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Ashton Turner

Durham Cricket are thrilled to announce the signing of Australian international all-rounder Ashton Turner for the entirety of the 2022 Vitality Blast.

A proven leader and run scorer with Perth Scorchers in the BBL, Turner will lead Durham out as Captain in this year’s Vitality Blast a role he has performed successfully for his BBL side, most recently leading the Scorchers to their fourth BBL title.

The tall-powerful right hander is a regular in the top four with the Scorchers where has scored over 1600 runs since making his debut against Melbourne Renegades in 2013.

Turner, has played both formats of white ball cricket for Australia, which included an unbeaten 84 from 43 balls against India in just his second game for the national side.

He has gone onto play 149 T20 games which included a spell with Rajasthan Royals in 2019 and has scored almost 2000 runs in the shorter format of the game.

In addition to his powerful top order batting Turner has taken 24 T20 wickets with a best of 2/3 in domestic T20 and a best of 2/12 for Australia with his right arm offbreak bowling.

Ashton Turner said: “The blast is a competition that I’ve watched with a keen interest from afar and I’m really excited to be able to take part in it this summer.

“I’m excited to achieve some success with the club and no doubt we will have some fun along the way. I look forward to meeting everyone very soon!”

Director of Cricket Marcus North said: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Ashton to Durham this summer to lead us out in the Vitality Blast.

“In addition to his powerful batting performances Ash is proven leader having captained the Scorchers and Western Australia to multiple championships in recent years and will be a great addition to Durham. I look forward to Ashton joining up with the squad in May.”

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