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Jordan Aaron Thompson

Date of birth: October 9, 1996, Leeds, Yorkshire
Role: All-rounder (Right-arm seamer, Left-handed bat)
Nickname: Tommo
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  • Jordan Thompson, an all-action all-rounder, has now made first-team appearances across all three formats for Yorkshire, including making an immediate impact on his first-class and Specsavers County Championship debut in 2019.

    Ahead of 2020, the Leeds-born 23-year-old has played 21 times for the White Rose firsts, 18 of those coming in T20 cricket.

    On his first-class debut – a Championship game against reigning champions Surrey at Guildford in June 2019 – he claimed two wickets in the first innings with his bustling seamers and then hit 34 down the order with the bat during a rain-affected draw. His maiden first-class wicket was that of former England opener Mark Stoneman, caught behind by Jonny Tattersall. He later ousted another ex-England Test player, Scott Borthwick.

    After a List A debut in a rained-off clash with Durham at Emerald Headingley, he also played in the Championship defeat against Warwickshire at York CC.

    The following month, he hit his first and only T20 fifty in defeat against Derbyshire at Chesterfield, an innings of 50 to help the Vikings recover from early strife as they posted a competitive target, but ultimately one they couldn’t defend.

    Thompson’s first-team debut came in a televised Blast win against Worcestershire at New Road in July 2018, in which he hit a useful 12 not out off four balls and claimed the wicket of Australian international Travis Head. It was the first of eight wickets in an encouraging debut campaign.

    In 2017, Thompson, who bowls right-arm and bats left-handed, 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 three second-team hundreds to his name.

    He hit 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. At the start of 2019, he hit 103 opening the batting in a two-day friendly draw against Lancashire – again at Scarborough.

    That third century contributed to a second-team season’s haul of 736 runs from 18 matches across all forms, including five fifties. He also claimed 33 wickets.
    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 ahead of the 2018 summer.

    Thompson is a Type One Diabetic, having been diagnosed aged 16. He carries the logo of Diabetes UK on the back of his bats.