Profile, Career and Records of former New Zealand cricketer Glenn Turner


This article is about the former New Zealand cricketer - Glenn Turner, who is regarded as one of the most prolific cricketer from New Zealand and has an excellent batting record in First Class cricket. Here is given the profile, cricket career and records of this great player.

Glenn TurnerGlenn Turner is a former New Zealand cricketer and one of the top quality batsman from New Zaland. Born on 26 May, 1947 at Otago (New Zealand), this right hand batsman has a very prolific record in first class cricket. He is one of the only four non-english cricketers who has scored more than 100 centuries (century of centuries) in first class cricket. He played 41 Tests for New Zealand and also played same number of ODI matches. He also played in English County cricket for Worcestershire.

Cricket Career of former New Zealand cricketer Glenn Turner

Test Debut
Glenn Turner started his International career in 1969 against West Indies at Auckland. He was out in his first innings without scoring any run. But he played a good innings of 40 runs in the second innings of the match. In the second test, he scored his first 50 plus score and contributed well in the third and Final Test of the series.

He scored his first century against Pakistan in 1969-70, but his best time started in 1971-72, when he scored two double centuries on West Indies Tour which also includes a well played innings of 259 runs. He scored a total of seven centuries in Test Cricket. Glenn Turner record may have much better if he had regularly played for his country. He missed out on many tours in his long International career. He was the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1971. In 1972 he was the New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year. Apart from this he also become the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year in 1977.

First Class Cricket
Turner played for Otago a the start of his career, but his biggest involvement was for Worcestershire in County Cricket. He played a total of 284 first class matches for the team. His highest first class score of 311* is also made for Worcestershire. He played for Worcestershire from 1968 to 1982 and was a major reason for the success of the team in many County Championships. He has record of scoring more than hundred centuries in his first class career also called as century of centuries.

Profile of former New Zealand Cricketer Glenn Turner

  • Full Name of Glenn Turner - Glenn Maitland Turner
  • Birth Date of Glenn Turner - 26 May, 1947
  • Birth Place of Glenn Turner - Otago (New Zealand)
  • Nationality - New Zealand
  • Batting Style - Right Hand Batsman
  • Test Debut - On 27 February, 1969 against West Indies at Auckland
  • ODI Debut - On 11 February, 1973 against Pakistan at Christchurch
  • Teams Glenn Turner played for - New Zealand, Northern Districts, Otago, Worcestershire


Batting Records of Glenn Turner

In Test Cricket

  • Matches Played - 41
  • Innings Played - 73
  • Runs - 2991
  • Batting Average - 44.64
  • 100s - 7
  • 50s - 14
  • Highest Score - 259

In ODI Cricket
  • Matches Played - 41
  • Innings Played - 40
  • Runs - 1598
  • Batting Average - 47.00
  • 100s - 3
  • 50s - 9
  • Highest Score - 171*

In First Class Cricket
  • Matches Played - 455
  • Innings Played - 792
  • Runs - 34346
  • Batting Average - 49.
  • 100s - 103
  • 50s - 148
  • Highest Score - 311*

  • In List A Cricket
  • Matches Played - 313
  • Innings Played - 308
  • Runs - 10784
  • Batting Average - 37.70
  • 100s - 14
  • 50s - 65
  • Highest Score - 171*

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