Roberta Moretti Avery – Brazil Cricket Captain on the Cricket Library Podcast

Roberta Moretti-Avery is one of the most passionate cricket people you will ever meet. She is captain of the Brazil women’s team after taking up the game later in life than most.

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we hear how Roberta developed a passion for the game, training in lockdown, captaining her country & learning how to bowl leg spin.

She also shares her desire to see the game grow in her home country Brazil as well as reflecting on the enormity of the Women’s World T20 that captured the imagination of people all around the globe.

Roberta gives considerable thought to her three net session selections and they are choices you are sure to appreciate.

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Roadside Haiku’s With Matt Fiction Episode II – We will have a bat thanks.

Intrepid cricket librarian Matt Fiction has been on the road again and taken time out of his busy schedule to recite another magnificent cricket themed Haiku poem on the side of the road. This one will resonate with all of those skippers who know the feeling of winning the toss when conditions are perfect for batting.

Roadside Haiku’s With Matt Fiction

Matt Fiction has been busily writing a series of cricket themed Haiku poems which he is planning on sharing from the side of the road in his travels throughout NSW Australia.

First cab of the rank is a stirring poem about GD McGrath and appropriately recited at the magnificent Glenn McGrath statue in Narromine NSW.

The Cricket Library Podcast – Maisy Gibson Interview

Maisy Gibson rose to prominence playing an integral role in the success of the Sydney Thunder WBBL team that won the inaugural WBBL competition.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we get to hear more of the Maisy Gibson story which started in the backyard in Singleton and progressed through the NSW representative pathway and becoming the 1st woman to play 1st Grade in the 120 year history of the Maitland and District Cricket Association when she became player number 327 for the Western Suburbs Plovers.

She would go on to have success with the Sydney Thunder in the WBBL and the highly successful NSW Breakers in the WNCL competition. Maisy shares about this time as well as her move to Tasmania where she is now plying her craft with the Hobart Hurricanes and Tasmanian Roar.

Maisy who has experienced a net with WWE Superstar John Cena gives considerable thought to her three net session selections and her choices will not disappoint.

Outside of cricket Maisy channels her creative energy into her sock business the Sock Enthusiast which can be found on Instagram 

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DR Sams Golden Arm

Daniel Sams had a summer to remember taking a record 30 wickets for the Sydney Thunder in BBL09.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we will hear about where his cricket journey began, how he broke into 1st Class Cricket, what it meant to wear the Baggy Blue, playing in Canada and his love of the Sydney Thunder.

Dan shares some valuable insights into the mental side of the game and how this helped him take his performances to the next level.

Of course we will find out who the three selections are for who he would most like to join him in the nets as well as clearing up any confusion there may be surrounding his middle name.

Since speaking with Dan, we were very pleased to hear of his inclusion in the Australian touring party for the upcoming series in the UK.

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