was a joint winner of the Australian Sports Medicine 1996 John Sutton
Memorial Young Investigator of the Year Award for research into back injury
in young pace bowlers.
He has pioneered the use of technology in cricket, including the development
of the Cricket Analyst computer system and the use of video and digital
analysis of technique.
As well as being a member of the ACB Pace Bowling Technical Group, Jim
was also the Queensland Pace Coach from 1995-99.
He is currently a senior consultant with Fair Play Pty Ltd., providing
sports analysis systems to the World Cup winning Wallabies (The Rugby
Analyst), the Queensland Bulls (The Cricket Analyst), the Brisbane Broncos
(The League Analyst) and AFL clubs (The Footy Analyst).
As a player, Jim Hunter played over 100 first grade games for Wests in
Brisbane, represented Queensland at Colts level for three seasons and
played Sheffield Shield for Queensland.
Jim taught science and biology for 11 years, while coaching the Queensland
Gillette Cup Champion School and regional under-age teams at Under 14
and Under 16 levels while he was a member of the State Sheffield Shield
He joined Queensland Cricket full time in 1991 as a Development Officer,
delivering national Primary and Secondary school development programs
throughout the state. He was a state youth coach for six years at Under
17 and Under 19 levels, winning Australian Under 17 National Championship
titles in 1994 and 1995. Jim was the Queensland Bulls Assistant Coach
to John Buchanan from 1994-99, with the team winning two Sheffield Shield
titles and two Mercantile Mutual Cups.