Tasmanians are well-versed in celebrating a Ponting 100.
So gun North Launceston midfielder Josh can expect quite the reception when he raises the bat for his 100th game in Saturday's home clash with Glenorchy.
Arriving at the Northern Bombers in 2012, Ponting has sandwiched stints with Rocherlea (flag in 2013) and Geelong West-St Peters (2015) into a 99-game career featuring three flags and last year's Alastair Lynch medal.
Speaking fondly of the three coaches he has worked under - Zane Littlejohn, Tom Couch and Taylor Whitford - Ponting credited North Launceston with helping make some of his best friends and memories.
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"The friends and the premierships we've made and won are well and truly up there," the former Mowbray Primary and Brooks High student said.
"The relationships and the premierships are the things that are going to last a lifetime.
"Obviously if you get those reunions you catch up and most of my close mates are at the club now - I've come from Rocherlea and I've got a lot of close mates from up there as well, and I've built a lot of good relationships down at North Launceston."
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Despite still being 24, Ponting's half-a-dozen years at North qualify him as one of the club's "old fellas", with only a select group of teammates including fellow midfield stars Brad Cox-Goodyer and Taylor Whitford boasting more games.
Ponting said a small post-game presentation and some midweek recognition was all the in-house fuss he was expecting for his 100th outing.
"They [milestones] are important - we touch on them through the week to acknowledge the blokes that have put in the work," the Northern Bombers' vice-captain said.
"To be honest we sort of don't go out of our way to make a huge deal out of it.
"Obviously people playing the games don't really like people making a big deal out of it either, so you sort of touch on it, give a bit of a spiel on the person and how they've come along and where they've come from.
"That gives the boys a bit of an insight into how they've got to where they are."
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