Simon Jones to retire from first-class cricket

Former England bowler Simon Jones announces that he is to retire from first-class cricket.

Glamorgan bowler Simon Jones has announced that he will retire from first-class cricket after the YB40 final against Nottinghamshire on September 21.

The 34-year-old former England international has also quit List A cricket, but intends to continue in Twenty20.

Jones, who helped England win the 2005 Ashes series, has hinted that he is open to signing a T20 contract.

"My current contract with Glamorgan finishes at the end of the season, so it's given me a chance to reflect on what I do next," Jones told BBC Sport.

"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 Yorkshire Bank 40 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 has also played for Worcestershire and Hampshire during his 15-year career.

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