Stingers dismiss signing

The Beehive Stingers have dismissed rumours that they are about to sign former Glamorgan fast bowler Simon Jones. The Western Mail printed an article, including the photograph below, in Fridays newspaper after Stingers all-rounder Richard Roberts was seen shaking hands with Jones at Sophia Gardens on Thursday evening.

Western Mail journalists said that Simon Jones was seen to sign something then hand it over to Roberts who was quickly on his phone fuelling speculation that his days at Worcestershire Cricket Club were numbered.

"It was nothing more than Simon signing my programme for my young lad Mitch" said Roberts. "I then had a phone call from fellow teammate Anthony Davies, it was all just conincidence". "I did though ask him if he fancied playing for us next season, jokingly, and he said he'd consider it, so who knows"