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Full name Christopher James Jordan
Born October 4, 1988, Barbados
Current age 25 years 78 days
Major teams England, Barbados, England Lions, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Sussex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 6 ft 2 in
Education Dulwich College
|Only ODI||England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 16, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Kent v Surrey at Canterbury, Aug 8-9, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sussex v Durham at Hove, Sep 24-27, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Aug 5, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 16, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Jun 11, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sussex v Essex at Hove, Jul 21, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/83, 1/56||EPP||v WA 2nd XI||Perth||10 Dec 2013||Other|
|5, 2/28, 1*, 0/61||EPP||v Queensland Second XI||Brisbane||27 Nov 2013||Other|
|4/50, 9, 3/92||Sussex||v Durham||Hove||24 Sep 2013||FC|
|3/51, 14||England||v Australia||Southampton||16 Sep 2013||ODI # 3416|
|61, 1/79, 27||Sussex||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||28 Aug 2013||FC|
|26*, 1/52||Eng Lions||v Bangladesh A||Taunton||24 Aug 2013||LA|
|4/38||Eng Lions||v Bangladesh A||Taunton||22 Aug 2013||LA|
|0/76, 3||Sussex||v Notts||Hove||15 Aug 2013||LA|
|1/37||Sussex||v Netherlands||Hove||13 Aug 2013||LA|
|48, 3/73, 23, 1/33||Sussex||v Derbyshire||Hove||2 Aug 2013||FC|
Chris Jordan, a right-arm quick bowler born in the home of fast bowling, Barbados, was first spotted in his native land by Bill Athey, who was scouting for a recipient of a cricket scholarship back in England at Dulwich College. He became an exciting prospect at Surrey but failed to emerge as the bowler the county had hoped. But a move to Sussex for the 2013 season saw his true potential come to the fore and he was soon knocking on the England door.
Jordan was earmarked for great things after Nadeem Shahid, the Second XI coach, saw five minutes of his all-round ability. Shahid immediately called then first XI coach Alan Butcher to tell him they had a gem on their books. Five days later Jordan was at first team nets. He impressed there and blazed into Surrey's team in August 2007, looking the part immediately at just 18-years-old.
It was a hugely promising start with 20 wickets at 24.50 before the year was out but in the following seasons, injuries and inconsistency stalled his career and he missed the whole of 2010 with a back problem. His return in 2011 produced only 11 wickets at 48.00 in the Championship but that winter returned to play for Barbados and his potential was again evident with 13 scalps at 21.16. But back with Surrey in 2012 he again hardly suggested at anything spectacular and was released at the end of the season.
He again returned to Barbados, with the question looming of who he might play for internationally, and excelled again with 16 wickets at 15.18.
He moved to Sussex for 2013 and immediately flourished as the bright spark he was thought of as a teenager. He took 6 for 48 on debut against Yorkshire, his first-class best figures, and was among the leading wicket-takers in the County Championship, passing fifty wickets for the first time.
Being eligible for England through his grandmother, he was selected for two England Lions fixtures in 2013 - meaning he would have to undertake a qualifying period to play for West Indies - and travelled with the full England ODI squad to Dublin.
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