Chris Hartley – My First Pair Of Wicketkeeping Gloves

Record breaking Queensland wicket keeper Chris Hartley shares about his first pair of wicket keeping gloves in his chat with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast.

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Chris Hartley recounts his first pair of wicket keeping gloves were a pair of leather driving gloves! #Cricket #Podcast #WicketKeeper #BBL

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You can listen to the full interview here –

Bowling the flipper with SK Warne in Zimbabwe

In this excerpt from the Cricket Library Podcast, former Australian leg spinner Peter McIntyre discusses learning to bowl the flipper and testing out whilst bowling in tandem with Warnie in Zimbabwe.

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Peter McIntyre on learning to bowl the flipper and bowling in tandem with SK Warne in Zimbabwe. #cricket #podcast #LegSpin #Flipper #CricTok

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You can listen to our full interview with Peter McIntyre here –

Test Match Run Scoring Race – MJ North v MTG Elliott

In today’s data race it is a battle between Marcus North and Matthew Elliott to see who comes out on top with the most test match runs.

Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast The Cricket Library

Kepler Wessels has the distinction of representing both Australia and South Africa in International Cricket. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, Kepler Wessels joins host Matt Ellis to share his reflections on the origins of his passion for cricket, breaking into First Class Cricket at age 16 whilst still at school, moving to England and the influence of Tony Greig in getting him to Australia to play World Series Cricket. We hear about Kepler's test debut, where he made a big hundred, and we clear up who was to blame for the run-out of Greg Chappell in that innings. He shares his mindset for taking on and conquering the almighty West Indies pace attack of the 1980s. We get some insights into the Sheffield Shield final in the 1985/6 season and his dismissal of Mark Waugh in that game. Kepler speaks of the surprise of returning to play international cricket for South Africa, the thrill of beating Australia in their first game of the 92 World Cup and the disappointment of bowing out in a rain-affected semi-final. He shares the plan they hatched to dismiss Allan Border in the famous Sydney Test Match of 1994 and the elation of scoring a century at Lord's at the back end of his career. Kepler updates us on what he is up to now, including his work at Kepler Wessels Training. Of course, we don't let him get away without asking who the three people he would most like to join him at the cricket nets. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.
  1. Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast
  2. Michelle Goszko – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast
  3. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Countdown – Aaron Wharton Interview
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – Season Finale
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – Australia Lift The World Cup & WA Lift The Shield

Happy Birthday PE McIntyre

Peter McIntyre progressed through the ranks at Essendon playing club cricket to make his debut for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield at the MCG in March 1989. A couple of years later he would spend some time at the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy eventually moving to play First Class Cricket for South Australia.

Peter was selected to play for Australia A in the controversial 1994/5 Series which featured Australia, England and Zimbabwe. It was this summer that he was selected to become Baggy Green 364 when he was selected for the Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

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Peter McIntyre on the Cricket Library Podcast discussing his Test call up #BaggyGreen

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Peter later had the opportunity to tour the sub-continent playing a Test against India dismissing Sachin Tendulkar.

One of the great summers for Peter was the 1995/6 summer winning the Sheffield Shield where his work with the bat proved to be invaluable.

His First Class career came to a close in 2002 having played 97 matches with 322 wickets to his name.

Today he celebrates his 56th birthday. We trust you will enjoy this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast with Peter McIntyre.

Do you read cricket books at parties?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction would often be making waves on the social scene waxing lyrical and sharing stories about his life and times in the library.

He would also take time out from functions to duck away and fit in some reading time as was captured on the highly popular TikTok social media platform.

