Fiction Files – Boxing Day Test Review

Matt Fiction is back with another instalment of the Fiction Files as he de briefs the 3rd Ashes Test between Australia and England from the MCG.

Matt Fiction’s next assignment will be captaining the Burrabadine XI in the opening clash of the Riding Mill dice cricket virtual tour of Australia on Thursday morning Australian Eastern Standard Time.


Congratulations NZ

NZ have defied the weather and produced a complete performance to defeat India to become the inaugural ICC World Test Champions.

Our resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction has penned this haiku poem in their honour.

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction:

New Zealand win it!

The first team to take the crown

World Test Champions

Happy birthday SPD Smith

Steve Smith is a common name but there is only one SPD Smith. Happy birthday young man!

Haiku Poem by Matt Fiction

Steve Smith birthday boy

Which Steve Smith will celebrate?

It is SPD

Heather Graham Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly The Cricket Library

In our second episode for the 2022/23 season, we are joined by special guest Heather Graham from the Hobart Hurricanes. Heather who is one of only three players in the 100 wicket / 1000 run club in the WBBL, shares with us the origins of her passion for cricket and reflects on the key ingredients to the successful teams she has been a part of. She speaks about what is ahead for the Hurricanes, looks back on winning the WBBL in her 100th game and how much it would mean to the players to send coach Dan Marsh out a winner. Robbie and Matt run their eye over some of the key performances in the Australian Men's Domestic summer to date and the ever popular Tabbsy's Take segment returns after receiving plenty of plaudits following the world premiere of the segment last week. 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.  
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  2. Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast
  3. Michelle Goszko – Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast
  4. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Countdown – Aaron Wharton Interview
  5. Emma Hughes Special Guest on the Cricket Library Weekly
  6. Baggy Green 251 – GS Chappell
  7. Molly Strano – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast
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  10. Alister McDermott – Special Guest on the Cricket Library Podcast

The Matt Fiction Book Club

Resident cricket librarian and loved member of the cricket library community Matt Fiction established the Matt Fiction Book Club in 2004 to inspire a love of reading cricket books.

For those wishing to be a part of the club all you need to do is follow the following simple steps.

Step 1: Read and enjoy a cricket book.

Step 2: Think of someone you think would be enriched by reading the book.

Step 3: Ask that person for their best postal address if you do not have it.

Step 4: Write them a note and send with the book in the mail.

Step 5: Ask them to consider doing the same for someone else.

Step 6: Return to step one and start again

Please note, the above process can also be followed for cricket magazines

Roadside Haiku’s With Matt Fiction Episode II – We will have a bat thanks.

Intrepid cricket librarian Matt Fiction has been on the road again and taken time out of his busy schedule to recite another magnificent cricket themed Haiku poem on the side of the road. This one will resonate with all of those skippers who know the feeling of winning the toss when conditions are perfect for batting.

Roadside Haiku’s With Matt Fiction

Matt Fiction has been busily writing a series of cricket themed Haiku poems which he is planning on sharing from the side of the road in his travels throughout NSW Australia.

First cab of the rank is a stirring poem about GD McGrath and appropriately recited at the magnificent Glenn McGrath statue in Narromine NSW.