NAME: Jordan Aaron Thompson DOB: October 9, 1996, Leeds ROLE: All-rounder (Right-arm seamer, Left-handed bat) NICKNAME: Tommo DID YOU KNOW?: Jordan is a big Leeds United fan and fancies himself as a five-a-side goalkeeper
Jordan Thompson signed junior professional terms at Emerald Headingley ahead of 2018 and debuted in the Vitality Blast that summer, playing nine matches.
The Leeds-born all-rounder celebrated his 22nd birthday shortly after the culmination of the 2018 campaign, in which he took eight wickets with his seamers in an encouraging start to life as a first-team cricketer.
He debuted in a televised group win over eventual champions Worcestershire at New Road, hitting a late 12 down the order and taking a wicket.
In 2017, Thompson impressed with 28 wickets and 483 runs for Yorkshire Academy in ECB Yorkshire Premier League North.
It was his first and only full year as their regular captain, although he led them once in 2014 and briefly in 2016.
He has played age-group cricket for the White Rose from Under 13s to Under 19s level, making his first appearance in 2009.
Thompson has two second-team hundreds to his name, an unbeaten 146 in a three-day Championship draw against Worcestershire at Scarborough in 2016 and 127 against Lancashire in 2017 under the same format at the same venue.
In 2018, he scored nine fifties across all formats without converting into a century. That was something he was hoping to work on whilst warming up for 2019 in Sydney Grade Cricket with the Mosman club.
He had debuted for the seconds in late 2013, aged 16.
Earlier in the summer he represented the ECB’s Elite Player Development Under 17s North side alongside county colleagues Karl Carver and Matthew Waite, a team which also included Lancashire’s Haseeb Hameed, who has gone on to open the batting in Test Match cricket.
Thompson claimed a best of 5-60 with the ball against Derbyshire seconds in a Championship draw at Belper midway through 2016.
Prior to playing for the Yorkshire Academy, he played league cricket for Bradford side Pudsey St Lawrence. He returned there for 2018.
Thompson is a Type One Diabetic, having been diagnosed aged 16. He carries the logo of Diabetes UK on the back of his bats.