England nearly man Mark Footitt is hitting the motorway once again, this time in the direction of Old Trafford.
Why Lancashire (Anderson, Bailey, Onions, Mahmood, Lester, Gleeson, Hurt and some promising youngsters) need another bowler, a specialist First Class one at that, when the One-Day Cup commences after only two County Championship games is beyond me!
Were it not for an erratic performance in a warm-up match then Footitt may have earned a Test cap in South Africa. Having said that, Mark Davies took a five-wicket haul in a tour match and still didn’t make the England XI.
Back to Footitt and I’ve lost track of his career path. It goes something like Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Surrey, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire (Loan), Nottinghamshire, Lancashire (Loan).
Hopefully he can commence the campaign as he did for Surrey only a year or two ago. Hopes of winning full England recognition are surely long gone however.
Disclaimer: It turns out that half Lancashire’s bowling attack are injured which is why they require Footitt’s presence. Fair enough!