Full name Mark Lewis Pettini
Born August 7, 1983, Brighton, Sussex
Current age 31 years 358 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Essex, Mountaineers
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education Hills Road Sixth Form College. Cardiff University
|Last First-class||Mashonaland Eagles v Mid West Rhinos at Harare, Mar 3-5, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||2001|
|Last List A||Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Jul 29, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|126||Essex||v Warwickshire||Chelmsford||29 Jul 2015||LA|
|37||Essex||v Lancashire||Chelmsford||27 Jul 2015||LA|
|13||Essex||v Middlesex||Chelmsford||17 Jul 2015||T20|
|5||Essex||v Middlesex||Richmond||10 Jul 2015||T20|
|83||Essex 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Uxbridge||8 Jul 2015||Other OD|
|74||Essex||v Hampshire||Chelmsford||26 Jun 2015||T20|
|4||Essex 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Chelmsford||22 Jun 2015||Other T20|
|0||Essex 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Chelmsford||22 Jun 2015||Other T20|
|6||Essex||v Glamorgan||Chelmsford||19 Jun 2015||T20|
|56||Essex||v Kent||Canterbury||18 Jun 2015||T20|
Mark Pettini is a talented strokeplayer, but the feeling persists he hasn't made the most of his ability. His explosive batting in one-day and T20 cricket remains an important component of the Essex set-up but, after being made captain at the age of 23, Pettini struggled to attain the level of scoring in four-day cricket that made him one of the county's most promising young batsmen.
The former England Under-19 player graduated to become an integral performer for Essex in the summer of 2006 - he scored three centuries, including a double, on his way to 1,218 first-class runs, proving himself a lot more than a one-day specialist. He quickly developed into a major force in the top order and, when Ronnie Irani stood down mid-way through the 2007 season, Pettini was handed the captaincy. In the same month he was nominated in England's provisional World Twenty20 squad.
That and leading Essex to the 2008 Friends Provident Trophy were the high points for Pettini, however, as his form suffered to the extent that he gave up the captaincy in 2010 to save his batting. The following season saw him in and out of the four-day side but he showed signs of a renaissance in 2012, with some gritty innings in difficult conditions. These were rewarded by a new two-year contract. Since 2011, Pettini has had successful spells wintering with Mountaineers in Zimbabwe as an overseas player, as well as playing in the Dhaka Premier League.
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