Birth date 25 Dec 1978 (40 years)
Nationality Wales Wales
Position Batsman
Nickname Horse, Shoe Pie
Team history
Hampshire County 2009 - present
Glamorgan County 2011
Worcestershire County 2008 - 2009
Glamorgan County 1998 - 2007

Simon Philip Jones is a right arm fast bowler and a left handed batsman playing with the England cricket team. He has also played for the Glamorgan County Cricket Club and the Worcestershire cricket team. This Welsh cricket player is presently

Simon Jones has been playing first class cricket since 1998. He made his debut in International cricket in 2002 in a test match against India at the Lords’. He scored an useful 44 runs in 43 balls coming down the order before getting caught by Dravid off a ball by Kumble. He also claimed 2 wickets and gave away 61 runs in 21 overs that he bowled in the first innings. In the second innings though he was not sent out to bat he claimed yet another 2 wickets and gave away 68 runs in the 17 overs that he bowled. England won the match by 170 runs. He made his One day International match against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2004. Jones claimed 2 wickets for 43 runs in 8 overs and helped England win by 8 wickets. Injuries have bothered Jones throughout his career and denied him of opportunities.

In a total of 18 test matches, Jones has scored 205 runs and claimed 59 wickets at 3.54 runs per over. His best bowling record is 6 wickets for 53 runs. He also has 7 wickets to his name in the 7 ODIs’ he has played.

Career Highlights

NBC Denis Compton Award, 2001

Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2005

Wisden Cricketer of the Year, 2006.

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