A right-handed wicketkeeper batsman, Turner started his career in 1988 with Cambridge University, whom he captained. He started playing with Somerset 3 years later and was their keeper until his retirement in 2005. He took 753 first-class dismissals in his 250-game career.
Turner scored over 1000 runs in both 1997 and 1999.
During his career at Somerset he was not a full-time cricketer working as a stock broker for Rowan Dartington & Company Limited to whom he joined full-time after his retirement from cricket. Although he was never selected to play for England, Turner toured with the A team in Bangladesh and New Zealand during 1999/2000.
He is currently a master at Blundell"s School where he teaches mathematics. He also plays for Weston-super-Mare Cricket Club.
He has an older brother Simon who also played for Somerset between 1984 and 1985.
He now plays for Weston-super-Mare Cricket Club as well as Axbridge Cricket Club where he lives.