Doris Turner

Doris Turner was part of the touring squad to tour Australia and New Zealand in 1934/5 and played in all four Tests on tour.

Born on March 3rd 1908 in Weobley, Herefordshire, Doris was on the “Cathay” with the first touring team to leave England, in 1934, arriving in Fremantle Western Australia in November.

Her debut in Test cricket in Brisbane in December 1934 was the debut of all women’s international cricket. Doris made just 2 runs in England’s only innings and took 0-7 and 0-14 with her bowling.

Doris played all three Tests against Australia and also the one off Test against New Zealand. Despite scoring just 17 runs across those four Tests – Myrtle Maclagan, Betty Snowball and Mollie Hide dominated the batting – and taking 1-46 with her bowling, Doris is a cricket pioneer and we remember her as such.