Daniel Sams had a summer to remember taking a record 30 wickets for the Sydney Thunder in BBL09.
In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we will hear about where his cricket journey began, how he broke into 1st Class Cricket, what it meant to wear the Baggy Blue, playing in Canada and his love of the Sydney Thunder.
Dan shares some valuable insights into the mental side of the game and how this helped him take his performances to the next level.
Of course we will find out who the three selections are for who he would most like to join him in the nets as well as clearing up any confusion there may be surrounding his middle name.
Since speaking with Dan, we were very pleased to hear of his inclusion in the Australian touring party for the upcoming series in the UK.
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In a recent chat with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast, Jamie Siddons talked us through the first ball he faced in First Class Cricket. He was just 20 years old facing a young Courntey Walsh who was playing for the West Indies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
We are pleased to confirm that our conversation with Tim Ludeman peaked at number 1 on the Apple trending cricket Podcast charts in India.
Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to have a listen.
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Kristen Beams had a distinguished career as a leg spinner across all three formats for Australia. Recently on the Cricket Library Podcast, she reflected on her experience of being the room attendant for the Australian team who were playing a Rose Bowl game in her home state of Tasmania.
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Peter George always had a dream of wearing the Baggy Green and this would become a reality for him as progressed through the ranks at the West Torrens cricket club and playing for South Australia at u-19 level.
He made an early impression with the ball on debut for South Australia in November 2008 claiming 4-56 against Tasmania including the wicket of current Australian captain Tim Paine. He had further success in the 2009/10 summer taking career best figures of 8-84 against Tasmania and finishing equal second on the wicket takers list for the season with 36 wickets at 30.44.
This lead to him being on standby for Ryan Harris with the Australian team in New Zealand, representing Australia A against Sri Lanka and touring England for the Test series against Pakistan in 2010.
Peter would eventually get his opportunity to put on the Baggy Green in Bangalore and joining an elite club of bowlers who have dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in their first Test Match.
In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast, we ask Peter about where his passion for cricket began, his journey to the Baggy Green, losing his contract at South Australia and moving to Queensland without a contract.
Peter shares about his current pursuits inventing the My Call No Ball Technology that you can also find more about by visiting his website www.mycallnoball.com
The episode would not be complete without us asking about his dream net session and we have a former Australian Prime Minister and an actor make their way onto his list as well as someone who has a set of nets named in their honour.
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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!
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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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Nathan Hauritz burst onto the International Cricket scene receiving a call up to the Australian team as a 20 year old after making an early impression playing for Queensland and Australia at u-19 level where he played alongside the likes of Michael Clarke, Ed Cowan, Mitch Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Shane Watson and Andrew McDonald.
He went on to represent Australia in 17 Test Matches claiming 63 wickets with career best figures of 5-53. Nathan also played 58 ODI’s also picking up 63 wickets with best figures of 4-29.
Hauritz was also more than handy with the bat scoring three half centuries for Australia and had a highest First Class score of 146 for NSW against South Australia in 2010.
In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we relive some highlights from Nathan’s career as well as exploring some of the challenges he faced in addition to the difficulties associated with transitioning out of cricket.
As always, we ask who Nathan would most like to have a net with and he provides us with three excellent candidates including the first time a WWE Superstar gains a nomination.
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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.