Gordon wins Warwickshire deal
Jamaica-born seamer Recordo Gordon has signed a professional contract with Warwickshire.
Gordon, who turned 20 on Wednesday, was a key member of Warwickshire’s Second XI Championship-winning side this summer.
Although he has yet to figure for the first team, director of cricket Ashley Giles has been impressed by what he has seen both on and off the pitch.
“Recordo has got lots of scope,” he said. “He has pace, good control and is a good athlete.
“Even now, several weeks before the players report back for training we see him working away daily in the gym in preparation for next season.
“He’s worked incredibly hard to earn himself this opportunity, and joining the professional ranks pays testament to his efforts. However, as always, the hard work starts now.”
Gordon, who played age-group cricket for Warwickshire from the age of 15 onwards, said: “My family is originally from Jamaica, so it would be an understatement to say that we’re very passionate about our cricket.
“My dad played in the Birmingham League for West Bromwich Dartmouth and he brought me up watching the great Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh terrorising batsmen for the West Indies.
“Winning my first professional contract with Warwickshire is a dream for me. I’ve been working very hard at my game, and I can’t thank (second XI coach) Dougie Brown and the Warwickshire Cricket Board coaching team enough for their commitment to helping me improve.”