Wednesday 17 October 2007 

Jordan And Newman Sign New Deals With Surrey

Surrey have announced that young all rounder Chris Jordan and opening batsman Scott Newman have signed new contracts with Jordan signing a two-year deal and Newman a three-year contract.

Barbados-born Jordan, 18, made his Surrey debut against Middlesex in the NatWest Pro40 Division Two before impressing in five county championship outings, where he averaged 24.50 with the ball and 24.25 with the bat.

27-year-old Newman scored 812 runs in the championship and 378 in the NatWest Pro40 where he guided his side to a last-ball victory over Kent with an unbeaten 94.

“It is great news that Chris and Scott have committed themselves to Surrey,” cricket manager Alan Butcher said.

“Chris announced himself this season as a major talent although only 18 and fresh out of school, while Scott learned a lot about himself and the game in general this season which will stand him in good stead for future years.

“The best is yet to come from both players.”