The Cricket Library Podcast – Interview With Run Machine & Coach Jamie Siddons

Jamie Siddons was the latest guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

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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Baggy Green 411 – Graham Manou

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.

Graham Manou reflecting on becoming Baggy Green 411

You can listen to the full conversation here.

What Did Winning The Sheffield Shield Mean To Peter McIntyre?

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.

Baggy Green 364 Peter McIntyre on the Cricket Library Podcast with Matt Ellis

The Cricket Library Podcast – Interview With Baggy Green 413 Ryan Harris

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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The Cricket Library Podcast – Interview with Johan Botha

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 episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we will learn of where his passion for the game began, playing for South Africa in the u-19s World Cup, breaking into the South African ODI & Test teams, overcoming setbacks to return to the team and lead South Africa to a ODI Series win in Australia in 2009.

Johan also shares about his passion for long distance running and gives us an exclusive scoop into something he is training for at the moment.

Needless to say, he will select three people he would most like to have a net with and his selections are an interesting mix.

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Nina Stevens To Line Up In Cricket Library Podcast Invitational XI

There has been a lot of speculation as to the make up of the Cricket Library Podcast Invitational XI to take on the Riding Mill Cricket Club in the opening fixture of their Dice Cricket Virtual Tour of Australia.

It is with great delight that we can confirm that Nina Stevens who was a highly popular guest on the Cricket Library Podcast last year has been named to take part in the tour opener.

Listen to the Nina Stevens story on the Cricket Library Podcast

The Invitational XI will consist predominately of Cricket Library Podcast listeners with one more place in the team left open for someone who has been a guest on the program.

Stay tuned for further updates in the lead up to the tour which will commence on June 13.

Thank You Brazil

We are so honoured to be trending at number one on the Cricket Podcast charts on Apple Podcasts. We are so thankful for each and every person who tunes in from Brazil!

Stay tuned for more great conversations with people who have inspired a love of cricket around the world on the Cricket Library Podcast with Matt Ellis

Walking out to bat with Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is a cricketing icon respected around the world for his skill and execution in all formats of the game. So what was it like for Aiden Blizzard, the boy from Shepparton who found himself walking out to bat with the little master in the IPL for the Mumbai Indians.

This is just one part of Aiden’s incredible cricket journey. If you would like to hear more of his story, you can have a listen here.