Full name Raymond Vernon Jennings
Born August 9, 1954, Vanderbijlpark, Transvaal
Current age 61 years 185 days
Major teams Northern Transvaal, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class span||1973/74 - 1992/93|
|List A span||1980/81 - 1992/93|
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.
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