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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Cricket Library Weekly – How many times did you watch the IPL auction?

The Cricket Library Weekly is back with Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis bringing you their views on the latest cricket action.

This week Sheffield Shield commentator Jack Clifton chats us through the Victorian win against NSW at the SCG last week.

Robbie and Matt review the opening T20 International between New Zealand and Australia as well as the Marsh Cup and WNCL competitions.

The lads also discuss the IPL auction and answer your questions in the highly popular Matt’s Mailbag segment.

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AD Hales wins inaugural Cricket Library Weekly Medal

AD Hales was a deserving winner of the inaugural Cricket Library Weekly Medal

Alex Hales has made history being named the inaugural Cricket Library Weekly Medal for his performances throughout the summer in the Big Bash.

Votes were awarded by our judges Robbie Mackinlay, Matt Ellis and Matt Fiction on a three, two one basis and Hales finished one vote clear of Jhye Richardson and Josh Philippe to make history as the first person to win the prestigious medal.

Hales was simply outstanding for the Sydney Thunder hitting a record number of sixes in the tournament and finishing the season with two he most runs to his name.

Within minutes of the announcement an excited Matt Fiction penned the following haiku poem in his honour.

AD Hales wins

CLW Medal

Best in the Big Bash

From everyone at the Library we sincerely congratulate AD Hales on a wonderful season and being crowned Cricket Library Weekly Medalist for 2020/21.

The Matt Fiction Book Club

Resident cricket librarian and loved member of the cricket library community Matt Fiction established the Matt Fiction Book Club in 2004 to inspire a love of reading cricket books.

For those wishing to be a part of the club all you need to do is follow the following simple steps.

Step 1: Read and enjoy a cricket book.

Step 2: Think of someone you think would be enriched by reading the book.

Step 3: Ask that person for their best postal address if you do not have it.

Step 4: Write them a note and send with the book in the mail.

Step 5: Ask them to consider doing the same for someone else.

Step 6: Return to step one and start again

Please note, the above process can also be followed for cricket magazines

Cricket Library Weekly – Sixers Go Back To Back

This week’s edition of the Cricket Library Weekly Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis share their thoughts on the KFC Big Bash final where the Sydney Sixers secured back to back titles. 

The lads also wrap up the action from the WNCL competition which has seen four players raise the bat for centuries in the early stages of the season.

Nicola Carey has been one of four century makers in the WNCL to date.

A short and sharp edition of the show with the special announcement of the inaugural Cricket Library Weekly Medal winner for player of the year in the Big Bash.

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The Cricket Library Weekly – BBL Finals Edition

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis share their thoughts on the KFC Big Bash finals and preview the final two games of the season.

The lads pay tribute to Merv Hughes on the news of his induction into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame and wrap up the action from the WNCL competition which started in the Nation’s Capital last weekend.

Finally the lads address a well thought out question from Paul in Dapto in the highly popular Matt’s Mailbag segment.

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Katie Mack and Erica Kershaw on the Cricket Library Podcast

Erica Kershaw and Katie Mack are part of the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors squad who play in the WNCL Competition. Both players also had a taste of WBBL Finals in 2019 with Katie a part of the Adelaide Strikers team and Erica in the Melbourne Renegades line up.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we will hear where their passion for cricket began and find out some insights about their cricketing journey so far which has led them both to the ACT. We will also get a better understanding of how they balance work commitments with playing cricket as well as learning more about their interests outside of the game.

Needless to say we will ask them both which three people they would most like to have a net with & their nominations are sure to resonate with our listeners.

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Ange Reakes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay catches up with captain of the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors Ange Reakes. We hear some interesting insights from the experienced campaigner about how preparations are tracking for the upcoming WNCL season with the Meteors.

The lads will also run their eyes across the recently selected Australian Test and T20 squads as well as wrapping up the latest from the KFC Big Bash.

Matt’s Mailbag is back this week with a BBL themed question coming through from one of our regular listeners Bill from Hornsby.

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