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, he represented New Zealand in 41 Tests, and achieved an average of 44.64, including seven centuries. 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 centuries—making 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 twice—once 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. On 29 May, 1982, Turner became the first batsman in 33 years to score 300 runs in a single day in England. He was 311 not out when Worcestershire declared at 501-1 against Warwickshire. [1]


Test CenturiesEdit

Glenn Turner's Test Centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 110 9 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of Pakistan Dhaka, Pakistan Bangabandhu National Stadium 1969 Drawn
2 223* 12 West indies cricket board flag West Indies Flag of Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica Sabina Park 1972 Drawn
3 259 15 West indies cricket board flag West Indies Flag of Guyana Georgetown, Guyana Bourda 1972 Drawn
26 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Lancaster Park 1974 Won
6 117 31 Flag of India India Flag of New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Lancaster Park 1976 Drawn
7 113 36 Flag of India India Flag of India Kanpur, India Green Park Stadium 1976 Drawn

One Day International CenturiesEdit

Glenn Turner's One Day International Centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 171* 8 East And Central Africa Cricket Logo East Africa Flag of England Birmingham, England Edgbaston 1975 Won
2 114* 10 Flag of India India Flag of England Manchester, England Old Trafford 1979 Won
3 140 35 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Flag of New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 1983 Won

First-Class CenturiesEdit

see page List of First-Class Centuries by Glenn Turner

References Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.