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Geraint Jones

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Full Name: Geraint Owen Jones
Born: July 14 1976 , Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea
Country: Papua New Guinea
County: Gloucestershire
Other teams: England, Kent
Test debut: West Indies v England at St John's, Apr 10-14, 2004
ODI debut: England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jun 27, 2004
T20 debut: England v Australia at Southampton, Jun 13, 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat


Few can have a more exotic pedigree than that of wicketkeeper Jones, who was born in Papua New Guinea of Welsh parents and learnt his cricket in Australia before moving to Kent in 2001. Just four years later he was an ever-present in one of England's most memorable Ashes successes as the little urn was won to a backdrop of nationwide fanfare. His England career brought 34 Tests and 49 one-day internationals, while for Kent he played 15 seasons before Gloucestershire made him skipper of their four-day team for the 2015 season to rekindle his career. Bearing in mind his parentage, it was ...

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