Jordan Thompson signs new contract with Yorkshire CCC
Jordan Thompson has signed a contract extension with Yorkshire that will keep the all-rounder at the Club until at least the end of 2021.
The explosive all-rounder had a breakthrough summer, making valuable contributions in both the County Championship and Vitality Blast, cementing his place in the side in the latter.
Reflecting on a busy summer, Thompson said: “I’ve obviously worked hard over the last couple of years to get my first team debut and kicked on a bit this year. I’m disappointed that we haven’t come out with any silverware, but moving forward with some new signings coming in, hopefully we can kick on and build a good squad to start winning some trophies.
“I’ve played for the White Rose since I was nine years old and have come through the pathways. I’ve always said it was a dream of mine to walk out at Headingley and play for Yorkshire. Every time I walk out at Headingley it’s a privilege. I certainly have a lot of pride representing Yorkshire.”
The 23-year-old made two appearances for the White Rose in the 2019 County Championship, claiming five wickets at an average of just 21. Debuting against Surrey at Guildford, Thompson claimed a maiden First-Class wicket, removing opener Mark Stoneman caught behind by Jonny Tattersall.“I was really pleased with how it went in the Championship games,” Thompson continued. “I’ve been performing consistently in the second team for a few years now, with both bat and ball, so it was just a matter of taking those skills into the first team action. I’m pleased with how that went.
“I would have liked to have scored more runs against Warwickshire, with us losing that game, but I was delighted with the way I bowled. I did my role in the four-day games to my expectations.”
In the 2019 Vitality Blast the Leeds-born all-rounder made nine appearances, taking his career wicket tally up to 12.
Thompson said: “I started really well in the T20 stuff, but kind of dropped off a bit. It’s not going to affect me going forward. I’ll get back into training over the winter and work on my skills.
“I’m hoping to play more first team games and cement my place. I’ve debuted in each format over the last few years, so I know what it’s all about now. It’s now about performing consistently for the first team.”
Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon said: “Jordan showed huge potential when he played in both the County Championship games and T20s so hopefully he will continue to progress and become a regular in all formats over the next couple of years.
“He’s one of a number of lads that have come through our talent pathway that have shown that they are capable of performing at first team level. What they need now is more experience, and with that will come consistency, which will produce trophies.”
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