For the Welsh rugby union player see Steffan Jones (rugby player)
|Full name||Philip Steffan Jones|
9 February 1974 |
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Bowling style||Right arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|2009||→ Kent (loan)|
|2009||→ Derbyshire (loan)|
Source: Cricinfo, 7 May 2012
Philip Steffan Jones (born 9 February 1974) is a former cricketer who played for Somerset, Northamptonshire and Derbyshire. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium pace bowler. He is now a teacher.
Born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Jones attended Ysgol y Strade in Llanelli, Loughborough University and Homerton College, Cambridge. He played for Cambridge University in 1997 and took 9–148 in the Varsity match that season. He made his first-class debut for Somerset later that season and spent seven years with them before having two unsuccessful seasons with Northamptonshire in 2004 and 2005. Playing for Derbyshire in 2006 Jones had much more success taking 59 wickets including a career best 6–25 against Glamorgan. He returned to Somerset for the 2007 season.
Although primarily a bowler he was also a useful lower-order batsman, with two first-class centuries to his name, both while playing for Somerset, scoring 105 against the New Zealanders in 1999, as well as 110 not out against Leicestershire in April 2007.
Jones joined Kent on loan for one month at the start of the 2009 season, subsequently returning to Somerset and then spending the end of the season with Derbyshire. After impressing by taking 30 wickets and scoring two half-centuries, he signed a two-year contract to remain with Derbyshire until 2011, taking on a coaching role in addition to his playing duties. He retired from cricket at the end of the 2011 season to take up a post at Wellington School, Somerset, where he is the head of Sports Performance and Wellbeing.
- Wisden 1998, p. 875.
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