Academy ace who is aiming to Lord it again

Phoebe Turner enjoyed a breakthrough summer in 2022, culminating in a triumphant Lord’s final Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy appearance and a maiden professional contract. Her senior career has seen her used mainly with the bat, though it is hoped her seam bowling will develop in the coming years.

Turner, born in Northallerton, proved that theory with a vital 3-18 in a September 2023 victory over Thunder in the RHFT.

She batted at five in the final against the Southern Vipers in 2022 and was one of three Diamonds’ Academy graduates in the team alongside Emma Marlow and Lizzie Scott.

Turner, who is also a graduate student from the Headingley based Yorkshire Cricket College, is a dynamic and fearless batter who is particularly strong down the ground and also on the sweep.

She has represented Yorkshire since Under 13s and made her senior county debut towards the end of 2020, aged 17.

She has a high score of 80 in Under 15s cricket for Yorkshire, that innings coming a week after she had scored 74.

There is every chance she will be bettering those scores in senior cricket sooner rather than later. 

UPDATED: Feb 2024. 

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