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Retired footy ace turns to cricket

Wednesday 11th July 2012
Multi-talented Luke Potter
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Multi-talented Luke Potter is making an impressive transition from football to cricket.

 

The former Barnsley FC defender was forced to retire from football last season due to a knee injury. He hopes to become a coach but is also playing regular cricket for Hoylandswaine 2nd XI.

 

On Sunday the all-rounder helped his team reach the Paddock Shield final for the first time after beating Golcar.

 

Chasing 139, Golcar lost regular wickets but benefited from several dropped catches and required two runs off the last over with one wicket remaining.

 

Potter – who had already taken two wickets and a couple of fine catches – was given the final over and removed the last man to win the game for Swaine.

 

In the final, they could meet local rivals Cawthorne 2nd XI who are due to play Elland 2nd XI in the other semi-final on Sunday.