Zimbabwe news February 4, 2010

Jenner completes Zimbabwe spin clinics

Cricinfo staff

Terry Jenner, the legendary legspin coach, has said that he was pleasantly surprised at the talent displayed by some of the up-and-coming bowlers who attended his spin coaching clinics held in Zimbabwe over the last two weeks.

"There is definitely a platform from which to develop the skill, especially among the school boys," said Jenner during his last clinic at Bulawayo's Queens Sports Club on Thursday, adding: "There is certainly a bright future for Zimbabwe's spin department."

Pupils from Emakhandeni, Christian Brothers College, Luveve High and Mtshingwe College in Bulawayo, and from Prince Edward, St George's College and St John's in Harare, as well as junior spin bowlers from Takashinga Cricket Club, were given training on the fundamentals of wrist spin bowling during the clinics.

"The turnout was phenomenal and the schools cricketers are especially privileged to have this kind of training at such a young age," said Shingai Rhuhwaya, ZC's Head of Media and Communications.