A breakthrough summer in all formats for Michael Jones saw him win Durham’s 2022 Rising Star of the year having performed consistently with the bat throughout the summer.
The right-hander chalked up his maiden first-class century against Leicestershire at Seat Unique Riverside in April with a firm strike through the covers off George Rhodes.
Jones, found consistency throughout the season scoring career-best 206 to anchor Durham’s innings of 421 for seven declared against Middlesex.
Resuming on an overnight score of 78, the Durham opener played a perfect knock to play himself in before taking the attack to the visitors. Jones notched 28 boundaries and three sixes to post his maiden double-hundred.
Jones continued his fine knock and opted for an aggressive approach after being struck on the head by a Yadav bouncer. He dispatched a four and two sixes in three-straight deliveries off Yadav to power his way to his first score of over 150 in first-class cricket.
The 24-year-old pressed on in the evening session and recorded his maiden double-century with a drive into the off-side, reaching the milestone from 373 balls.
His 878 runs at 51.65 saw him finish the summer as Durham’s leading run scorer in the County Championship with 2 centuries and five fifties.
In his second List A game for Durham, Jones notched a deserving Maiden List A century from 107 deliveries, while he reached 50 in style with a sublime drive down the ground off Hollman.
Also making his T20 debut for Durham, the right-hander was Durham’s leading run scorer in the short format with 319 runs, including a best of 44.
- Durham Representative number
- Right-hand bat
- First-class debut
- vs Derbyshire (June 2018)