Terry Jenner: Cricketer who went on to act as coach and mentor to Shane Warne

Terry Jenner was an Australian cricketer who made nine Test appearances between 1970 and 1975 but whose more significant contribution to cricket came in his role as coach and mentor to his countryman and fellow leg-spinner, Shane Warne, who became under his tutelage one of the finest and most successful bowlers in the history of the game.

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Warne leads tributes to spin guru Jenner

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A Kentish graveyard bore witness to a touching ceremony last Wednesday. The Cobham plot containing the remains of Ivo Bligh – the man who first brought the Ashes urn back from Australia, in 1882 – had been refurbished thanks to a campaign led by the Cricket Society, and a rededication was taking place.

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Peter Loader: Combative fast bowler who helped spearhead Surrey's great side of the 1950s

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Lost: Anderson's Ashes form. If found please return to Bangalore

From hero to zero may be pushing it to define Jimmy Anderson's recent career path. Bowlers who perform as he did to win the Ashes for England do not suddenly shed the craft and skill that took them to such heady places.

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