Bendemeer Bullet brings his best

JR Hazlewood has produced some of his best work on the biggest stage claiming 3 for 16 off his four overs in a miserly spell of bowling.

With a dot ball percentage of 75, Hazlewood was able to tighten the screws and pick up some key wickets along the way.

The boy from Bendemeer on the Macdonald River in the New England region of NSW has taken his skills to the biggest stage and delivered the goods.

Resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction has penned this Haiku poem in honour of his performance in the decider.

Haiku poem by Matt Fiction

Bendemeer Bullet

A dot ball bowling machine

Taking wickets too

Zampa Takes A Bag

Adam Zampa has returned career best T20 International figures ripping through Bangladesh at the World Cup.

Needless to say, his work with the ball has caught the eye of our resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction who has penned this haiku poem in his honour.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Zampa takes a bag

The batters had no answers

Career best figures

Spellbound by Sophie Devine

Sophie Devine has turned on an incredible display with the willow, powering her way to a century against reigning champions the Sydney Thunder in Weber WBBL|07.

In an innings that took no prisoners, the powerful opening batter from New Zealand clubbed six sixes in a match winning performance.

Her powerful hitting has taken her WBBL career tally to 113 which is streets ahead of our podcast host Matt Ellis who has only managed 9 maximums in a club cricket career which began in 1989.

As you would expect, this knock caught the eye of our resident librarian and quiz show host Matt Fiction who has penned this haiku poem in her honour.

Haiku Poem By Matt Fiction

Six hitting machine

Spell bound by Sophie Devine

Imposing display!

Darcie Brown Hat Trick

It is no secret that Darcie Brown is one of our favourites at the Cricket Library with her express pace, high skill level and youthful exuberance a hallmark of the early stages of her cricket career.

Today upon seeing her take the first hat trick of Weber WBBL|07 resident Cricket Librarian & host of the highly popular new game show ‘Fact or Fiction’, Matt Fiction has penned this haiku poem to commemorate the milestone.

Haiku Poem By Matt Fiction

Three in three for Brown

Darcie has a hat trick now

A quality spell

Priest Pounds A Hundred

Last week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay boldly proclaimed that former guest and friend of the Library Rachel Priest would make her mark on this season’s WBBL competition featuring in the upper echelons of the run scorers list.

His suspicions proved to be very accurate with the Hurricanes skipper plundering the Melbourne Stars on her way to a destructive 107 off just 68 balls including 10 boundaries and 7 sixes.

Resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction was particularly impressed, penning this haiku poem in her honour.

Priest pounds a hundred

Bowlers quaking in their boots

Leading from the front!

Rachel was a very popular guest on the Cricket Library Weekly last year and you can hear her chat with Robbie Mackinlay here.

Hat trick on debut!

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.

NT Ellis celebrates a hat trick on debut!

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Hat trick on debut

Writes his name in history books

Ellis is the man!

RL Haynes Retained As Thunder Captain

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.

Welcome back RL Haynes!

Haiku Poem By Matt Fiction

Rachael Haynes signs on

Thunder Nation celebrate

Good to see her back!

Jemimah Rodrigues fires for Northern Superchargers

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.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Runs for Jemimah

Superchargers get the win

Calm under pressure

Celebrating the debutants

A hearty congratulations to JR Philippe, WA Agar and BR McDermott who have made their ODI debuts against the West Indies overnight.

Australia proved far to strong for the hosts with MA Starc and JR Hazlewood producing 61 dot balls between them and ripped through the heart of the West Indies top order.

Australia lead the series 1-0 after succumbing to a 4-1 series loss in the T20 series.

Resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction has penned a haiku poem in celebration of the three newest members of the Australian ODI team.

Haiku Poem By Matt Fiction

Three players debut

Welcome to the Aussie team

Winners straight away.

JP Inglis Take A Bow

Josh Inglis has been lighting up the Vitality T20 Blast with exceptional returns in the regular season of the competition.

The wicket keeper batsman from WA has been in career best form, plundering attacks to all parts of the ground.

He is one of many high quality wicket keeper batsmen in the domestic ranks at the moment and certainly reminding us all of his talents this English summer.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Leading run scorer

JP Inglis strikes them well

Take a bow young man.

Tim Ludeman sighted Josh Inglis as a player to watch when we chatted on the Cricket Library Podcast.