Have You Heard About Audio Books?

Cricket librarians all around the world would agree that a high quality audio visual section will enhance the library experience for librarians and borrowers alike. In years past, access to VHS tapes, DVDs, Compact Discs and Cassettes were sufficient to meet the basic requirements of an audio visual section. These days however with technology moving at a rapid rate, the influx of audio books has opened a whole new world for those wishing to expand their horizons.

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Modern technology has enabled librarians and private citizens alike the opportunity to listen to a wealth of cricket related material through devices such as MP3 players, mobile telephones, tablets and computers. This creates endless possibilities for those who are looking to expand their libraries but do not have the budget to undertake extensions. Adding electronic files to your favourite device ensures you can essentially listen to your favourite cricket book anywhere at any time.

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Some people may feel that embracing audio books may come at the expense of reading the printed material that we have all loved for so long. However, we prefer to see audio books as a welcome addition to expand your capacity to consume cricketing material. Some astute librarians will listen to the audio version whilst following on in a hard copy of the text.

In addition, for the safety conscious, reading and walking has traditionally been off limits, now this can be done with consummate ease and increased safety which would be music to the ears of those WH&S representatives reading this.

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There are certainly many more benefits to audio books that have not been included in this article that you are sure to discover for yourselves as you expose yourself to emerging technologies like this.

We would encourage you to incorporate listening to audio books in your daily routine in addition to the regular reading of cricket books as we are convinced you will not be disappointed!

WNCL Final Round Part 2

Grace Harris was outstanding for QLD in their victory over WA on Sunday but it wasn’t enough to propel the Fire into the WNCL Final. South Australia were too good for Tasmania with Tahlia McGrath impressing with the willow for the Scorpions. NSW were at their dominant best ensuring they finished top of the ladder after an impressive ten wicket victory over the Vic Spirit.

WNCL Round 2 Wrap

It was another impressive round of action in the Women’s National Cricket League over the weekend with the ACT Meteors shining with some important victories. Not to be overshadowed, the Lend Lease Breakers were back to their best claiming some bonus points in an emphatic display against QLD in Sydney. The Alcohol Think Again. Western Fury secured their first victory of the season with an impressive display from Nicole Bolton and Elyse Villani with the willow laying the foundation for a victory to remember. The BreezAir SA Scorpions were able to hold on in a nail biter securing victory over Victoria. The League ladder suggests that this season is going to be one of the more closely contested competitions we have seen. Have a listen as we wrap all the action from the weekend matches.

MATADOR CUP FINAL 2015

NSW entered the Final of the 2015 Matador Cup as raging favourites with a roster unparalleled in Domestic Cricket. The Southern Redbacks under new coach Jamie Siddons have turned over a new leaf and played an impressive brand of cricket to make their way to the decider. We wrap up the action from the decider at North Sydney Oval on October 25.

WNCL Round 1 Part 3

The final three matches in the opening round of the WNCL saw some magnificent displays with the willow, most notably a magnificent century from Meg Lanning for the Vic Spirit in their victory over the ACT. Danni Wyatt set things alight in this game also with some rapid fire runs for Victoria. Nicole Bolton continued her form with the bat notching 71 for the Fury but it was the Scorpions who reigned supreme with Sophie Devine claiming the impressive figures of 4-16. It was one way traffic when QLD were too strong for Tasmania in their contest. Have a listen to Matt wrapping up all of the action for Bucketts Radio.

WNCL Round 1 Part 2

In this edition we wrap up the action from the matches played on Saturday in the WNCL. This includes the magnificent performance with the ball from Megan Shutt of the SA Scorpions who claimed a hat trick against the highly fancied NSW Breakers. We also run through the action from the matches between Victoria and Tasmania as well as QLD v the ACT, where QLD skipper Delissa Kimmince made a magnificent century for the Fire.