Fact or Fiction Debut A Real Winner

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly we premiered the exclusive airing of the brand new game show ‘Fact or Fiction’ with resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction.

Co host Robbie Mackinlay gave a fantastic account of himself as he was bombarded with challenging true or false questions fired at him by Matt Fiction.

Since airing on the Cricket Library Weekly, the official Cricket Library Youtube channel has been sent into meltdown receiving high praise from fans all around the world.

Please get in touch with us via our social channels if you would like to throw your hat in the ring and put your name forward as a future contestant on ‘Fact or Fiction’.

Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up all of the action from the Weber WBBL|07 final won by the Perth Scorchers in Perth over the weekend. The lads then turn their attention to the outstanding performances in the Marsh One Day Cup before previewing all of the action in the upcoming KFC Big Bash season that gets underway this weekend. Matt Ellis is the latest contestant to take on the Fact or Fiction challenge as he attempts to answer as many true or false questions in one minute of absolute mayhem. 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. Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – WBBL Finals Edition
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 18 November 2021
  4. Cricket Library Weekly 10 November 2021
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – November 3

Cricket Library Weekly 20 October

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt wrap up the latest from Weber WBBL|07 with the innings of Rachel Priest against the Melbourne Stars a real focal point.

The lads run their eye over the recent Marsh Sheffield Shield & Marsh Cup matches as well as checking in on the latest at the World T20 Cup.

In a world wide premier exclusive to the Cricket Library Weekly, we unveil a new quiz show ‘Fact or Fiction’ hosted by resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction.

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.

Brand New Segment ‘Fact or Fiction’ Set To Make Cricket Library Weekly Debut

There has been significant hype on social media and we can confirm that a brand new segment will be making its debut on the Cricket Library Weekly this week.

It is understood that in between writing haiku poems and sorting through the book returns, Matt Fiction has been working around the clock to bring the segment to life.

Sources at the Cricket Library have it on good authority that ‘Fact or Fiction’ will involve guests being asked a series of true or false questions in a strict two minute time period. Contestants will be put on the spot having to select if the statement read by Matt is either Fact or Fiction.

Robbie Mackinlay is believed to have been prepping himself in case he is put on the spot and invited to be the first contestant to take on the challenge. Loyal listeners from around the world have also been expressing their interest in taking part in the segment which is set to take the podcasting world by storm.

Make sure you tune in this week to be one of the first to hear history in the making this week on the Cricket Library Podcast.

Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up all of the action from the Weber WBBL|07 final won by the Perth Scorchers in Perth over the weekend. The lads then turn their attention to the outstanding performances in the Marsh One Day Cup before previewing all of the action in the upcoming KFC Big Bash season that gets underway this weekend. Matt Ellis is the latest contestant to take on the Fact or Fiction challenge as he attempts to answer as many true or false questions in one minute of absolute mayhem. 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. Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – WBBL Finals Edition
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 18 November 2021
  4. Cricket Library Weekly 10 November 2021
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – November 3

Priest Pounds A Hundred

Last week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay boldly proclaimed that former guest and friend of the Library Rachel Priest would make her mark on this season’s WBBL competition featuring in the upper echelons of the run scorers list.

His suspicions proved to be very accurate with the Hurricanes skipper plundering the Melbourne Stars on her way to a destructive 107 off just 68 balls including 10 boundaries and 7 sixes.

Resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction was particularly impressed, penning this haiku poem in her honour.

Priest pounds a hundred

Bowlers quaking in their boots

Leading from the front!

Rachel was a very popular guest on the Cricket Library Weekly last year and you can hear her chat with Robbie Mackinlay here.

What Is More Rare, Getting Out Hit Wicket Or Eating Green Tea Ice Cream For Breakfast?

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly Robbie Mackinlay sparks an interesting discussion around players being dismissed hit wicket after Australian captain Meg Lanning was out in this manner in the T20 International against India.

It was then revealed by Matt Ellis that he had suffered the infamy of being out hit wicket not once but twice with one of the occasions being linked to possible over indulgence of green tea ice cream.

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 – KFC Big Bash Preview The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up all of the action from the Weber WBBL|07 final won by the Perth Scorchers in Perth over the weekend. The lads then turn their attention to the outstanding performances in the Marsh One Day Cup before previewing all of the action in the upcoming KFC Big Bash season that gets underway this weekend. Matt Ellis is the latest contestant to take on the Fact or Fiction challenge as he attempts to answer as many true or false questions in one minute of absolute mayhem. 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. Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – WBBL Finals Edition
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 18 November 2021
  4. Cricket Library Weekly 10 November 2021
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – November 3

Emma Hughes Special Guest On The Cricket Library Weekly

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the Series between Australia and India.

Matt catches up with young Sydney Sixers star Emma Hughes who shares a bit about her cricket journey so far, from growing up in Dubbo to making her WBBL debut last season and how she has been preparing for Weber WBBL|07.

The lads look at some of the players to watch this season in Weber WBBL|07 and wrap up the latest from the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup.

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.

Street Watch – Analysis of BE Street’s 140 off 143 for Sandgate Redcliffe

Bryce Street has been on our radar at the Cricket Library for quite some time and his start to the 2021/22 season both for his club Sandgate Redcliffe and his state QLD continue to generate interest from keen observers of the game.

After scoring 140 not out off 143 balls for Sandgate Redcliffe in QLD Premier Cricket, our statistician Matthew at the Orange Cricket Library thought it was time to crunch the numbers and take a deep dive into the innings for further discussion on the Cricket Library Weekly Podcast.

Here is a breakdown of the innings against South Brisbane on the 18th of September at the Trevor Hohns Oval.

