Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Tabbsy steps in as co-host to wrap up all of the action from the first test between Australia and the West Indies.

As you can imagine, there will be a deep dive into some of the numbers, particularly around the performance of Marnus Labuschagne.

The lads look at the latest round of Sheffield Shield action and run their eye over the incredible batting in the test match between England and Pakistan.

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Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

Meaningful Runs For Marnus Through 50 for 50 Campaign

Marnus Labuschagne has been a run machine for Australia at the top of the order and is using his work with the willow to help those impacted by the global food crisis.

After coming to the crease after the early departure of Australian opener David Warner, Marnus guided Australia to a productive first day of the Australian Test Match summer in Perth.

This season the runs will be more meaningful with a campaign launched in conjunction with Compassion Australia to help provide food packs for those impacted by the crisis. For a mere $50 you can help provide food for a family for an entire month.

For every 50 runs Marnus peels off this summer, 50 food packs will be donated to the cause and with the start that he has had today in Perth, finishing the day unbeaten on 154, he is having an immediate impact.

According to the United Nations, the world is now moving backwards in its efforts to fight food insecurity and malnutrition. Food insecurity occurs when a person doesn’t have regular access to enough nutritious food—severe food insecurity means a person has not eaten for a day or more.

Because of the crisis, the number of people around the world with insufficient food has doubled. 276 million people—more than ten times Australia’s population—are now experiencing severe food insecurity. The current food crisis is due to intensifying global events and other complex factors including the war in Ukraine, extreme weather and droughts, and the prolonged effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

It’s impossible to know how long the global food crisis will last, but experts predict it could last years if action isn’t taken.

At the Cricket Library, we strongly encourage you to get behind Marnus and his efforts by donating to the cause today via this link – https://50-for-50.raisely.com/

Cricket Library Weekly – Strikers Win Weber WBBL

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, we look at the Adelaide Strikers and their inaugural Weber WBBL title win against the Sydney Sixers in front of a packed North Sydney Oval.

The lads preview the NRMA Insurance Test Series set to get underway in Perth between Australia and the West Indies.

Finally, we run our eyes over the latest in the Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup Competitions.

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

Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

Cricket Library Weekly Podcast – 6 November 2022

In this week’s edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt wrap up all of the latest action from the Marsh Sheffield Shield, Marsh One Day Cup and Weber WBBL|08.

Tabbsy is back with his take for the week which looks at one of the longest standing records in the history of the game as well as some data that will keep our listeners in the UK happy.

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.

Heather Graham Special Guest On The Cricket Library Weekly

IMAGE COURTESY OF HOBART HURRICANES

In our second episode for the 2022/23 season, we are joined by special guest Heather Graham from the Hobart Hurricanes.

Heather who is one of only three players in the 100 wicket / 1000 run club in the WBBL, shares with us the origins of her passion for cricket and reflects on the key ingredients to the successful teams she has been a part of.

She speaks about what is ahead for the Hurricanes, looks back on winning the WBBL in her 100th game and how much it would mean to the players to send coach Dan Marsh out a winner.

Robbie and Matt run their eye over some of the key performances in the Australian Men’s Domestic summer to date and the ever popular Tabbsy’s Take segment returns after receiving plenty of plaudits following the world premiere of the segment last week.

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.

Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

Cricket Library Weekly Returns For 2022/23

The Cricket Library Weekly returns for season 2022/23 with Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis back to digest all of the cricket talking points each week throughout the summer.

In the first edition of the new season, the lads share their thoughts on the WNCL and WBBL competitions, with some high-quality cricket being played in the early stages of the competitions.

Airing for the first time in an exclusive for the Cricket Library is a brand new segment, ‘Tabbsy’s Take’, where our resident librarian in Orange shares his take on the stats that have caught his eye each week. This is sure to become a favourite with loyal members of the cricket library community. This week there is a bit of a World T20 flavour, with Tabbsy leaving listeners with some homework before next week’s program.

Finally, Robbie and Matt run their eye over some of the key performances in the Australian Men’s Domestic summer to date.

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.

Audible Listeners Rejoice As New Offering Lands On Popular Platform

Cricket librarians all around the world would agree that a high quality audio visual section will enhance the library experience for librarians and borrowers alike. In years past, access to VHS tapes, DVDs, Compact Discs and Cassettes were sufficient to meet the basic requirements of an audio visual section. These days however with technology moving at a rapid rate, the influx of audio books has opened a whole new world for those wishing to expand their horizons.

