Sheffield Shield Final – Haiku Poem Challenge

Today marks the start of the Marsh Sheffield Shield Final between QLD and NSW which will cap off the finish to a season like no other.

To help celebrate the occasion our librarians would like to invite you to join the Haiku Poem Challenge where we are asking you to describe the events of the Shield Final in haiku poem form.

Matt Fiction has been penning some magnificent haiku poems throughout the summer and now it is your turn to join in with the fun.

A basic haiku poem has the following structure;

Line 1: 5 syllables

Line 2: 7 syllables

Line 3: 5 syllables

Here is an example of how it works;

Steven Smith can dance (5 syllables)

Moves like you have never seen (7 syllables)

Incredible scenes (5 syllables)

You can join in the fun during the Marsh Sheffield Shield Final by tagging @CricketLibrary on twitter and using the hashtag #HaikuPoemChallenge when posting your haiku poem. We are looking forward to seeing what the Cricket Library community can come up with.

Of course you can listen to the latest episode of the Cricket Library Weekly Podcast where you can hear Matt Fiction reading his haiku poem of the week.

Jamie Siddons – Winning the Sheffield Shield for Victoria in 1990/91

Jamie Siddons grew up in Robinvale in country Victoria playing footy in the winter and cricket in the summer. He would go on to be one of the most prolific run scorers in Australian Domestic Cricket scoring over eleven and a half thousand runs and peeling off 35 First Class centuries.

Here he reflects on winning the Sheffield Shield with Victoria in the summer of 1990/91.

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Cricket Library Weekly – 23 in a row

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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Paris is a boss

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

One o two not out

First ton in First Class cricket

Paris is a boss

Joel Paris may not be French but the Cricket Library Podcast reached the lofty heights of number three on the Apple Cricket Podcast charts in France. Thanks to everyone in France for getting us this far, let’s see if we can take the top spot!

Milestone for Mack as she approaches 50 WNCL games

Katie Mack has had a stellar start to the WNCL season sitting on top of the leading run scorers list for the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors with 323 runs which puts her third of all the batters in the WNCL competition this summer. She has flourished at the top of the order setting a solid platform for her team with consistent contributions.

A regular in the Meteors line up for some time now, Katie will register her 50th game in the WNCL this weekend when she lines up against the Scorpions.

She was a highly popular guest on the Cricket Library Podcast last year with fellow meteor Erica Kershaw. You can hear more of their stories here.

Josh Lalor – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly we are joined by special guest Josh Lalor from the Melbourne Renegades. Josh shares some reflections on BBL10 as well as telling us more about what he is up to on Twitch tv

Robbie and Matt run their eyes over all of the latest from Australian domestic cricket wrapping up the Marsh Sheffield Shield, Marsh One Day Cup and WNCL competitions.

In the highly popular Matt’s Mailbag segment, the lads discuss whether or not it is appropriate to allocate some of your annual leave to watching domestic cricket.

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Laura Jolly – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly Robbie Mackinlay catches up with host of the Scoop Podcast and Women’s Cricket editor at cricket.com.au Laura Jolly to chat all things women’s cricket.

The lads wrap up the T20 between Australia and NZ from Wednesday evening as well as previewing all of the upcoming action in Australian domestic cricket.

Matt’s Mailbag is back with an insightful question from loyal listener Natalie in Queensland.

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DR Sams blasts 41 off 15 but Aussies fall short in New Zealand

After being asked to bat first by Australia the Kiwis piled on the runs with Martin Guptill making; a magnificent 97 from just fifty balls for the hosts leading them to a massive 7-219 from their 20 overs.

There were some promising signs early in the run chase for the Aussies with Philippe blasting his way to 45 from just 32 balls.

Mitchell Santner then caused some headaches for the Australian middle order claiming four wickets. This brought former IPL team mates Stoinis and Sams together at the crease faced with an ominous task which they nearly pulled off.

The Sams and Stoinis show was full of entertainment with balls disappearing to all parts of the University Oval at Dunedin. A 92 run partnership off just 37 balls put the tourists in a position to pull off a miracle run chase.

James Neesham held his nerve however claiming the crucial wicket of Sams on the first ball of the twentieth over. He followed it up with the wicket of Stoinis ensuring that the home side would sneak home.

A four run win for New Zealand sees them take a 2-0 lead in the five game series.

In a chat with the Cricket Library Podcast last year, Sams shared some valuable insights into the mental side of his game and how this has helped him take is performances on the field to the next level.

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