Geraint Jones signs two-year deal with Gloucestershire

Geraint Jones poses for a portrait during the Kent County Cricket Club photocall at St Lawrence Ground on April 2, 2014
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Former England wicket-keeper Geraint Jones joins Gloucestershire on a two-year deal following his release by Kent after 15 years with the club.

Former England wicket-keeper Geraint Jones has signed a two-year deal with Gloucestershire after leaving Kent at the end of the season.

The 37-year-old was released by the Canterbury-based club after losing his place in the team in the last campaign, part of which he spent on loan with John Bracewell's side.

Jones will take over the captaincy at Gloucestershire from Australian Michael Klinger in the County Championship and will be used as a specialist batsman.

"I'd like to thank Kent for the fantastic 15 seasons I spent with them," Jones told the club's official website.

"Following an enjoyable month with Gloucestershire during 2014, I am excited to be joining the club and for the challenges that lie ahead.

"This is a young and talented squad and I relish the opportunity of working with them and to playing a part in their development."

Jones was part of the England team that won The Ashes in 2005.

Michael Klinger of the Redbacks bats during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at Adelaide Oval on March 3, 2014
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