Feldman’s bat troubles on debut

Luke Feldman was a highly popular guest on the Cricket Library Podcast. He had a very eventful debut with the bat as he explains here.

In addition to this yarn, we hear about Luke’s pathway to First Class Cricket, forging for himself a career with the QLD Bulls having first represented QLD Country whilst working as a police officer.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, Luke shares some stories from his early days playing in the backyard to making his 1st Class debut against the West Indies, being a part of five different Big Bash clubs, lifting the Sheffield Shield, taking over 200 wickets and providing some handy cameos with the bat.

A passionate Queenslander who represented his state with distinction and continues to put back into the game at the Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club in Brisbane and the Bulls Masters program which does some magnificent work raising funds and developing cricket in QLD.

We trust you will enjoy our chat with Luke Feldman and that his three selections to join him for a net will generate some healthy banter from our listeners.

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What would you do if the Australian Cricket Captain asked you for a favour?

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Happy birthday Allan Robert Border. Thanks for letting me carry your bags to the cricket team bus. #cricketlegend #attitude #service #selfhelp #cricket #improvement

♬ original sound – MJ Ellis

It is Wednesday 5 January 1994 and one of the more memorable SCG Test Matches is in the balance with Australia finishing day four at 4-63 with Allan Border at the crease with Mark Waugh with Fanie De Villiers on a roll having dismissed Slater, Boon, nightwatchman Tim May and opener Mark Taylor in an inspired spell late in the day.

High quality Test Match cricket was unfolding before our eyes in a low scoring game that could still go either way with Australia chasing the target of 117. Things were tense, AB was coming to the close of his career, and in fact this is the last time I would see him bat live. He had made 49 in the first innings before he was out caught behind off the bowling of De Villiers.

These facts all fade into the background for me however, with the highlight of the test match coming for me after stumps on day four when my brother and I were milling around out the back of the Member’s Stand chasing autographs. Top of our list was the skipper who we were hoping to catch before he pulled stumps on his career.

We waited quite some time before we spotted AB trying to make his way discreetly out of the ground on his way to the team bus. There was no time to lose and we did not want to miss out, so I raced up to the great man with a poster in hand ready to ask the question.

Trying my best, I asked the question as politely as I could. AB stopped, looked at my brother and dropped his bags on the ground letting us know that in order for us to have his autograph we would have to carry his bags to the bus.

As loyal members of the Duncan Fearnley Junior Cricket Club, it was certainly a privilege to have this honour bestowed upon us. It is not every day that the Australian captain asks you for a favour and we made sure we did not let him down.

Once the bags were securely stowed under the bus, AB having signed plenty of autographs for the others on a similar quest to ours, we had accomplished our mission and secured what we considered the pièce de résistance.

Unfortunately, Australia did not get the job done the following day with South Africa claiming a remarkable 5 run victory as Australia collapsed to be all out for 111. AR Border was bowled by Allan Donald without adding to his overnight score and Fanie De Villiers the hero for the visitors finishing with 6-43 off 23.3 overs.

Border’s men bounced back in Adelaide before the skipper led the team for three more Test Matches in South Africa before retiring with an incredible 11 174 runs to his name at 50.56. Phenomenal numbers for the man who took over the captaincy from Kim Hughes in what was a tough period for Australian cricket.

When people ask me my favourite memories of Allan Robert Border, I think of him winning the World Cup in 87, bringing home the Ashes in 1989, lifting the World Series Cup on multiple occasions, his mental toughness, brilliance in the field and his more than handy work with the ball. Alongside all of his obvious on field attributes, the day I carried his bags to the bus in exchange for an autograph is certainly up there with one of the best.

What is your favourite memory of the great AR Border?

Michelle Goszko – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast The Cricket Library

Michelle Goszko is one of the most passionate cricket people that you will ever meet. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we will hear from Michelle about the origins of that passion and how it lead her to a distinguished career with the highly successful NSW Breakers and National honours. Michelle sheds light on her historic double hundred on Test debut, the winning culture at the Breakers, winning a World Cup at Eden Gardens and her prowess with the ball. We also get some insights into the highs and lows of being an elite athlete and her transition out of playing cricket into coaching and commentary roles. The cricket family was in shock last year when Michelle suffered a stroke and she shares openly about the impact of this and her road to recovery. Needless to say, we ask Michelle to select three people that she would most like to have a net session with. 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. Michelle Goszko – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast
  2. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Countdown – Aaron Wharton Interview
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – Season Finale
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – Australia Lift The World Cup & WA Lift The Shield
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – Tasmania Win First WNCL Title

Hitting The Mercantile Mutual Cup Sign – Graham Manou Reflects

Graham Manou was a popular guest on the cricket library podcast with listeners enjoying his reflections on hitting the prestigious Mercantile Mutual Cup sign on two separate occasions.

In this clip, Graham shares his memories of hitting the sign for the first time against Western Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

Have a listen to the full chat where you can also hear about the second time he hit the sign whilst also learning of where his passion for the game began, making his 1st Class debut in Zimbabwe, captaining his state & what it was like to bat with test match double centurion Jason Gillespie. Graham also sheds some insights on family life and his transition out of the game.

Needless to say, he will select three people he would most like to have a net with and his selections are sure to appeal to the cricket nuffy in all of us.

Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories like this one from Graham Manou.

100 Days to go until the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

The Men’s T20 World Cup is now just100 days away and as the excitement builds, you can join together with other passionate cricket people in SQUAD communities on Facebook.

Cricket is known for being a sport that brings people together, and by joining a SQUAD, you will be connected with passionate cricket fans like yourself to ride the highs and lows as the Men’s ICC T20 World Cup draws closer.

