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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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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DR Sams Golden Arm

Daniel Sams had a summer to remember taking a record 30 wickets for the Sydney Thunder in BBL09.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we will hear about where his cricket journey began, how he broke into 1st Class Cricket, what it meant to wear the Baggy Blue, playing in Canada and his love of the Sydney Thunder.

Dan shares some valuable insights into the mental side of the game and how this helped him take his performances to the next level.

Of course we will find out who the three selections are for who he would most like to join him in the nets as well as clearing up any confusion there may be surrounding his middle name.

Since speaking with Dan, we were very pleased to hear of his inclusion in the Australian touring party for the upcoming series in the UK.

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