Where are they now?: Glenn Turner

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GLENN TURNER plans to visit England in August, a reminder of brighter days for New Zealand and Worcestershire. The most dedicated of opening batsmen, Turner's 20-year first- class career encompassed 16 summers at New Road, where he scored 33 of his 103 first-class centuries.

'It will be my first trip back for 10 years,' Turner said. 'It's for the kids, really, so they can see their roots. Natasha, who is 17, and 14-year-old Shaan were born in Worcester.'

Turner's relationship with the New Zealand board was often strained, reaching its nadir in 1978 when he was suspended following his decision not to play on tour here. Turner scored 2,991 runs in a Test career of 41 appearances, 10 of them as captain. The rift was mended sufficiently for him to be appointed his country's cricket manager for two years in the mid- Eighties.

Now 47, he still works occasionally for the New Zealand authorities at their cricket academy, but is occupied mainly as director of the Otago University and Community Sports Trust, based in Dunedin, his home town, maintaining a secondary career as a television cricket commentator.

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