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.

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Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell The Cricket Library

Gregory Stephen Chappell is one of the greats of Australian cricket with his playing record speaking for itself. He has also made a significant impact off the field since calling stumps on his playing career. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about the origins of his passion for the game, breaking into First Class cricket & the crucial batting tip he received from Sir Donald Bradman. Greg also shares about his epiphany moment sitting in his motel room reflecting on a letter from his father whilst playing against a World XI in Tasmania. His realisation lead to a shift in mindset that was followed by a run of big scores for Australia. We take a closer look at his 247 not out against NZ in 1974 where he and brother Ian both made centuries in each innings of the game. There are some wonderful insights regarding balancing playing cricket with a young family and holding down a job.  Greg also shares about his time coaching in India and the key learning he took away from that experience. Finally we hear about the important fundraising work that the Chappell Foundation is doing to provide a better future for thousands of young Australians without a roof over their head each night. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a positive review to help us to continue sharing stories that inspire a love of cricket.
  1. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  2. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  3. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT
  4. Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. Alister McDermott – 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.

AC McDermott Coming Soon On The Cricket Library Podcast

He has been part of an Australian U-19 World Cup winning team, won a Ryobi Cup, Sheffield Shield and KFC Big Bash title and soon we will be hearing the Alister McDermott story on the Cricket Library Podcast.

Keep your eye out for this one on your podcast feeds next week. In the mean time take a moment to catch up with something from the back catalogue.

Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell The Cricket Library

Gregory Stephen Chappell is one of the greats of Australian cricket with his playing record speaking for itself. He has also made a significant impact off the field since calling stumps on his playing career. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about the origins of his passion for the game, breaking into First Class cricket & the crucial batting tip he received from Sir Donald Bradman. Greg also shares about his epiphany moment sitting in his motel room reflecting on a letter from his father whilst playing against a World XI in Tasmania. His realisation lead to a shift in mindset that was followed by a run of big scores for Australia. We take a closer look at his 247 not out against NZ in 1974 where he and brother Ian both made centuries in each innings of the game. There are some wonderful insights regarding balancing playing cricket with a young family and holding down a job.  Greg also shares about his time coaching in India and the key learning he took away from that experience. Finally we hear about the important fundraising work that the Chappell Foundation is doing to provide a better future for thousands of young Australians without a roof over their head each night. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a positive review to help us to continue sharing stories that inspire a love of cricket.
  1. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  2. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  3. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT
  4. Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

1000 Poles For JM Anderson

An absolutely incredible achievement from James Anderson has seen him take career best figures and go past 1000 First Class wickets. Indeed a special day for the man himself and cricket as a whole.

Well done Jimmy Anderson!

To celebrate the achievement, our resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction has penned this stirring haiku poem.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

1000 wickets

James Anderson is all class

A league of his own

MP Mott Stays On As Australian Coach

In some great news for the Australian Women’s Cricket Team, Matthew Mott has agreed to terms for another two years.

Tickets to the 2021-22 international summer are on sale to the general public from Monday, with more info available here

2021-22 Women’s International Fixtures

Commonwealth Bank Women’s ODI Series v India
September 19: North Sydney Oval (Day-night)
September 22: Junction Oval
September 24: Junction Oval

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Test v India
September 30 – October 3: WACA Ground (Day-night)

Commonwealth Bank Women’s T20I Series v India
October 7: North Sydney Oval (Night)
October 9: North Sydney Oval (Night)
October 11: North Sydney Oval (Night)


Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes – Test
January 27 – January 30: Manuka Oval


Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes – T20I
February 4: 1st T20I – North Sydney Oval (Night)
February 6: 2nd T20I – North Sydney Oval (Night)
February 10: 3rd T20I – Adelaide Oval (Night)
 
Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes – ODI
February 13: 1st ODI – Adelaide Oval
February 16: 2nd ODI – Junction Oval
February 19: 3rd ODI – Junction Oval

Nathan Reardon – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast

Nathan Reardon was a valuable member of the Queensland Bulls team for a number of years and was a part of three Domestic One Day Title winning teams. He also had stints at the Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes in the KFC Big Bash League. At the peak of his powers, Nathan was selected to play T20 Cricket for Australia against South Africa.

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear where Nathan’s love of the game started, his move from country Queensland to Brisbane, scoring a ton against the West Indies as well as dismissing Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the same game.

He shares what life has been like after retiring from the game moving into his business venture Outside Edge Adventures and Nathan Reardon Cricket Coaching

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.

Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell The Cricket Library

Gregory Stephen Chappell is one of the greats of Australian cricket with his playing record speaking for itself. He has also made a significant impact off the field since calling stumps on his playing career. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about the origins of his passion for the game, breaking into First Class cricket & the crucial batting tip he received from Sir Donald Bradman. Greg also shares about his epiphany moment sitting in his motel room reflecting on a letter from his father whilst playing against a World XI in Tasmania. His realisation lead to a shift in mindset that was followed by a run of big scores for Australia. We take a closer look at his 247 not out against NZ in 1974 where he and brother Ian both made centuries in each innings of the game. There are some wonderful insights regarding balancing playing cricket with a young family and holding down a job.  Greg also shares about his time coaching in India and the key learning he took away from that experience. Finally we hear about the important fundraising work that the Chappell Foundation is doing to provide a better future for thousands of young Australians without a roof over their head each night. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a positive review to help us to continue sharing stories that inspire a love of cricket.
  1. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  2. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  3. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT
  4. Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Daniel Marsh – Trending In The Top Ten On The Official Apple Cricket Podcast Charts In South Africa!

A massive thanks to all of our loyal listeners in South Africa who have assisted in sending our chat with Daniel Marsh on the Cricket Library Podcast into the top 10 on the official Apple Cricket Podcast charts in South Africa.

For those of you who have missed it, it is well worth a listen while you await our latest offering which will be a chat with former Queensland and Australian player Nathan Reardon.