Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Tabbsy steps in as co-host to wrap up all of the action from the first test between Australia and the West Indies.

As you can imagine, there will be a deep dive into some of the numbers, particularly around the performance of Marnus Labuschagne.

The lads look at the latest round of Sheffield Shield action and run their eye over the incredible batting in the test match between England and Pakistan.

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Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

Cricket Library Weekly – Strikers Win Weber WBBL

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, we look at the Adelaide Strikers and their inaugural Weber WBBL title win against the Sydney Sixers in front of a packed North Sydney Oval.

The lads preview the NRMA Insurance Test Series set to get underway in Perth between Australia and the West Indies.

Finally, we run our eyes over the latest in the Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup Competitions.

Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.

Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

Cricket Library Weekly Podcast – 6 November 2022

In this week’s edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt wrap up all of the latest action from the Marsh Sheffield Shield, Marsh One Day Cup and Weber WBBL|08.

Tabbsy is back with his take for the week which looks at one of the longest standing records in the history of the game as well as some data that will keep our listeners in the UK happy.

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.

Heather Graham Special Guest On The Cricket Library Weekly

IMAGE COURTESY OF HOBART HURRICANES

In our second episode for the 2022/23 season, we are joined by special guest Heather Graham from the Hobart Hurricanes.

Heather who is one of only three players in the 100 wicket / 1000 run club in the WBBL, shares with us the origins of her passion for cricket and reflects on the key ingredients to the successful teams she has been a part of.

She speaks about what is ahead for the Hurricanes, looks back on winning the WBBL in her 100th game and how much it would mean to the players to send coach Dan Marsh out a winner.

Robbie and Matt run their eye over some of the key performances in the Australian Men’s Domestic summer to date and the ever popular Tabbsy’s Take segment returns after receiving plenty of plaudits following the world premiere of the segment last week.

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.

Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

Cricket Library Weekly Returns For 2022/23

The Cricket Library Weekly returns for season 2022/23 with Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis back to digest all of the cricket talking points each week throughout the summer.

In the first edition of the new season, the lads share their thoughts on the WNCL and WBBL competitions, with some high-quality cricket being played in the early stages of the competitions.

Airing for the first time in an exclusive for the Cricket Library is a brand new segment, ‘Tabbsy’s Take’, where our resident librarian in Orange shares his take on the stats that have caught his eye each week. This is sure to become a favourite with loyal members of the cricket library community. This week there is a bit of a World T20 flavour, with Tabbsy leaving listeners with some homework before next week’s program.

Finally, Robbie and Matt run their eye over some of the key performances in the Australian Men’s Domestic summer to date.

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.

Performing in the zone

We have all been there. Sitting in the library, reading one of our favourite cricket books and the next thing we know the library is closing. Where did the time go? We have been lost in the world of the storyteller and captivated by what is unfolding. Reading has not been a chore, it has been a delight.

On the cricket field we see players enter a similar state where they are totally focussed on the task at hand and execute their skills at the highest level with ease and freedom. It is a feeling that is hard to capture but one you wish you could bottle and share with others.

In a chat with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast, Baggy Green 416, Peter George explained the experience of being in the zone.

“You certainly stop focussing so much on yourself and start thinking about what you are doing at the other end. I remember I think I got Jimmy Faulkner out for my 5th wicket and it was just one of those classic in form, like I was just thinking what I was doing to work him over everything worked exactly how I wanted it to work.”

Peter drops plenty of other nuggets of gold in his chat with Matt and his story is one of the many that we have shared on the Cricket Library Podcast that will hopefully grow your love of the game.

Cricket Library Weekly Podcast Set To Return Late September

In some great news for fans of the Cricket Library Weekly Podcast, it was announced today that the podcast will be returning at the end of this month with the release date still to be finalised.

Hosts Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis have agreed to terms for another summer and will be taking the reigns of the weekly show once again for the 2022/23 season.

It has been a productive “off season” for Mackinlay who has been focussed on his bee keeping exploits with Robeez first batch of honey not far away now.

Both Ellis and Mackinlay are eager to be back in the Burrabadine and Rivergum Drive studios this summer with rumours circulating around the addition of a new segment which if true, is sure to be warmly welcomed by our loyal listener base.

We are hearing also that Matt Fiction is scheduled to be back on the first flight at the completion of the test match between England and South Africa. No doubt Fiction will again be a popular figure featuring throughout the season.

In the meantime make sure you check out the latest audiobook release from Ellis and Fiction and catch up on any of the back catalogue you have missed.

Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

Maisy Gibson reflects on her net session with WWE Superstar John Cena

John Cena is legendary for his work in the squared circle and is one of the biggest superstars in the WWE.

We loved hearing Cricket Library Podcast guest Maisy Gibson recounting her experience of having a hit in the nets with the larger-than-life Professional Wrestler.

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Maisy Gibson reflects on the thrill of having a bowl in the cricket nets to WWE legend John Cena. #youcantseeme #JohnCena #WWE #cricket #CricketNets

♬ The Time Is Now (John Cena) – WWE & John Cena & Tha Trademarc

Have a listen to our full chat with Maisy to find out more behind her passion for cricket as well as her passion for socks!

Sensible librarians will ensure that they get themselves a pair of the highly sought-after Cricket Library socks to complement their usual attire.

Kepler’s mindset for taking on the West Indies

Kepler Wessels faced a hurdle in his career when he played the West Indies in 1984. He made 32 runs in his four innings in the West Indies and In the first test in Perth he made 13 and 0 with runs needed in Brisbane to keep his spot in the team.

After a first-innings duck, Kepler changed his mindset to have an incredible summer, notching 61, 98, 70, 90, and 0 with an epic 173 in the Sydney Test to prove his credentials against the premier pace bowling attack in the world.

He spoke with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast about the shift in approach that helped him to have success and what that success meant to him.

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Kepler Wessels speaks about having the mindset to overcome the West Indies pace attack when they were at the peak of their powers. #keplerwessels #cricket #podcast #fyp #retro

♬ original sound – MJ Ellis

In the interview Kepler also shares 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.

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.

Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast

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.