Dot Balls: 74 (51.7%)

Singles: 41 (28.7%)

Twos: 11 (7.7%)

Threes: 1 (0.7%)

Fours: 11 (7.7%)

Sixes: 5 (3.5%)

His first 50 runs came off 79 balls and included 5 fours and 1 six with a strike rate of 63.3

His hundred came off 126 balls, including 8 fours and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 79.4

The final total of 140 not out included 11 fours and 5 sixes with a strike rate of 97.9

Breaking the numbers down further we can see how Street was able to build a crescendo in his scoring rates as he progressed in his innings.

Balls 0-30 – 7 runs at a strike rate of 23.3

Balls 31-60 – 24 runs at a strike rate of 80

Balls 61-90 26 runs at a strike rate of 86.7

Balls 91-120 – 37 runs at a strike rate of 123.3

Balls 121-143 – 46 runs at a strike rate of 200

The following numbers lead Cricket Library Weekly co-host Robbie Mackinlay to proclaim that Bryce Street was the Mozart of Australian Domestic Cricket.

0- 30 runs took 53 balls at a strike rate of 56.6

31-60 runs took 36 balls at a strike rate of 83.3

61-90 runs took 27 balls at a strike rate of 111.1

91-120 runs took 21 balls at a strike rate of 142.9

121-140 runs taking just 6 deliveries at a strike rate of 333.3!

The Bryce Street talk will no doubt continue this week on the Cricket Library Weekly with the 23 year old following up his 6 wicket haul for Sandgate Redcliffe with his first Sheffield Shield wicket claiming the scalp of Tasmanian captain Beau Webster on the batter friendly Karen Rolton Oval.

No doubt his impressive 143 at the top of the order for Queensland against South Australia would have also caught the attention of many purists proving once again that he will be placing a high price on his wicket as he maintains his hunger for runs in the Sheffield Shield competition.

Top 5 Sheffield Shield Run Scorers 2020/21 Average Balls Faced

C Green (WA) 922 runs @ 76.83 average balls faced per innings 120.57

TM Head (SA) 893 runs @ 68.69 average balls faced per innings 105.71

M Labuschagne (QLD) 821 runs @ 82.1 average balls faced per innings 140.8

SE Marsh (WA) 734 runs @ 56.46 average balls faced per innings 97.21

MS Harris (VIC) 695 runs @ 63.18 average balls faced per innings 119.69

Marnus Labuschagne was the standout occupier of the crease for those who batted 10 times or more throughout the summer with a very impressive 140.8 balls faced per innings. The only player with a higher average balls faced per innings was WJ Pucovski who only ventured to the crease on 3 occasions for Victoria scoring 495 runs @ 247.5 with an incredible 277 balls faced per innings.

Interestingly BE Street was second on the list in terms of average balls faced in the 20/21 Sheffield Shield season behind QLD team mate Marnus Labuschagne averaging 127.7 balls per innings and proving to be an immovable object at the top of the order for Queensland.

His 334 ball innings to start the season has certainly set the bar high and it is a metric we will be monitoring closely at the Cricket Library throughout the summer.

Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up all of the action from the Weber WBBL|07 final won by the Perth Scorchers in Perth over the weekend. The lads then turn their attention to the outstanding performances in the Marsh One Day Cup before previewing all of the action in the upcoming KFC Big Bash season that gets underway this weekend. Matt Ellis is the latest contestant to take on the Fact or Fiction challenge as he attempts to answer as many true or false questions in one minute of absolute mayhem. 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. Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – WBBL Finals Edition
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 18 November 2021
  4. Cricket Library Weekly 10 November 2021
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – November 3

Emma Hughes Special Guest This Week On The Cricket Library Weekly Podcast

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis will be previewing the upcoming WBBL tournament as well as wrapping up the action from the Australia and India series, not to mention all of the latest from the Marsh One Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield competitions.

Sydney Sixers young gun Emma Hughes catches up with Matt Ellis to share snippets of her cricketing journey from Dubbo in Western NSW to the big stage of the WBBL.

Keep your eye out on your podcast feeds this Thursday for the next instalment of the Cricket Library Weekly.

Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up all of the action from the Weber WBBL|07 final won by the Perth Scorchers in Perth over the weekend. The lads then turn their attention to the outstanding performances in the Marsh One Day Cup before previewing all of the action in the upcoming KFC Big Bash season that gets underway this weekend. Matt Ellis is the latest contestant to take on the Fact or Fiction challenge as he attempts to answer as many true or false questions in one minute of absolute mayhem. 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. Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – WBBL Finals Edition
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 18 November 2021
  4. Cricket Library Weekly 10 November 2021
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – November 3

Cricket Library Weekly is back!

Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis are back to discuss all of the latest happenings in Australian Cricket for another season on the Cricket Library Weekly.

In this week’s show, the lads wrap up the key moments in the series thus far between Australia and India. There is some chat about the Marsh One Day Cup and Sheffield Shield as well as a statistical deep dive into a recent Bryce Street innings for Sandgate Redcliffe in Queensland Premier Cricket.

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.

Baggy Green 251 GS Chappell – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

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 edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about the origins of his passion for the game, breaking into First Class cricket & the crucial batting tip he received from Sir Donald Bradman.

Greg also shares about his epiphany moment sitting in his motel room reflecting on a letter from his father whilst playing against a World XI in Tasmania. His realisation lead to a shift in mindset that was followed by a run of big scores for Australia.

We take a closer look at his 247 not out against NZ in 1974 where he and brother Ian both made centuries in each innings of the game.There are some wonderful insights regarding balancing playing cricket with a young family and holding down a job.

Greg also shares about his time coaching in India and the key learning he took away from that experience. Finally we hear about the important fundraising work that the Chappell Foundation is doing to provide a better future for thousands of young Australians without a roof over their head each night.

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