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.