An Incredible Discovery

Resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction has discovered something that all fans of the Big Bash would love to know. A lover of cricket cards and cricket statistics, Fiction has been scouring his collection to find new discoveries. It is fair to say on this occasion he may well have found pure gold.

Watch to find out as he reveals an unlikely name as the most prolific run scorer in the history of the Big Bash.

Raise the bat young man!

Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Maddie Penna is a talented young all rounder making the most of her opportunities with the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors in the WNCL and in the WBBL with the Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we hear more of her story from her first memories of playing cricket, winning a premiership at Bankstown, captaining the CA XI at the u-18 Nationals, her WBBL call up and maiden WNCL hundred.

Maddie shares the challenges of dealing with injuries and juggling study alongside her cricket commitments. We also hear some of her aspirations for the future both on and off the field.

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.

Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast The Cricket Library

Maddie Penna is a talented young all rounder making the most of her opportunities with the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors in the WNCL and in the WBBL with the Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we hear more of her story from her first memories of playing cricket, winning a premiership at Bankstown, captaining the CA XI at the u-18 Nationals, her WBBL call up and maiden WNCL hundred. Maddie shares the challenges of dealing with injuries and juggling study alongside her cricket commitments. We also hear some of her aspirations for the future both on and off the field. 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.  
  1. Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  2. Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  3. Nathan Reardon – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  4. Luke Feldman – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. Maitlan Brown – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Maddie Penna Coming Soon on the Cricket Library Podcast

Maddie Penna is a young cricketer on the rise having represented the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors in the WNCL and has had a season with the Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL.

Tomorrow morning you will be able to hear her story on the Cricket Library Podcast.

Jemimah Rodrigues fires for Northern Superchargers

The Northern Superchargers have claimed victory over the Welsh Fire largely due to the work of pocket rocket Jemimah Rodrigues who rescued the Supercharges innings with a magnificent display with the willow.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Runs for Jemimah

Superchargers get the win

Calm under pressure

Celebrating the debutants

A hearty congratulations to JR Philippe, WA Agar and BR McDermott who have made their ODI debuts against the West Indies overnight.

Australia proved far to strong for the hosts with MA Starc and JR Hazlewood producing 61 dot balls between them and ripped through the heart of the West Indies top order.

Australia lead the series 1-0 after succumbing to a 4-1 series loss in the T20 series.

Resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction has penned a haiku poem in celebration of the three newest members of the Australian ODI team.

Haiku Poem By Matt Fiction

Three players debut

Welcome to the Aussie team

Winners straight away.

JP Inglis Take A Bow

Josh Inglis has been lighting up the Vitality T20 Blast with exceptional returns in the regular season of the competition.

The wicket keeper batsman from WA has been in career best form, plundering attacks to all parts of the ground.

He is one of many high quality wicket keeper batsmen in the domestic ranks at the moment and certainly reminding us all of his talents this English summer.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Leading run scorer

JP Inglis strikes them well

Take a bow young man.

Tim Ludeman sighted Josh Inglis as a player to watch when we chatted on the Cricket Library Podcast.

Katie Mack Signs With Birmingham Phoenix

Former guest of the Cricket Library Podcast Katie Mack has agreed to terms with the Birmingham Phoenix and will play for them in the first ever season of The Hundred.

Katie has been a strong contributor for the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors for a number of seasons winning three consecutive player of the year gongs.

Everyone at the Cricket Library is excited to see Katie have the opportunity to test her skills in this brand new competition.

Go Well Katie Mack!

Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Alister McDermott grew up on the Gold Coast of Queensland enjoying a range of sports with cricket just one of his passions.

While he was still at school he secured a contract with Queensland, initially making his debut in T20 cricket before making his way into the One Day team and First Class side where he would make his debut against the West Indies.

An Australian u-19 representative, McDermott was part of a winning World Cup team playing under the captaincy of Mitch Marsh in a side including the likes of Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa.

Alister had success at senior level also playing in the Brisbane Heat’s BBL02 Championship winning team, claiming a One Day Domestic title for Queensland and an influential 6 wicket haul in a Sheffield Shield winning team, including the big wicket of Ricky Ponting.

Along with the successes he enjoyed, Alister has had to overcome set backs, including being left off the Queensland contracted players list, working his way back into the squad before experiencing a career ending injury.

He is now thriving in his studies to become a teacher and in his coaching work at the Alister McDermott Cricket Academy and Wynnum Manly Cricket Club.

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.

Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast The Cricket Library

Maddie Penna is a talented young all rounder making the most of her opportunities with the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors in the WNCL and in the WBBL with the Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we hear more of her story from her first memories of playing cricket, winning a premiership at Bankstown, captaining the CA XI at the u-18 Nationals, her WBBL call up and maiden WNCL hundred. Maddie shares the challenges of dealing with injuries and juggling study alongside her cricket commitments. We also hear some of her aspirations for the future both on and off the field. 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.  
  1. Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  2. Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  3. Nathan Reardon – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  4. Luke Feldman – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. Maitlan Brown – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Universe Boss Goes Past 14000 T20 Runs

CH Gayle has gone past 14000 T20 runs and in the process helped the West Indies to secure a series win against the touring Australians. In a career spanning many years, the Universe Boss has dispatched some of the best bowlers on his way to the milestone.

Our resident librarian Matt Fiction has penned this haiku poem to commemorate this magnificent achievement.

Haiku Poem By Matt Fiction

The Universe Boss

Happy he is still playing

14000 Runs

Wayne Holdsworth Ashes Tour Hat Trick

On July 14, 1993 Wayne Holdsworth wrote his name in the history books claiming a hat trick whilst playing for Australia against Derbyshire on the 1993 Ashes tour.

Day One had not gone to plan for Wayne with the ball as he reflected to Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast.

Yeah that’s another interesting story because I think the day before I had one for, I think it was seventy or eighty off nine or ten overs, so I was getting hit all over the place and I remember sitting at the bar with Steve Waugh that night and he said what did you think? And I said well I can’t bowl any worse, he said yeah I agree so he said let’s have a beer and we had a couple of beers. The next day I bowled this massive booming outswinger, I thought that’s a bit weird, I didn’t do that yesterday. Then I took four wickets in the next 15 balls or something with the hat trick so it was a complete turn around from one day to the next day and I finished with five for a hundred or something but the unfortunate thing was for the guy who was the hat trick wicket was that he actually didn’t hit it and I’ve got video highlights of Tim Zoehrer taking the catch and he sort of goes to try and throw it to first slip and then you see him just look straight back at the umpire and then everyone starts patting me on the back and I remember the umpire behind me go yes that’s out and the guy had hit his pad and it was one of those ones where you go he either hit it or he didn’t but I could see that he probably didn’t hit it but the poor guy was given out and I got a hat trick and you know you take the good with the bad, there’s other balls I bowled where I probably got guys out and given not out. The funny part was Allan Border walked up with the ball and he said you are not going to keep this ball are you and I said well what do you do when you get a hundred and he went yeah good point.”

Wayne Holdsworth

You can listen to our full interview with Wayne Holdsworth from the Cricket Library Podcast here.

Keep your eye out on your podcast feeds tomorrow for our latest episode of the Cricket Library Podcast featuring an interview with Alistair McDermott.