Alan Turner (1983)

09 – Alan Turner (Randwick 1983)

Alan Turner was Randwick’s first home-grown Australian Test cricketer. An aggressive left-hand opening batman he made his debut in 3rd Grade in 1966-67 before playing 1st Grade the following summer. In 1968-69 at 18 years of age he played the first of 73 matches for NSW and in 1975 won selection in Australia’s World Cup team which led to a 14 match Test career. He was Sydney’s youngest President at 28 years of age in 1978-79 continuing for 10 years. Alan was a member of three 1st Grade premierships, two as captain. His 230 not out in the 1979-80 1st Grade Grand Final was the highest 1st Grade score in the 101 year history of Randwick. Turner scored 6,512 first class runs as well as 5,891 for Randwick. He was a member of the NSW Cricket Board and the SCG Trust and was awarded life membership of the NSW Cricket Association in 1997. Alan Turner is currently Randwick Petersham Patron.

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