Tuesday 12 November 2013 

Warwickshire secure Jones to strengthen fast bowling ranks

Richard Jones in action for his former club Worcestershire, prior to joining the Bears

Warwickshire have signed 27 year-old Fast Bowler Richard Jones from Worcestershire on a one-year contract.

Stourbridge-born Jones made his debut for Worcestershire in 2007 and has gone on to make 41 First Class, nine List A and six t20 appearances for his home county. Prior to this he was also a prominent member of Birmingham & District Premier League club Old Hill, and came up against many fellow Bears, including Ateeq Javid, Laurie Evans and Director of Cricket Dougie Brown.

Commenting on the new arrival, Dougie Brown said: “Richard is an exciting prospect and is a very good addition to our squad. His arrival will create even more competition for places amongst a very strong bowling line-up.

“He settled in to the squad very well when he joined on trial in August, and Graeme Welch and I are looking forward to working with him ahead of the new season.”

Jones joined Warwickshire on loan in August last season, but suffered the misfortune of getting injured in his first net session at Edgbaston.

He said: “Warwickshire have been one of the top teams in the LV= County Championship for several years and the chance to work with Dougie Brown, Graeme Welch and a team of top-class fast bowlers is a fantastic opportunity for me.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Worcestershire and I wish the club every success in the future.”

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