An integral figure in England's memorable 2005 Ashes triumph, Jones was hugely unfortunate to see his international career cut short by injury.
His contribution to the aforementioned series was nothing short of tremendous. Operating at pace and gaining prodigious reverse-swing with the older ball, the Welshman picked up 18 scalps at an average of 21, including first-innings figures of 6-53 at Old Trafford and a five-wicket haul at Trent Bridge.
Sadly, he was then forced to pull out of the final Test at The Oval with an ankle problem and a series of further setbacks ensured he never represented England again.
An Ashes injury setback was nothing new for Jones, who suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament when sliding in the field on the opening day of the 2002-03 series in Brisbane.
That came less than four months after he had followed in the footsteps of father Jeff by making his Test debut, against India at Lord's.
He would not pass the 44 runs he made in that match, yet there were to be many subsequent highs with the ball for a bowler blessed with strength in abundance and the sought-after ability to swing the ball late.
A final analysis of 59 Test wickets at 28 certainly does not do full justice to Jones' rare talent.
The Swansea-born seamer is now back with Glamorgan, his domestic career having come full circle since he first represented his home county in 1998.
Spells with Worcestershire and Hampshire were blighted by injuries, and he now operates almost exclusively in limited-overs cricket.