Mark Turner (cricketer)
|Full name||Mark Leif Turner|
23 October 1984 |
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Domestic team information|
|2014||→ Northamptonshire (on loan)|
|FC debut||9 June 2005 Durham v Essex|
|Last FC||20 April 2014 Derbyshire v Hampshire|
|LA debut||22 April 2007 Somerset v Glamorgan|
|Last LA||14 August 2014 Northamptonshire v Lancashire|
Source: CricketArchive, 25 April 2016
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.
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. At the end of the 2014 season, Turner was released by Derbyshire having spent part of the season on loan at Northamptonshire.
- "MARK TURNER HEADING FOR DERBYSHIRE". Somerset County Cricket Club. 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
- "Mark Turner moves on following release by Derbyshire CCC". Derby Telegraph. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2016.