Mark Turner (cricketer, born 1984)

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Mark Turner
Mark turner training.jpg
Personal information
Full nameMark Leif Turner
Born (1984-10-23) 23 October 1984 (age 36)
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
2005–2006 Durham
2006–2010 Somerset
2011–2014 Derbyshire
2014Northamptonshire (on loan)
FC debut9 June 2005 Durham v  Essex
Last FC 20 April 2014 Derbyshire v  Hampshire
LA debut22 April 2007 Somerset v  Glamorgan
Last LA 14 August 2014 Northamptonshire v  Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Runs scored3307132
Batting average 15.718.873.20
Top score5715* 11*
Balls bowled4,0201,487977
Wickets 605753
Bowling average 45.9327.5428.11
5 wickets in innings 100
10 wickets in match0n/an/a
Best bowling5/324/364/35
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. He moved to Somerset where he acted as an understudy to the senior bowlers and made his maiden first-class fifty against Derbyshire in the 2007 season.

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]

Turner slides to prevent a boundary during a Twenty20 Cup match against Gloucestershire. MarkTurnerslide.JPG
Turner slides to prevent a boundary during a Twenty20 Cup match against Gloucestershire.

He was known for his aggressive fast bowling in the Twenty20 form of the game, and being able to bowl at a similar pace off both a short and full-length run-up. He was also been known to stutter his run-up, then suddenly start again – similar to a footballer stuttering in the run-up to a penalty kick. In the four day format of the game, he was a more conservative bowler, sometimes acting as a workhorse – bowling in good areas, at a constant pace, for long periods. He was also an accomplished fielder.

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  1. "MARK TURNER HEADING FOR DERBYSHIRE". Somerset County Cricket Club. 14 September 2010. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  2. "Mark Turner moves on following release by Derbyshire County Cricket Club". Derby Telegraph. 8 August 2014. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2016.