Ashton Turner, the Western Australian batsman, has spoken of his apprehension after watching Adam Voges get hit by a bouncer during Western Australia's Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at the WACA in Perth on Thursday (November 17). Voges was concussed and forced to retire hurt on 16 after being hit on the helmet while trying to avoid a short delivery from Cameron Stevenson. He lay on the ground for some time before he was helped off the field by the support staff.
Turner was able to compose himself and hit his maiden Shield ton with a brilliant knock of 110 off 144 balls. "When I had to face up after Adam got hit - if it's at the forefront of your mind, you're in struggle town and it's going to affect your batting," Ashton Turner said. "So you've got to try to put that to the back of your mind and concentrate on the way you're trained to play, and stick to your game plan."