Maurice Turnbull      

Full name Maurice Joseph Lawson Turnbull

Born March 16, 1906, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

Died August 5, 1944, near Montchamp, France (aged 38 years 142 days)

Major teams England, Wales, Cambridge University, Glamorgan

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Maurice Joseph Lawson Turnbull
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 13 2 224 61 20.36 0 1 2 1 0
First-class 388 626 37 17544 233 29.78 29 82 280 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 388 390 355 4 1/4 88.75 5.46 97.5 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Jan 10-13, 1930 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 27-30, 1936 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1924 - 1939

To Maurice batting was a gay adventure. He was a gifted right-hander who made runs when they were wanted and whose value could not always be assessed on figures. Initially as an on-side player, he developed all the recognised strokes and added some of his own, and he was also a fine short-leg fielder. Always associated in the public minds with Glamorgan, he first appeared for them as a schoolboy in 1924. he captained Cambridge in 1929 and Glamorgan from 1930 until 1939. He passed 1000 runs in a season ten times and three times hit double-centuries, the highest being 233 against Worcestershire at Swansea in 1937, a season in which Glamorgan finished higher than ever before thanks to his bold leadership and devoted example. For ten years he was an outstanding secretary to the club. He toured Australia in 1929-30 and South Africa in 1930-31 and with Maurice Allom wrote a lighthearted account of each tour. At home he represented England against West Indies and India; and he was an English selector in 1938 and 1939. A Major in the Welsh Guards, he was killed in action in Normandy. A brilliant allround sportsman, he also played for Wales at rugby and hockey.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

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Maurice Turnbull

Maurice Turnbull

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May 3, 1938

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Maurice Turnbull

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Maurice Turnbull (left) and Patsy Hendren going out to bat in the Scarborough Festival during the 1930`s.

Maurice Turnbull and Patsy Hendren

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1931