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Personal information

Full name Glenn Maitland Turner

Born 26 May 1947
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Batting style Right-handed
Role Batsman
International information
National side New Zealand
Test debut (cap 174) 27 February 1969 v West
Last Test 11 March 1983 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 9) 11 February 1973 v Pakistan
Last ODI 20 J une 1983 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1977/781982/83 Otago
1976/77 Northern Districts
19671982 Worcestershire
1967 Marylebone Cricket Club
1964/651975/76 Otago
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 41 41 455 313
Runs scored 2,991 1,598 34,346 10,784
Batting average 44.64 47.00 49.70 37.70
100s/50s 7/14 3/9 103/148 14/66
Top score 259 171* 311* 171*
Balls bowled 12 6 442 196
Wickets 5 9
Bowling average 37.80 16.88
Glenn Turner
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the Australian field hockey player, see Glenn Turner (field hockey). For the Wisconsin politician, see
Glenn P. Turner.
Not to be confused with Glen Turner.
Glenn Maitland Turner (born 26 May 1947) played
cricket for New Zealand and was one of the country's
best and most prolific batsmen. He is the current head
of the New Zealand Cricket selection panel.
Born in Dunedin, New Zealand, he represented New
Zealand in 41 Tests, and achieved an average of 44.64,
including seven centuries. He went to O.B.H.S. (Otago
Boys' High School). He would have appeared for his
country much more, however, had he not elected to be
unavailable for several seasons after falling out with
administrators. Instead, Turner made his mark on the
first-class cricket scene, particularly with
Worcestershire in the English county championship. In
all, he played 455 first-class matches, amassing 34,346
runs at 49.70, including 103 centuriesmaking him
one of a select few to score a "century of centuries",
one of only four non-English cricketers to do so (the
others being Donald Bradman, Zaheer Abbas and Viv
Richards). Turner also coached the New Zealand side
twiceonce in the mid-1980s, when he presided over
the team's first and (to date) only series victory in
Australia, and again a decade later.
Turner is one of only two players (the other being
Graeme Hick in 1988 also for Worcestershire) since
the Second World War to have scored 1000 first-class
runs in England before the end of May, a feat he
achieved in 1973. Among the eight batsmen who have
done this, only Turner and Donald Bradman did it
while playing for a touring team.
He also holds the
record of highest percentage of runs scored in any
completed innings 83.43% after he scored 141* out of
Worcestershire's 169 against Glamorgan at Swansea in
1977. The remaining batsmen scored 27, highest 7 and
there was one extra.
His brothers are poet Brian Turner and golfer Greg
Turner. His wife, Dame Sukhi Turner, is a former
mayor of Dunedin.
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5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling / / 3/18 2/4
Catches/stumpings 42/ 13/ 409/ 125/
Source: Cricinfo (,
25 August 2010
Glenn Turner's career performance graph.
^ Easterbrook, Basil (1974). "1,000 runs by the end of may, Glenn Turner joins the elite"
( Wisden. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18
February 2013.
^ "Glamorgan v Worcestershire Schweppes County Championship 1977" (
/Scorecards/37/37233.html). CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
Player profile: Glenn Turner ( from
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bevan Congdon
New Zealand national cricket captain
Succeeded by
Mark Burgess
Preceded by
Norman Gifford
Worcestershire County Cricket Captain
Succeeded by
Phil Neale
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Wisden Cricketers of the Year 1947 births New Zealand cricket coaches Living people
Marylebone Cricket Club cricketers
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