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 edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we relive some highlights from Nathan’s career as well as exploring some of the challenges he faced in addition to the difficulties associated with transitioning out of cricket.
As always, we ask who Nathan would most like to have a net with and he provides us with three excellent candidates including the first time a WWE Superstar gains a nomination.
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Ben Rohrer was a late inclusion in the NSW side at the back end of the 2006/7 season for the Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania in Hobart. Unfortunately, NSW were rolled for 53 in their first innings but there was some personal satisfaction for Ben Rohrer in the second innings as he explained to the Cricket Library Podcast.
Tasmania went on to win the game with Michael Di Venuto claiming player of the match honours for his magnificent 181 in Tasmania’s first innings total of 370 All Out.
Today it was announced that Leah Poulton has been appointed to the new role of Head of Female Cricket at Cricket NSW.
Leah represented Australia in 2 Tests, 48 ODIs and 40 T20Is as well playing over 100 games for NSW.
She was a high quality top order batter who had a reputation for scoring runs quickly which was confirmed when she became the first female to score a century in Women’s domestic T20 cricket for NSW.
In her distinguished career, Leah was a part of two successful ICC World T20 Campaigns for Australia top scoring in the 2010 decider.
Leah is a four time winner of the Belinda Clark medal which is awarded to the premier female cricketer in NSW.
We caught up with Leah in February for the Cricket Library Podcast. In this episode, we will hear from Leah about where her love for the game originated, some key influences on her career, some memorable moments, what she is up to now as well as finding out which three people Leah would most like to have a net with.
She also shares with us a very interesting story about how she found out that she had been selected to represent her country for the first time.
We trust you will thoroughly enjoy our chat with Leah Poulton.
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Wayne Holdsworth was a distinguished First Class Cricketer who claimed 212 wickets in his career. He made an immediate impact for NSW claiming 6-55 on debut at the MCG against Victoria and went on to win a number of Sheffield Shield titles with NSW including a match winning 7-41 against Queensland in the 1992/3 decider at the SCG.
This was followed by a berth on the 1993 Ashes tour where he will long be remembered for taking a hat trick against Derbyshire.
Not to be forgotten are his batting exploits in the the Mercantile Mutual Cup dispatching a career best 49* off 18 balls against Tasmania at the North Sydney Oval.
In our chat with Wayne we re live some of these memories among others as well as finding out what he is up to now.
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Network Seven journalist Nina Stevens was our special guest in the first episode of the new season of the Cricket Library Podcast.
In our chat with the official patron of the #CricketCountdown we hear about how Nina developed a love of the game, discuss the Men’s World Cup Final, look ahead to the Women’s Ashes starting later this week, explore strategies for staying up late to watch the cricket as well as looking back on some of our favourite #Ashes memories.
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