Emma Hughes Special Guest On The Cricket Library Weekly

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the Series between Australia and India.

Matt catches up with young Sydney Sixers star Emma Hughes who shares a bit about her cricket journey so far, from growing up in Dubbo to making her WBBL debut last season and how she has been preparing for Weber WBBL|07.

The lads look at some of the players to watch this season in Weber WBBL|07 and wrap up the latest from the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup.

Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.

Street Watch – Analysis of BE Street’s 140 off 143 for Sandgate Redcliffe

Bryce Street has been on our radar at the Cricket Library for quite some time and his start to the 2021/22 season both for his club Sandgate Redcliffe and his state QLD continue to generate interest from keen observers of the game.

After scoring 140 not out off 143 balls for Sandgate Redcliffe in QLD Premier Cricket, our statistician Matthew at the Orange Cricket Library thought it was time to crunch the numbers and take a deep dive into the innings for further discussion on the Cricket Library Weekly Podcast.

Here is a breakdown of the innings against South Brisbane on the 18th of September at the Trevor Hohns Oval.

Dot Balls: 74 (51.7%)

Singles: 41 (28.7%)

Twos: 11 (7.7%)

Threes: 1 (0.7%)

Fours: 11 (7.7%)

Sixes: 5 (3.5%)

His first 50 runs came off 79 balls and included 5 fours and 1 six with a strike rate of 63.3

His hundred came off 126 balls, including 8 fours and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 79.4

The final total of 140 not out included 11 fours and 5 sixes with a strike rate of 97.9

Breaking the numbers down further we can see how Street was able to build a crescendo in his scoring rates as he progressed in his innings.

Balls 0-30 – 7 runs at a strike rate of 23.3

Balls 31-60 – 24 runs at a strike rate of 80

Balls 61-90 26 runs at a strike rate of 86.7

Balls 91-120 – 37 runs at a strike rate of 123.3

Balls 121-143 – 46 runs at a strike rate of 200

The following numbers lead Cricket Library Weekly co-host Robbie Mackinlay to proclaim that Bryce Street was the Mozart of Australian Domestic Cricket.

0- 30 runs took 53 balls at a strike rate of 56.6

31-60 runs took 36 balls at a strike rate of 83.3

61-90 runs took 27 balls at a strike rate of 111.1

91-120 runs took 21 balls at a strike rate of 142.9

121-140 runs taking just 6 deliveries at a strike rate of 333.3!

The Bryce Street talk will no doubt continue this week on the Cricket Library Weekly with the 23 year old following up his 6 wicket haul for Sandgate Redcliffe with his first Sheffield Shield wicket claiming the scalp of Tasmanian captain Beau Webster on the batter friendly Karen Rolton Oval.

No doubt his impressive 143 at the top of the order for Queensland against South Australia would have also caught the attention of many purists proving once again that he will be placing a high price on his wicket as he maintains his hunger for runs in the Sheffield Shield competition.

Top 5 Sheffield Shield Run Scorers 2020/21 Average Balls Faced

C Green (WA) 922 runs @ 76.83 average balls faced per innings 120.57

TM Head (SA) 893 runs @ 68.69 average balls faced per innings 105.71

M Labuschagne (QLD) 821 runs @ 82.1 average balls faced per innings 140.8

SE Marsh (WA) 734 runs @ 56.46 average balls faced per innings 97.21

MS Harris (VIC) 695 runs @ 63.18 average balls faced per innings 119.69

Marnus Labuschagne was the standout occupier of the crease for those who batted 10 times or more throughout the summer with a very impressive 140.8 balls faced per innings. The only player with a higher average balls faced per innings was WJ Pucovski who only ventured to the crease on 3 occasions for Victoria scoring 495 runs @ 247.5 with an incredible 277 balls faced per innings.

Interestingly BE Street was second on the list in terms of average balls faced in the 20/21 Sheffield Shield season behind QLD team mate Marnus Labuschagne averaging 127.7 balls per innings and proving to be an immovable object at the top of the order for Queensland.

His 334 ball innings to start the season has certainly set the bar high and it is a metric we will be monitoring closely at the Cricket Library throughout the summer.

Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the Series between Australia and India. Matt catches up with young Sydney Sixers star Emma Hughes who shares a bit about her cricket journey so far, from growing up in Dubbo to making her WBBL debut last season and how she has been preparing for Weber WBBL|07. The lads look at some of the players to watch this season in Weber WBBL|07 and wrap up the latest from the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.  
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  5. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT

Emma Hughes Special Guest This Week On The Cricket Library Weekly Podcast

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis will be previewing the upcoming WBBL tournament as well as wrapping up the action from the Australia and India series, not to mention all of the latest from the Marsh One Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield competitions.

Sydney Sixers young gun Emma Hughes catches up with Matt Ellis to share snippets of her cricketing journey from Dubbo in Western NSW to the big stage of the WBBL.

Keep your eye out on your podcast feeds this Thursday for the next instalment of the Cricket Library Weekly.

Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the Series between Australia and India. Matt catches up with young Sydney Sixers star Emma Hughes who shares a bit about her cricket journey so far, from growing up in Dubbo to making her WBBL debut last season and how she has been preparing for Weber WBBL|07. The lads look at some of the players to watch this season in Weber WBBL|07 and wrap up the latest from the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.  
  1. Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly
  2. Cricket Library Weekly 21/22 Season Return
  3. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  4. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT

5 Debutants Named In Riding Mill Virtual Touring Party

In some big news coming out of the UK, Riding Mill have named 5 debutants to take their place on their Dice Cricket virtual tour of Australia which gets underway on December 29th against a Cricket Library Podcast XI with fans expected to be following with interest all around the world.

The thirteen strong squad boasts some experienced campaigners who previously made their mark down under rolling out some impressive performances for the Mill.

Household names such as Steve Kent, Iain Longstaff, Ali Raza, Joel Marks, Scott Dickson, Liam James and Aly Hall will be joined by new comers Tony Potts, Jonny Bennett, Gez Greenwood, Michael Collins and Mark Stig Butcher.

Tactical mastermind Brian Watson will again look to shoulder the tour manager role whilst also hoping to make valuable contributions to the playing group bringing plenty of dice cricket experience to the table.

Liam James has be named as captain with his leadership credentials to be supported by Aly Hall who has the vice captain responsibilities on the tour.

Squad rotation was a huge success last time for Riding Mill and it is understood tour manager Brian Watson intends to incorporate a rotation policy ensuring that all players will have time to rest and recover between games on what promises to be a gruelling 7 match tour.

Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks as fixtures are announced and in the mean time have a listen to the latest from the Cricket Library Podcast.

Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the Series between Australia and India. Matt catches up with young Sydney Sixers star Emma Hughes who shares a bit about her cricket journey so far, from growing up in Dubbo to making her WBBL debut last season and how she has been preparing for Weber WBBL|07. The lads look at some of the players to watch this season in Weber WBBL|07 and wrap up the latest from the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.  
  1. Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly
  2. Cricket Library Weekly 21/22 Season Return
  3. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  4. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT

Cricket Library Weekly is back!

Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis are back to discuss all of the latest happenings in Australian Cricket for another season on the Cricket Library Weekly.

In this week’s show, the lads wrap up the key moments in the series thus far between Australia and India. There is some chat about the Marsh One Day Cup and Sheffield Shield as well as a statistical deep dive into a recent Bryce Street innings for Sandgate Redcliffe in Queensland Premier Cricket.

Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.

Dice Cricket Tour Confirmed With Riding Mill Cricket Club Heading Down Under To Coincide With Ashes Series

After weeks of speculation and rumours circulating on social media, we are able to officially confirm that the Riding Mill Cricket Club will be making a return trip to Australia for a Dice Cricket tour.

Our understanding is that the first game has been scheduled for 9pm December 29 UK time which will be 6am Eastern Standard time in Australia on Thursday December 30 where the tourists will go head to head with a Burrabadine Cricket Library XI captained by Matt Fiction.

It is understood that Matt Fiction is already in discussions with a number of experienced dice cricketers who will be competing for hotly contested spots in the make up of the final eleven for the highly anticipated tour opener.

