Maitlan Brown Speaks About The Impact Of The WBBL

Maitlan Brown is just about to turn 25 and is one of the most exciting young talents in the game. She has made an impact with the ball, demonstrated athleticism in the field and contributed valuable runs with the willow.

She was also crowned Belinda Clark Medalist at the prestigious Cricket NSW Awards Night recognising her performances for the NSW Breakers and Sydney Sixers.

Here is an excerpt of her sharing about the positive impact of the WBBL on her career and the opportunities it has provided for many young players.

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Maitlan Brown was a very popular guest on the Cricket Library Podcast. Here she talks about the impact of the WBBL on her cricket career. #WBBL

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You can listen to the full interview here

Brazil Cricket Captain Roberta Moretti Avery – How Golf Helped My Cricket

Roberta Moretti-Avery is one of the most passionate cricket people you will ever meet. She is captain of the Brazil women’s team after taking up the game later in life than most.

In this excerpt from the Cricket Library Podcast, Roberta explains the transferable skills from playing golf that has helped her to have success on the cricket field.

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Brazil Cricket Captain Roberta Moretti Avery on the Cricket Library Podcast speaking about how golf helped her cricket. #Podcast #Cricket #Golf

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Jamie Siddons Reflects On Touring Pakistan

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 excerpt, Siddons reflects on his first time touring Pakistan with the likes of AR Border and SR Waugh.

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Jamie Siddons reflects on touring Pakistan for the first time with the likes of SR Waugh and AR Border. #cricket

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You can hear Jamie’s full conversation with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast.

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NSW Mercantile Mutual Cup Leading Run Scorers Bar Chart Race Called By Matt Fiction

Resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction continues to put a case forward for a transition into commentary with this call of the NSW Mercantile Mutual Cup leading run-scorers on the highly popular tik tok social media platform.

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NSW Mercantile Mutual Cup leading run scorer race with special commentary by Matt Fiction. #Cricket #Race #MercantileMutualCup

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Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast The Cricket Library

Kepler Wessels has the distinction of representing both Australia and South Africa in International Cricket. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, Kepler Wessels joins host Matt Ellis to share his reflections on the origins of his passion for cricket, breaking into First Class Cricket at age 16 whilst still at school, moving to England and the influence of Tony Greig in getting him to Australia to play World Series Cricket. We hear about Kepler's test debut, where he made a big hundred, and we clear up who was to blame for the run-out of Greg Chappell in that innings. He shares his mindset for taking on and conquering the almighty West Indies pace attack of the 1980s. We get some insights into the Sheffield Shield final in the 1985/6 season and his dismissal of Mark Waugh in that game. Kepler speaks of the surprise of returning to play international cricket for South Africa, the thrill of beating Australia in their first game of the 92 World Cup and the disappointment of bowing out in a rain-affected semi-final. He shares the plan they hatched to dismiss Allan Border in the famous Sydney Test Match of 1994 and the elation of scoring a century at Lord's at the back end of his career. Kepler updates us on what he is up to now, including his work at Kepler Wessels Training. Of course, we don't let him get away without asking who the three people he would most like to join him at the cricket nets. 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.
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Celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day With Some Cricket Themed Haiku Poems

“For The Love of Cricket” is Matt Ellis’ first title, and it features Haiku poems inspired by the summer game of cricket

Cricket is the most popular summer sport in Australia. The country has one of the best teams competing at an international level and thousands of people engaging in the game at domestic and local levels. Today, cricket is regarded as the national summer sport in Australia, played especially from September to April. Australians constitute a large portion of the global cricket fanbase, with millions of people either watching or playing the game.

To help celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day, we recommend you get yourself a copy of “For The Love of Cricket: Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game.” The book is Matt Ellis’ first book title, and it is a compilation of haiku poems that are sure to entertain cricket fans in Australia and across the world.

Since cricket was first played, people globally have found a plethora of reasons to fall in love with the summer game. This new book expresses that love of the game from two of the game’s most passionate followers, combining reflections from Matt Ellis with accompanying haiku poems from Matt Fiction.

“Right from the first page you can see the passion and love of the game of cricket from Matt Ellis and Matt Fiction,” Matthew T on an Amazon Review. “This shows in their writing and brings back memories of big cricket moments from the past. A unique look at cricket through poems and I have never seen or read anything like this before. A must read for any cricket lover.”

One of the exciting features of “For The Love of Cricket: Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game” is that it presents a light and refreshing take on cricket, which highlights some of the key moments that inspired a love of a game in the authors as well as the players who continue to ignite the flame that keeps burning brightly.

SF Devlin, another reviewer on Amazon, said, “What a read! A wonderfully written book for anyone that loves cricket. As a tragic myself, I loved reading about past players, current players, and upcomers alike. The Haikus are just an added bonus!”

With each page of “For The Love of Cricket: Haiku Poems Inspired By The Summer Game,” cricket lovers will resonate with its offerings and be inspired to reflect on the place of cricket in their hearts and minds. The book is now available on Amazon. To download, please visit https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B09RJ4D5FQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0.

About Authors

Matt Ellis is the host of the first established cricket podcast in Australia, The Cricket Library Podcast, which he started in 2012. He has been on commentary teams for Australian Domestic Cricket fixtures and is a regular guest sports reporter on ABC Central West & Western Plains and Rhema FM Newcastle in NSW, Australia. Matt is an avid writer, hosting the Cricket Library website for many years. He continues to hone his craft by regularly contributing articles to local print and online media.

What can we say about Matt Fiction? A man of mystery loved and revered by so many around the world. A dedicated cricket librarian with an infectious love of the summer game. Some of his best work can be found on the Cricket Library YouTube channel and his regular segments on the Cricket Library Weekly Podcast are staples for those who love and appreciate his work.

For more information, log on to https://www.amazon.com.au/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B09RJTQPPM?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000.

Cricket Library Weekly – Season Finale

Join us for the Cricket Library Weekly season finale where Robbie and Matt reflect on the 2021/22 Summer of Cricket.

In a cricket library weekly exclusive, Robbie Mackinlay chats with resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction about his plans for the winter.

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