Steffan Jones

Welsh cricketer

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Steffan Jones
Personal information
Full name
Philip Steffan Jones
Born (1974-02-09) 9 February 1974 (age 50)
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Nickname Jona
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1997 Cambridge University
1997–2003 Somerset
2004–2005 Northamptonshire
2006 Derbyshire
2007–2009 Somerset
2009 Kent (loan)
2009 → Derbyshire (loan)
2010–2011 Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 148 191 56
Runs scored 2,708 725 204
Batting average 18.72 12.71 17.00
100s/50s 2/8 0/0 0/0
Top score 114 42 40
Balls bowled 24,419 8,553 1,063
Wickets 387 256 48
Bowling average 36.87 29.25 31.43
5 wickets in innings 10 3 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 0
Best bowling 6/25 6/56 3/20
Catches/stumpings 34/– 31/– 7/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 May 2012

Philip Steffan Jones (born 9 February 1974) is a former professional cricketer who played for Somerset, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and Kent County Cricket Clubs. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium pace bowler. He is now a teacher and occasionally a bowling coach.

Born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Jones attended Ysgol y Strade in Llanelli, Loughborough University and Homerton College, Cambridge.[1] He played for Cambridge University in 1997 and took 9–148 in the Varsity match that season. He made his first-class debut for Somerset later that season and spent seven years with them before having two unsuccessful seasons with Northamptonshire in 2004 and 2005. Playing for Derbyshire in 2006 Jones had much more success taking 59 wickets including a career best 6–25 against Glamorgan. He returned to Somerset for the 2007 season.

Although primarily playing as a bowler he was also a useful lower-order batsman, with two first-class centuries to his name, both while playing for Somerset, scoring 105 against the New Zealanders in 1999, as well as 110 not out against Leicestershire in April 2007.

Jones joined Kent on loan for one month at the start of the 2009 season,[2] subsequently returning to Somerset and then spending the end of the season with Derbyshire. After impressing by taking 30 wickets and scoring two half-centuries, he signed a two-year contract to remain with Derbyshire until 2011, taking on a coaching role in addition to his playing duties.[3] He retired from cricket at the end of the 2011 season to take up a post at Wellington School, Somerset, where he is the head of Sports Performance and Wellbeing.[4][5]

In March 2022, Steffan was contracted by Rajasthan Royals as their high performance fast bowling coach for the 2022 Indian Premier League season. He had previously been the side’s fast bowling coach in 2019.[6][7]


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  3. ^ “Steffan Jones Signs Derbyshire Deal”. Cricket World. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  4. ^ “Jones outlines sadness at failure to play for Glamorgan”. The Cricketer. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ Dobell, George. “The voice from outside the bubble”. Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  6. ^ “Steffan Jones as RR’s High performance bowling coach”. Cricbuzz. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  7. ^ “Steffan Jones as RR’s Fast Bowling coach in 2019”. Rajasthan Royals. Retrieved 4 March 2022.

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