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Geraint Jones

Key facts

Full Name: Geraint Owen Jones
Born: July 14 1976 , Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea
County: Kent
Other teams: England
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

Biography

Few can have a more exotic pedigree than that of Kent and ex-England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones, who was born in Papua New Guinea of Welsh parents and learnt his cricket in Australia before moving to Kent in 2001, aged 25. Bearing in mind his parentage, it was not surprising that his first port of call when arriving in the United Kingdom was Glamorgan, but it was at Canterbury that he began to shine as a wicketkeeper with Kent's second XI.With Paul Nixon being Kent's number one choice behind the stumps, Jones originally found first-team opportunities hard to come by, but once Nixon returned...

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