The 52-year-old Joondalup resident was playing indoor cricket at Bouncer Sports Centre on May 26 when he felt dizzy while batting.
‘But there was only two overs to go so I thought, ‘no, I’ll keep going’,’ he said.
Then Mr Poulter blacked out.
What he doesn’t remember is that Bouncer netball co-ordinator Terri Hollows and Joondalup Hospital nurse Jade Ashurst, who was playing netball at the centre, performed CPR on Mr Poulter until an ambulance arrived and are credited with saving his life.
Ms Hollows, who used her first-aid training from a Bouncer staff course two years prior, said the incident was surreal.
‘Everything went into automatic,’ she said.
Mr Poulter was taken to hospital and remained unconscious for two days and his wife Janet was told he might never wake up.
‘They told me don’t get my hopes up, there’s only a 3 per cent chance of anyone surviving an arrest outside of hospital,’ she said.
‘I kept telling them he would’