Glamorgan offer Simon Jones one-day contract for 2012

Glamorgan are looking to re-sign Simon Jones for the 2012 season as a one-day specialist.

The former England fast bowler played for the county on loan from Hampshire for this season’s Friends Life t20 campaign. He played in 10 matches, taking 11 wickets at 22.7.

Injury-prone Jones originally left Glamorgan in 2007 to join Worcestershire, where he spent two years until signing for Hampshire in 2010.

Jones has a year left on his Hampshire contract but the 32-year-old, who played 18 Tests for England and was a member of the 2005 Ashes-winning team, has found his opportunities limited at the Rose Bowl this season.

Meanwhile, Glamorgan have handed new contracts to Mike O’Shea and Nick James.

All-rounder O’Shea has signed a one-year contract for 2012. He re-joined Glamorgan earlier this year, after impressing in the Unicorns’ 2010 Clydesdale Bank 40 campaign, having initially been released in 2009.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed an excellent season in Glamorgan’s Second XI, particularly with several impressive bowling returns taking consecutive 10-wicket match hauls in championship matches.

James, who is contracted now until the end of the 2013 season, is currently in his second season at Glamorgan, having joined from Warwickshire in autumn 2009.

This season he recorded Glamorgan’s second highest individual innings in Second XI Championship history, making 234 in a successful run chase against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl Nursery.

Glamorgan managing director of cricket Colin Metson said: “Both players are seen as part of the long term planning for the club and we look forward to more contributions from them in the First XI next year.

“Both players offer both batting and bowling options, as well as being exceptional fielders, and we are delighted they have committed themselves to the club.”

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