. From a teaching career to a life of sport in cricket, Jeremy then returned to University to finish his Masters Degree. A consummate professional.

Following seven years as a teacher. Jeremy, began a BA at Victoria University in 1980 with a double major in Education and Drama with music, Greek and Maori. He was appointed Head of Music Department for Onslow College, Wellington in 1981 before taking up the bat full-time as a cricketer later that year.

His cricketing career culminated in his captaincy of the New Zealand team, an MBE for service to cricket in 1986, and a benefit season in New Zealand and England 1986/1987.

After his retirement as a professional cricketer, Jeremy Coney has become one of the most popular After dinner Speakers in New Zealand. Jeremy in well known in television as the host of “A Question of sport” and as a Television sports commentator.

Since publishing his book “The Playing Mantis” in 1986 Jeremy has become a familiar voice as a Commentator for Radio New Zealand including his triumphant tour to India in 1988 where he saved the day for New Zealand at Bangalor by stepping in as a replacement for those stricken with “Delhi-Belly”.

Jeremy returned to University to do his Masters Degree which he completed in 2000.


• After Dinner Humour
• Motivation