|Full Name||Jordan Clark|
|DoB||14th October 1990|
|Lancashire||Debut (one-day) 2010. Lancashire Academy 2008-10, Schorlarship 2011|
Although Jordan Clark only played ten times in Lancashire’s first team during 2013, the exciting right-handed batsman certainly made his mark on second-team cricket.
Aged 22 (he is now 23), Clark became the first English professional cricketer to achieve the feat of hitting six sixes in an over when he did it during a Roses clash at Scarborough. His victim was left-arm spinner Gurman Randhawa, who was regularly planted over the mid-wicket fence at North Marine Road.
This occurred in a three-day match in April, and he also became only the fifth player in professional cricket to achieve the feat anywhere in the world. He joined a list including Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Yuvraj Singh and Herschelle Gibbs.
Amazingly, it was the second time in six months that he had the opportunity to achieve the feat as, during the 2012/13 winter, he hit the first five balls of an over for six whilst playing grade cricket in Australia.
A product of Sedbergh School, Clark was only the second player from Cumbria to be invited onto Lancashire's Academy (in 2008). His progress led to a first team one-day debut in 2010 followed by an extended run in the Twenty20 side and further appearances in 40-over cricket the following season.
The hard-hitting batsman was an integral part of the Second XI Trophy winning side in 2012. And although he was unable to reach the same batting levels of 2011, he will have been buoyed by his 115 v Derbyshire in the final three-day game of the season.
Clark also reached a century against Yorkshire in that aforementioned game of 2013. It helped him gain a first-team spot for the start of the first-team 40-over competition. In the third match of the campaign, he smashed 72 in a losing cause away at Durham, although that was the high point of his campaign.
Like 2012, he was also integral to Lancashire’s Second XI Trophy winning campaign, hitting 60 in the final against Nottinghamshire in September. He also hit 43 in the rain-affected final of the Second XI Championship as the Red Rose shared the title with Middlesex.