DR Sams blasts 41 off 15 but Aussies fall short in New Zealand

After being asked to bat first by Australia the Kiwis piled on the runs with Martin Guptill making; a magnificent 97 from just fifty balls for the hosts leading them to a massive 7-219 from their 20 overs.

There were some promising signs early in the run chase for the Aussies with Philippe blasting his way to 45 from just 32 balls.

Mitchell Santner then caused some headaches for the Australian middle order claiming four wickets. This brought former IPL team mates Stoinis and Sams together at the crease faced with an ominous task which they nearly pulled off.

The Sams and Stoinis show was full of entertainment with balls disappearing to all parts of the University Oval at Dunedin. A 92 run partnership off just 37 balls put the tourists in a position to pull off a miracle run chase.

James Neesham held his nerve however claiming the crucial wicket of Sams on the first ball of the twentieth over. He followed it up with the wicket of Stoinis ensuring that the home side would sneak home.

A four run win for New Zealand sees them take a 2-0 lead in the five game series.

In a chat with the Cricket Library Podcast last year, Sams shared some valuable insights into the mental side of his game and how this has helped him take is performances on the field to the next level.

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Cricket Library Weekly – How many times did you watch the IPL auction?

The Cricket Library Weekly is back with Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis bringing you their views on the latest cricket action.

This week Sheffield Shield commentator Jack Clifton chats us through the Victorian win against NSW at the SCG last week.

Robbie and Matt review the opening T20 International between New Zealand and Australia as well as the Marsh Cup and WNCL competitions.

The lads also discuss the IPL auction and answer your questions in the highly popular Matt’s Mailbag segment.

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Cricket Library Weekly – Sixers Go Back To Back

This week’s edition of the Cricket Library Weekly Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis share their thoughts on the KFC Big Bash final where the Sydney Sixers secured back to back titles. 

The lads also wrap up the action from the WNCL competition which has seen four players raise the bat for centuries in the early stages of the season.

Nicola Carey has been one of four century makers in the WNCL to date.

A short and sharp edition of the show with the special announcement of the inaugural Cricket Library Weekly Medal winner for player of the year in the Big Bash.

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The Cricket Library Weekly – BBL Finals Edition

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis share their thoughts on the KFC Big Bash finals and preview the final two games of the season.

The lads pay tribute to Merv Hughes on the news of his induction into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame and wrap up the action from the WNCL competition which started in the Nation’s Capital last weekend.

Finally the lads address a well thought out question from Paul in Dapto in the highly popular Matt’s Mailbag segment.

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Katie Mack and Erica Kershaw on the Cricket Library Podcast

Erica Kershaw and Katie Mack are part of the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors squad who play in the WNCL Competition. Both players also had a taste of WBBL Finals in 2019 with Katie a part of the Adelaide Strikers team and Erica in the Melbourne Renegades line up.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we will hear where their passion for cricket began and find out some insights about their cricketing journey so far which has led them both to the ACT. We will also get a better understanding of how they balance work commitments with playing cricket as well as learning more about their interests outside of the game.

Needless to say we will ask them both which three people they would most like to have a net with & their nominations are sure to resonate with our listeners.

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Ange Reakes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay catches up with captain of the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors Ange Reakes. We hear some interesting insights from the experienced campaigner about how preparations are tracking for the upcoming WNCL season with the Meteors.

The lads will also run their eyes across the recently selected Australian Test and T20 squads as well as wrapping up the latest from the KFC Big Bash.

Matt’s Mailbag is back this week with a BBL themed question coming through from one of our regular listeners Bill from Hornsby.

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Chris Hartley two time BBL premiership winner

Chris Hartley was part of two BBL winning campaigns, the first with the Brisbane Heat in BBL02 and the second with the Thunder in BBL05.

He reflected on these two seasons in a recent conversation with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast.

Chris Hartley, legend of Queensland Cricket, star of the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder joins us to share his story on the Cricket Library Podcast.

The record breaking Queensland wicket keeper takes us on a trip down memory lane as we hear about where his passion for cricket began, an early encounter with an Australian captain, a tour of Pakistan, something he has in common with Matt Hayden, a ton in a Sheffield Shield final, playing 100 consecutive Shield games, taking over 500 catches, winning two BBL titles and find out the story behind his call up on the 2009 Ashes tour. 

Of course we will find out who the three selections are for who Chris would most like to join him in the nets. A true cricket nuffy, Chris Hartley’s passion for the game is sure to resonate with you and continue to inspire your love of the game. 

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Piepa Cleary special guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Matt Ellis catches up with Piepa Cleary from the Perth Scorchers and Western Fury. We hear some interesting insights from the young opening bowler about her passion for cricket, winning the WNCL title with WA last summer, her interests outside of cricket and how preparations are tracking for the upcoming WNCL season with the Fury.

The lads also have a look at the test series between Australia and India to reflect on what has been a series for the ages.

We also delve into the run home as teams jostle to make their way into the top 5 and feature in the finals.

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Rachel Priest Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay catches up with Rachel Priest from the Hobart Hurricanes and Tasmanian Roar. We hear some interesting insights from the powerful top order batter about her move to Tasmania, reflections on the Rebel WBBL and how preparations are tracking for the upcoming WNCL season. Robbie also asks a question on behalf of one of the Cricket Library Weekly’s loyal listeners.

The lads also have a look at the test series between Australia and India as we head into the final match in what has been full of gripping cricket.

We also delve into some statistics to try and work out which are the best bats in the KFC Big Bash League.

Needless to say, they also address your questions in the highly popular Matt’s Mailbag segment with a query this week sent through by some younger listeners from Orange in Central West NSW.

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Cricket Library Weekly – Special Guest Trent Woodhill

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay catches up with one of the real movers and shakers in world cricket Trent Woodhill. The conversation covers off on his time coaching the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL, the new innovations in the KFC Big Bash League as well as Trent sharing his thoughts on the remainder of the evenly poised Test series between Australia and India.

For the fist time this summer, Matt and Robbie take a look at the leaderboard in the Cricket Library Weekly Medal player of the year voting with a lot of congestion with players jostling for top spot.

Needless to say, they also address your questions in the highly popular Matt’s Mailbag segment with a query this week sent through by Kath in Albury. 

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