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Full name Christopher Robert Jones
Born November 5, 1990, Harold Wood, Essex
Current age 23 years 300 days
Major teams Dorset, Dorset Under-13s, Dorset Under-15s, Durham MCCU, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI, Somerset Under-15s, Somerset Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton, Sep 7-9, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Northamptonshire v Somerset at Northampton, Jul 12-15, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Somerset v Essex at Taunton, Aug 29, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Somerset v Surrey at Taunton, Aug 27, 2012 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Auckland v Somerset at Hyderabad (Deccan), Sep 20, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Kent v Somerset at Canterbury, Jul 18, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1||Smrst 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Taunton||7 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|6||Smrst 2nd XI||v MCC Uni||Taunton||29 Jul 2014||Other|
|66||Smrst 2nd XI||v Unicorns||Sidmouth||24 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|0||Somerset||v Kent||Canterbury||18 Jul 2014||T20|
|8, 87||Somerset||v Northants||Northampton||12 Jul 2014||FC|
|1, 25||Somerset||v Middlesex||Uxbridge||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|11||Somerset||v Lancashire||Taunton||29 Jun 2014||FC|
|4, 77||Somerset||v Notts||Nottingham||22 Jun 2014||FC|
|28||Somerset||v Middlesex||The Oval||18 Jun 2014||T20|
|11||Smrst 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Taunton||17 Jun 2014||Other OD|
Chris Jones earned an unexpected Somerset debut in September 2010 when he came into the side to replace Craig Kieswetter. A right-handed batsman, the early part of his career has been splits between Durham University, Dorset Minor Counties and Somerset.
At Taunton, his opportunities have come mainly in the middle order in the County Championship. In 2011 he made his maiden first-class half-century against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge and followed that up with 51 not out against the touring Indians at Taunton. He played six more matches without making an impression but he returned for five games in the second half of the 2012 season, making 150 runs in seven innings.
But 2013 saw his career move into a higher gear following his graduation for Durham University with a first-class degree. A first-class century followed, against the touring Australians, and an extended spell in the Somerset first XI, which also included his first fifty in T20, against Gloucestershire at Bristol.
For Dorset, he first appeared in 2008 but failed to make double figures in three matches and recorded a pair against Oxfordshire but a year later made a century against Devon. He returned in 2012 to set records with 175 and 188 in a thumping win over Shropshire at Bournemouth - it was the highest aggregate for a batman and the first time a player has made two scores over 150 in the same Minor Counties Championship match.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?