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Simon Jones MBE is a former professional cricketer who played for England, Glamorgan, Hampshire and Worcestershire. In 2005 he tore through the Australian batting order, swinging the ball at pace, and inspiring some of England’s greatest ever victories as they regained the Ashes for the first time in almost twenty years. That series he dismissed every single Australian batsman apart from Glenn McGrath, taking 18 wickets at an average of 21. Injury forced him out of the final match at the Oval and prevented him from playing Test cricket again. He subsequently fought for eight years to return to the top level despite a series of further setbacks. Now retired, he lives in Cardiff with his wife Justine and his two young sons.

Books by Simon Jones

The Test

WINNER OF THE WISDEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

Former England bowler Simon Jones takes you back to relive the drama of the 2005 Ashes - the greatest series of all time - on the pitch and inside the dressing room, and reveals the raw truth behind international sport

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