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

Cricket Library Weekly – Christmas Edition The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the action from the Adelaide Test and cast their eye forward to Boxing Day. The lads take a look at the WNCL action between NSW and Victoria as well as the Queensland v Tasmania fixtures. Matt Fiction is back with the highly popular 'Fiction Files' sharing his thoughts on the Ashes from an English perspective. 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. Cricket Library Weekly – Christmas Edition
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 15 December
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – Ashes Are Here!
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – WBBL Finals Edition
  6. Cricket Library Weekly – 18 November 2021
  7. Cricket Library Weekly 10 November 2021
  8. Cricket Library Weekly – November 3
  9. Cricket Library Weekly 29 October
  10. Cricket Library Weekly 20 October

Sheffield Shield Final – Haiku Poem Challenge

Today marks the start of the Marsh Sheffield Shield Final between QLD and NSW which will cap off the finish to a season like no other.

To help celebrate the occasion our librarians would like to invite you to join the Haiku Poem Challenge where we are asking you to describe the events of the Shield Final in haiku poem form.

Matt Fiction has been penning some magnificent haiku poems throughout the summer and now it is your turn to join in with the fun.

A basic haiku poem has the following structure;

Line 1: 5 syllables

Line 2: 7 syllables

Line 3: 5 syllables

Here is an example of how it works;

Steven Smith can dance (5 syllables)

Moves like you have never seen (7 syllables)

Incredible scenes (5 syllables)

You can join in the fun during the Marsh Sheffield Shield Final by tagging @CricketLibrary on twitter and using the hashtag #HaikuPoemChallenge when posting your haiku poem. We are looking forward to seeing what the Cricket Library community can come up with.

Of course you can listen to the latest episode of the Cricket Library Weekly Podcast where you can hear Matt Fiction reading his haiku poem of the week.