- Full Name: Ricky Thomas Ponting
- Date of Birth: December 19, 1974
- Place of Birth: Launceston, Tasmania
- Marital Status: Married Rianna Cantor in June 2002
- Parents: Graeme (played for Mowbray) and Lorraine (sister of Greg Campbell)
- Siblings: Drew and Renee (both younger)
Ricky started playing cricket at age 7, and showed immediate promise. He was known to be rich in talent ever since he was 12 when he became the youngest person in the world to have a bat sponsor as he was signed by Kookaburra. Obviously people knew that in the future he would be a star. Ponting excelled in junior levels as he was already playing 1st/A Grade cricket when he was 12 and had made it into Youth State and National sides with ease.
He attended school at Mowbray Primary and then Brooks Senior High School in Launceston, and then attended the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy from 1992 to 1993.
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