Sarah Potter, a former cricketer who played for England, was born in Hammersmith, London. She played seven tests and eight One-Day International matches for England Women’s team. After her retirement from cricket, she started writing on women’s cricket. Her articles are published in The Times.
Sarah Potter was an all-rounder, a left-arm fast bowler and a useful middle order batsman. Her tenure in the cricket field was a short one from 1984 to 1987. In test cricket, she scored 360 runs in twelve Innings at an average of 32.72 runs. Her top score was 102 runs against Indian Women’s cricket team. She also took 8 wickets at an average of 48.00. Her best balling figures were 3 for 59 against India.
In one-day International matches, she scored 58 runs in eight matches at an average of 9.66 with highest score being 30 against the India. She took 10 wickets at an average of 23.50 with the best bowing figure of 3 for 11 against India.
Sarah Potter is the daughter of the well-known English dramatist Dennis Potter. Apart from being a cricketer, she was also her father’s secretary and headed a production company, Whistling Gypsy that produced TV dramas, mostly written by Dennis Potter. The novelization of her father’s television play, Brimstone and Treacle is also seen as her significant work.
Sarah Potter scored a test century against Indian Women’s team at Worcester in 1986.