Full Name

Mark Saxelby

Born

January 04, 1969, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Died

October 12, 2000, Newark, Nottinghamshire, (aged 31y 282d)

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Education

Nottingham High School; Nottingham University

RELATIONS

K Saxelby

(brother),

ID Saxelby

(nephew)

A top-order batsman, Mark Saxelby started at Nottinghamshire where he proved a solid if not spectacular player, but his career seemed to take off when he moved to Durham in 1994. He made 1102 runs at 34.82 in his first summer, making a career-best 181 on his Championship debut and followed up with 63 and 131 in the next game against Essex. But in 1995 he moved down the order to accommodate the incoming Mike Roseberry and that coincided with a loss of form. By the end of June he had lost his place in the side and he left the county at the end of the season. He played Minor Counties cricket for Cheshire and Cornwall while qualifying as a teacher, but reappeared in 2000 when signed for Derbyshire although he only made two appearances. In October of that year he died after deliberately drinking weedkiller. It subsequently emerged he had been suffering from clinical depression.
Cricinfo staff

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC611067291618129.45217180
List A796791442100*24.8616150
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC611312903113/4182.094.12119.200
List A7915101266344/294/2937.235.0344.4100
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1989 - 2000
List A Matches
Span
1990 - 2000