Monday 23 April 2007 

Simon Jones Not Selected For League Opener

Simon Jones has not been picked for Glamorgan's first LV County Championship match of the season, as he continues to ease his way back to full fitness.

The 28-year-old England bowler returned to competitive action during Glamorgan's 24-run defeat against Somerset where he took three for 56 at Taunton.

After well documented injury problems over the last few yaers, Jones is not rushing back into the four-day game.

"At the moment I'm just looking to play as much as I can for Glamorgan, but I'm going to look after myself and not push it too much,'' he said.

"I'm not going to be stupid and play in every single game. I've got to ease my way back.''

His absence means that Glamorgan will field the same squad that beat Oxford University last week for Wednesday's game against Essex at Chelmsford.