Mark Turner (cricketer)

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Mark Turner
Mark turner training.jpg
Personal information
Full name Mark Leif Turner
Born (1984-10-23) 23 October 1984 (age 32)
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005–2006 Durham
2006–2010 Somerset
2011–2014 Derbyshire
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
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 30 42 55
Runs scored 330 71 32
Batting average 15.71 8.87 3.20
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/0
Top score 57 15* 11*
Balls bowled 4,020 1,487 977
Wickets 60 57 53
Bowling average 45.93 27.54 28.11
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/32 4/36 4/35
Catches/stumpings 11/– 10/– 14/–
Source: CricketArchive, 25 April 2016

Mark Turner (born 23 October 1984 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) is an English cricketer who most recently played 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.[1] At the end of the 2014 season, Turner was released by Derbyshire having spent part of the season on loan at Northamptonshire.[2]


  1. ^ "MARK TURNER HEADING FOR DERBYSHIRE". Somerset County Cricket Club. 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Mark Turner moves on following release by Derbyshire CCC". Derby Telegraph. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 

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