Jordan Clark set for Surrey move as county seek allrounder cover

Jordan Clark claimed a Roses hat-trick for Lancashire Getty Images

Surrey are expected to sign Lancashire allrounder Jordan Clark.

Clark, who has been with Lancashire for a decade, is a hard-hitting batsman and strong seamer whose great ability is poorly reflected by modest career figures. Aged 27, his first-class batting is below 30 with one century and his bowling average above 34 with one five-wicket haul. That haul came earlier this season against Yorkshire and included a hat-trick dubbed the greatest ever as he removed Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow.

But he is a dangerous player who should have his best years in front of him and can significantly improve those statistics. He can contribute with bat, ball and in the field in all three formats and, as showed when he hit six sixes in an over in a 2nd XI match in 2013, has huge power.

ESPNcricinfo understands Surrey have offered a three-year deal. It seems Clark is seen as back-up for Sam Curran, who may well be on England duty frequently over the next decade or two, and in the longer term as a replacement for Rikki Clarke who is playing some of the best cricket of his career but is 37 next month.

It is also understood Clark was previously of interest to Warwickshire.

Meanwhile Northants fast bowler Richard Gleeson is understood to be in discussion with several clubs, notably Yorkshire, Hampshire and Warwickshire. Something of a late developer - he is 30 and has played only 20 first-class and 29 T20 games - he is blessed with sharp pace and, before injury intervened earlier this season, was starting to be of genuine interest to the England selectors. None of the injuries - one of which was an elbow problem caused by fielding training - is thought to be serious or long-lasting.

Surrey's Matt Pillans is also on the move. The seamer signed a three-year deal with Yorkshire a few weeks ago, though it has yet to be announced.