Wednesday 7 October 2009 

Simon Jones Completes Hampshire Switch

Simon Jones Completes Hampshire Switch
Simon Jones Completes Hampshire Switch
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Fast bowler Simon Jones has completed his move to Hampshire, signing a three-year deal at The Rose Bowl having been released by Worcestershire earlier in the season.

Jones, who has been struggling with injuries that have prevented him playing in 2009, has signed a contract which combines standard and 'pay-as-you-play' elements, Hampshire have confirmed.

"I am delighted to have signed for Hampshire," Jones said.

"I feel that The Rose Bowl is a venue and a club where i can re-ignite my cricketing ambitions and at the same time, bring home some silverware and success to such a forward thinking club. I look forward to meeting all the guys and hopefully adding to the superb talent that is already here."

Hampshire Chairman Rod Bransgrove added:

"We are delighted to have added Simon Jones to our battery of seam bowlers for next season and beyond. I have been a great fan of Simon since the Ashes victory in 2005 and we all know what a match winner he can be when fully fit."

Jones has not played for England since that 2-1 Ashes success, in which he took 18 wickets at 21 apiece and he will be hoping the move to Hampshire will enable him to add to the 18 Test and eight One-Day International appearances he has already made.

Jones moved from Glamorgan to Worcestershire at the end of the 2007 season.

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