CRICKET: Worcestershire bring in Lancashire batter Rob Jones - The Evesham Observer

CRICKET: Worcestershire bring in Lancashire batter Rob Jones

Evesham Editorial 18th Jul, 2023   0

BATTER Rob Jones will join Worcestershire on a three-year contract at the end of the season in a huge boost to the Pears middle order.

The 27-year-old becomes the first signing under new club chief executive Ashley Giles and is a welcome addition coming amid the departures of Josh Tongue, Dillon Pennington and Pat Brown.

Jones, who recently displayed his top-level ability with an impressive innings of 111 against Essex in the LV=Insurance County Championship, will join the club after spending seven years as a professional with Lancashire.

With an impressive track record, Jones has already showcased his skills in 46 first-class matches, amassing three centuries and eight half-centuries.

Jones has also made his mark in 28 List A games, boasting a batting average of 41.76, underscoring his consistency and ability to perform at a high level across various formats of the game.

“I’ve always admired the club’s commitment to nurturing talent, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the team and make a positive impact both on and off the field,” a thrilled Jones said.

In their statement, Lancashire confirmed Jones would not feature for the Red Rose for the remainder of the season.

“Discussions are ongoing between Lancashire and Worcestershire as to what the remainder of Rob’s season entails,” a club spokesperson added.

Giles, expressed his enthusiasm about Rob Jones joining the club and said: “I’ve known Rob for a number of years, and apart from being a really good and adaptable cricketer, he is also a fantastic young man who will add to our dressing room.

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