Mark Turner (born October 23, 1984 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) is an English cricketer who plays for Derbyshire. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler.
Turner played for England Under-19s in 2003 and 2004 taking 9-104 against Bangladesh at Taunton in 2004. He made his first-class debut for Durham in 2005 but made just 3 first-class appearances for them in 2005 and 2006 combined. Since moving to Somerset, he has acted as an understudy to the senior bowlers, but made his maiden first-class fifty against Derbyshire in the 2007 season.
Turner slides to prevent a boundary during a Twenty20 Cup match against Gloucestershire.
He is known for his aggressive, and fast bowling in the Twenty20 form of the game, and being able to bowl at a similar pace of both a short, and full-length runup. He has also been known to stutter his runup, then suddenly start again. Similar to a footballer taking a penalty kick and stuttering. In the four day format of the game, he is a much more conservative bowler, and has been known to be a workhorse bowling overs in good areas, at a constant pace for long periods. As well as being an accomplished fielder, he is known for being able to swing the bat well, when batting at number 11.
In September 2010, it was announced that he would join Derbyshire in 2011.