W.J. Turner Batsman

Played for Mitcham Magic
Right-hand batsman
Right-arm medium bowler

W.J. Turner retired on 20 December 2017 (during season 33) aged 29.

Wilson John Turner also known as 'Stick' will go down in Mitcham Magic history as a happy go lucky guy who was also quite handy with the bat and in the field. Stick was a founding member of the Magic and he immediately impressed. He scored a century in his first ever (and the clubs first ever) first-class match batting at number 3. The first drop position was to be his home for 10 matches. He started off like a house on fire scoring a fine 147 against an old rival Reidy CC and then following that up the very next first-class match scoring another amazing 116. Turner at this time was a very valuable player to the team and it looked like nothing could stop him. Unfortunately, the run of magical innings came to an end and consistent low scores became a norm in the first class arena. Turners form slumped so much that after only playing 10 first-class matches he was dropped for a newly recruited all-rounder Vlad Mathebula who began to impress with the bat and ball. It seemed as if Stick's first-class career was all but over, but then out of the blue, the Mitcham Magic team went through a massive change of plan period. No longer was the club picking the best team but instead focusing on building up young players into becoming guns later on in their careers. In doing this a door opened for Turner to come back into the side and he took the chance with both hands. In his first match back he made a very useful 68 against Mitcham Magic's grandest rivals the Glen Iris Greats (known as the Cricketeers back then) in a match that we ended up winning by only 62 runs. With solid contributions, Turner cemented his spot as the number 7 batsman. He went on to play 30 first-class matches before being told he would no longer be of service to the first class team. He finished his first class after playing 30 matches scoring 5 hundred, 11 fifties at an average of 42.04 with a high score of 147. (he also took 16 catches).

In his One Day, careerStick played 59 One Day matches and was always a very useful contributor. He averaged 48.36 before eventually being dropped due to new players being better than him. In those 59 matches, he scored 13 fifties and 5 hundred.

Overall Stick was a faithful servant of the Mitcham Magic Cricket Club and after deciding to throw in the towel he will be remembered as a very hardworking useful player that was much loved. Thanks, Stick.

Statistics

W.J. Turner has more detailed statistics available.

Debut
22 November 2016 Mitcham Magic vs Shetty Cricket Club
Last match
20 November 2017 Beast Of The Night vs Mitcham Magic

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 30492197614742.0466.5311523611600

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Career 30000-----000
Debut
11 April 2017 Barkston CC vs Mitcham Magic
Last match
23 October 2017 Mitcham Magic vs Glen Iris Greats

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 462401132100.2563.2531440200

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Career 4000-----000
Debut
14 January 2017 Mitcham Magic vs Reidy's CC
Last match
06 April 2017 Glen Iris Greats vs Mitcham Magic

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 6502809356.0097.5620334101

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Career 690600--4.00-00
Debut
27 November 2016 Mitcham Magic vs Hadlee Cricket Club
Last match
03 November 2017 Glen Iris Greats vs Mitcham Magic

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 595710227313848.36100.4913525217900

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Career 59120138223/169.006.9060.0000

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