In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt celebrate the achievements of the record breaking Australian Women’s Cricket team and review the first two games of their ODI series against New Zealand.
The lads review the recent action in the Marsh One Day Cup and Sheffield Shield competitions and look at the possible scenarios as we approach the business end of the season.
Matt’s Mailbag is back with an interesting haiku poem challenge for the upcoming Sheffield Shield final between NSW and QLD.
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Daniel Hughes’ 6th List A hundred has propelled NSW into a home final in the prestigious Marsh One Day Cup. Hughes boasts 1421 runs @ 56.84 with a strike rate of just a tick under 90. The left hand opening batsman from Cowra in Central West NSW has caught the eye of our resident Cricket Librarian Matt Fiction who has penned this haiku poem in his honour.
Nathan Hauritz burst onto the International Cricket scene receiving a call up to the Australian team as a 20 year old after making an early impression playing for Queensland and Australia at u-19 level where he played alongside the likes of Michael Clarke, Ed Cowan, Mitch Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Shane Watson and Andrew McDonald.
He went on to represent Australia in 17 Test Matches claiming 63 wickets with career best figures of 5-53. Nathan also played 58 ODI’s also picking up 63 wickets with best figures of 4-29.
Hauritz was also more than handy with the bat scoring three half centuries for Australia and had a highest First Class score of 146 for NSW against South Australia in 2010.
In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we relive some highlights from Nathan’s career as well as exploring some of the challenges he faced in addition to the difficulties associated with transitioning out of cricket.
As always, we ask who Nathan would most like to have a net with and he provides us with three excellent candidates including the first time a WWE Superstar gains a nomination.
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