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Mark Footitt joins Derbyshire on loan

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Nottinghamshire left-arm fast bowler Mark Footitt will join Derbyshire on an initial 28-day loan deal.

The 32-year-old, who spent six seasons with Derbyshire between 2010 and 2015, is scheduled to be available for two four-day matches and five 50-over games, starting against Warwickshire on Thursday.

“Mark’s pre-season has been affected by injury and we feel it’s a good opportunity for him to get out there and get some cricket under his belt,” said Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell.

“Our pace attack has started the season in fine form and Mark has found himself short of game time so far.

“Hopefully he can get some overs under his belt and come back ready to go when the season ramps up from June onwards.”

Footitt began his county career at Trent Bridge, making his debut first-class debut in 2005, and rejoined Notts from Surrey for the 2018 season.

Derbyshire’s cricket advisor Kim Barnett said: “We’re grateful to Nottinghamshire and Peter Moores for allowing Mark to join us for this busy period, and I’m sure this arrangement will be good for all parties.”

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