Mark Harold Alan Footitt (born 25 November 1985) is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a left arm fast bowler who plays for Surrey. He has previously played for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Footitt (left) bowling for Derbyshire
Mark Harold Alan Footitt
25 November 1985 (age 31) Nottingham, England
Domestic team information
Derbyshire (squad no. 4)
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Born in Nottingham, Footitt was initially spotted by Nottinghamshire as a 16-year-old, and impressed judges with his raw pace. Subsequently coached by Chris Tolley, and mentored by Greg Smith and Ryan Sidebottom, on his first-class debut the seamer took 4/45 against Glamorgan and shared a 101 tenth-wicket partnership with Chris Read.
This was followed by a call-up to the England Under-19 squad for the series against Sri Lanka, but after making just nine first-class appearances for Nottinghamshire, he was released in August 2009 and signed by Derbyshire in November 2009.
On 1 August 2015, following the injury to James Anderson in the third test at Edgbaston, he was called up to the England 14-man 2015 Ashes squad, alongside Liam Plunkett.
After turning down an extension to his Derbyshire contract, Footitt signed for Surrey in October 2015.