Chris Jones

Country: England
Born: November 05, 1990, Harold Wood, Essex
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak

Chris Jones Bio

Christopher Robert Jones, commonly known as Chris Jones, is a former English cricketer who made his mark in the sport during his short but impactful career. Born on September 10, 1990, in England, Jones displayed a passion for cricket from a young age and dedicated himself to becoming a formidable player.

Jones began his cricket journey at Durham University, where he balanced his academic pursuits with his love for the game. During this time, he also played for Dorset Minor Counties, gaining valuable match experience and honing his skills.

In 2010, Jones received an unexpected opportunity to debut for Somerset, stepping in as a replacement for Craig Kieswetter. Primarily a right-handed batsman, Jones demonstrated his potential as he showcased his talent in the middle order of the County Championship.

The following year proved to be a turning point in Jones’ career as he contributed significantly with the bat. He achieved his maiden first-class half-century against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, followed by an impressive unbeaten 51 against the touring Indians at Taunton. Despite a series of matches without making a notable impact, Jones returned to the team in the latter half of the 2012 season, accumulating 150 runs in seven innings.

Jones reached new heights in 2013 after graduating from Durham University with a first-class degree. His upward trajectory continued with a first-class century against the touring Australians, solidifying his position in the Somerset first XI. Additionally, he achieved his first fifty in T20 cricket against Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Outside of his Somerset commitments, Jones also played for Dorset, making sporadic appearances since 2008. Although he initially struggled to make an impact, he bounced back in 2009 with a century against Devon. In a remarkable match in 2012, he set records by scoring 175 and 188 in a dominant victory over Shropshire in the Minor Counties Championship. It was not only the highest aggregate for a batsman in the championship but also the first instance of a player scoring two scores over 150 in the same match.

Surprisingly, despite his promising career trajectory, Jones decided to retire from professional cricket at the tender age of 24. In August 2014, he opted to pursue other career opportunities, ending his cricketing journey prematurely.

Jones may have retired young, but his contributions to the game left a lasting impression. His ability to excel under pressure, scoring crucial runs and displaying a skillful batting technique, made him a prized asset for Somerset and Dorset. Although his time in professional cricket was cut short, Jones will always be remembered as a talented player who had the potential to achieve great things in the world of cricket.

Chris Jones Career Stats

Chris Jones Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 37 60 2 1285 130 22.15 3130 41.05 1 9 182 5 22 0
List A 5 4 1 126 45* 42 160 78.75 0 0 14 1 0 0
T20s 13 13 2 217 53* 19.72 198 109.59 0 1 27 2 6 0

Chris Jones Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 37 1 12 17 1 1/17 1/17 17 8.5 12 0 0 0
List A 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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