Nathan Hauritz burst onto the International Cricket scene receiving a call up to the Australian team as a 20 year old after making an early impression playing for Queensland and Australia at u-19 level where he played alongside the likes of Michael Clarke, Ed Cowan, Mitch Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Shane Watson and Andrew McDonald.
He went on to represent Australia in 17 Test Matches claiming 63 wickets with career best figures of 5-53. Nathan also played 58 ODI’s also picking up 63 wickets with best figures of 4-29.
Hauritz was also more than handy with the bat scoring three half centuries for Australia and had a highest First Class score of 146 for NSW against South Australia in 2010.
In this excerpt from the Cricket Library Podcast, Nathan talks about his time in the Australian u-19s.
Gregory Stephen Chappell is one of the greats of Australian cricket with his playing record speaking for itself. He has also made a significant impact off the field since calling stumps on his playing career.
In this excerpt from the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about being inspired by the achievements and success of his older brother Ian.
You can listen to the full interview with Greg here –
Peter McIntyre progressed through the ranks at Essendon playing club cricket to make his debut for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield at the MCG in March 1989. A couple of years later he would spend some time at the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy eventually moving to play First Class Cricket for South Australia.
Peter was selected to play for Australia A in the controversial 1994/5 Series which featured Australia, England and Zimbabwe. It was this summer that he was selected to become Baggy Green 364 when he was selected for the Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.
Peter later had the opportunity to tour the sub-continent playing a Test against India dismissing Sachin Tendulkar.
One of the great summers for Peter was the 1995/6 summer winning the Sheffield Shield where his work with the bat proved to be invaluable.
His First Class career came to a close in 2002 having played 97 matches with 322 wickets to his name.
Today he celebrates his 56th birthday. We trust you will enjoy this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast with Peter McIntyre.
Johan Botha is a cricketing journeyman who came through the ranks in South Africa representing his country in 5 Tests, 78 ODIs and 40 T20 Internationals. The short format specialist, has plied his craft in franchise cricket around the world with stints in the IPL, BBL and CPL.
In this excerpt, we hear from Johan on the generosity of leg spinner Imran Tahir.
Maitlan Brown is just about to turn 25 and is one of the most exciting young talents in the game. She has made an impact with the ball, demonstrated athleticism in the field and contributed valuable runs with the willow.
She was also crowned Belinda Clark Medalist at the prestigious Cricket NSW Awards Night recognising her performances for the NSW Breakers and Sydney Sixers.
Here is an excerpt of her sharing about the positive impact of the WBBL on her career and the opportunities it has provided for many young players.
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 excerpt, Siddons reflects on his first time touring Pakistan with the likes of AR Border and SR Waugh.
You can hear Jamie’s full conversation with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast.
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