Mark Turner (cricketer)
|Full name||Mark Leif Turner|
23 October 1984 |
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Domestic team information|
|2015||Northamptonshire (on loan)|
|Source: Cricinfo, 2 July 2011|
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.