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Ray Jennings      

Full name Raymond Vernon Jennings

Born August 9, 1954, Vanderbijlpark, Transvaal

Current age 60 years 54 days

Major teams Northern Transvaal, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Coach

Relation Brother - KE Jennings, Son - D Jennings, Son - KK Jennings

Raymond Vernon Jennings
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 159 220 46 4160 168 23.90 3 15 567 54
List A 148 93 36 1152 81 20.21 0 2 187 19
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 159 6 1 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
List A 148 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1973-1993
List A span 1980-1993

Ray Jennings's career as a wicket-batsman almost entirely spanned South Africa's year of isolation. For Transvaal and Northern Transvaal he was an ever-present , and he was South Africa's No. 1 for more than a decade, but limited to 14 appearances for his country against rebel touring sides. When South Africa returned to the fold he was expected to be handed the gloves, even though he was then 38, as much as a reward for his service as anything, but the selectors opted to pick Dave Richardson. Jennings, a fitness fanatic and disciplinarian, started coaching at Gauteng before moving to Easterns and from there to South Africa A. His appointment as South Africa's coach came in October 2004, surprising many as he had a reputation as speaking too bluntly for some of a more sensitive nature which has more than once landed him in hot water. He coached the Under-19 team in the 2008 World Cup in Malaysia before taking over as coach of the Bangalore Royal Challengers for the second season of the IPL.
Martin Williamson (October 2008)

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Jun 10, 2008

Ray Jennings has a word with Mark Boucher during a practice session, Antigua, March 28, 2005

Ray Jennings has a word with Mark Boucher during a practice session

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Mar 28, 2005

Mark Boucher and Ray Jennings, March 28, 2005

Mark Boucher and Ray Jennings

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Jan 12, 2005

Ray Jennings having a think at the Wanderers ahead of the fourth Test agianst England, January 12, 2005

Ray Jennings having a think

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