Cassette tapes were a staple in Cricket Libraries prior to advancements in technology

Modern technology has enabled librarians and private citizens alike the opportunity to listen to a wealth of cricket related material through devices such as MP3 players, mobile telephones, tablets and computers. This creates endless possibilities for those who are looking to expand their libraries but do not have the budget to undertake extensions. Adding electronic files to your favourite device ensures you can essentially listen to your favourite cricket book anywhere at any time.

In some great news for listeners of audiobooks, For The Love Of Cricket – Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game has now arrived on the highly popular Audible platform

“Right from the first page you can see the passion and love of the game of cricket from Matt Ellis and Matt Fiction,” Matthew T on an Amazon Review. “This shows in their writing and brings back memories of big cricket moments from the past. A unique look at cricket through poems and I have never seen or read anything like this before. A must-read for any cricket lover.”

One of the exciting features of “For The Love of Cricket: Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game” is that it presents a light and refreshing take on cricket, which highlights some of the key moments that inspired a love of a game in the authors as well as the players who continue to ignite the flame that keeps burning brightly.

SF Devlin, another reviewer on Amazon, said, “What a read! A wonderfully written book for anyone that loves cricket. As a tragic myself, I loved reading about past players, current players, and upcomers alike. The Haikus are just an added bonus!”

With each page of “For The Love of Cricket: Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game,” cricket lovers will resonate with its offerings and be inspired to reflect on the place of cricket in their hearts and minds.

Astute readers or in this case listeners will ensure they get themselves a copy as soon as possible.

Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

Weber WBBL|08 Countdown Is On – 30 Days To Go!

The Weber WBBL will be back with a bang next month with some high quality signings putting pen to paper ensuring the talent pool will be deep across the 8 clubs.

The huge news today coming out of the Harbour City was the announcement that the premier bowler in T20 Cricket around the world Sophie Ecclestone will be wearing Magenta this summer. The talented spinner is delighted to be teaming up with some of her traditional adversaries in the International arena and will add another dimension to the 6ers outfit.

The competition has come a long way from its inaugural season and Weber WBBL|08 promises to be must-see viewing with some of the biggest stars already locked away with plenty more player announcements to come in the lead-up to the tournament.

When it comes to a high-quality day out with the family, it is hard to go past Weber WBBL|08 with the festival atmosphere combining music, food and on-field action it is a must this Spring.

Festival Weekends:
Great Barrier Reef Arena (13-18 Oct)
WACA Ground (20-23 Oct)
Allan Border Field (25-29 Oct)
Blundstone Arena (3-7 Nov)
CitiPower Centre (10-13 Nov) 
North Sydney Oval (16-20 Nov)

 Secure your tickets to the Weber WBBL|08 today!

Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

Performing in the zone

We have all been there. Sitting in the library, reading one of our favourite cricket books and the next thing we know the library is closing. Where did the time go? We have been lost in the world of the storyteller and captivated by what is unfolding. Reading has not been a chore, it has been a delight.

On the cricket field we see players enter a similar state where they are totally focussed on the task at hand and execute their skills at the highest level with ease and freedom. It is a feeling that is hard to capture but one you wish you could bottle and share with others.

In a chat with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast, Baggy Green 416, Peter George explained the experience of being in the zone.

“You certainly stop focussing so much on yourself and start thinking about what you are doing at the other end. I remember I think I got Jimmy Faulkner out for my 5th wicket and it was just one of those classic in form, like I was just thinking what I was doing to work him over everything worked exactly how I wanted it to work.”

Peter drops plenty of other nuggets of gold in his chat with Matt and his story is one of the many that we have shared on the Cricket Library Podcast that will hopefully grow your love of the game.

Cricket Library Weekly Podcast Set To Return Late September

In some great news for fans of the Cricket Library Weekly Podcast, it was announced today that the podcast will be returning at the end of this month with the release date still to be finalised.

Hosts Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis have agreed to terms for another summer and will be taking the reigns of the weekly show once again for the 2022/23 season.

It has been a productive “off season” for Mackinlay who has been focussed on his bee keeping exploits with Robeez first batch of honey not far away now.

Both Ellis and Mackinlay are eager to be back in the Burrabadine and Rivergum Drive studios this summer with rumours circulating around the addition of a new segment which if true, is sure to be warmly welcomed by our loyal listener base.

We are hearing also that Matt Fiction is scheduled to be back on the first flight at the completion of the test match between England and South Africa. No doubt Fiction will again be a popular figure featuring throughout the season.

In the meantime make sure you check out the latest audiobook release from Ellis and Fiction and catch up on any of the back catalogue you have missed.

Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly