Will Somerville is one of the nicest blokes in cricket, a trained accountant who went from needing to take annual leave to play cricket to wearing the Baggy Blue for NSW and representing his country in Test Cricket.
In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast the off spinner shares insights into the origins of his passion for the game, making his first class debut for Otago & moving to Australia. Will gives us a better understanding of his drive to maintain his training and playing commitments while working as an accountant. We hear just how much it meant to Will to be upgraded to a full contract with NSW and eventually making the move back to NZ and becoming a Test cricketer.
Of course we will find out who the three selections are for who Will would most like to join him in the nets. He choses an interesting mix from three different sports for what would be a very enjoyable net.
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Chris Hartley, legend of Queensland Cricket, star of the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder joins us to share his story on the latest edition of the Cricket Library Podcast.
The record breaking Queensland wicket keeper takes us on a trip down memory lane as we hear about where his passion for cricket began, an early encounter with an Australian captain, a tour of Pakistan, something he has in common with Matt Hayden, a ton in a Sheffield Shield final, playing 100 consecutive Shield games, taking over 500 catches, winning two BBL titles and find out the story behind his call up on the 2009 Ashes tour.
Of course we will find out who the three selections are for who Chris would most like to join him in the nets. A true cricket nuffy, Chris Hartley’s passion for the game is sure to resonate with you and continue to inspire your love of the game.
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The Australian Cricket team had a period where the Julios and Nerds were a big part of the culture. In his chat with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast, Wayne Holdsworth shared who he thought was the leader of the nerds during his time on the 1993 Ashes tour.
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Recently Matt Ellis caught up with Ryan Harris for the Cricket Library Podcast. Ryan shared just how much winning the Sheffield Shield with QLD meant to him.
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In a recent chat with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast, Jamie Siddons talked us through the first ball he faced in First Class Cricket. He was just 20 years old facing a young Courntey Walsh who was playing for the West Indies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Jamie Siddons grew up in Robinvale in country Victoria playing footy in the winter and cricket in the summer. He would go on to be one of the most prolific run scorers in Australian Domestic Cricket scoring over eleven and a half thousand runs and peeling off 35 First Class centuries.
In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we chat with Jamie about his First Class debut against the West Indies at the MCG, scoring an unbeaten hundred in a Shield Final for Victoria, playing an ODI in Pakistan, moving to South Australia and captaining them to a memorable Shield title in 95/6.
We ask about his transition into coaching, working with John Buchanan and the highly successful Australian team, moving to Bangladesh and returning to Australia to coach South Australia.
He shares how his passion for the game continues to grow through his new venture Jamie Siddons Coaching
As always we will find out who Jamie would like to join him in the nets with his selections having a bit of a Nike theme.
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In his recent appearance on the Cricket Library Podcast with Matt Ellis, Graham Manou reflected on receiving his Baggy Green cap from Ricky Ponting as well as the positive culture in the Australian Cricket team.
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In what was a Sheffield Shield final for the ages South Australia were able to hold on for a draw with Jamie Siddons lifting the Shield in front of a loyal local crowd at the Adelaide Oval in 1995/6.
Last year on the Cricket Library Podcast we spoke with one of the heroes from the game, Baggy Green 364 Peter McIntyre who reflected on just how much winning the Sheffield Shield meant to him.
Ryan Harris had quite a journey on his way to becoming Baggy Green 413. Along the way, he was part of an IPL winning team at the Deccan Chargers, won a Sheffield Shield and was player of the match in a domestic One Day Final for Queensland.
In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we will learn of where his passion for the game began, the hard conversation he had with his coach Wayne Phillips that was a turning point in his career & what it was like to be player of the series in an Ashes series in England and winning one 5-0 on home soil. We also get a run down of the famous delivery he bowled to dismiss Alistair Cook.
Needless to say, he will select three people he would most like to have a net with and for the first time a golfer is nominated to join two legendary cricketers who are also proficient golfers.
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