Terry Jenner, the former Australian legspinner, who became renowned as Shane Warne’s bowling mentor, has died in Adelaide aged 66. Jenner suffered a heart attack a year ago and died “peacefully” at his home according to a blog-post from his wife Ann.
“Terry passed away peacefully today just a month-and-a-half after the anniversary of his heart attack,” Ann Jenner wrote. He wanted to be at home with his family and we were able to share the last few days with him. For the past year I have continuously expressed our thanks for all the support we have had and say again we really have appreciated all the care and concern.”
Ann Jenner said her husband’s funeral will be at Adelaide Oval and asked for privacy.
Former Australian captain Allan Border told the BBC: “Terry was a very, very strong influence on Shane Warne. That says it all. There’s not a spin bowler in the country who hasn’t had any time with Terry Jenner. He’s just one of those fellows who connected to the younger generation. He was just so passionate about it.”
Jenner played nine Tests and a single one-day international for Australia between 1970 and 1975, taking 24 Test wickets. But tt is as Warne’s coach that he will be best remembered.