Geraint Jones has represented England in 34 Tests © Getty Images
Geraint Jones has represented England in 34 Tests © Getty Images

England and Gloucestershire wicketkeeper Geraint Jones will lead his team in his last competitive match against Surrey in the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup against in the final at Lord’s. His regular skipper Michael Klinger has delayed his return to Australia to be a part of this game. “It will be great for Geraint Jones to end with a Lord’s final,” said Klinger, who is delaying his return to Australia to play in Gloucestershire’s biggest game since they appeared in the final of the domestic T20 competition in 2007, according to bristolpost.co.uk. READ: Geraint Jones and other cricketers who appeared in a country’s maiden ODI after representing another country 

Jones has represented England in 34 Tests and 51 One-Day Internationals (ODI) for England between 2004 and 2006. This will bring curtains to his 15-year career, during which he was also awarded MBE for being part of the squad that won the Ashes in 2005.

“The semi-final [against Yorkshire on Sunday] would have been his last game had we not won. It is fitting that his last game should be in a one-day final and I could not be more happy for him. I can say that he will be leading us out on to the field in that game in a couple of weeks and, hopefully, he will lead us off of it with the cup under our belts, Klinger added. READ: Geraint Jones and other men who have played ODIs for two countries

“He has had a fantastic career and has certainly earned the right to lead the team out on such a big stage. All of the players feel the same way – we would love to win the trophy for him in his final game. There is no better place to play and winning the competition would be the perfect way for him to end his career,” Klinger said.