For The Love Of Cricket – Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game Coming To Audio Book

“A unique look at cricket through poems and I have never seen or read anything like this before. A must-read for any cricket love” Amazon Review

Cricket librarians all around the world would agree that a high quality audio visual section will enhance the library experience for librarians and borrowers alike. In years past, access to VHS tapes, DVDs, Compact Discs and Cassettes were sufficient to meet the basic requirements of an audio visual section. These days however with technology moving at a rapid rate, the influx of audio books has opened a whole new world for those wishing to expand their horizons.

Cassette tapes were a staple in Cricket Libraries prior to advancements in technology

Modern technology has enabled librarians and private citizens alike the opportunity to listen to a wealth of cricket related material through devices such as MP3 players, mobile telephones, tablets and computers. This creates endless possibilities for those who are looking to expand their libraries but do not have the budget to undertake extensions. Adding electronic files to your favourite device ensures you can essentially listen to your favourite cricket book anywhere at any time.

In some great news for listeners of audiobooks, For The Love Of Cricket – Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game is coming very soon to an audiobook.

“Right from the first page you can see the passion and love of the game of cricket from Matt Ellis and Matt Fiction,” Matthew T on an Amazon Review. “This shows in their writing and brings back memories of big cricket moments from the past. A unique look at cricket through poems and I have never seen or read anything like this before. A must-read for any cricket lover.”

One of the exciting features of “For The Love of Cricket: Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game” is that it presents a light and refreshing take on cricket, which highlights some of the key moments that inspired a love of a game in the authors as well as the players who continue to ignite the flame that keeps burning brightly.

SF Devlin, another reviewer on Amazon, said, “What a read! A wonderfully written book for anyone that loves cricket. As a tragic myself, I loved reading about past players, current players, and upcomers alike. The Haikus are just an added bonus!”

With each page of “For The Love of Cricket: Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game,” cricket lovers will resonate with its offerings and be inspired to reflect on the place of cricket in their hearts and minds.

Astute readers or in this case listeners will ensure they get themselves a copy as soon as possible. To find out as soon as it becomes available, leave your details below and we will get in touch.

The Last Wicket E51: Matt Ellis on combining Haiku poems and Cricket

Host of the first established cricket podcast in Australia, The Cricket Library Podcast, and author of the new book – “For The Love Of Cricket: Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game” – Matt Ellis joins The Last Wicket podcast to pay tribute to Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne, talk about the ongoing tour of Pakistan by the Australian team, and share how he fell in love with Australia’s favourite summer game.

23 Minutes That Had Me Hooked On Cricket For Life

Have a listen to the prologue of the new book by MJ Ellis and M Fiction, For The Love Of Cricket: Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game

If you like what you hear, you can grab yourself a copy of the eBook by clicking here

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

New Cricket Book Coming Soon!

In some wonderful news for lovers of cricket and haiku poetry, Matt Ellis and Matt Fiction have teamed up to put together a collection of stories and haiku poems that have been inspired by the summer game.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this title could be the perfect opportunity to spoil that special someone.

Stay tuned for more information as to how you can get your copy on what is certain to be one of the best selection of cricket themed haiku poems ever collated.

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

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!