In 2012, Matt Ellis started the Cricket Library Podcast with the intention of providing extra coverage of Australian domestic cricket. Initially, the podcast was a selection of the best segments of his weekly radio show on Bucketts Radio in Gloucester.
Last year, the Cricket Library Podcast underwent a refresh sharing stories of over twenty guests with the aim of inspiring a love of cricket.
These longer form interviews have proved very popular around the world with a number of episodes trending at the top of the Apple cricket podcast charts in various locations. Some examples of this have been an interview with former Australian leg spinner Peter McIntyre reaching number 1 in the Netherlands, Graham Manou, Erica Kershaw and Katie Mack claiming top spot in Brazil, Ryan Harris and Jamie Siddons holding down places one and two respectively in South Africa and an interview with Tim Ludeman trending at number one in the cricket mad nation India.
To complement these longer interviews, the Cricket Library Weekly is launching in September and will be bolstered by the addition of a co host in Albury media personality Robbie Mackinlay. Robbie is well known for his work calling the Sheffield Shield, Marsh Cup and WBBL and he is expected to add an extra dimension to the show teaming up with Matt Ellis to bring you a bite sized weekly program aiming to inspire, entertain and inform.
Guests will include current and past players, administrators, coaches, volunteers, media personalities and cricket tragics from all walks of life. Episodes will be released every Monday morning across all of the major podcast providers including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts to name a few.
About the Cricket Library Podcast:
The Cricket Library Podcast has the aim of providing a platform for people to share their stories of how the game of cricket has impacted their lives and the lives of others in a positive way. Guests range from people who have had a career in elite level cricket as well as cricket tragics from all walks of life.
Intrepid Cricket Librarian shares yet another cricket themed Haiku poem from the side of the road in his travels around regional NSW, Australia. This gem is all about leg spin bowling and is sure to excite spinners from all walks of life.
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.
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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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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