Bajan Jordan enjoys dream outing
CHELMSFORD, England, CMC – Barbadian all-rounder Chris Jordan is likely to remember Surrey’s victory over Essex for a long while.
On Saturday, the exciting prospect completed career-best figures of four for 57 to fire the visitors to a comfortable 109-run win and carry them closer to promotion to Division One of the County Championship.
The 22-year-old Jordan also excelled with the bat in the game, scoring a career-best 71 in Surrey’s first innings of 315 and then coming up even better in the second innings with an unbeaten 79 as the hosts were set 349 to win.
Starting the fourth day on Saturday on 142 for five, Jordan took four of the last five wickets to fall, to take matters into his own hands.
Ryan ten Doeschate added four to his overnight 30 before he perished early, lbw to seamer Tim Linley, paving the way for Jordan’s heroics.
The right-armer then got captain James Foster (29) and David Masters (3) in quick succession before Graham Napier smashed a counter-attacking 80 from 64 balls, as Essex fought back.
Masters eventually skied Jordan to Mark Ramprakash at extra cover and the innings ended the very next delivery when Jordan claimed Tom Craddock first ball.