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Simon Jones

Full name:Simon Philip Jones
Born:25th December 1978, Morriston, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Batting:Left-hand batsman
Bowling:Right-arm fast
Education:Coedcae Comprehensive School, Llanelli; Millfield
Biography:Awarded MBE in 2006 New Year's Honours for services to cricket
Relations:Father: IJ Jones
Teams:England (Test: 2002-2005); England (ODI: 2004/05-2005); Glamorgan (Main FC: 1998-2012); Marylebone Cricket Club (Main FC: 2002-2004); Worcestershire (Main FC: 2008); Hampshire (Main FC: 2010-2011); Glamorgan (Main ListA: 1999-2013); Worcestershire (Main ListA: 2008); Hampshire (Main ListA: 2010-2011); Worcestershire (Main Twenty20: 2008); Hampshire (Main Twenty20: 2010-2011); Glamorgan (Main Twenty20: 2011-2013); England (Other FC: 2002-2005); England XI (Other FC: 2002/03-2004/05); England A (Other FC: 2003/04); England A (Other ListA: 2003/04); England (Other ListA: 2004/05-2005); All teams
Glamorgan cap: 2002
Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 2006
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics
Articles:Jones eyeing a quick comeback
 England launch 'Thrashes' inquest
 Simon Jones' Ashes hopes dim
 List of all articles
Galleries:Simon Jones - England's "King of Swing"
Pictures:Portrait of Simon Jones
 Portrait of Simon Jones
 Simon Jones in his delivery stride for Glamorgan against Surrey at Sophia Gardens
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2013 profile
Fast bowler Simon Jones was a member of the England squad that won the Ashes in 2005 with the Welshman emulating the achievements of his father Jeff by playing a leading role with the ball in Test cricket for England. During the 2005 Ashes series, the Swansea-born paceman bamboozled the Australian batsmen with a combination of raw pace and reverse swing, and in the Third Test at Old Trafford, Simon returned the best-ever bowling figures by a Glamorgan player in Test cricket for England as he claimed 6-53. In all, Simon played in 18 Test matches between 2002 and 2005 during which he claimed 59 wickets, but his tally of wickets and his number of caps would have been higher had it not been for a series of injuries, including one to his knee in the opening Test of the 2002/03 Ashes series in Brisbane. Simon made his debut for Glamorgan in 1998, with the bowler enjoying a fine summer in 2002 when he recorded figures of 6-45 against Derbyshire at Cardiff, as well as 5/28 against Essex at Swansea. He subsequently played for Worcestershire and Hampshire, for whom he impressed in Twenty20 cricket, before returning to his native county in 2011. In 2012 Simon produced a match-winning return of 4/23 for Glamorgan in their Clydesdale Bank40 match against Durham at Colwyn Bay.
Profile DateLine: 29th March 2013 by Glamorgan Cricket Archive


Test Career Batting and Fielding (2002-2005)
MINORunsHSAve10050SRateCt
England181852054415.76 0051.89 4
Test Career Bowling (2002-2005)
BallsMdnsRunsWktsBBAve5wI10wMSRateEcon
England2821781666596-5328.23 3047.81 3.54

First-Class Career Batting and Fielding (1998-2012)
MINORunsHSAve10050Ct
Overall91113379044611.89 0018
First-Class Career Bowling (1998-2012)
BallsMdnsRunsWktsBBAve5wI10wMSRateEcon
Overall1337434581422676-4530.49 15150.08 3.65

ODI Career Batting and Fielding (2004/05-2005)
MINORunsHSAve10050SRateCt
England810111.00 0050.00 0
ODI Career Bowling (2004/05-2005)
BallsMdnsRunsWktsBBAve4wI5wISRateEcon
England348927572-4339.28 0049.71 4.74

List A Career Batting and Fielding (1999-2013)
MINORunsHSAve10050Ct
Overall632619932613.28 005
List A Career Bowling (1999-2013)
BallsMdnsRunsWktsBBAve4wI5wISRateEcon
Overall2529282309655-3235.52 2138.90 5.47

Twenty20 Career Batting and Fielding (2008-2013)
MINORunsHSAve10050SRateCt
Overall35852811*9.33 00127.27 1
Twenty20 Career Bowling (2008-2013)
BallsMdnsRunsWktsBBAve4wI5wISRateEcon
Overall7452923434-1021.46 1017.32 7.43

 

 

 

 

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