In some fantastic news for fans of the Sydney Thunder, Rachael Haynes has agreed to terms for another season with the reigning WBBL Champions. She was part of the inaugural Thunder WBBL team which won the WBBL|01 title and was the captain in their WBBL|06 victorious campaign.
She is the Thunder WBBL all time leading run scorer and will be looking to lead from the front again in WBBL|07.
This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay catches up with Rachel Priest from the Hobart Hurricanes and Tasmanian Roar. We hear some interesting insights from the powerful top order batter about her move to Tasmania, reflections on the Rebel WBBL and how preparations are tracking for the upcoming WNCL season. Robbie also asks a question on behalf of one of the Cricket Library Weekly’s loyal listeners.
The lads also have a look at the test series between Australia and India as we head into the final match in what has been full of gripping cricket.
We also delve into some statistics to try and work out which are the best bats in the KFC Big Bash League.
Needless to say, they also address your questions in the highly popular Matt’s Mailbag segment with a query this week sent through by some younger listeners from Orange in Central West NSW.
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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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