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Steve Waugh’s #Ashes Diary a staple for those who like to escape the glitz and glamour of the Julio life at parties. #Cricket #cricketbook #stevewaugh

♬ original sound – MJ Ellis

Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast The Cricket Library

Kepler Wessels has the distinction of representing both Australia and South Africa in International Cricket. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, Kepler Wessels joins host Matt Ellis to share his reflections on the origins of his passion for cricket, breaking into First Class Cricket at age 16 whilst still at school, moving to England and the influence of Tony Greig in getting him to Australia to play World Series Cricket. We hear about Kepler's test debut, where he made a big hundred, and we clear up who was to blame for the run-out of Greg Chappell in that innings. He shares his mindset for taking on and conquering the almighty West Indies pace attack of the 1980s. We get some insights into the Sheffield Shield final in the 1985/6 season and his dismissal of Mark Waugh in that game. Kepler speaks of the surprise of returning to play international cricket for South Africa, the thrill of beating Australia in their first game of the 92 World Cup and the disappointment of bowing out in a rain-affected semi-final. He shares the plan they hatched to dismiss Allan Border in the famous Sydney Test Match of 1994 and the elation of scoring a century at Lord's at the back end of his career. Kepler updates us on what he is up to now, including his work at Kepler Wessels Training. Of course, we don't let him get away without asking who the three people he would most like to join him at the cricket nets. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.
  1. Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast
  2. Michelle Goszko – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast
  3. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Countdown – Aaron Wharton Interview
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – Season Finale
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – Australia Lift The World Cup & WA Lift The Shield

Johan Botha Speaks About The Generosity Of Imran Tahir

Johan Botha is a cricketing journeyman who came through the ranks in South Africa representing his country in 5 Tests, 78 ODIs and 40 T20 Internationals. The short format specialist, has plied his craft in franchise cricket around the world with stints in the IPL, BBL and CPL.

In this excerpt, we hear from Johan on the generosity of leg spinner Imran Tahir.

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Johan Botha speaks about the generosity of Imran Tahir in sharing his knowledge with fellow leg-spin bowlers. #Cricket #Podcast #SpinBowling

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DE Bollinger v CG Rackemann – Test Match Run Scoring Race Called By Matt Fiction On TikTok

Excitement personified with this gripping line chart race called by Matt Fiction on TikTok.

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Test Match Run Scoring Line Chart Race – CG Rackemann v DE Bollinger. Who will come out on top? #Cricket #Data #race #fastbowler

♬ original sound – MJ Ellis

Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast The Cricket Library

Kepler Wessels has the distinction of representing both Australia and South Africa in International Cricket. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, Kepler Wessels joins host Matt Ellis to share his reflections on the origins of his passion for cricket, breaking into First Class Cricket at age 16 whilst still at school, moving to England and the influence of Tony Greig in getting him to Australia to play World Series Cricket. We hear about Kepler's test debut, where he made a big hundred, and we clear up who was to blame for the run-out of Greg Chappell in that innings. He shares his mindset for taking on and conquering the almighty West Indies pace attack of the 1980s. We get some insights into the Sheffield Shield final in the 1985/6 season and his dismissal of Mark Waugh in that game. Kepler speaks of the surprise of returning to play international cricket for South Africa, the thrill of beating Australia in their first game of the 92 World Cup and the disappointment of bowing out in a rain-affected semi-final. He shares the plan they hatched to dismiss Allan Border in the famous Sydney Test Match of 1994 and the elation of scoring a century at Lord's at the back end of his career. Kepler updates us on what he is up to now, including his work at Kepler Wessels Training. Of course, we don't let him get away without asking who the three people he would most like to join him at the cricket nets. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.
  1. Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast
  2. Michelle Goszko – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast
  3. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Countdown – Aaron Wharton Interview
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – Season Finale
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – Australia Lift The World Cup & WA Lift The Shield

Maitlan Brown Speaks About The Impact Of The WBBL

Maitlan Brown is just about to turn 25 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.

She was also crowned Belinda Clark Medalist at the prestigious Cricket NSW Awards Night recognising her performances for the NSW Breakers and Sydney Sixers.

Here is an excerpt of her sharing about the positive impact of the WBBL on her career and the opportunities it has provided for many young players.

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Maitlan Brown was a very popular guest on the Cricket Library Podcast. Here she talks about the impact of the WBBL on her cricket career. #WBBL

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You can listen to the full interview here