Laurie Potter

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Laurie Potter
Personal information
Born (1962-11-07) 7 November 1962 (age 54)
Bexleyheath, Kent, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm orthodox, left-arm medium
Role All-rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
1981–1985 Kent
1984–1986 Griqualand West
1986–1993 Leicestershire
1987–1988 Orange Free State
1995–2001 Staffordshire
First class debut 17 June 1981 Kent v Oxford University
Last First class 7 August 1993 Leicestershire v Middlesex
List A debut 21 June 1981 Kent v Somerset
Last List A 29 August 2001 Staffordshire v Hertfordshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 207 223
Runs scored 9027 4218
Batting average 28.93 24.24
100s/50s 8/50 3/16
Top score 165* 112
Balls bowled 14637 3840
Wickets 177 81
Bowling average 38.86 32.39
5 wickets in innings 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 5/45 5/28
Catches/stumpings 190/0 81/0
Source: Cricinfo, 28 June 2011

Laurie Potter (born 7 November 1962 in Bexleyheath, Kent) is an English former cricketer. He captained England and Australia at under-19 level. He played first-class cricket in England and South Africa for Kent, Griqualand West, Leicestershire and Orange Free State.

Early life[edit]

Potter was born in England but brought up in Australia. He played for West Perth (now known as Willetton), Willetton, Western Australia, in Western Australian grade cricket where he holds a club record for the largest second wicket partnership.[1]

Under-19 international[edit]

He is the only person to captain both the Australian and English cricket teams, these being at under 19 level. He toured Pakistan in 1981 as the Australian u/19 captain (108no in the 3rd Test )and then captained England u/19 against the West Indies in 1982.

Post-first-class career[edit]

After finishing his first class career, Potter captained Cannock Cricket Club in the Birmingham League, where for a time he was captain to the teenage Kevin Pietersen.[2]

He later had stints at Market Harborough and Hinckley.[3]


He has played in 223 First class games scoring 9,027 runs at an average of 28.93. He scored 8 centuries and has passed fifty on 50 other occasions. His highest score was 165*. He also took 177 wickets at average of 38.86 with his best performance being 5/45. He has claimed 190 catches too.

He played 207 List A games scoring 4,218 runs at average of 24.24. He scored three centuries and passed fifty on 16 other occasions. His highest score is 112. He has taken 91 wickets at an average of 32.39. His best performance being 5/28.[4]


  1. ^ "Willetton (WI)" (PDF). Fixture Book 2010-2011. Western Australian Cricket Association. p. 24. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Wilde, Simon (10 August 2008). "Making of a captain". The Times. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Former Leicestershire all-rounder Laurie Potter in playing comeback for Hinckley". This is Leicestershire. Northcliffe Media Limited. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Laurie Potter". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

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