Yorkshire-born English all-rounder Jordan Thompson rose from the lower ranks to represent the region. Since the Under-13 era, he has played for Yorkshire. In 2019, he made his Championship debut at Durham following an injury to Matthew Waite the night before.
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Thompson’s diagnosis with Type One Diabetes at the age of sixteen prevented him from growing up normally, but it did not deter him from pursuing his dream of being a professional. From the 2009 Under 13s to the 2009 Under 19s, he represented the White Rose in age-group cricket. Late in 2013, the all-round player made his Yorkshire Second team debut, but wasn’t given the opportunity to play for the top squad until 2018, when he made nine T20 Blast outings.
The following summer, Thompson scored a bucket full of 736 runs and took 33 wickets for the seconds, before he was handed his First XI cap, courtesy to the Matthew Waite episode. He grabbed the opportunity with both hands and claimed 15 wickets and hit 234 runs for the firsts.
At 24, the Yorkshire man has played 14 FC, one List-A, and 35 T20s matches to scalp 75 wickets and score a useful 851 runs in the middle-order. Thompson still has to up his game to make himself better for the next level.