Simon Jones Ruled Out Of Lions Matches

Worcestershire bowler Simon Jones has been ruled out of playing for the England Lions against South Africa after suffering a hamstring strain. Gloucestershire's Steve Kirby, who toured India with the Lions last winter, has been called up as his replacement for the two matches, on August 14th in Leicester and August 16th in Derby. Jones played a key part in England's 2005 Ashes success but has since struggled with injury, moving from Glamorgan to Worcestershire in the winter. © Cricket World 2008