Nathan Reardon – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast

Nathan Reardon was a valuable member of the Queensland Bulls team for a number of years and was a part of three Domestic One Day Title winning teams. He also had stints at the Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes in the KFC Big Bash League. At the peak of his powers, Nathan was selected to play T20 Cricket for Australia against South Africa.

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear where Nathan’s love of the game started, his move from country Queensland to Brisbane, scoring a ton against the West Indies as well as dismissing Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the same game.

He shares what life has been like after retiring from the game moving into his business venture Outside Edge Adventures and Nathan Reardon Cricket Coaching

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Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell The Cricket Library

Gregory Stephen Chappell is one of the greats of Australian cricket with his playing record speaking for itself. He has also made a significant impact off the field since calling stumps on his playing career. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about the origins of his passion for the game, breaking into First Class cricket & the crucial batting tip he received from Sir Donald Bradman. Greg also shares about his epiphany moment sitting in his motel room reflecting on a letter from his father whilst playing against a World XI in Tasmania. His realisation lead to a shift in mindset that was followed by a run of big scores for Australia. We take a closer look at his 247 not out against NZ in 1974 where he and brother Ian both made centuries in each innings of the game. There are some wonderful insights regarding balancing playing cricket with a young family and holding down a job.  Greg also shares about his time coaching in India and the key learning he took away from that experience. Finally we hear about the important fundraising work that the Chappell Foundation is doing to provide a better future for thousands of young Australians without a roof over their head each night. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a positive review to help us to continue sharing stories that inspire a love of cricket.
  1. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  2. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  3. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT
  4. Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Who’s Next?

We are hearing reports that the next guest on the Cricket Library Podcast will be someone who not only played T20 Cricket for Australia, they also won 3 Domestic One Day Titles for QLD.

Stay tuned to find out who it will be!

While you are waiting for our latest episode to hit the podcast feeds, take some time to have a listen to something from our back catalogue.

Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell The Cricket Library

Gregory Stephen Chappell is one of the greats of Australian cricket with his playing record speaking for itself. He has also made a significant impact off the field since calling stumps on his playing career. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about the origins of his passion for the game, breaking into First Class cricket & the crucial batting tip he received from Sir Donald Bradman. Greg also shares about his epiphany moment sitting in his motel room reflecting on a letter from his father whilst playing against a World XI in Tasmania. His realisation lead to a shift in mindset that was followed by a run of big scores for Australia. We take a closer look at his 247 not out against NZ in 1974 where he and brother Ian both made centuries in each innings of the game. There are some wonderful insights regarding balancing playing cricket with a young family and holding down a job.  Greg also shares about his time coaching in India and the key learning he took away from that experience. Finally we hear about the important fundraising work that the Chappell Foundation is doing to provide a better future for thousands of young Australians without a roof over their head each night. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a positive review to help us to continue sharing stories that inspire a love of cricket.
  1. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  2. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  3. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT
  4. Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

LW Feldman – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Luke Feldman did not take the traditional pathway to First Class Cricket and forged for himself a career with the QLD Bulls having first represented QLD Country whilst working as a police officer.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, Luke shares some stories from his early days playing in the back yard to making his 1st Class debut against the West Indies, being a part of five different Big Bash clubs, lifting the Sheffield Shield, taking over 200 wickets and providing some handy cameos with the bat.

A passionate Queenslander who represented his state with distinction and continues to put back into the game at the Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club in Brisbane and the Bulls Masters program which does some magnificent work raising funds and developing cricket in QLD.

We trust you will enjoy our chat with Luke Feldman and that his three selections to join him for a net will generate some healthy banter from our listeners.

Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories that inspire a love of cricket.

Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell The Cricket Library

Gregory Stephen Chappell is one of the greats of Australian cricket with his playing record speaking for itself. He has also made a significant impact off the field since calling stumps on his playing career. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about the origins of his passion for the game, breaking into First Class cricket & the crucial batting tip he received from Sir Donald Bradman. Greg also shares about his epiphany moment sitting in his motel room reflecting on a letter from his father whilst playing against a World XI in Tasmania. His realisation lead to a shift in mindset that was followed by a run of big scores for Australia. We take a closer look at his 247 not out against NZ in 1974 where he and brother Ian both made centuries in each innings of the game. There are some wonderful insights regarding balancing playing cricket with a young family and holding down a job.  Greg also shares about his time coaching in India and the key learning he took away from that experience. Finally we hear about the important fundraising work that the Chappell Foundation is doing to provide a better future for thousands of young Australians without a roof over their head each night. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a positive review to help us to continue sharing stories that inspire a love of cricket.
  1. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  2. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  3. MARTIN LENEHAN AUTHOR OF THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT
  4. Maddie Penna – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
  5. Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

Rhino reflects on the 99 World Cup

The 1999 World Cup tied Semi Final between Australia and South Africa is etched in the folklore of Australia’s cricket history and was one of those remember where you were moments.

