Facts & Stats

DATE OF BIRTH
27th March 1996

CAREER START
2016

PLACE OF BIRTH
Northern Ireland

DISCIPLINE
Cricket

NATIONALITY
Irish

Biography

Mark is a tall fast-bowling all-rounder from Northern Ireland, blessed with pace and bounce as well as excellent white-ball skills. With a series of big wickets to his name, including 6 test wickets against England, there is clearly a lot more to come as his career progresses.

Mark made his first-class debut for Warwickshire while still a teenager at the end of the 2015 season. He made his T20 debut against Worcestershire in 2016, followed by his List A debut in 2017. Mark has now played 11 first-class matches, showing healthy returns with 19 wickets and averaging 25 with the bat.

By May 2019 Mark had earned his place in the Ireland side, playing a single ODI against England, before being named in the squad for Zimbabwe and the one-off test match against England at Lord’s. Although Ireland eventually lost in a dramatic second innings, Mark impressed with 6 wickets in the match, including that of Joe Root twice.

Since then Mark has made 13 ODI and 18 T20I appearances for Ireland, taking a total of 44 wickets. He finished the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament as the leading wicket taker with 12 dismissals.

At just 24 years old Mark has a big future in Irish Cricket, and will play a huge role in their rise up the ranks. We can’t wait to watch him bowl in more big games to come, and see how his career develops.

Quotes

“You really do feel supported when you’re wearing it. I personally love it.”

Mark Adair
July 2020

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