General News | 23rd September 2005

Footitt quick to sign new Notts contract

The 19-year-old from Carlton, who this week signed a new two-year contract, is already regarded as one of the quickest bowlers in the country and is aiming to maintain his progress after making his Championship debut this season.

He said: ?Spending three months in the company of people who have played Test and One-day International cricket will be a real help to me - much like it has been in the Notts dressing room this year.

?I?m sure a winter at Loughborough will make me fitter and stronger and able to bowl longer spells at full pace.

?I?d like to get more games under my belt and hopefully what I learn this winter can help me become part of a rotation system with the other seamers at Trent Bridge.?

Footitt took five wickets on debut against Glamorgan at Trent Bridge, including a prize maiden first-class scalp of Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, and also played a big part in England Under-19s series victory over Sri Lanka.

He added: ?It?s been a great year for me and I hope I?ll be able to celebrate plenty more trophies in the future with Notts. I?m a Nottingham lad and Trent Bridge is the only place I want to play.?

Director of Cricket Mick Newell said: ?Mark has developed into a handful at any level with his pace and we want to see that progress continue.

?He offers us something different to our other left-armers Ryan Sidebottom and Greg Smith and with their experience we feel Mark can make further steps forward in the future.?

Last Fixture

20th September 2016 at Cooper Associates County Ground