ECB managing director – England Cricket Hugh Morris and ECB performance director David Parsons today paid tribute to the former Australia leg-spinner and bowling coach Terry Jenner who died yesterday aged 66.
Jenner, who played nine Tests for his country, oversaw the ECB’s Wrist-Spin Development Programme which provided expert tuition and coaching for the country’s best young leg-spinners as well as contributing to the Elite Coach Development Programme.
Yorkshire and England’s Adil Rashid and Sussex’s Will Beer are among the first-class cricketers to have emerged from the programme, which was first set up in 1999 with assistance from the Brian Johnston Memorial Trust.
ECB managing director – England Cricket Hugh Morris said:
Terry’s expertise and charisma were legendary within cricket circles and he will be much missed not only by the many young bowlers he had worked with but also the wider cricket family both in this country and in Australia. We have lost a great friend to our game as well as an outstanding specialist coach.
ECB performance director David Parsons said:
Terry shared much of himself with everyone he met and I was fortunate to be the recipient of much of this – his fire, his passion, his knowledge, his skills, his humour, his home, his family and his generosity.
I have memories of Terry that will stay with me forever. He was a wonderfully engaging figure and there can be no doubt that his legacy will live on through the careers of the many coaches and players he inspired and influenced both in this country and overseas.