NEW signing Rob Jones is hoping he can "make his mark" at Worcestershire in 2024 after what he has described as a "stop-start" career to date.

The 28-year-old signed a three-year contract with Worcestershire after making the move from Lancashire, but did enjoy a short loan spell at New Road towards the end of the 2023 season.

A brilliant hundred against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road gave Worcestershire supporters an early glimpse of his quality and Jones is hoping there is plenty more of that next year.

"I’ve played over 100 games in cricket and it’s been in fits and starts. I’ve never really had a stable career so far. It would be nice just to try and take every opportunity that I get," he said.

"I’m 28, I’ve played a bit of cricket, I’ve not played as much as I would have liked, but hopefully I can kick on and make a mark here and give everything a go.

"I’ve batted from one to nine in first class cricket and I want to try and make a spot my own and hopefully I can give it a good crack for the next three years.

"That’s what would be nice. That’s ultimately what I really want to do. But I’m not taking anything for granted. You’ve got to earn these things, you’ve got to make sure you take every opportunity and earn it.

"Because I’ve moved clubs, you don’t automatically gain game time. You’ve got to warrant your spot. I’ll always do that, and I’ll always be pretty humble about that.

"I’m just really excited for the opportunity, excited for the club and excited for going forward really."

Jones will join his teammates in attacking their first season back in the top flight division of cricket in England after last season's promotion. 

The batsman played in Division One with Lancashire and teammates will be hopeful his experience will shine through.

On the differences between Division One and Two: "Just the depth of teams and squads, like at Surrey where you’ve got batters potentially coming in at nine, ten, eleven," he added.

"The bowlers are more relentless. They just don’t miss as much, that’s how I found it. Teams perform for longer, keep the pressure on for longer."