Celebrating the Summer Game: Matt Ellis talks about his cricket-inspired Haiku Poetry book on ABC Radio

In this engaging interview on ABC Radio, author Matt Ellis discusses his latest release, “For the Love of Cricket: Haiku Poems inspired by the Summer Game,” with host Geoff Mann. The book combines two of Ellis’ passions – cricket and poetry – to create a collection of haiku poems that capture the essence of the sport. During the interview, Ellis shares his inspiration for the book and discusses his creative process. Listeners will enjoy hearing about the intersections between cricket and poetry and the unique insights that Ellis brings to the sport through his artistry. Whether you are a cricket fan or a lover of poetry, this interview offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind of an author whose work is both imaginative and thought-provoking.

Peter Parker – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast The Cricket Library

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast, host Matt Ellis sits down with renowned cricket umpire Peter Parker. Peter shares his journey from being a talented cricketer to becoming an umpire, the challenges and rewards of being an umpire in the sport he loves, and the thrill of witnessing spin bowling legend Shane Warne in action from the best seat in the house. Peter also talks about some of the controversies he has been a part of as an umpire, and how he dealt with those situations by owning his mistakes and moving forward. He shares insights into the epic One Day International at the SCG when Michael Bevan hit a four off the last ball, and how he managed the pressure in that moment. Through his stories and experiences, Peter highlights the importance of having a passion for the game, staying focused under pressure, and always striving to improve. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who loves cricket, whether you are a player, a fan, or just curious about the inner workings of the game. Don't miss out on this fascinating conversation, and be sure to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast and leave a review to help us to continue to start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.
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