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Jordan Silk

Jordan Silk
Personal information
Full name
Jordan Christopher Silk
Born (1992-04-13) 13 April 1992 (age 31)
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium
Domestic team information
2012/13–presentTasmania (squad no. 21)
2013/14–presentSydney Sixers (squad no. 14)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 91 61 124
Runs scored 5,187 1,893 2,206
Batting average 32.82 35.05 31.07
100s/50s 11/25 1/17 0/7
Top score 181 116 78
Balls bowled 257 42
Wickets 2 0
Bowling average 72.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/4
Catches/stumpings 60/– 34/– 77/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 March 2024

Jordan Christopher Silk (born 13 April 1992[1]) is an Australian cricketer who plays for Tasmania.[2] Silk was recruited from Sydney grade cricket where he holds the record for being the youngest player to make a century on debut.[3]

Silk fielded as a substitute for Australia against Sri Lanka in Hobart on 16 December 2012, and caught Nuwan Kulasekara off the bowling of Nathan Lyon.[4][5]

Domestic career

Silk made his first class debut against Queensland on 7 March 2013. In his second game, he made a century to help Tasmania into the Sheffield Shield final. In the final, Silk again scored a century, to help Tasmania win its third title.

In April 2013, Silk was selected as part of the Australia A cricket team to tour England.[6]

In 2016, Silk spent a season with Cuckfield Cricket Club and racked up 947 runs for the club in the Sussex Premier League.

Big Bash League

Silk currently plays for the Sydney Sixers franchise from the 2013–14 Big Bash League season.[7] He was awarded the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year at the Allan Border Medal ceremony by the CA in 2014.[8]

On 22 January 2015, Silk took another spectacular catch for the Sixers, as well scored a match-winning 69 not out against Sydney Thunder on the final home game for Brett Lee.[9] He then took the final catch to win the game against Adelaide Strikers, and helped them qualify for the finals.

Silk is renowned for his sweep shot in the Big Bash League. Also being able to finish off the innings for the Sydney Sixers. But one of his best abilities is his catches. He has taken many special catches in the Big Bash League including Brisbane Heat player Craig Kieswetter and Sydney Thunder player Chris Green.

Career best performances

Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 127 Tasmania v Victoria Bellerive Oval, Hobart 2012/13[10]
LA 87 Tasmania v South Australia Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide 2019/20[11]
T20 69* Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers SCG, Sydney 2014/15[12]


  1. ^ "Jordan Silk". Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  2. ^ "The future of Australian cricket" The Roar. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Profile: Jordan Silk". Cricket Tasmania. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  4. ^ Coverdale, Brydon. "Siddle keeps Australia on top despite Dilshan ton". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  5. ^ Fernando, Andrew. "Australia adds a touch of Silk". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Rogers and Faulkner in Ashes squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  7. ^ Decent, Tom (8 December 2013). "Big Bash League: Big reunion looms for new Sixer Jordan Silk". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Australian Cricket Awards | Cricket Australia". Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  9. ^ Daily Telegraph
  10. ^ "Sheffield Shield, 2012/13 - TAS v VIC Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Australian Domestic One-Day Competition, 2019/20 - TAS v SA Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 1 October 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Big Bash League, 2014/15 - Thunder v Sixers Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
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