Full Name

Raymond Vernon Jennings

Born

August 09, 1954, Vanderbijlpark, Transvaal

Age

66y 315d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

relations

(brother),

(son),

(son)

Other

Coach

TEAMS

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)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC15922046416016823.9031556754
List A148933611528120.210218719
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC159610----000
List A148000-----000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1973/74 - 1992/93
List A Matches
Span
1980/81 - 1992/93

Photos


Ray Jennings has a word with Mark Boucher during a practice session
Ray Jennings celebrates South Africa's win in the dressing room
Mark Boucher and Ray Jennings
Ray Jennings having a think
Ray Jennings with a bowling machine
Ray Jennings surveys the scene