Almanac Book Launch: ‘Born Lucky: The story of Jack Potter, Australia’s finest 12th man’





You and a friend are invited to the launch of


Born Lucky: The story of Jack Potter, Australia’s finest 12th man

Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club

Friday, February 26

12 noon for 12.15 pm


The Australian Cricket Society and Taverners Victoria invite you and a friend to the launch of Jack Potter’s autobiography Born Lucky, the story of Jack Potter, Australia’s finest 12th man.


A dashing batsman, magnificent field and brilliant leader, Potter remains among the finest cricketers not to play a Test.


‘Jack retired from cricket far too young,’ says the iconic Bill Lawry in Born Lucky. ‘Jack was a flowing strokemaker and a superlative fielder… he had balance, anticipation and could throw and catch even the hardest hit balls with stunning nonchalance.’


Having retired at 29, Jack’s mentorship and coaching of the likes of Shane Warne, Justin Langer and Michael Slater at the Australian Cricket Academy was to fast track the careers of three of Australia’s finest.


Join dozens of Jack’s old mates at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in celebrating one of the great club and Sheffield Shield careers. His celebration luncheon includes two courses, coffee, tea and drinks.


Born Lucky has been released in a limited edition of just 500 picture hardbacks, Jack and his wife Sarah have signed the first 221.


Book now to avoid disappointment as this event will sell out quickly.

LUNCH & BOOK: $130 (ACS/Taverners members) & $140 (non-members) for a 2- course meal including all refreshments, coffee and tea.

LUNCH ONLY: $90 (members) & $100 (non-members).



Wayne Ross 0416 983 888 or email: [email protected]


‘Cricket is the great game of all for me, always has been, always will,’ Jack said from his home in Richmond on NZ’s south isle.

‘I was privileged to be part of it for so long.’



Australia: 3 times Test 12th man (he ran out Eddie Barlow in the 1963 MCG Test)

Victoria, Australia & the Combined XI: 104 games, 6142 runs at 41, HS 221

Fitzroy: 114 games, 4034 runs at 37, HS 170



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