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Ray Jennings

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
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Roles played:
August 09, 1954, Vanderbijlpark, Transvaal


Raymond Vernon Jennings is a former South African cricketer. A right-handed batsman, he was one of the best wicket-keepers of his era and his career crossed South Africa’s period of apartheid. He was not handed over the task of wicket-keeping on the Proteas’ return to cricket, considering his age which was then 38.

Jennings started coaching at Gauteng and later moved to Easterns. He also coached South Africa A which granted him a short stint with the National team. He was later replaced by Mickey Arthur. Jennings, known to be a fitness freak was appointed as the coach of the South African Under-19 team in the 2008 World Cup in Malaysia that ended as the runner-up to India. In the same year, he took over as the head coach of the Bangalore in the IPL.

Fast Facts

  • As a player, Ray Jennings played 159 first-class matches and scored 4160 runs. He also played 148 List A matches for 1152 runs.