Lancashire County Cricket Club have just announced the signing of highly rated bowler Mark Footitt after leaving County side Nottinghamshire. 

Nottinghamshire’s Mark Footitt during the media day at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Lancashire Cricket are delighted to announce the signing of Nottinghamshire fast bowler Mark Footitt on an initial 28-day loan. The 33 year-old will provide cover to the Club’s bowling attack as the Red Rose enter the start of the season.

Footitt will be included in the Lancashire squad for the side’s three-day friendly fixture against Loughborough MCCU starting tomorrow and will be in contention to play in the Club’s opening Specsavers County Championship fixture of the season at Lord’s next week against Middlesex.

The former Derbyshire and Surrey seamer has taken 352 First Class wickets at an average of just 26, with best figures of 7-62, whilst he has also played in 36 List A games, taking 47 wickets at an average of 29.

Lancashire’s Director of Cricket, Paul Allott, said: “Mark is a genuinely quick left-arm bowler and he will complement our bowling attack nicely for the first few weeks of the season.

“In order to provide precautionary cover for our seam bowling department, we are grateful to Nottinghamshire and their Director of Cricket Mick Newell for allowing Mark to join Lancashire at this stage of the season.”

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