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RIP Brian Turner

— 31 December 2015

Brian Turner, who died on December 27, aged 77, played in only two first class matches for Yorkshire but he was from a family with strong links to the White Rose county and he retained a keen interest in the Club and its former players.

Born in Sheffield on July 25, 1938, Brian was a left-hand bat and right-arm medium fast bowler.

He made his Yorkshire debut against the South Africans at Bramall Lane in 1960 and the following season he played in the match against Gloucestershire at Bristol. Although he scored only seven runs in his four innings he captured four wickets at an average of 11.75 and held two catches.

During 1961 he informed Yorkshire that he would be unavailable for any further matches because he was studying engineering and he went on to become a senior lecturer and head of mechanical science at Rotherham Technical College

  • In 1964 and 1965 he topped the Yorkshire League averages, helping Sheffield United to win the League Championship before joining Golcar as professional in 1968. His distinguished career in the Huddersfield League brought him 1,144 wickets at 11.09 runs apiece and he scored over 3,000 runs in his aggressive style.

    Brian’s father, Cyril, played in 200 matches for Yorkshire between 1925-1946 and went on to become the Club’s first team scorer, while his elder brother, Irvine, Brian’s uncle, played in seven matches for the county.

    Brian was an enthusiastic member of the Yorkshire CCC Players’ Association and attended several of their functions and reunions

    David Warner