Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan (AFP Photo)

England allrounder Chris Jordan has extended his contract with county club Sussex Cricket ahead of the new season.

Jordan made his first-class debut in 2007 for Kent against Surrey and since then has played in 102 matches, taking 304 wickets and scoring 2999 runs. He joined Sussex in 2013 and has taken 267 wickets, scored 2410 runs in 119 matches across formats for them.

“I’m very pleased. Ever since the minute I walked through the door here, everyone has always made me feel so welcome,” Jordan was quoted as saying by Sussex’s official website on Thursday. “It’s become home. I think I have developed very well as a cricketer here and I couldn’t see a better place to continue my development. This is a great club with great people.”

He added, “I’m looking forward to getting some silverware at some point during my time here. We came quite close last season, so hopefully we can build on our performances and go one better this year.”

Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie praised the 30-year-old for his work ethic and the experience he brings to the table. “It’s great to have CJ sign again with us. He has a brilliant work ethic when it comes to all aspects of his preparation for matches, coupled with his great skill. He’s an experienced player who sets a fine example around the group and who works well with all his teammates,” he said.