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The Men’s ICC T20 World Cup is less than 150 days away & as the excitement builds,you can join a SQUAD on Facebook as Aaron Wharton explains #Crictok

♬ original sound – The Cricket Library – The Cricket Library

Aaron Wharton, the Community Engagement Lead for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup spoke with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast explaining what to expect when you join a SQUAD and how you can start contributing to the discussion by joining today.

Michelle Goszko – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast The Cricket Library

Michelle Goszko is one of the most passionate cricket people that you will ever meet. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we will hear from Michelle about the origins of that passion and how it lead her to a distinguished career with the highly successful NSW Breakers and National honours. Michelle sheds light on her historic double hundred on Test debut, the winning culture at the Breakers, winning a World Cup at Eden Gardens and her prowess with the ball. We also get some insights into the highs and lows of being an elite athlete and her transition out of playing cricket into coaching and commentary roles. The cricket family was in shock last year when Michelle suffered a stroke and she shares openly about the impact of this and her road to recovery. Needless to say, we ask Michelle to select three people that she would most like to have a net session with. 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. Michelle Goszko – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast
  2. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Countdown – Aaron Wharton Interview
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – Season Finale
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – Australia Lift The World Cup & WA Lift The Shield
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – Tasmania Win First WNCL Title

Michael Klinger Reflects On Captaining South Australia

Michael Klinger amassed over 11 thousand first-class runs throughout his distinguished career predominately for Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Gloucestershire. When he retired he was the leading run-scorer in the history of the Big Bash and has since only been passed by Chris Lynn and Aaron Finch.

The very popular guest on the Cricket Library Podcast reflects on taking the call to captain South Australia and the success that the team had in his time steering the ship.

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Michael Klinger speaks about what he learned while captaining the South Australian cricket team. #crictok #cricket #cricketpodcast #MichaelKlinger

♬ original sound – The Cricket Library – The Cricket Library

You can of course listen to the full interview via your preferred podcast provider.

Ellyse Perry The Consummate Professional From An Early Age

It is no secret that Ellyse Perry has forged an extraordinary career as an athlete and her on-field achievements are a testament to her dedication and pursuit of excellence from a young age.

In a recent interview with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast, Michelle Goszko recounts an example of this dedication when they were playing Grade Cricket together in Sydney.

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Michelle Goszko reflects on the dedication of Ellyse Perry as she was coming through the ranks as a 15 year old. #ellyseperry #wbbl #crictok #fyp

♬ original sound – The Cricket Library – The Cricket Library

Have a listen to the entire conversation with Michelle Goszko. Michelle sheds light on her historic double hundred on her Test debut, the winning culture at the Breakers, winning a World Cup at Eden Gardens and her prowess with the ball.

We also get some insights into the highs and lows of being an elite athlete and her transition out of playing cricket into coaching and commentary roles.

The cricket family was in shock last year when Michelle suffered a stroke and she shares openly about the impact of this and her road to recovery.

Needless to say, we ask Michelle to select three people that she would most like to have a net session with.

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.

Michelle Goszko Reflects On Winning World Cup At Eden Gardens

Michelle Goszko was an attacking right hand batter for Australia who played in 34 One Day Internationals for Australia.

She spoke about winning the World Cup at Eden Gardens in her recent interview with Matt Ellis for the Cricket Library Podcast.

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Former Australian Cricketer Michelle Goszko reflects on winning the World Cup at Eden Gardens in front of 60000 fans. #Cricket #cricketworldcup

♬ original sound – The Cricket Library – The Cricket Library

You can listen to the full interview in all of the usual places including here.

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.

Michelle Goszko – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast

Michelle Goszko is one of the most passionate cricket people that you will ever meet.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we will hear from Michelle about the origins of that passion and how it lead her to a distinguished career with the highly successful NSW Breakers and National honours.

Michelle sheds light on her historic double hundred on Test debut, the winning culture at the Breakers, winning a World Cup at Eden Gardens and her prowess with the ball.

We also get some insights into the highs and lows of being an elite athlete and her transition out of playing cricket into coaching and commentary roles.

The cricket family was in shock last year when Michelle suffered a stroke and she shares openly about the impact of this and her road to recovery.

Needless to say, we ask Michelle to select three people that she would most like to have a net session with.

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.

Michelle Goszko Coming Soon To The Cricket Library Podcast

In some great news for listeners of the Cricket Library Podcast, we can confirm that Michelle Goszko will be appearing soon on the show.

The former Australian batter who made a double century in her Test Match debut against England shares her story as we ride the highs and lows with her.

We are certain that her story will resonate with passionate lovers of the game.

Join a SQUAD for the Men’s ICC T20 World Cup

The Men’s T20 World Cup is less than 150 days away and as the excitement builds, you can join together with other passionate cricket people in SQUAD communities on Facebook.

Cricket is known for being a sport that brings people together, and by joining a SQUAD, you will be connected with passionate cricket fans like yourself to ride the highs and lows as the Men’s ICC T20 World Cup draws closer.

@thecricketlibrary

The Men’s ICC T20 World Cup is less than 150 days away & as the excitement builds,you can join a SQUAD on Facebook as Aaron Wharton explains #Crictok

♬ original sound – The Cricket Library – The Cricket Library

Aaron Wharton, the Community Engagement Lead for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup spoke with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast explaining what to expect when you join a SQUAD and how you can start contributing to the discussion by joining today by clicking on the link to your favourite team below.

Have a listen to the full conversation with Aaron Wharton on the Cricket Library Podcast.