Ashton James Turner Profile
An off-spinner and a useful batsman, Turner represented Western Australia at U15, U17 and U19 levels. He led the U17 team to National Championships victory. The youngster shone with eight wickets from six matches for the Australian U19 team in a quadrangular tournament involving Indian, Sri Lankan and West Indian U19 teams when he toured India in 2011. His impressive performances in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, scalping 11 wickets from six matches including his best figures of 4/28 against Nepal, helped him achieve a rookie contract with Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) for the 2012–13 season. A string of good performances helped him attain a place in the Western Australia List-A squad. He shone on debut with figures of 1/32 from 6 overs and 51 off 43 balls against Tasmania.
Turner was one of six players selected to spend the 2013 Australian winter for English club teams as a part of development program organized by Cricket Australia and Hampshire County Cricket Club. He played for Chichester Priory Park in the Sussex Cricket League during that period. Turner also got to spend valuable time with the Australian Ashes squad in 2013. He made his first-class debut for the Australians against Sussex in July 2013.