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Chris Jordan is set to return to Surrey at the end of the 2021 season after nine seasons away from The Kia Oval.

In total in his first stay with Surrey, Jordan played 68 matches, took 99 wickets and scored 1059 runs.

Having come to the UK from Barbados on a scholarship upon the invite of former England player & current Head of Cricket at Dulwich College Bill Athey, Jordan was immediately on the radar of then first team coach Alan Butcher.

Jordan soon signed professional terms and enjoyed a meteoric rise until he got his first chance at senior level for Surrey as an 18-year-old in 2007.

This came a couple of months after a one-day appearance for Dulwich College against the MCC that included an unbeaten 57 when only one other member of his side reached double figures.

Less than four months later, Jordan was lining up for his Surrey first XI debut in a Pro40 League fixture against Middlesex and was soon claiming his first wicket, that of England international Owais Shah. He played 12 times in that first season, picking up 20 first-class wickets in five matches and 13 in seven List A games.

2008 saw him make his first T20 appearances and continue as a key part of the List A side in the Pro40 League as well as playing eight matches in the County Championship. He continued that into 2009 but a stress fracture in his back forced him to miss the entirety of the 2010 domestic season.

A return to the fitness in 2011 saw him make 16 appearances across all formats for Surrey before spending the second half of the winter playing first-class cricket for Barbados, the place of his birth. He claimed 11 wickets in four matches including then career-best figures of 4/57.

In 2012, Jordan made eight first-class appearances and played in just one T20 match before his move to Sussex that following winter.

The following summer Alec Stewart, who first saw him play as a 16-year-old for Dulwich College, became the Club’s Director of Cricket.

Having always admired his talents as a cricketer, now Stewart finally has the opportunity to bring Jordan back to The Kia Oval and get him wearing the 3 Feathers again.