Former Nottinghamshire and Surrey pace bowler is new Lincs CCC professional

Action underway in May after T20 competition axed...

Mark Footitt. Photo: Getty Images

Former Nottinghamshire pace bowler Mark Footitt has joined Lincolnshire County Cricket Club.

The 35-year-old - who has also featured for Derbyshire and Surrey - has been signed as the County Club's professional for 2021.

Meanwhile, Carl Wilson will remain First XI captain.

Fixtures for the 2021 season will begin on May 30 after the T20 competition was axed.

The Club will be competing in the revamped National Counties 50 over competition and the National Counties Eastern Division One.

"The NCCA's T20 competition, due to have commenced in April, has been cancelled due to the restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic," Lincs CCC chairman Chris Keywood explained.

"All matches will be played in accordance with Government and ECB guidance in force at the time."

All of the Club's officials have been re-elected unopposed for this season.

John Van-der-Vord remains as president with Chris Keywood chairman.

Chris Farmer stays on as Imp County's chief executive.

Mark Fell will continue as director of cricket and also oversee the Development XI.

Fixtures: Sunday, May 30 - NCCA 50 Over v Norfolk at Manor Park, Norwich; Sunday, June 13 - NCCA 50 Over v Hertfordshire at Grantham; Sunday, June 20 - NCCA 50 Over v Suffolk at Mildenhall; Sunday, June 27 - NCCA 50 Over v Cambridgeshire at Grantham; Sunday-Tuesday, July 11-13 - NCCA Championship Eastern Division One v Norfolk at Cleethorpes; Sunday, July 18 - NCCA 50 Over QF; Tuesday, July 20 - National Counties Durham Away (TBC); Sunday-Tuesday, July 25-27 - NCCA Championship Eastern Division One v Staffordshire at West Bromwich; Sunday-Tuesday, August 1-3 - NCCA Championship Eastern Division One v Cambridgeshire at March; Sunday, August 8 - NCCA 50 Over SF; Sunday-Tuesday, August 15-17 - NCCA Championship Eastern Division One v Suffolk at Sleaford; Thursday, September 2 - NCCA 50 Over Final (TBC); Sunday-Wednesday, September 5-8; NCCA Championship Final at Tring.

Development Team Fixtures for 2021: Monday, June 21 - v British Police at Grantham; Monday-Wednesday, July 19-21 v Buckinghamshire at home venue (TBC); Monday-Tuesday, August 2-3 - v Northumberland at Barton Town CC.