|Full name:||Charles Ernest Llewellyn Jones|
|Born:||03 Nov 1902, Barbados|
|Died:||10 Dec 1959, Guyana|
|Bowling:||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Teams:||Guyana (Main FC: 1925-1939); West Indies (Test: 1930-1935); All teams|
|Club:||Malteenoes Sports Club (Georgetown)|
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Charles Ernest Llewellyn Jones - A competent batsman and a useful slow left-arm bowler, Charles Jones was born in Barbados on November 3, 1902.
He was the first player from Malteenoes Sports Club, which served working class residents, to represent Guyana or the West Indies. In his era and decades afterwards, Malteenoes players suffered under national selectors influenced by colour, class and race.
He made his first-class debut in October, 1925 in the Inter-Colonial match against Barbados in which his 14 runs and one wicket helped British Guiana to an eight-wicket victory. In 1930, when the MCC visited the Caribbean under the leadership of FSG Calthorpe, Jones played against them three times in February, twice for British Guiana and once whilst making his Test Match debut.
His selection for the 3rd Test of the four-match series, played at Bourda, Georgetown was more to do with the West Indies policy of using local players to limit expenses. In an historic victory over England, Jones’ contribution was minimal, scoring just 6 and 2, taking two catches but failing to take a wicket. He played only occasionally for the next five years but a few useful scores resulted in Jones playing three more Tests, against England sides led by RES Wyatt in 1935.
In the second Test of the 1935 series, played at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, he opened the batting with Cyril Christiani. This was the first Guyanese pair to open the batting for the West Indies. Jones scored 19 runs in both innings, which proved to be the highest Test score of his career. In a first class career that ended in January 1939, his highest score was an unbeaten 89, scored at home in a comprehensive victory over Barbados.
His death evoked little public comment apart from the following terse statement in the Daily Chronicle newspaper - "Mr. Charles Jones, an ex-intercolonial cricketer died suddenly at his residence 53 Bent Street, Wortmanville yesterday. He was employed ... at the Customs Department and subsequently at the Education Department."