26 May 2011

Warne mentor Jenner dies aged 66

6:22 am on 26 May 2011

The former Australia test cricketer Terry Jenner, who mentored spin-bowling great Shane Warne, has died at the age of 66 in Adelaide.

Jenner, who took 24 wickets in nine tests in the early 1970s, died at home just over a year after suffering a massive heart attack.

After served a prison sentence for embezzlement in the 1980s he became spin bowling coach at the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide where he was credited with having a huge influence on turning fellow leg-spinner Warne into a world class bowler.

Jenner, who had struggled with problem gambling, said working with Warne

changed everything and helped him .redeemed himself for the downs he had had.

The most famous incident in his test career came when he was batting and was hit in the head by a John Snow bouncer during the 1970-1 Ashes series.

The crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground became so enraged that England skipper Ray Illingworth withdrew his players from the pitch.