Terry Jenner

Country: Australia
Born: September 08, 1944, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak Googly
Died: May 25, 2011, Brighton, Adelaide, South Australia, (aged 66y 259d)

Terry Jenner Bio

Terrence James Jenner, known as Terry Jenner, was a prominent Australian cricketer and renowned legspinner. Born on February 21, 1944, in Hindmarsh, South Australia, Jenner’s career was characterized by ups and downs, but his contribution to the sport remained significant even after his retirement from playing.

Jenner’s official cricketing journey commenced when he toured New Zealand in the 1969-70 season, although no Tests were played during the trip. It was in the subsequent series against England in 1970-71 that he made his debut in the first Test, impressing with two wickets. Despite these early glimpses of promise, Jenner struggled to secure a regular place in the Australian team during the early 1970s.

After a period of exclusion from the national side, Jenner returned for the seventh Test against England in the same series, delivering noteworthy match figures of 4 for 81. However, he faced disappointment when he was left out of the squad for the 1972 tour to England. In a proactive attempt to further his cricketing prowess, Jenner decided to play a season of minor county cricket for Cambridgeshire.

The talented legspinner regained his place in the Australian team for the 1972-73 series against the formidable West Indies. His exceptional performance throughout the series, which included 13 wickets in four Tests and his career-best figures of 5 for 90 during the final Test in Trinidad, demonstrated his ability to compete against some of the world’s finest batsmen.

Jenner’s importance to the Australian side was further highlighted during the 1974-75 series against England, where he showcased his all-round skills. While he contributed three crucial wickets, it was his resilient batting that stole the show. During the Adelaide Test, Jenner played a vital knock of 74, rescuing Australia from a precarious position of 84 for 5. His contribution enabled the team to mount a successful comeback and secure a victory.

Sadly, Jenner’s international career came to an end after the opening match of the 1975-76 series against West Indies. Following his retirement from professional cricket, he faced personal struggles, which culminated in his imprisonment in 1988 due to involvement in a white-collar crime. Despite these setbacks, Jenner never lost his love for the game and was determined to contribute to it in a different capacity.

Regaining his reputation and credibility, Jenner embarked on a coaching career, becoming a legspinning advisor at the renowned Cricket Academy in Adelaide. It was during this time that Jenner’s true influence on the sport began to emerge. His mentorship and guidance would prove instrumental in shaping future spin sensation Shane Warne’s career. Jenner’s knowledge and expertise in the art of legspin, combined with his genuine passion for nurturing talent, earned him immense respect around the world.

Sadly, ill health marred Jenner’s final years, and he battled a prolonged illness until his passing on May 25, 2011. Despite his struggles, his dedication to cricket and his role as a mentor left an indelible impact on the sport and its future generation of legspinners.

Terry Jenner’s cricketing journey, filled with triumphs and challenges alike, solidified his position as a revered figure in Australian cricket. From being a talented player to evolving into an esteemed coach, his contributions to the game continue to reverberate throughout the cricketing world.

Terry Jenner Career Stats

Terry Jenner Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 14 5 208 74 23.11 - - 0 1 17 0 5 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 1 0 12 12 12 25 48 0 0 1 0 0 0
FC 131 199 38 3580 86 22.23 - - 0 11 - - 87 0
List A 14 11 2 156 34 17.33 - - 0 0 - - 5 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Terry Jenner Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 9 16 1881 749 24 5/90 6/123 31.2 2.38 78.3 1 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 1 64 28 0 - - - 3.5 - 0 0 0
FC 131 - 26837 12520 389 7/84 - 32.18 2.79 68.9 - 14 1
List A 14 - 752 469 19 4/54 4/54 24.68 3.74 39.5 1 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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