Alan Turner (cricketer)

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Alan Turner
Personal information
Full name Alan Turner
Born (1950-07-23) 23 July 1950 (age 64)
Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Batting style Left-handed
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 273) 10 July 1975 v England
Last Test 25 February 1977 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 30) 7 June 1975 v Pakistan
Last ODI 20 December 1975 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1968–1978 New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 14 6 105 21
Runs scored 768 247 5,744 624
Batting average 29.53 41.16 30.88 29.71
100s/50s 1/3 1/0 7/31 1/2
Top score 136 101 156 101
Catches/stumpings 15/– 3/– 80/– 4/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 January 2012

Alan Turner (born 23 July 1950, Camperdown, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer. He was a left-handed batsman who played for New South Wales from 1968 until retirement in 1978. He scored over 5,700 runs as a stocky opener with a practised cut shot, though he was not able to prove his abilities at best at international level. He played in fourteen Test matches and six One Day Internationals from 1975 to 1977. On the back of his several good Sheffield Shield seasons he was selected for Australian tours of England and New Zealand. He scored a single Test century against the touring West Indian side in 1975–76.[1] By a noted cricket writer Peter Hanlon, Turner was described as "an ordinary man in the company of Gods."[2]

During the inaugural 1975 Cricket World Cup in a match against Sri Lanka, Turner became the first Australian to score a century in a One Day International.[3] It was only the second ODI game Turner had played in. He scored 101 runs from 113 balls,[4] all in the morning session prior to his dismissal, in a partnership of 178 with fellow opening bat Rick McCosker. His blistering innings included 9 fours and a six.[3][5]

Prior to playing cricket, he worked for British American Tobacco, and following his retirement he became a national logistics manager of Benson & Hedges, which was a leading sponsor of Australian cricket for several years.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Williamson, Martin. "Player Profile: Alan Turner". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Atherton, Michael (February 2012). Bordiss, Andrew, ed. "How the other half lives". The Cricketer (The Cricketer Publishing Ltd) 9 (5): 84. ISSN 1740-9519. 
  3. ^ a b c Daffey, Paul (24 March 2007). "Alan Turner's century, 1975 World Cup". The Age. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / A Turner / One-Day Internationals". CricInfo. ESPN. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Match Scorecard". CricInfo. ESPN. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

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Preceded by
Ian Chappell
Highest Score by an Australian in ODI Cricket
101 v Sri Lanka at The Oval 1975
Succeeded by
Greg Chappell