Jordan Clark (cricketer)

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Jordan Clark
Personal information
Born (1990-10-14) 14 October 1990 (age 30)
Whitehaven, Cumbria, England
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
Role All-rounder,
occasional wicket-keeper
Relations G Clark (brother)
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2010–2018 Lancashire (squad no. 16)
2019– Surrey
First-class debut26 April 2015 Lancashire v  Kent
List A debut4 September 2010 Lancashire v  Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches6451101
Runs scored2,1009541,013
Batting average 25.9230.7722.02
100s/50s1/120/50/1
Top score14079* 60
Balls bowled7,3461,4521,178
Wickets 1313458
Bowling average 32.8045.1730.60
5 wickets in innings 400
10 wickets in match000
Best bowling6/214/344/22
Catches/stumpings 9/–8/–36/–
Source: CricketArchive, 25 September 2021

Jordan Clark (born 14 October 1990) is an English cricketer. Clark is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace and who occasionally fields as a wicket-keeper. He was born in Whitehaven, Cumbria and was educated at Sedbergh School. [1]

Clark made his debut for Cumberland in the 2007 Minor Counties Championship against Norfolk. The following season he played two further matches in that competition, against Buckinghamshire and Norfolk again. [2] Clark joined Lancashire's Academy in 2008; [3] after two years in the Academy, he was given a scholarship with Lancashire in January 2010. [4] Having represented the Lancashire Second XI in since 2008, [5] Clark made his debut for Lancashire in Lancashire's last List A match in the 2010 Clydesdale Bank 40 against Worcestershire. [6] [7] He scored 32 runs before being dismissed by Jack Shantry. [8] In the winter of 2010/11 Clark suffered a stress fracture to the back. [1]

At the start of the 2011 season, Clark's scholarship was renewed [9] and, in June, he made his Twenty20 debut. He scored 19 runs from 11 balls as Lancashire tied with Derbyshire. [10] In October Clark signed his first full-time professional contract with Lancashire. [11]

On 24 April 2013 in a second XI game for Lancashire against Yorkshire at North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough, he became only the fifth player to hit six sixes off an over in a professional game, scoring the runs against left-arm spinner Gurman Randhawa. [12]

On 22 July 2018, Clark removed England captain Joe Root, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, and England batsman Jonny Bairstow in consecutive balls to secure a hat-trick in the County Championship roses match against Yorkshire. [13] Clark took 5-58 in this innings, his maiden first-class 5 wicket haul.

In September 2018, he was named in the Hobart Hurricanes' squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy. [14]

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