HMBLE Streetwear launching soon

At the Cricket Library we are always keep our eye out for what our favourite players are up to outside of cricket.

Needless to say we were very impressed with Gurinder Sandhu’s new clothing line that is soon to be released.

HMBLE Streetwear is high quality, won’t break your bank and can be shipped worldwide. The touch we particularly like at the Cricket Library is the fact that for every purchase made there is a donation made to charity. So not only will you be looking your best, you will be paying it forward to someone less fortunate.

Keep your eye on the HMBLE Streetwear social channels for more information on the official release which is coming soon.

Katie Mack takes top gong for third consecutive year.

Congratulations to former guest on the Cricket Library Podcast Katie Mack who has won her third consecutive Bronwyn Calver Medal for Meteors player of the year at the 2021 ACT Cricket Awards.

It is a testament to her skill & commitment as well as her desire to get the best out of herself. At the Cricket Library we are thrilled to see her receive this honour.

Well done Katie Mack!

To hear more about Katie and her cricket career so far, make sure you go back and have a listen to her appearance on the podcast last year.

Wingham to WBBL – The Maitlan Brown story on the Cricket Library Podcast

Maitlan Brown is just about to turn 24 and is one of the most exciting young talents in the game. She has made an impact with the ball, demonstrated athleticism in the field and contributed valuable runs with the willow.

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we will hear more about where Maitlan’s love of the game started, her time in the NSW junior pathway, moving to Canberra, playing for the Renegades, touring India, her call up to the Australian squad, injury rehab as well as her return to NSW this summer. We also learn about some of her off field creative pursuits as an award-winning industrial design student.

Needless to say we ask Maitlan who she would most like to have a net with. Her  selections combine a mix of cricket, comedy and musical genius. In fact one of her selections provided entertainment at a Cricket Australia Awards night.

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Happy birthday SPD Smith

Steve Smith is a common name but there is only one SPD Smith. Happy birthday young man!

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Steve Smith birthday boy

Which Steve Smith will celebrate?

It is SPD

Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast The Cricket Library

Maddie Penna is a talented young all rounder making the most of her opportunities with the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors in the WNCL and in the WBBL with the Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we hear more of her story from her first memories of playing cricket, winning a premiership at Bankstown, captaining the CA XI at the u-18 Nationals, her WBBL call up and maiden WNCL hundred. Maddie shares the challenges of dealing with injuries and juggling study alongside her cricket commitments. We also hear some of her aspirations for the future both on and off the field. 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. Β 
  1. Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  2. Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  3. Nathan Reardon – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  4. Luke Feldman – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. Maitlan Brown – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  6. Dan Marsh – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  7. Paul Adams Interview
  8. Cricket Library Weekly – QLD Lift the Shield
  9. Cricket Library Weekly – Blues lift the trophy
  10. Cricket Library Weekly – 23 in a row

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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