Squad Number:
6
DOB:
10.04.01
Playing Style:
Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Born:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Debut:
July 2021 v Essex
Best:
5-25 v Lancashire (August 2022)
  • Bowling Average27.86
  • Economy5.42
  • Wickets Taken7
  • Highest Score6
  • Runs Scored11
  • Bowling Average16.70
  • Economy5.06
  • Wickets Taken20
  • Batting Average7.67
  • Highest Score12
  • Runs Scored23

John Turner

Bowler

John Turner is a right-arm fast bowler and right-hand batter.

He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a product of Hampshire’s highly successful youth system.

Having come through the Hampshire age group system, Turner then impressed during Second XI performances at the start of the 2021 season with natural pace and bounce.

A handful for any batter, in 2021 he made his First XI debut for Hampshire in the first Royal London Cup fixture against Essex at Utilita Bowl.

Incredibly, his first scalp for the Club was England record test run scorer Alastair Cook, having him caught at mid-wicket for just four runs.

His best spell in the competition was against Worcestershire where he combined with fellow South African Kyle Abbott to rip through the Pears batting line up, with Turner taking three wickets for only 44 runs.

These impressive contributions and more stellar performances in the second team were rewarded with a rookie contract for the 2022 season in which he made his First-Class debut against a Sri Lankan Development XI, taking 5-31.

Turner again shone in the One-Day competition as a youthful Hampshire made the semi-final. His 20 wickets at an average of 16.70 saw him top of his side’s wicket taking charts, while he finished joint second across the competition. He also took two five-wicket hauls, with his best figures of 5-25 coming against Lancashire at Utilita Bowl.

In 2023, the fast bowler made a breakthrough into the County Championship and Vitality Blast sides. He took five wickets across two matches in the four-day competition, including 3-23 against Essex.

However, it was in T20 cricket that Turner really shone. On his debut against Middlesex, he took a wicket with his first ball as he went on to record figures of 3-30 from four overs. He finished the tournament with 21 wickets at an incredible average of just 11.76, as well as an economy of just 6.67.

His performances earned him a spot at Trent Rockets for The Hundred – where, in his only match of the competition, he bowled Jonny Bairstow with a sensational delivery.

Turner has also gained international interest and was called up for England’s Vitality IT20 Series against New Zealand in August. However, he missed the four-match series after picking up a side injury.

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