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.

Universe Boss Goes Past 14000 T20 Runs

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.

Haiku Poem By Matt Fiction

The Universe Boss

Happy he is still playing

14000 Runs

1000 Poles For JM Anderson

An absolutely incredible achievement from James Anderson has seen him take career best figures and go past 1000 First Class wickets. Indeed a special day for the man himself and cricket as a whole.

Well done Jimmy Anderson!

To celebrate the achievement, our resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction has penned this stirring haiku poem.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

1000 wickets

James Anderson is all class

A league of his own

Congratulations NZ

NZ have defied the weather and produced a complete performance to defeat India to become the inaugural ICC World Test Champions.

Our resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction has penned this haiku poem in their honour.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction:

New Zealand win it!

The first team to take the crown

World Test Champions

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

Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell The Cricket Library

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. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a positive review to help us to continue sharing stories that inspire a love of cricket.
  1. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  2. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  3. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT
  4. Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  6. Nathan Reardon – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  7. Luke Feldman – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  8. Maitlan Brown – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  9. Dan Marsh – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  10. Paul Adams Interview