Q: You’ve played in Australian conditions before, how hard was it to adapt after playing a season of county cricket in England?
A: I found the conditions not too bad, I played on fairly low and slowish wickets. It was more the slow outfields which made it hard work hitting along the ground so I decided to hit in the air in the end.😂
Q: Where did you play on your previous visits to Australia?
A: South Caulfield in the VTCA competition.
Q: Given the magic of Google (and we’ve Googled you, did anyone say Car Pool Karaoke?) what have you found out about Newtown and Chilwell Cricket Club?
A: Ha! The carpool was a media day stunt by Lancashire for the T20s on the Friday night! I should really quit cricket and win the X factor shouldn’t I? 😂 … Had a skim through the website, I know you have a social calendar which is always a bonus because what’s cricket without a beer? The images of the ground good.
Q: Tell us about how you got into cricket and then ended up playing with Lancashire.
A: I followed in the old man’s footsteps, as did my younger brother (Graham – signed with Durham), making county at a young age and stuck by it playing regionals and for my country U15s then was scouted by Lancs at 16 and signed my first pro contract age 20. A great memory.
Q: Is it true what they say: If you can’t see Pennines it’s raining and if you can see Pennines, it is about to rain?
A: It is true … if you’re in England, it’s raining full stop.
Q: Do you know David Lloyd and have you watched the Youtube video of the eye-watering day Jeff Thomson hit him in the protector?
A: I do know Bumble, one of the better commentators and yeah rather him than me. Poor lad should have hit it!
Q: Lancashire has been home to some wonderful players in addition to Bumble – Clive Lloyd, Andrew Flintoff, Jimmy Anderson and the father of one of our players, Bernard Reidy. Who is your hero among all the Lancashire legends?
A: I would have to say Fred is! Always has a lot of time for me when training; a character on and off the pitch and a pleasure to play with and to watch! Played a few T20s with him for my club this year, still life in the old dog!
Q: You’ve made it to County level, is playing for England on the horizon?
A: Definitely! It’s every cricketers’ dream!
Q: Who is the best batsman to whom you have bowled, and who is the best bowler you have faced?
A: Best batters would have to be Ricky Pointing, Kumar Sangakarra or Adrian Shankar. Best bowler Jimmy Anderson easily.
Q: You will inevitably be called “The Pom” or “Pom” and should get used to answering to it: do you know how the term came about?
A: Prisoner of Her Majesty? Not sure you Aussies that know do you?
Find out more about Jordan’s career so far here.
And finally, the Car Pool Karaoke