Sussex County Cricket Club have confirmed the signing of bowling all-rounder Chris Jordan on a two-year contract.
24 year-old Jordan, born in Barbados but English-qualified, was released by Surrey at the end of the 2012 season having been with the Kia Oval outfit since 2006.
He made his first-class debut a season later and has since played 40 first-class matches, 20 List A games and 12 Twenty20 matches, taking 112 wickets across all three formats.
His arrival at The PROBIZ County Ground, Hove has bolstered Sussex’s bowling options for the new season, and Jordan said of his move to Sussex: “I am delighted to be joining such a fantastic club. I had five enjoyable years at Surrey but felt it was time for a new challenge and chapter in my career.
“As soon as Sussex expressed an interest in me it became clear it would be an exceptional place to continue my cricketing development. Meeting with Mark Robinson and Mark Davis and looking around the club further confirmed that the set up at Sussex is perfectly suited to helping me achieve my career goals and ambitions of becoming a top class all-round cricketer.
“I hope to play a key role in helping Sussex challenge for honours in all three formats in 2013, and I look forward to joining the boys for pre-season and pushing for a place in the starting XI for the first game of the season.”
Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said: “Chris has got enormous potential. He can bowl genuinely quick and has the ability to be able to bat at 6 or 7, and is a natural athlete in the field.
“As yet, he hasn’t been able to find the consistency needed to fulfil his potential. He is still young and we hope we can help Chris fulfil this rich promise and become not only a matchwinner at Sussex but also for England.”