Cricket Library Weekly – 23 in a row

In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt celebrate the achievements of the record breaking Australian Women’s Cricket team and review the first two games of their ODI series against New Zealand.

The lads review the recent action in the Marsh One Day Cup and Sheffield Shield competitions and look at the possible scenarios as we approach the business end of the season.

Matt’s Mailbag is back with an interesting haiku poem challenge for the upcoming Sheffield Shield final between NSW and QLD.

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AD Hales wins inaugural Cricket Library Weekly Medal

AD Hales was a deserving winner of the inaugural Cricket Library Weekly Medal

Alex Hales has made history being named the inaugural Cricket Library Weekly Medal for his performances throughout the summer in the Big Bash.

Votes were awarded by our judges Robbie Mackinlay, Matt Ellis and Matt Fiction on a three, two one basis and Hales finished one vote clear of Jhye Richardson and Josh Philippe to make history as the first person to win the prestigious medal.

Hales was simply outstanding for the Sydney Thunder hitting a record number of sixes in the tournament and finishing the season with two he most runs to his name.

Within minutes of the announcement an excited Matt Fiction penned the following haiku poem in his honour.

AD Hales wins

CLW Medal

Best in the Big Bash

From everyone at the Library we sincerely congratulate AD Hales on a wonderful season and being crowned Cricket Library Weekly Medalist for 2020/21.

Cricket Library Weekly – Sixers Go Back To Back

This week’s edition of the Cricket Library Weekly Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis share their thoughts on the KFC Big Bash final where the Sydney Sixers secured back to back titles. 

The lads also wrap up the action from the WNCL competition which has seen four players raise the bat for centuries in the early stages of the season.

Nicola Carey has been one of four century makers in the WNCL to date.

A short and sharp edition of the show with the special announcement of the inaugural Cricket Library Weekly Medal winner for player of the year in the Big Bash.

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Piepa Cleary special guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Matt Ellis catches up with Piepa Cleary from the Perth Scorchers and Western Fury. We hear some interesting insights from the young opening bowler about her passion for cricket, winning the WNCL title with WA last summer, her interests outside of cricket and how preparations are tracking for the upcoming WNCL season with the Fury.

The lads also have a look at the test series between Australia and India to reflect on what has been a series for the ages.

We also delve into the run home as teams jostle to make their way into the top 5 and feature in the finals.

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The Cricket Library Weekly Has Arrived

In 2012, Matt Ellis started the Cricket Library Podcast with the intention of providing extra coverage of Australian domestic cricket. Initially, the podcast was a selection of the best segments of his weekly radio show on Bucketts Radio in Gloucester.

Last year, the Cricket Library Podcast underwent a refresh sharing stories of over twenty guests with the aim of inspiring a love of cricket.

These longer form interviews have proved very popular around the world with a number of episodes trending at the top of the Apple cricket podcast charts in various locations. Some examples of this have been an interview with former Australian leg spinner Peter McIntyre reaching number 1 in the Netherlands, Graham Manou, Erica Kershaw and Katie Mack claiming top spot in Brazil, Ryan Harris and Jamie Siddons holding down places one and two respectively in South Africa and an interview with Tim Ludeman trending at number one in the cricket mad nation India.

To complement these longer interviews, the Cricket Library Weekly is launching in September and will be bolstered by the addition of a co host in Albury media personality Robbie Mackinlay. Robbie is well known for his work calling the Sheffield Shield, Marsh Cup and WBBL and he is expected to add an extra dimension to the show teaming up with Matt Ellis to bring you a bite sized weekly program aiming to inspire, entertain and inform.

Guests will include current and past players, administrators, coaches, volunteers, media personalities and cricket tragics from all walks of life. Episodes will be released every Monday morning across all of the major podcast providers including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts to name a few.

About the Cricket Library Podcast:

The Cricket Library Podcast has the aim of providing a platform for people to share their stories of how the game of cricket has impacted their lives and the lives of others in a positive way. Guests range from people who have had a career in elite level cricket as well as cricket tragics from all walks of life.