Teams Played For
England Women, Sydney Sixers Women, Loughborough Lightning, Perth Scorchers Women
Amy Ellen Jones was fast-tracked into the England National Team as a cover for incumbent Sarah Taylor and has been a reverse wicketkeeper for a very long time. A sound batswoman and an equally brilliant keeper behind the stumps, Jones got her due, post Taylor’s retirement in 2018
An MCC Young Cricketer Jones came from Warwickshire in the domestic circles and was touted as one of the best talents. The Solihull-born was first included in the English team for the 2012 World Twenty20, however, made her debut during the 2013 World Cup against Sri Lanka. Jones was part of the squad for the 2014 T20 World Cup, where England finished as runners-up. Though Jones wasn’t fortunate enough to get enough opportunities.
In 2015, the talented wicketkeeper-batsman toured Dubai with England women's Academy squad for two 50-over games and two T20 matches. Later, she was selected for the Ashes and scored an impressive 155* in a warm-up game, but unfortunately missed the only Test.
Two years later, when England women’s lifted their fourth World Cup in 2017, Jones was left out from the squad. The Central Sparks cricketer was seen sitting in the stands of Lord’s Cricket Ground, during the final. Later, she went into the dressing room to enjoy the glory with a bit of disappointment.
After the ICC event, Jones was selected for the tour of India to play in the Women ODIs. The Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers cricketer in WBBL started the series with two back-to-back ducks but soon redeemed herself by scoring one of the finest knocks and scored a 119-ball 94. Later in that season, she clubbed some match-winning scores to shut her batting critics that led her way into the 2020 World T20.
Jones might have struggled to cement her place in the English team but she has been a proven winner in the franchise T20 leagues. She has been a consistent performer for Perth Scorchers since 2018. In early 2021, Birmingham Phoenix named the keeper-batter for the inaugural season of the Hundred.
Over the years, she has been criticized for her inconsistency, in comparison to Taylor. However, in the last couple of seasons, Jones has proved her worth by showcasing some gritty batting and simultaneously, has also worked on her glovework.
(As of April 2021)