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
|Full name||Mark Harold Alan Footitt|
|Born||25 November 1985
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|2009–2015||Derbyshire (squad no. 4)|
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.