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Chris Jordan and Lumb rewarded for England cricket displays

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Chris Jordan and Michael Lumb have been awarded incremental contracts from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following the pair's impressive limited-overs performances.

The deals cover the upcoming season after both represented England at least 10 times from 2013-14, with Lumb hitting an eye-catching century on his ODI debut against West Indies in February.

Jordan has taken 16 wickets in 12 appearances for his adopted country, with match-winning figures of 3-39 in his hometown, Barbados as England won their final T20 match in the Caribbean.

Sussex's all-rounder also struck an astonishing four sixes off the final over to inspire Ashley Giles' side to a five-run win ahead of the World T20 in Bangladesh.

Although Saturday's narrow defeat to South Africa prevented Jordan and Lumb from making the semi-finals of the tournament, they are both set to feature in the shorter formats against Sri Lanka this May.

Their regular inclusion in England's squad in a largely difficult period has given them greater income despite neither playing at Test level.

An ECB statement said: "Non-contracted players can earn an incremental contract via a points system.

"Five points are awarded for a Test appearance and two for a T20 or ODI appearance, with an increment contract being awarded automatically once the player reaches 20 points over a 12-month period." 

With Jordan, 25, appearing to be over his injury troubles at Surrey, and most importantly, looking a dangerous bowler at international level, a Test call-up this summer could be close if he begins the county season well.

Lumb is nine years older and the Nottinghamshire batsman was part of England's only world success when they won the 2010 T20 World Cup. He also won the 2012 Champions League Twenty20, as well as the YB40 with Nottinghamshire last term.

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