"A great stalwart of Carlton who also performed well from limited opportunities at the first class level for Victoria. Commencing his VCA career with the Colts side, Jinks crossed to Carlton in 1932, where his father and brother had also played. He played 249 matches for the Blues until his retirement in 1955, winning the club bowling award eight times and was Club Champion on four occasions.
First selected for Victoria in 1935/36, Jinks played 2 first class matches against Tasmania prior to World War II without distinguishing himself. After the War, and with 6 Test representatives away, Jinks was picked again, taking 5/42 & 3/65 against Queensland at the MCG. Once again he had to await an opportunity, and he took 4/56 & 5/61 against Queensland at the Gabba in 1947/48 when the chance came. The development of Tribe, Johnson, Ring and Iverson, however, restricted him to just three more matches, ending his first class career with just 8 matches and 24 wickets @ 22.63."