Albert “Tibby” Cotter was Australia’s fastest bowler in cricket during the first decade of the 20th century.  His balls were so fast that at times he would break the stumps.  He joined the AIF in April 1915, which was seen as a major publicity coup for the AIF recruiting campaign.  He fought at Gallipoli, but was killed in action at Beersheba.

Tibby Cotter lived in Glebe and went to school in Forest Lodge, and played for the Glebe District Cricket Club.

Members of the Glebe Society are invited to a book launch of “Tibby Cotter: Fast Bowler, Larrikin, Anzac” by Max Bonnell & Andrew Sproul, to be held on Tue 24th April at 6.00 p.m. at the Sydney Cricket Ground.  For more details click here to see the flyer.