Glenn Turner      

Full name Glenn Maitland Turner

Born May 26, 1947, Dunedin, Otago

Current age 67 years 217 days

Major teams New Zealand, Northern Districts, Otago, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - AL Turner

Glenn Maitland Turner
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 41 73 6 2991 259 44.64 7 14 0 42 0
ODIs 41 40 6 1598 171* 47.00 2348 68.05 3 9 13 0
First-class 455 792 101 34346 311* 49.70 103 148 409 0
List A 313 308 22 10784 171* 37.70 14 66 125 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 41 1 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 41 1 6 0 0 - - - 0.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 455 442 189 5 3/18 37.80 2.56 88.4 0 0
List A 313 196 152 9 2/4 2/4 16.88 4.65 21.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 27-Mar 3, 1969 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 11-15, 1983 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Nottingham, Jun 20, 1983 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964-1983
List A span 1969-1983
Profile

In two senses the most professional cricketer ever produced by New Zealand, Glenn Turner made himself a household name throughout the cricket world by dedicating himself to cricket from an early age and making the best possible use of a considerable natural ability. Unswervingly single-minded in his pursuit of runs, unashamedly ambitious and often impatient of amateur administrators in New Zealand, his career with Worcestershire was the key to his success everywhere else. He deliberately enrolled in the hard school of county cricket, learnt his lessons quickly and never forgot them. Almost frail-looking, pale-faced and serious-minded, Turner was an immaculately straight-playing opener, who defended with a solidity of technique few contemporaries matched. Although limited in his early days, he eventually played every shot on demand, and scored as fast as anyone when necessary. His most characteristic shots were the off-drive and a beautifully-timed drive to midwicket with the face of the bat turned on impact. He began his Test career with a duck, but the broad canvas of the five-day game suited his tempo and temperament, giving a cultured craftsman the opportunity to build his innings steadily, soberly and coolly. He twice carried his bat through a completed Test innings, and in the West Indies in 1971-72 hit four double-centuries in all matches, including successive innings of 259 at Georgetown. Turner captained New Zealand in ten Tests, but relinquished the job after one of his regular disagreements with administrators. He managed New Zealand's teams in Australia and England in 1985-86, and was reappointed in 1995. He coached Otago and was appointed a national selector in August 2007. Christopher Martin-Jenkins

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Jan 26, 2011

Glenn Turner at the post-match press conference, New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Queenstown, January 26, 2011

Glenn Turner at the post-match press conference

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Nov 4, 2009

Wellington captain Matthew Bell and Glenn Turner pose with the Plunket Shield, Wellington, November 4, 2009

Wellington captain Matthew Bell and Glenn Turner pose with the Plunket Shield

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Dec 8, 2003

Otago cricket coach Glenn Turner watches his team play against Auckland

Glenn Turner

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1971

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch - Dec 26-29
New Zealand won by 8 wickets
Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Central D v Northern D at New Plymouth
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Otago v Wellington at Queenstown
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Northern D v Wellington at Mount Maunganui
Jan 1, 2015 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
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