By Ron Reed



JACK Potter enjoyed two pretty good cricket careers – one as a player and one as a coach, both of which were celebrated in Melbourne on Friday when his biography, Born Lucky, was launched at a lunch put on by the Australian Cricket Society and the Victorian Taverners.

Potter, 82, is a former Victorian captain who averaged 41.22 in 104 first-class matches and got as close to Test cricket as possible without actually ever playing it – he was on the 1964 Ashes tour and was 12th man twice there and once in Australia. [Read More…]


A Review by Ken Davis
My first meeting with Jack Potter occurred at Windy Hill when as a 16 year old I was starting my District cricket career with the Bombers. Priding myself at being a reasonably athletic fielder who typically fielded in gully or the covers, I was somewhat taken aback when our captain Ian Monks indicated for me to go to deep point on the boundary as Jack Potter strode to the crease.

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