No doubt Riding Mill will return to Australia with high hopes after some impressive displays on their previous tour with selectors hoping to find the perfect mix of youth and experience to give themselves every chance of success.

Expect more announcements in the coming weeks as Australian based teams lock themselves in to what promises to be high octane dice cricket with the popular T10 format producing some magnificent contests the last time Riding Mill ventured Down Under.

Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the Series between Australia and India. Matt catches up with young Sydney Sixers star Emma Hughes who shares a bit about her cricket journey so far, from growing up in Dubbo to making her WBBL debut last season and how she has been preparing for Weber WBBL|07. The lads look at some of the players to watch this season in Weber WBBL|07 and wrap up the latest from the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.  
  1. Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly
  2. Cricket Library Weekly 21/22 Season Return
  3. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  4. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT

Baggy Green 251 GS Chappell – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Gregory Stephen Chappell is one of the greats of Australian cricket with his playing record speaking for itself. He has also made a significant impact off the field since calling stumps on his playing career.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about the origins of his passion for the game, breaking into First Class cricket & the crucial batting tip he received from Sir Donald Bradman.

Greg also shares about his epiphany moment sitting in his motel room reflecting on a letter from his father whilst playing against a World XI in Tasmania. His realisation lead to a shift in mindset that was followed by a run of big scores for Australia.

We take a closer look at his 247 not out against NZ in 1974 where he and brother Ian both made centuries in each innings of the game.There are some wonderful insights regarding balancing playing cricket with a young family and holding down a job.

Greg also shares about his time coaching in India and the key learning he took away from that experience. Finally we hear about the important fundraising work that the Chappell Foundation is doing to provide a better future for thousands of young Australians without a roof over their head each night.

Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a positive review to help us to continue sharing stories that inspire a love of cricket.

Molly Strano Coming Soon To The Cricket Library Podcast

Keep your eye out on the podcast feeds for our latest episode featuring Molly Strano which will land soon.

Molly shares some wonderful insights into her passion for cricket as well as reflections on her involvement in the successful Australian World Cup winning squad.

In the mean time, make sure you catch up with any of our previous episodes that you may have missed or liked so much that you want to listen again.

Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the Series between Australia and India. Matt catches up with young Sydney Sixers star Emma Hughes who shares a bit about her cricket journey so far, from growing up in Dubbo to making her WBBL debut last season and how she has been preparing for Weber WBBL|07. The lads look at some of the players to watch this season in Weber WBBL|07 and wrap up the latest from the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.  
  1. Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly
  2. Cricket Library Weekly 21/22 Season Return
  3. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  4. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT

MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT

This edition of the Cricket Library Podcast is all about the Ashes as we chat with author Martin Lenehan about his new book THE ASHES – 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT.

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Martin shares about his love of the game, his early Ashes memories and what the Ashes mean to so many Australians.

We ask him how he went about putting the book together and the challenging task of squeezing as many magic Ashes moments in as possible.

Martin shares some of his personal favourite moments from cricket’s greatest rivalry and gives us insights into some of his conversations with Ashes greats in putting the book together.

Finally we ask Martin to select three Ashes heroes that he would most like to join him in the nets. 

Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories that inspire a love of cricket.

THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT is available at all good bookstores and online via the Cricket Australia Online Store.

Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the Series between Australia and India. Matt catches up with young Sydney Sixers star Emma Hughes who shares a bit about her cricket journey so far, from growing up in Dubbo to making her WBBL debut last season and how she has been preparing for Weber WBBL|07. The lads look at some of the players to watch this season in Weber WBBL|07 and wrap up the latest from the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.  
  1. Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly
  2. Cricket Library Weekly 21/22 Season Return
  3. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  4. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT

Hat trick on debut!

Nathan Ellis is a fine young player and all of us at the Cricket Library were thrilled to see him given the honour of representing Australia in T20 cricket.

Needless to say when he achieved the incredible feat of a hat trick on debut, our resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction was immediately working on a haiku poem to appropriately celebrate the achievement.

NT Ellis celebrates a hat trick on debut!

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Hat trick on debut

Writes his name in history books

Ellis is the man!