The Cricket Library Podcast – Maisy Gibson Interview

Maisy Gibson rose to prominence playing an integral role in the success of the Sydney Thunder WBBL team that won the inaugural WBBL competition.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we get to hear more of the Maisy Gibson story which started in the backyard in Singleton and progressed through the NSW representative pathway and becoming the 1st woman to play 1st Grade in the 120 year history of the Maitland and District Cricket Association when she became player number 327 for the Western Suburbs Plovers.

She would go on to have success with the Sydney Thunder in the WBBL and the highly successful NSW Breakers in the WNCL competition. Maisy shares about this time as well as her move to Tasmania where she is now plying her craft with the Hobart Hurricanes and Tasmanian Roar.

Maisy who has experienced a net with WWE Superstar John Cena gives considerable thought to her three net session selections and her choices will not disappoint.

Outside of cricket Maisy channels her creative energy into her sock business the Sock Enthusiast which can be found on Instagram 

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The Cricket Library Podcast – Interview With Baggy Green 413 Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris had quite a journey on his way to becoming Baggy Green 413. Along the way, he was part of an IPL winning team at the Deccan Chargers, won a Sheffield Shield and was player of the match in a domestic One Day Final for Queensland.

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we will learn of where his passion for the game began, the hard conversation he had with his coach Wayne Phillips that was a turning point in his career & what it was like to be player of the series in an Ashes series in England and winning one 5-0 on home soil. We also get a run down of the famous delivery he bowled to dismiss Alistair Cook.

Needless to say, he will select three people he would most like to have a net with and for the first time a golfer is nominated to join two legendary cricketers who are also proficient golfers.

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Walking out to bat with Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is a cricketing icon respected around the world for his skill and execution in all formats of the game. So what was it like for Aiden Blizzard, the boy from Shepparton who found himself walking out to bat with the little master in the IPL for the Mumbai Indians.

This is just one part of Aiden’s incredible cricket journey. If you would like to hear more of his story, you can have a listen here.

Marty Rhone & Cricket – A Good Thing Going

Marty Rhone is a well known Australian Actor and Singer who has shared the stage and screen with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

Last year Marty added another chapter to his illustrious career as an Actor and Singer when he released the highly popular single We had a good thing going.

What you may not know is that Marty is also a self confessed cricket tragic. In a recent interview on The Cricket Library Podcast, Marty revealed where his passion from the game stems from.

We also chat about his involvement in the development of girls cricket on the North Shore of Sydney at the Kissing Point Cricket Club.

Marty also gives is an update on his latest projects in this chat you are sure to enjoy!

You can purchase Marty Rhone’s latest music at

www.martyrhonemusic.com

What did Richard Chee Quee Bowl?

Richard Chee Quee was a cult hero for NSW plundering bowling attacks in the Mercantile Mutual Cup competition in the early 90s.

What you may not know is that Richard Chee Quee actually rolled the arm over on one occasion for NSW in Domestic One Day Cricket.

We asked former NSW paceman Wayne Holdsworth to give an assessment of his work in a recent chat for the Cricket Library Podcast.

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Memory Lane – Ben Rohrer ton on debut

Ben Rohrer was a late inclusion in the NSW side at the back end of the 2006/7 season for the Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania in Hobart. Unfortunately, NSW were rolled for 53 in their first innings but there was some personal satisfaction for Ben Rohrer in the second innings as he explained to the Cricket Library Podcast.

Tasmania went on to win the game with Michael Di Venuto claiming player of the match honours for his magnificent 181 in Tasmania’s first innings total of 370 All Out.

 

The Cricket Library Podcast – Leah Poulton Interview

Today it was announced that Leah Poulton has been appointed to the new role of Head of Female Cricket at Cricket NSW.

Leah represented Australia in 2 Tests, 48 ODIs and 40 T20Is as well playing over 100 games for NSW.

She was a high quality top order batter who had a reputation for scoring runs quickly which was confirmed when she became the first female to score a century in Women’s domestic T20 cricket for NSW.

In her distinguished career, Leah was a part of two successful ICC World T20 Campaigns for Australia top scoring in the 2010 decider.

Leah is a four time winner of the Belinda Clark medal which is awarded to the premier female cricketer in NSW.

We caught up with Leah in February for the Cricket Library Podcast. In this episode, we will hear from Leah about where her love for the game originated, some key influences on her career, some memorable moments, what she is up to now as well as finding out which three people Leah would most like to have a net with.

She also shares with us a very interesting story about how she found out that she had been selected to represent her country for the first time.

We trust you will thoroughly enjoy our chat with Leah Poulton.

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The Cricket Library Podcast – Wayne Holdsworth Interview

Wayne Holdsworth was a distinguished First Class Cricketer who claimed 212 wickets in his career. He made an immediate impact for NSW claiming 6-55 on debut at the MCG against Victoria and went on to win a number of Sheffield Shield titles with NSW including a match winning 7-41 against Queensland in the 1992/3 decider at the SCG.

This was followed by a berth on the 1993 Ashes tour where he will long be remembered for taking a hat trick against Derbyshire.

Not to be forgotten are his batting exploits in the the Mercantile Mutual Cup dispatching a career best 49* off 18 balls against Tasmania at the North Sydney Oval.

In our chat with Wayne we re live some of these memories among others as well as finding out what he is up to now.

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The Seven Almond Challenge

Recently our cricket librarians were excited by a comment made by MCJ Nicholas in commentary and it has sparked a trend that will no doubt be of interest to members of our esteemed community.

The comment was in reference to information regarding the almond eating traditions of President Obama when he would work a late night in the Oval Office. Obama’s chef had once jokingly told the media that the President was so disciplined that he would only allow himself seven almonds to snack on whilst toiling away late into the night. This is something that the media ran with until Obama himself although conceding that he was partial to almonds, he did not actually count out and eat seven.

This was disappointing to hear but instead of letting this news upset our librarians, we endeavoured to make the most of the situation. As a result, during late nights watching the World Cup, Women’s Ashes and no doubt the men’s Ashes our librarians are fuelling themselves on rations of seven almonds, starting a tradition that will no doubt create a groundswell of interest from cricket and almond lovers alike.

Almonds

Whilst EA Perry was busy taking 7 wickets, librarians all around the world were consuming no more than 7 almonds as they watched the incredible display of bowling.

Will you take up the seven almond challenge?