Alex Jones (cricketer)

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Alex Jones
Personal information
Full name Alexander John Jones
Born (1988-11-12) 12 November 1988 (age 28)
Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales
Nickname AJ[1]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010–2013 Glamorgan (squad no. 27)
2007–present Wales Minor Counties
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 3 6 18
Runs scored 39 9 9
Batting average 13.00 4.50 3.00
100s/50s –/– –/– –/–
Top score 26 5 4*
Balls bowled 288 204 216
Wickets 2 5 16
Bowling average 105.50 51.80 18.18
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/50 1/26 3/16
Catches/stumpings 2/– 4/– 4/–
Source: Cricinfo, 29 September 2013

Alexander John Jones (born 10 November 1988) is a Welsh cricketer. Jones is a right-handed batsman who bowls left-arm medium pace. He was born at Bridgend, Glamorgan and educated at Cowbridge Comprehensive School.[1]

Jones first appeared in county cricket for Wales Minor Counties against Oxfordshire in the 2007 Minor Counties Championship,[2] while the following season he played his first match in the MCCA Knockout Trophy against Dorset.[3] In 2009 while studying for his degree in Sport and Physical Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University,[1] Jones played for Cardiff UCCE against county sides, though the matches were not rated as first-class.[4]

Having been a part of Glamorgan's Academy since 2005, he eventually made his first team debut for the county in a List A match against Somerset in the 2010 Clydesdale Bank 40. The following season he made further List A appearances,[5] as well as making his first-class debut against Surrey in the County Championship.[6] It was not in List A or first-class cricket that he had success in during the 2011 season, but in Twenty20 cricket instead. Making his debut in that format against Middlesex,[7] he went on to take 15 wickets in the 2011 Friends Provident t20, which came at 17.06 apiece with best figures of 3/16.[8]

Jones was released by Glamorgan after the expiry of his contract at the end of the 2013 season, after making only one county championship appearance in two years.[9]

Career Best Performances[edit]

as of 29 September 2013

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 26 Glamorgan v Northamptonshire Northampton 2011 1-50 Glamorgan v Surrey The Oval 2011
LA 5 Glamorgan Dragons v Somerset Taunton 2010 1-26 Glamorgan v Leicestershire Foxes Leicester 2013
T20 4* Glamorgan Dragons v Somerset Taunton 2011 3–16 Glamorgan Dragons v Middlesex Panthers Cardiff 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Player profile: Alex Jones". www.mccuniversities.org. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Alex Jones". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Alex Jones". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Other matches played by Alex Jones". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "List A Matches played by Alex Jones". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Alex Jones". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played by Alex Jones". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Twenty20 Bowling For Each Team by Alex Jones". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "Glamorgan's Ashes 2005 star Simon Jones to focus on T20 after YB40 final at Lords". Wales Online. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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