Nathan Ellis is a fine young player and all of us at the Cricket Library were thrilled to see him given the honour of representing Australia in T20 cricket.
Needless to say when he achieved the incredible feat of a hat trick on debut, our resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction was immediately working on a haiku poem to appropriately celebrate the achievement.
In some fantastic news for fans of the Sydney Thunder, Rachael Haynes has agreed to terms for another season with the reigning WBBL Champions. She was part of the inaugural Thunder WBBL team which won the WBBL|01 title and was the captain in their WBBL|06 victorious campaign.
She is the Thunder WBBL all time leading run scorer and will be looking to lead from the front again in WBBL|07.
The Northern Superchargers have claimed victory over the Welsh Fire largely due to the work of pocket rocket Jemimah Rodrigues who rescued the Supercharges innings with a magnificent display with the willow.
CH Gayle has gone past 14000 T20 runs and in the process helped the West Indies to secure a series win against the touring Australians. In a career spanning many years, the Universe Boss has dispatched some of the best bowlers on his way to the milestone.
Our resident librarian Matt Fiction has penned this haiku poem to commemorate this magnificent achievement.
Gregory Stephen Chappell is one of the greats of Australian cricket with his playing record speaking for itself. He has also made a significant impact off the field since calling stumps on his playing career.
In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about the origins of his passion for the game, breaking into First Class cricket & the crucial batting tip he received from Sir Donald Bradman.
Greg also shares about his epiphany moment sitting in his motel room reflecting on a letter from his father whilst playing against a World XI in Tasmania. His realisation lead to a shift in mindset that was followed by a run of big scores for Australia.
We take a closer look at his 247 not out against NZ in 1974 where he and brother Ian both made centuries in each innings of the game.
There are some wonderful insights regarding balancing playing cricket with a young family and holding down a job.
Greg also shares about his time coaching in India and the key learning he took away from that experience.
Finally we hear about the important fundraising work that the Chappell Foundation is doing to provide a better future for thousands of young Australians without a roof over their head each night.
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