Charlie Turner      

Full name Charles Thomas Biass Turner

Born November 16, 1862, Bathurst, New South Wales

Died January 1, 1944, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 81 years 46 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Also known as Terror

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 17 32 4 323 29 11.53 0 0 0 8 0
First-class 155 261 13 3856 103 15.54 2 11 85 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 30 5179 1670 101 7/43 12/87 16.53 1.93 51.2 3 11 2
First-class 155 41808 14152 993 9/15 14.25 2.03 42.1 102 35
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 28-31, 1887 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 1-4, 1895 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1882-1910
Profile

Charles Thomas Biass "Charlie" Turner, a bowler ranking with the best ever produced by Australia, and by many who played against him considered without superior, died on New Year's Day in Sydney, aged 81. Records that stand to his name tell of his work with the ball, but it is remarkable that in the first set of photographs that appeared in Wisden he is holding a bat and wearing pads in company with his colleague J. J. Ferris, grasping a ball in his left hand. Chosen with G. A. Lohmann, of Surrey, Robert Peel, of Yorkshire, John Briggs, of Lancashire, and S. M. J. Woods, of Cambridge University and Somerset--himself an Australian--the two members of the team captained by P. S. McDonnell fully deserved the honour, for they practically dominated every match in which they played on this their first visit to England. In a season when bowlers accomplished wonderful things, almost beyond belief in these days, Turner took 314 wickets at 11.12 runs apiece and Ferris 224 at 14.10 each-- G. H. S. Trott coming next with 48 at 23.41. In nine matches against specially chosen sides, three representing England, 70 wickets fell to Turner and 41 to Ferris, seven others claiming only 23 between them. The habit prevailed at that time or relying upon two or three bowlers on a side for the chief work of the season and McDonnell carried this custom to the extreme limit, but of the other specialists picked by C. F. Pardon, Lohmann for Surrey was almost as supreme with 253 wickets at 10.69, Beaumont, with 59, giving most help in carrying off the championship in this year of bowlers' triumphs mainly on rain-affected pitches.

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Charlie Turner

Charlie Turner

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1893

The 1893 Australian team to England

The 1893 Australian team to England

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1889

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2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane - Jul 13-16
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Australia A v Sth Africa A at Palmerston
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NPS v India A at Darwin
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