Alan Turner      

Full name Alan Turner

Born July 23, 1950, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 64 years 152 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Left-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 14 27 1 768 136 29.53 1516 50.65 1 3 79 2 15 0
ODIs 6 6 0 247 101 41.16 309 79.93 1 0 25 1 3 0
First-class 105 196 10 5744 156 30.88 7 31 80 0
List A 21 21 0 624 101 29.71 1 2 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 105 16 10 1 1/6 10.00 3.75 16.0 0 0
List A 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 10-14, 1975 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Pakistan at Leeds, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 20, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1968-1978
List A span 1969-1978
Profile

Alan Turner was a stocky left-hand opening batsman who was steady rather than spectacular, and who never quite cracked it at the highest level. A superb cutter if given width, he was picked for the 1975 tour of England on the back of several good Sheffield Shield seasons, five years after his first trip, to New Zealand in 1969-70. He started well in England, making a big hundred at Canterbury, and played in the Australian side which lost the World Cup final - in a group match he smashed a hundred before lunch against Sri Lanka. He retained his pace for the Tests but made only 68 runs in five innings. The following winter he started the series against West Indies with a battling 81 but thereafter struggled before hammering his first - and only - Test hundred in the final match at Adelaide. He started the 1976-77 summer confidently, but his form fell away and he lost his place after touring New Zealand. After retiring he became an executive with Benson & Hedges, for many years the leading sponsor of Australian cricket.
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

Jun 21, 1975

Viv Richards runs out Alan Turner, first of three to come, West Indies v Australia, World Cup final, Lord's, 21 June, 1975

Viv Richards runs out Alan Turner, first of three to come

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Jun 11, 1975

Alan Turner hits a six, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup, The Oval, June 11, 1975

Alan Turner hits a six

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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