RL Haynes Retained As Thunder Captain

In some fantastic news for fans of the Sydney Thunder, Rachael Haynes has agreed to terms for another season with the reigning WBBL Champions. She was part of the inaugural Thunder WBBL team which won the WBBL|01 title and was the captain in their WBBL|06 victorious campaign.

She is the Thunder WBBL all time leading run scorer and will be looking to lead from the front again in WBBL|07.

Welcome back RL Haynes!

Haiku Poem By Matt Fiction

Rachael Haynes signs on

Thunder Nation celebrate

Good to see her back!

An Incredible Discovery

Resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction has discovered something that all fans of the Big Bash would love to know. A lover of cricket cards and cricket statistics, Fiction has been scouring his collection to find new discoveries. It is fair to say on this occasion he may well have found pure gold.

Watch to find out as he reveals an unlikely name as the most prolific run scorer in the history of the Big Bash.

Raise the bat young man!

Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Maddie Penna is a talented young all rounder making the most of her opportunities with the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors in the WNCL and in the WBBL with the Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we hear more of her story from her first memories of playing cricket, winning a premiership at Bankstown, captaining the CA XI at the u-18 Nationals, her WBBL call up and maiden WNCL hundred.

Maddie shares the challenges of dealing with injuries and juggling study alongside her cricket commitments. We also hear some of her aspirations for the future both on and off the field.

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

Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly The Cricket Library

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.  
  1. Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly
  2. Cricket Library Weekly 21/22 Season Return
  3. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  4. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT

Maddie Penna Coming Soon on the Cricket Library Podcast

Maddie Penna is a young cricketer on the rise having represented the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors in the WNCL and has had a season with the Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL.

Tomorrow morning you will be able to hear her story on the Cricket Library Podcast.

Jemimah Rodrigues fires for Northern Superchargers

The Northern Superchargers have claimed victory over the Welsh Fire largely due to the work of pocket rocket Jemimah Rodrigues who rescued the Supercharges innings with a magnificent display with the willow.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Runs for Jemimah

Superchargers get the win

Calm under pressure

Celebrating the debutants

A hearty congratulations to JR Philippe, WA Agar and BR McDermott who have made their ODI debuts against the West Indies overnight.

Australia proved far to strong for the hosts with MA Starc and JR Hazlewood producing 61 dot balls between them and ripped through the heart of the West Indies top order.

Australia lead the series 1-0 after succumbing to a 4-1 series loss in the T20 series.

Resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction has penned a haiku poem in celebration of the three newest members of the Australian ODI team.

Haiku Poem By Matt Fiction

Three players debut

Welcome to the Aussie team

Winners straight away.

JP Inglis Take A Bow

Josh Inglis has been lighting up the Vitality T20 Blast with exceptional returns in the regular season of the competition.

The wicket keeper batsman from WA has been in career best form, plundering attacks to all parts of the ground.

He is one of many high quality wicket keeper batsmen in the domestic ranks at the moment and certainly reminding us all of his talents this English summer.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Leading run scorer

JP Inglis strikes them well

Take a bow young man.

Tim Ludeman sighted Josh Inglis as a player to watch when we chatted on the Cricket Library Podcast.

Katie Mack Signs With Birmingham Phoenix

Former guest of the Cricket Library Podcast Katie Mack has agreed to terms with the Birmingham Phoenix and will play for them in the first ever season of The Hundred.

Katie has been a strong contributor for the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors for a number of seasons winning three consecutive player of the year gongs.

Everyone at the Cricket Library is excited to see Katie have the opportunity to test her skills in this brand new competition.

Go Well Katie Mack!

Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Alister McDermott grew up on the Gold Coast of Queensland enjoying a range of sports with cricket just one of his passions.

While he was still at school he secured a contract with Queensland, initially making his debut in T20 cricket before making his way into the One Day team and First Class side where he would make his debut against the West Indies.

An Australian u-19 representative, McDermott was part of a winning World Cup team playing under the captaincy of Mitch Marsh in a side including the likes of Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa.

Alister had success at senior level also playing in the Brisbane Heat’s BBL02 Championship winning team, claiming a One Day Domestic title for Queensland and an influential 6 wicket haul in a Sheffield Shield winning team, including the big wicket of Ricky Ponting.

Along with the successes he enjoyed, Alister has had to overcome set backs, including being left off the Queensland contracted players list, working his way back into the squad before experiencing a career ending injury.

He is now thriving in his studies to become a teacher and in his coaching work at the Alister McDermott Cricket Academy and Wynnum Manly Cricket Club.

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

Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly The Cricket Library

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.  
  1. Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly
  2. Cricket Library Weekly 21/22 Season Return
  3. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  4. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT

Universe Boss Goes Past 14000 T20 Runs

CH Gayle has gone past 14000 T20 runs and in the process helped the West Indies to secure a series win against the touring Australians. In a career spanning many years, the Universe Boss has dispatched some of the best bowlers on his way to the milestone.

Our resident librarian Matt Fiction has penned this haiku poem to commemorate this magnificent achievement.

Haiku Poem By Matt Fiction

The Universe Boss

Happy he is still playing

14000 Runs