Previously at Leicestershire, Ormond rose through the ranks playing for England at Under-19 level before his selection for England A in 1997/98.
He made his Test debut for England against Australia in 2001 and his first wicket was that of Ricky Ponting.
He was chosen for the winter tours to India and New Zealand later that year but after taking only one wicket in the opening match he was dropped and never regained his place.
Ormond has, however, been very successful at Surrey, playing major roles in their trophy successes of recent years.
Although he is primarily a seam bowler, many of his wickets have been taken by some canny off-spin.
He is also able to swing the bat and has featured in some formidable partnerships low down the order.
A knee injury kept him out of much of the 2005 campaign, but he did manage nine first-class games for the county and was their second highest wicket taker with 36 victims.
In November 2006 he signed a one-year contract extension which kept him at the Oval for the 2007 season and that was extended for a further year at the end of the summer.
He played in seven championship matches for Surrey in 2007, taking 12 wickets, but featured in just two one-day games.
He played a further seven games in 2008 and bettered his wicket tally by one, ending with 13 victims.
But Ormond was almost completely ostracised after the arrival of Chris Adams, and was one of four Surrey players released in August 2009.