J. W. Cecil Turner

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J. W. Cecil Turner
Personal information
Full name James William Cecil Turner
Born (1886-10-02)2 October 1886
Bromley, Kent, England
Died 29 November 1968(1968-11-29) (aged 82)
Girton, Cambridge, England
Batting Right-handed
Domestic team information
1911–1921 Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 48
Runs scored 1,266
Batting average 14.89
100s/50s 1/2
Top score 22
Balls bowled 30
Wickets 2
Bowling average 16.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/14
Catches/stumpings 13/–
Source: [1], 10 September 2007

James William Cecil Turner (2 October 1886–29 November 1968) was an English first-class cricketer who played 46 matches for Worcestershire either side of the First World War, as well as appearing twice for H. K. Foster's XI.

Cricket career[edit]

Turner made his debut for Worcestershire against Essex at Amblecote on 31 July 1911, scoring 27 and 11 in a crushing innings-and-228-run defeat.[1] A further five appearances that season brought Turner little success, and nor did a handful more the following season. In 1913 he played a solitary match for H. K. Foster's XI, but he was then unseen in first-class cricket until after the First World War.

Turner's return to the game, against Gloucestershire at Worcester in June 1919, saw him make his first half-century: he hit 72 in the second innings of a drawn match.[2] However, he did not again pass 30 that season, although he did pick up the first of his two first-class wickets when he accounted for Warwickshire's Frederick Santall at Worcester at the end of August.[3]

1920 saw Turner both hit another half-century — 85 against Warwickshire in August[4] — and take his other wicket — that of Sussex's George Stannard.[5] The following year, which proved to be his last in the game, Turner scored his only century, hitting 106 against Northamptonshire, though Worcestershire suffered a 356-run defeat, which as of 2007 remains Northants' greatest-ever margin of runs victory.[6][7]

Turner twice captained the Worcestershire side: against Warwickshire at Birmingham in 1919, and against Glamorgan at St Helens in 1921.[8]


  1. ^ "Worcestershire v Essex in 1911". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  2. ^ "Worcestershire v Gloucestershire in 1919". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  3. ^ "Worcestershire v Warwickshire in 1919". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  4. ^ "Worcestershire v Warwickshire in 1920". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  5. ^ "Sussex v Worcestershire in 1920". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  6. ^ "Northamptonshire v Worcestershire in 1921". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  7. ^ "Largest Margin of Runs Victory". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  8. ^ "Player Oracle on CricketArchive". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-09-10.

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