Mark Thorburn

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Mark Thorburn
Personal information
Full name
Mark Thorburn
Born (1978-08-11) 11 August 1978 (age 45)
Bath, Somerset, England
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
2001–2002Durham UCCE
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 6
Runs scored 35
Batting average 8.75
100s/50s –/–
Top score 12
Balls bowled 708
Wickets 12
Bowling average 43.58
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/53
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 December 2009

Mark Thorburn (born 1 August 1978) is an English cricket coach and former first-class cricketer.

Thorburn was born in August 1978 at Bath, Somerset. He was educated at Beechen Cliff School, before matriculating to Durham University. There, he played first-class cricket for Durham UCCE,[1] making his debut against Lancashire at Durham. He played first-class cricket for Durham UCCE until 2002, making five appearances.[2] He trialled for Hampshire in 2003, making a single first-class appearance for the county against Oxford UCCE at Oxford.[2] In six first-class appearances, Thorburn took 12 wickets with his right-arm medium-fast bowling at an average of 43.58 and took best figures of 2 for 53.[3]

After his first-class career, Thorburn moved into a coaching role at Gloucestershire. He was initially a performance analyst, before being appointed bowling coach in 2014.[4] In 2022, he became one of the highest qualified coaches in county cricket when he completed his master's degree in sport, strength and conditioning from the University of Gloucestershire.[5] In October 2022, he replaced Tim Hancock as Gloucestershire's head of talent pathway on an interim basis,[6] prior to the appointment of Paul Muchall in the role in March 2023.[7]


  1. ^ "Mark Thorburn". Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  2. ^ a b "First-Class Bowling For Each Team by William Scott". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  3. ^ "First-Class Bowling For Each Team by Mark Thorburn". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  4. ^ "County ins & outs 2014". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Glos coach Mark Thorburn among highest qualified after earning Master's degree in Strength and Conditioning". 10 February 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  6. ^ Friend, Nick (10 October 2022). "Mark Thorburn replaces Tim Hancock as Gloucestershire's head of talent pathway". The Cricketer. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Gloucestershire Cricket Promote Paul Muchall to Talent Pathway Head Coach". 1 March 2023. Retrieved 19 April 2023.

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