Someone who was at the ground was future Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris. Rhino was in the UK playing club cricket in 1999 and originally had tickets for the NZ v Pakistan semi final. Fortunately he was able to swap his tickets ensuring he was at Edgbaston for the first ever tie in World Cup history.

With 1 run needed to win for South Africa and the dangerous Lance Klusner on strike the odds were certainly stacked in South Africa’s favour. However the calm execution from DW Fleming with the ball was mirrored with confusion between Klusner and his batting partner Alan Donald. A tidy piece of fielding from ME Waugh who sent the ball to Fleming executing an under-arm throw with the highest possible precision for Gilly to effect the match winning run out.

As the pandemonium ensued out in the middle a 19 year old Ryan Harris was one of many fans who stormed onto the ground jubilantly. Ryan recounted the moment on the Cricket Library Podcast. 

“I think what jogged Boof’s memory of me being there was when we won, I went flying out onto the field and ran across to him and gave him a big high five and he came back and gave me another high five and said I’ll call you and then ran off.”

The good news for Ryan was that Darren was able to get him tickets to the World Cup Final which although it was without the high drama witnessed at Edgbaston was a lasting memory for a future member of the Baggy Green club.

Australia were comfortable winners largely thanks to SK Warne spinning a web claiming four wickets and Pakistan bowled out for a well under par 132. Australia chased them down without much fuss with Boof Lehmann finishing the job, cutting Saqlain Mushtaq to the boundary to bring up the winning runs.

It was a massive thrill for Ryan who got to witness the victory and also spend some time after the game soaking it all in with the successful Australian team thanks to his mate Darren Lehmann as he recalls “I think I was only there for a couple of hours but to be able to mingle with those guys, especially at that age at 19 was a phenomenal thing and again very appreciative of Darren to be able to get me in that position”

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Katie Mack takes top gong for third consecutive year.

Congratulations to former guest on the Cricket Library Podcast Katie Mack who has won her third consecutive Bronwyn Calver Medal for Meteors player of the year at the 2021 ACT Cricket Awards.

It is a testament to her skill & commitment as well as her desire to get the best out of herself. At the Cricket Library we are thrilled to see her receive this honour.

Well done Katie Mack!

To hear more about Katie and her cricket career so far, make sure you go back and have a listen to her appearance on the podcast last year.

Happy Birthday PE McIntyre

Peter McIntyre progressed through the ranks at Essendon playing club cricket to make his debut for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield at the MCG in March 1989. A couple of years later he would spend some time at the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy eventually moving to play First Class Cricket for South Australia.

Peter was selected to play for Australia A in the controversial 1994/5 Series which featured Australia, England and Zimbabwe. It was this summer that he was selected to become Baggy Green 364 when he was selected for the Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Peter later had the opportunity to tour the sub-continent playing a Test against India dismissing Sachin Tendulkar.

One of the great summers for Peter was the 1995/6 summer winning the Sheffield Shield where his work with the bat proved to be invaluable.

His First Class career came to a close in 2002 having played 97 matches with 322 wickets to his name.

Today he celebrates his 55th birthday. We trust you will enjoy this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast with Peter McIntyre.

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 – Blues lift the trophy

In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt wrap up all of the action from the Marsh One Day Cup decider where Jack Edwards put his name up in lights with a match winning hundred for NSW.

The lads preview the upcoming Marsh Sheffield Shield final which will be hosted by QLD at the Allan Border Field later this week.

Finally, Matt and Robbie run their eye over the key performers for Australia in their record breaking 24 ODI winning streak.

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The Cricket Library Weekly – BBL Finals Edition

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis share their thoughts on the KFC Big Bash finals and preview the final two games of the season.

The lads pay tribute to Merv Hughes on the news of his induction into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame and wrap up the action from the WNCL competition which started in the Nation’s Capital last weekend.

Finally the lads address a well thought out question from Paul in Dapto in the highly popular Matt’s Mailbag segment.

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Katie Mack and Erica Kershaw on the Cricket Library Podcast

Erica Kershaw and Katie Mack are part of the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors squad who play in the WNCL Competition. Both players also had a taste of WBBL Finals in 2019 with Katie a part of the Adelaide Strikers team and Erica in the Melbourne Renegades line up.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we will hear where their passion for cricket began and find out some insights about their cricketing journey so far which has led them both to the ACT. We will also get a better understanding of how they balance work commitments with playing cricket as well as learning more about their interests outside of the game.

Needless to say we will ask them both which three people they would most like to have a net with & their nominations are sure to resonate with our listeners.

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