Alan Jones: Glamorgan batsman awarded England honour 50 years on

Alan Jones: Glowing tributes paid to Glamorgan and now England batsman

Former Glamorgan batsman Alan Jones admits he was delighted after being given an England cap 50 years after his only international appearance.

Jones, 81, has been recognised as an England player half a century after batting against the Rest of the World in 1970, in a match later stripped of Test status.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has awarded Jones a Test cap and his own number.

“I am delighted,” said Jones.

Ex-Glamorgan and England batsman Steve James called it “one of cricket’s great injustices” – which the ECB is now hoping to put right.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has refused to grant the 1970 five-match series Test status, so Jones was denied the chance to say he is an England player. Until now.

Jones was surprised at his Swansea home with a special virtual video…

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