Surrey pair agree new deals
Surrey cricket manager Alan Butcher has confirmed the county have agreed new contracts with young seamer Chris Jordan and opening batsman Scott Newman.
Jordan has made an impressive start to first-class career and the club have rewarded him by handing him a full-time professional contract which will keep him at the Brit Oval until the end of 2009.
The 18-year-old from Barbados made his debut in Surrey’s NatWest Pro40 match with Middlesex picking up the wicket of England batsman Owais Shah.
He then went on to play five LV County Championship matches, taking 20 wickets at an average of 24.50 as well as contributing with the bat, averaging 24.25.
Newman, 27, has agreed a three-year deal with the club after scoring 812 LV County Championship runs and 378 in the NatWest Pro40 at an average of 54.
The highlight of the left-hander’s season was his match-winning innings of 94 not out against the Kent Spitfires at Canterbury in the NatWest Pro40, where he hit secured a last-ball victory.
“It is great news that Chris and Scott have committed themselves to Surrey,” 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.”