Full name Richard Alan Jones
Born November 6, 1986, Stourbridge
Current age 28 years 269 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Leicestershire, Loughborough MCCU, Matabeleland Tuskers, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 6 ft 2 in
Education King Edward VI College, Stourbridge
|First-class debut||Worcestershire v Loughborough UCCE at Worcester, Apr 25-27, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham, May 17-20, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Worcestershire v Hampshire at Worcester, May 11, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire at Nottingham, Aug 20, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire at Nottingham, Jun 13, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Lancashire v Leicestershire at Manchester, Jun 13, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3, 4/48, 0/20||Warwickshire||v Durham||Birmingham||17 May 2015||FC|
|1/57, 4, 0/74||Warwcks 2nd||v Surr 2nd XI||Guildford||11 May 2015||Other|
|1/21||Warwcks 2nd||v Nthants 2nd||Birmingham||30 Apr 2015||Other T20|
|2/31||Warwcks 2nd||v Nthants 2nd||Birmingham||30 Apr 2015||Other T20|
|3/55, 15, 4/49||Warwcks 2nd||v Nthants 2nd||Solihull||27 Apr 2015||Other|
|2, 2/30||Warwickshire||v Durham MCCU||Birmingham||12 Apr 2015||Other|
|1/29||Warwickshire||v Worcs||Birmingham||30 Mar 2015||Other|
|0/13||Warwickshire||v Barbados XI||Bridgetown||15 Mar 2015||Other T20|
|0*, 1/59||Warwickshire||v Notts||Nottingham||20 Aug 2014||LA|
|35, 4/81, 2, 0/28||Warwickshire||v Somerset||Taunton||15 Aug 2014||FC|
Richard Jones has been 'promising' for longer than the duration of many careers. Blessed with sharp pace and an ability to swing the ball - new or old - he has an excellent strike-rate and the potential to be a match-turning performer. But an inability to develop the requisite consistency - his career economy-rate is more than four an over - has sometimes left coaches nervous about picking him in fear that the runs he leak might outweigh the wickets he takes.
A product of the Worcestershire youth system - he first represented the club as a nine year old - he graduated to the England age-group squads and, but for a stress fracture, would have played in the U19 World Cup in Bangladesh. But although there were notable successes along the way - he bowled beautifully in taking six for 37 against Middlesex at the start of 2010 and followed it with 7 for 115 against Sussex -Worcestershire finally lost patience and allowed him to join Warwickshire on loan at the end of 2013.
That become a permanent move a few months later and, while Jones only played three Championship matches for them in the 2014 season, his reverse swing contributed to two of Warwickshire's victories and underlined his worth as a wicket taker. He also enjoyed a brief loan spell with Leicestershire and claimed 5-34 on debut in his first T20 match for four years.
Jones also possesses far more talent with the bat than his modest career average suggests.
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