Full name Terrence James Jenner
Born September 8, 1944, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia
Died May 25, 2011, Brighton, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 66 years 259 days)
Major teams Australia, Cambridgeshire, South Australia, Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 27-Dec 2, 1970 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 28-Dec 2, 1975 scorecard|
|Only ODI||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1, 1975 scorecard|
|First-class span||1963/64 - 1976/77|
|List A span||1969/70 - 1975/76|
Terry Jenner was a legbreak bowler with a good googly who struggled to hold down a regular place in the Australian side of the early 1970s. He toured New Zealand in 1969-70 (no Tests were played) and made his debut in the first Test against England in 1970-71, taking two wickets, and was dropped until the seventh Test of the series when he returned with match figures of 4 for 81. He missed out on the tour to England in 1972 and made his own way over to play a season of minor county cricket for Cambridgeshire. He returned to the Australian side for the series against West Indies in 1972-73 where he took 13 wickets in four Tests, including a Test-best 5 for 90 in the final Test in Trinidad. He made two appearances against the 1974-75 England side, taking three wickets but making a vital 74 at Adelaide to help Australia recover from 84 for 5 from where they went on and win the match. His final Test appearance came in the opening match of the 1975-76 series against West Indies. He retired the following season, but hit the headlines in 1988 when he was sent to prison for a white-collar crime. He battled back, becoming a legspinning advisor to the Cricket Academy in Adelaide where he was credited with being instrumental in the success of Shane Warne. A respected coach who travelled the world advising on legspin, Jenner died on May 25, 2011, following prolonged illness.
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?