|Full name||Ashton James Turner|
25 January 1993 |
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off-break|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 14 October 2016|
Ashton James Turner (born 25 January 1993) is an Australian cricketer who debuted for Western Australia during the 2012–13 season, and is also contracted to the Perth Scorchers. From Perth, Turner represented Western Australia at under-15 (schoolboys), under-17 and under-19 level. and captained the under-17 team to their National Championships win. A right-arm off spinner, he toured India with the Australian under-19 team in September and October 2011, taking eight wickets from six matches in a quadrangular tournament involving the Australian, Indian, Sri Lankan, and West Indian under-19 teams. At the 2012 Under-19 World Cup, he was Australia's first-choice spinner, ahead of Victoria's Ashton Agar, (Agar was injured and did not play in the World Cup) and took eleven wickets from six matches, with his best figures 4/28 against Nepal.
At state level, Turner was awarded a rookie contract with the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) for the 2012–13 season. In December 2012, he was selected in composite sides for two matches against touring international teams, playing for the Prime Minister's XI against the West Indies where he picked up the wicket of captain Darren Sammy and the Cricket Australia Chairman's XI against Sri Lanka. After good form in these matches and at lower levels, Turner was selected to make his List A debut for WA, taking 1/32 and scoring a half-century, 51 runs, against Tasmania towards the end of the 2012–13 season of the limited-overs Ryobi One-Day Cup. At grade cricket level, Turner plays for the Fremantle District Cricket Club, having made his first-grade debut aged 16.
As part of a development program organised by Cricket Australia and Hampshire County Cricket Club, six players were selected to spend the 2013 Australian winter playing for English club teams, with Turner playing for Chichester Priory Park in the Sussex Cricket League. The players also spent time training with the Australian national cricket team during the ongoing Ashes series. While in England, Turner was selected to make his first-class debut in July 2013 in a tour match for the Australians against Sussex, although he did not take a wicket from four overs on debut. Turner joined English Lancashire League club Todmorden as their professional for the 2016 season. In the Moorhouses T20 competition he scored 531 runs (highest score 123*) at an average of 88.5.
- Miscellaneous matches played by Ashton Turner (35) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Under-19 ODI matches played by Ashton Turner (15) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Bowling in Under-19 Quadrangular Series 2011/12 (ordered by wickets) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Bowling in ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 (ordered by wickets) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Australia Under-19s v Nepal Under-19s, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 (Group A) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Brydon Coverdale (2012). Western Australia name 17-man squad – ESPNcricinfo. Published 4 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Antony Pinshaw (2013). Meet Ashton Turner, the latest unheralded player to be called up for Australia on their Ashes tour – The Telegraph. Published 25 July 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- List A matches played by Ashton Turner (1) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Western Australia v Tasmania, Ryobi One-Day Cup 2012/13 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Turner putting the agro back into off-spin – Cricket Australia. Published 12 February 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Hampshire scholars link up with Ashes squad[permanent dead link] – Cricket NSW. Published 15 July 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- Australia call up rookie spinner Ashton Turner for Sussex tour match – The Guardian. Published 24 July 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- Barrett, Chris (24 July 2013). "Ashton who? Australia turn up another bolter". The Age. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
- "Player Ashton Turner". www.todmordencc.leaguerepublic.com. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
- "Batting and Fielding in Lancashire League Moorhouses T20 2016 (Ordered by Average)". www.lancashireleague.com. Retrieved 8 August 2016.