Jean Symes (born November 13, 1986 in Johannesburg) is a South African left-handed batsman and part time chinamanbowler who plays for Gauteng. After matriculaing at St. John's College (Houghton), he has represented his country at under 19 level.
Symes was a member of the Gauteng side which won the 2006/07 SAA Provincial Challenge. He was the leading run scorer in the competition after the home and away season with 847 runs at 70.58. In the final he added to that tally with a second innings score of 93 to help his side to a 95 run victory.Earlier in the season he made an impressive run a ball 193 against Free State at Goodyear Park.
The young left-hander also had success in the limited overs arena, with an innings of 170 in October 2006 which broke the record for the highest ever score by a Gauteng batsman, beating Clive Rice's 169.