Cricket Library Weekly – November 3

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly we pay our respects to Alan Davidson, Ashley Mallett and Peter Philpott who all sadly passed away.

We look at some stats around the WBBL and how teams are faring as we head into the second half of the competition.

Robbie and Matt run their eye over the Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup results as well as the Mens World T20 taking place at the moment.

Loyal listener Elliott from New Zealand takes on the ‘Fact or Fiction’ challenge this week with resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction.

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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.
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – Christmas Edition
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 15 December
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – Ashes Are Here!
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – WBBL Finals Edition

Street Watch – Analysis of BE Street’s 140 off 143 for Sandgate Redcliffe

Bryce Street has been on our radar at the Cricket Library for quite some time and his start to the 2021/22 season both for his club Sandgate Redcliffe and his state QLD continue to generate interest from keen observers of the game.

After scoring 140 not out off 143 balls for Sandgate Redcliffe in QLD Premier Cricket, our statistician Matthew at the Orange Cricket Library thought it was time to crunch the numbers and take a deep dive into the innings for further discussion on the Cricket Library Weekly Podcast.

Here is a breakdown of the innings against South Brisbane on the 18th of September at the Trevor Hohns Oval.

Dot Balls: 74 (51.7%)

Singles: 41 (28.7%)

Twos: 11 (7.7%)

Threes: 1 (0.7%)

Fours: 11 (7.7%)

Sixes: 5 (3.5%)

His first 50 runs came off 79 balls and included 5 fours and 1 six with a strike rate of 63.3

His hundred came off 126 balls, including 8 fours and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 79.4

The final total of 140 not out included 11 fours and 5 sixes with a strike rate of 97.9

Breaking the numbers down further we can see how Street was able to build a crescendo in his scoring rates as he progressed in his innings.

Balls 0-30 – 7 runs at a strike rate of 23.3

Balls 31-60 – 24 runs at a strike rate of 80

Balls 61-90 26 runs at a strike rate of 86.7

Balls 91-120 – 37 runs at a strike rate of 123.3

Balls 121-143 – 46 runs at a strike rate of 200

The following numbers lead Cricket Library Weekly co-host Robbie Mackinlay to proclaim that Bryce Street was the Mozart of Australian Domestic Cricket.

0- 30 runs took 53 balls at a strike rate of 56.6

31-60 runs took 36 balls at a strike rate of 83.3

61-90 runs took 27 balls at a strike rate of 111.1

91-120 runs took 21 balls at a strike rate of 142.9

121-140 runs taking just 6 deliveries at a strike rate of 333.3!

The Bryce Street talk will no doubt continue this week on the Cricket Library Weekly with the 23 year old following up his 6 wicket haul for Sandgate Redcliffe with his first Sheffield Shield wicket claiming the scalp of Tasmanian captain Beau Webster on the batter friendly Karen Rolton Oval.

No doubt his impressive 143 at the top of the order for Queensland against South Australia would have also caught the attention of many purists proving once again that he will be placing a high price on his wicket as he maintains his hunger for runs in the Sheffield Shield competition.

Top 5 Sheffield Shield Run Scorers 2020/21 Average Balls Faced

C Green (WA) 922 runs @ 76.83 average balls faced per innings 120.57

TM Head (SA) 893 runs @ 68.69 average balls faced per innings 105.71

M Labuschagne (QLD) 821 runs @ 82.1 average balls faced per innings 140.8

SE Marsh (WA) 734 runs @ 56.46 average balls faced per innings 97.21

MS Harris (VIC) 695 runs @ 63.18 average balls faced per innings 119.69

Marnus Labuschagne was the standout occupier of the crease for those who batted 10 times or more throughout the summer with a very impressive 140.8 balls faced per innings. The only player with a higher average balls faced per innings was WJ Pucovski who only ventured to the crease on 3 occasions for Victoria scoring 495 runs @ 247.5 with an incredible 277 balls faced per innings.

Interestingly BE Street was second on the list in terms of average balls faced in the 20/21 Sheffield Shield season behind QLD team mate Marnus Labuschagne averaging 127.7 balls per innings and proving to be an immovable object at the top of the order for Queensland.

His 334 ball innings to start the season has certainly set the bar high and it is a metric we will be monitoring closely at the Cricket Library throughout the summer.

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.
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – Christmas Edition
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 15 December
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – Ashes Are Here!
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – KFC Big Bash Preview
  5. Cricket Library Weekly – WBBL Finals Edition

Cricket Library Weekly is back!

Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis are back to discuss all of the latest happenings in Australian Cricket for another season on the Cricket Library Weekly.

In this week’s show, the lads wrap up the key moments in the series thus far between Australia and India. There is some chat about the Marsh One Day Cup and Sheffield Shield as well as a statistical deep dive into a recent Bryce Street innings for Sandgate Redcliffe in Queensland Premier Cricket.

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Cricket Library Weekly – QLD lift the Shield

In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt wrap up all of the action from the Marsh Sheffield Shield decider where QLD outplayed NSW at the Allan Border Field to claim their 9th Sheffield Shield title.

In what is our final episode of what has been a memorable summer of cricket, the lads look back at some of the memorable moments that captivated our attention.

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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.