MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT

This edition of the Cricket Library Podcast is all about the Ashes as we chat with author Martin Lenehan about his new book THE ASHES – 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT.

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Martin shares about his love of the game, his early Ashes memories and what the Ashes mean to so many Australians.

We ask him how he went about putting the book together and the challenging task of squeezing as many magic Ashes moments in as possible.

Martin shares some of his personal favourite moments from cricket’s greatest rivalry and gives us insights into some of his conversations with Ashes greats in putting the book together.

Finally we ask Martin to select three Ashes heroes that he would most like to join him in the nets. 

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THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT is available at all good bookstores and online via the Cricket Australia Online Store.

Cricket Library Weekly – Christmas Edition The Cricket Library

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the action from the Adelaide Test and cast their eye forward to Boxing Day. The lads take a look at the WNCL action between NSW and Victoria as well as the Queensland v Tasmania fixtures. Matt Fiction is back with the highly popular 'Fiction Files' sharing his thoughts on the Ashes from an English perspective. 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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Have You Heard About Audio Books?

Cricket librarians all around the world would agree that a high quality audio visual section will enhance the library experience for librarians and borrowers alike. In years past, access to VHS tapes, DVDs, Compact Discs and Cassettes were sufficient to meet the basic requirements of an audio visual section. These days however with technology moving at a rapid rate, the influx of audio books has opened a whole new world for those wishing to expand their horizons.

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Modern technology has enabled librarians and private citizens alike the opportunity to listen to a wealth of cricket related material through devices such as MP3 players, mobile telephones, tablets and computers. This creates endless possibilities for those who are looking to expand their libraries but do not have the budget to undertake extensions. Adding electronic files to your favourite device ensures you can essentially listen to your favourite cricket book anywhere at any time.

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Some people may feel that embracing audio books may come at the expense of reading the printed material that we have all loved for so long. However, we prefer to see audio books as a welcome addition to expand your capacity to consume cricketing material. Some astute librarians will listen to the audio version whilst following on in a hard copy of the text.

In addition, for the safety conscious, reading and walking has traditionally been off limits, now this can be done with consummate ease and increased safety which would be music to the ears of those WH&S representatives reading this.

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There are certainly many more benefits to audio books that have not been included in this article that you are sure to discover for yourselves as you expose yourself to emerging technologies like this.

We would encourage you to incorporate listening to audio books in your daily routine in addition to the regular reading of cricket books as we are convinced you will not be disappointed!