Opening batsman Glenn Turner, who has been in superb form since the New Zealand test side started it tour of England, today (Thursday) became the first batsman in England for 30 years to score 1,000 runs before the end of May.
Opening batsman Glenn Turner, who has been in superb form since the New Zealand test side started it tour of England, today (Thursday) became the first batsman in England for 30 years to score 1,000 runs before the end of May. Only six other cricketers have accomplished the feat in the past.
Turner batted his way into the record books during the New Zealanders' game with the English county side Northamptonshire (Northants). Hundreds of spectators applauded him for fully one minute as he passed the 1,000 run total on the very last day of May.
Other batsman who have chalked up the thousand run mark include W.G. Grace, Wally Hammond, Don Bradman and Bill Edrich. During today's game, Turner went on to make 111 before losing his wicket to two of Northampton's foreign players -- caught Mushtaq, bowled Bedi.
After he was finally out, Turner was interviewed for the British Broadcasting Corporation, and asked if he was worried about reaching his target:
SYNOPSIS: A moment of cricketing history at English county ground of Northampton on Thursday, where New Zealand tourist Glenn Turner became only the seventh man to score a thousand runs before the end of May. Turner, who accomplished his feat on the very last day of May, will go into the records books alongside the names of W.G. Grace, Don Bradman and Wally Hammond. Finally, Northampton players Mushtaq Mohammad and B.S. Bedi combined to get Turner out -- for a fine century. Did he ever doubt he'd reach his thousand-run target: