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Departing Turner loaned to Northants

Mark Turner has signed a one-month loan deal with Northamptonshire after Derbyshire confirmed he would not be offered a new deal from next season.

The 29-year-old has been allowed to immediately leave the 3aaa County Ground, after four seasons, thanks to Northants’ interest.

Northants head coach David Ripley said: “Mark has had spells at Durham, Somerset and Derbyshire. He has a lot of experience in all formats and will offer good competition for seam bowling slots during the next month.

“As well as his bowling skills, he is a top fielder and will certainly add to that department if he is selected. Furthermore he is well known to several of our staff and will be a very positive addition to the dressing room.”

Mark Turner has been loaned to Northamptonshire after being told his Derbyshire deal would not be renewed at the end of the season

Turner took 43 first-class wickets, at an average of 44.25, during his stay at Derbyshire while also adding 49 limited overs scalps.

Derbyshire’s elite performance director Graeme Welch said: “It’s sad to see Mark go because he’s been a terrific character to have around and a really positive influence on the field and in the dressing room.

“Thank you to him for his efforts and we all wish him all the best.

“Meanwhile, we’re continuing to work hard behind the scenes to build a winning squad for 2015.”

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