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Former England fast bowler Simon Jones to quit all cricket bar T20 games

Simon Jones: Key role in 2005 Ashes win

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Former England seamer Simon Jones has announced he will quit all cricket bar T20 after this month's YB4O final.

The Glamorgan fast bowler has spent years battling injuries but was part of the four-man pace attack which played a key role in regaining the Ashes in 2005.

Jones' contract with Glamorgan is up at the end of the season and, 24 hours after former England colleague Matthew Hoggard called time on his career, the 34-year-old has decided to quit the first-class and List A games after a swansong at Lord's against Nottinghamshire on September 21.

"The YB40 final is a fitting opportunity to stop playing the longer forms of the game and concentrate on T20 cricket where I know I can still be at my explosive best."

Simon Jones

He said: "I missed some games early season, so to come back in and be part of getting the team to Lord's has left me hungry to continue playing.

"The YB40 final is a fitting opportunity to stop playing the longer forms of the game and concentrate on T20 cricket where I know I can still be at my explosive best."

Jones, who won 18 Test caps, could yet have a future with Glamorgan in the game's shortest form.

Chairman Barry O'Brien said: "Simon was not only an integral figure in England regaining the Ashes in 2005 but has had an outstanding career with Glamorgan.

"We respect Simon's decision and we are planning on meeting with him after the Yorkshire Bank 40 Final to discuss his future T20 career."