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Jones fills in at Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire have signed former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones on a one-month loan from Kent as cover for the injured Gareth Roderick.

The 37-year-old, who played 34 Tests and 49 one-day internationals for England and was part of the side that won back the Ashes in 2005, is set to make his Gloucestershire debut in the LV= County Championship match against Derbyshire, which begins on Sunday.

The west country side have turned to Jones, who has lost his Kent place to Sam Billings, after their 22-year-old keeper Roderick was ruled out for up to six weeks with a hand injury sustained in this week's win over Kent.

Jones, who is available for selection in all formats but will not be able to face Kent, said: "I am excited for the opportunity that lies ahead for the next four weeks and look forward to contributing to the success of Gloucestershire cricket whilst I am there."

Geraint Jones, here batting for Kent in last year's LV= County Championship, has lost his place to fellow wicketkeeper Sam Billings

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