Barbados fast bowling all-rounder Christopher Jordan has been dumped by English County Club Surrey.
Jordan, 23, who represented Barbados in regional cricket this year for the first time, was on the Surrey books for six years. He has been plagued by a combination of injuries and patchy form over the past two years at the county.
Jordan, who was eligible to play for England prior to deciding to return home and play in the regional tournament, received a cricket scholarship at Dulwich College while a student at Combermere. He was once regarded as one of Surrey’s brightest prospects. In July Surrey’s team director Chris Adams said Jordan needed to show what he could do.
“Chris has been with Surrey from the age of seventeen and it’s unfortunate that he hasn’t been able to earn a regular place in the first team. He is at the stage of his career where he needs to be playing regular first-class cricket if he is to fulfil his ambitions in the game therefore it is in his best interests that he looks at opportunities elsewhere,” Adams has indicated
Ironically, Jordan cut short his participation in the regional tournament last season to return early to Surrey for training camp. Jordan thanked the county for the opportunities he had been given. He has 939 first-class runs at an average of 21.83 from 40 matches with a highest score of 79, and 84 wickets at an average of 38.47.