Cricket Library Weekly Podcast – 6 November 2022

In this week’s edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt wrap up all of the latest action from the Marsh Sheffield Shield, Marsh One Day Cup and Weber WBBL|08.

Tabbsy is back with his take for the week which looks at one of the longest standing records in the history of the game as well as some data that will keep our listeners in the UK happy.

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Cricket Library Weekly Podcast Set To Return Late September

In some great news for fans of the Cricket Library Weekly Podcast, it was announced today that the podcast will be returning at the end of this month with the release date still to be finalised.

Hosts Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis have agreed to terms for another summer and will be taking the reigns of the weekly show once again for the 2022/23 season.

It has been a productive “off season” for Mackinlay who has been focussed on his bee keeping exploits with Robeez first batch of honey not far away now.

Both Ellis and Mackinlay are eager to be back in the Burrabadine and Rivergum Drive studios this summer with rumours circulating around the addition of a new segment which if true, is sure to be warmly welcomed by our loyal listener base.

We are hearing also that Matt Fiction is scheduled to be back on the first flight at the completion of the test match between England and South Africa. No doubt Fiction will again be a popular figure featuring throughout the season.

In the meantime make sure you check out the latest audiobook release from Ellis and Fiction and catch up on any of the back catalogue you have missed.

Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
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  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

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 – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

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 – 9 December 2022 The Cricket Library

This week Robbie Mackinlay returns to the Cricket Library Weekly and is joined by Matt Ellis as they run their eye over the squads for the upcoming KFC Big Bash Season. Tabbsy takes us through a raft of statistics covering off on some interesting Adelaide Oval data and further discussions around the batting prowess of Marnus Labuschagne. Finally, we take a look at the Australian Women's Cricket team tour of India where Alyssa Healy will take on the captaincy responsibilities. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us start conversations that inspire a love of cricket.    
  1. Cricket Library Weekly – 9 December 2022
  2. Cricket Library Weekly – 4 December 2022
  3. Cricket Library Weekly – 28 November 2022
  4. Cricket Library Weekly – 6 November 2022
  5. Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly

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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