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Simon Jones

Key facts

Full Name: Simon Phillip Jones
Born: December 25 1978 , Swansea, Glamorgan
County: Glamorgan
Other teams: Worcestershire, Hampshire, England
Test debut: England v India, Lord's, July 25-29 2002
ODI debut: Zimbabwe v England, Bulawayo, December 4 2004
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast

Biography

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 represente...

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