The Cricket Library Podcast – Nathan Hauritz (Full Interview)

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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Memory Lane – Ben Rohrer ton on debut

Ben Rohrer was a late inclusion in the NSW side at the back end of the 2006/7 season for the Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania in Hobart. Unfortunately, NSW were rolled for 53 in their first innings but there was some personal satisfaction for Ben Rohrer in the second innings as he explained to the Cricket Library Podcast.

Tasmania went on to win the game with Michael Di Venuto claiming player of the match honours for his magnificent 181 in Tasmania’s first innings total of 370 All Out.

 

The Cricket Library Podcast – Leah Poulton Interview

Today it was announced that Leah Poulton has been appointed to the new role of Head of Female Cricket at Cricket NSW.

Leah represented Australia in 2 Tests, 48 ODIs and 40 T20Is as well playing over 100 games for NSW.

She was a high quality top order batter who had a reputation for scoring runs quickly which was confirmed when she became the first female to score a century in Women’s domestic T20 cricket for NSW.

In her distinguished career, Leah was a part of two successful ICC World T20 Campaigns for Australia top scoring in the 2010 decider.

Leah is a four time winner of the Belinda Clark medal which is awarded to the premier female cricketer in NSW.

We caught up with Leah in February for the Cricket Library Podcast. In this episode, we will hear from Leah about where her love for the game originated, some key influences on her career, some memorable moments, what she is up to now as well as finding out which three people Leah would most like to have a net with.

She also shares with us a very interesting story about how she found out that she had been selected to represent her country for the first time.

We trust you will thoroughly enjoy our chat with Leah Poulton.

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The Cricket Library Podcast – Wayne Holdsworth Interview

Wayne Holdsworth was a distinguished First Class Cricketer who claimed 212 wickets in his career. He made an immediate impact for NSW claiming 6-55 on debut at the MCG against Victoria and went on to win a number of Sheffield Shield titles with NSW including a match winning 7-41 against Queensland in the 1992/3 decider at the SCG.

This was followed by a berth on the 1993 Ashes tour where he will long be remembered for taking a hat trick against Derbyshire.

Not to be forgotten are his batting exploits in the the Mercantile Mutual Cup dispatching a career best 49* off 18 balls against Tasmania at the North Sydney Oval.

In our chat with Wayne we re live some of these memories among others as well as finding out what he is up to now.

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Best Dressed Librarian

Cricket librarians all around the world pride themselves on their immaculate personal presentation. This is why we have teamed up with Corqd Clothing to bring you this splendid piece of attire that will be a favourite with librarians and book lovers alike.

These newly released t-shirts are not only comfortable and stylish, they also double as a splendid social capital piece which will see your status with your peers elevate to remarkable heights.

Head over to the official Corqd Clothing website now to place your order for what will be one of the hottest items of clothing you will see this cricket season.

New season of The Cricket Library Podcast has arrived!

Network Seven journalist Nina Stevens was our special guest in the first episode of the new season of the Cricket Library Podcast.

In our chat with the official patron of the #CricketCountdown we hear about how Nina developed a love of the game, discuss the Men’s World Cup Final, look ahead to the Women’s Ashes starting later this week, explore strategies for staying up late to watch the cricket as well as looking back on some of our favourite #Ashes memories.

 

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The Seven Almond Challenge

Recently our cricket librarians were excited by a comment made by MCJ Nicholas in commentary and it has sparked a trend that will no doubt be of interest to members of our esteemed community.

The comment was in reference to information regarding the almond eating traditions of President Obama when he would work a late night in the Oval Office. Obama’s chef had once jokingly told the media that the President was so disciplined that he would only allow himself seven almonds to snack on whilst toiling away late into the night. This is something that the media ran with until Obama himself although conceding that he was partial to almonds, he did not actually count out and eat seven.

This was disappointing to hear but instead of letting this news upset our librarians, we endeavoured to make the most of the situation. As a result, during late nights watching the World Cup, Women’s Ashes and no doubt the men’s Ashes our librarians are fuelling themselves on rations of seven almonds, starting a tradition that will no doubt create a groundswell of interest from cricket and almond lovers alike.

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Whilst EA Perry was busy taking 7 wickets, librarians all around the world were consuming no more than 7 almonds as they watched the incredible display of bowling.

Will you take up the seven almond challenge?

 

Groundbreaking Discovery

Every now and then our librarians discover something that has the power to revolutionise the way you approach life. It is at these times we can chose to keep our new information to ourselves or instead share our insights and discoveries with the world.

On this occasion, there was no hesitation in sharing with our valued members of the cricket library community this wonderful discovery that will enrich the lives of those who embrace it.

The best of Bevan

MG Bevan was a prolific batsman who became known for his skills in finishing off an innings and providing handy variety with his left arm wrist spinners. His record in ODI cricket with the bat was outstanding scoring just under 7000 runs and averaging over 50. He churned out the runs with regular monotony in First Class and Domestic One Day cricket scoring 68 First Class hundreds and averaging over 57.

For students of the game, The best of Bevan provides a window into the processes behind the success of MG Bevan as he recalls a selection of 30 games that shaped his career. Contained is wisdom gleaned from playing all around the world and being presented with many challenges to overcome.

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The highlight for most readers would be his account of the famous last ball victory in the ODI played on January 1, 1996 at the SCG between Australia and the West Indies. This was a game where Bevan’s ability to execute his skills in a high pressure situation were on display for all to see.

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Students of domestic cricket will appreciate references to the Nat West Trophy Quarter Final between Yorkshire and Lancashire in 1995 as well as recounts of Sheffield Shield games and the Mercantile Mutual Cup Final played between NSW and WA at the WACA in 2001.

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Another thing we love about The best of Bevan is the fact it is not your classic autobiography. It is a book that you could pick up and read any chapter in any order at any time. It confronts the challenges as well as the highlights of MG Bevan’s career and provides helpful insights on the art of batting.

For those looking to include reading into your busy schedule, The best of Bevan is one to add to your reading list for 2019.