Jim Hunter

Jim Hunter 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 Squad.

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.