The Cricket Library

Matt Ellis

The Cricket Library Podcast has the aim of providing a platform for people to share their stories of how the game of cricket has impacted their lives and the lives of others in a positive way.

Guests range from people who have had a career in elite level cricket as well as cricket tragics from all walks of life.

All Episodes

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis take a close look at the Weber WBBL|07 as the Adelaide Strikers prepare to take on the Perth Scorchers in the decider on Saturday night. Adding to this conversation are some excellent statistics from the Orange Library that generate some healthy discussion. Men's domestic cricket is in full swing with the lads wrapping up the action from the Marsh One Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield competitions. Matt Fiction is back with Luke from Wagga Wagga the latest to take on the 'Fact or Fiction' challenge with some Wagga Wagga themed questions that will keep you guessing as you play along from home. 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.

Nov 25

58 min 44 sec

Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis share their thoughts on Australia's Men's World T20 victory against New Zealand, the Ashes and Australia A squads. NSW take on Victoria in the Marsh Sheffield Shield with PM Nevill set to notch up 100 games in the Baggy Blue and the lads reflect on his achievement and contribution to NSW Cricket. With Weber WBBL07 heating up, we look at some stats and compare the returns of the local players with the imports with some interesting data coming out of the Orange Cricket Library. Sam from Bankstown is the latest contestant to take on the 'Fact or Fiction' challenge this week with Matt Fiction delving into the archives and asking rapid fire true or false questions in a segment that is fun to play along at home. 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.

Nov 18

43 min 45 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, we wrap up the action from the Sheffield Shield clash between NSW and Victoria at the MCG with some excellent statistics on Nic Maddinson supplied by the Orange Cricket Library that generate some healthy discussion. The lads check in with all of the latest in the WBBL giving their predictions on who they think will be featuring in the finals. Fact or Fiction is back with Peter from Burrabadine putting his cricket knowledge to the test in 60 seconds of rapid fire questions from resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction. Finally, Robbie and Matt take a look at the Men's T20 World Cup. 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.    

Nov 10

40 min 44 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly we pay our respects to Alan Davidson, Ashley Mallett and Peter Philpott who all sadly passed away. We look at some stats around the WBBL and how teams are faring as we head into the second half of the competition. Robbie and Matt run their eye over the Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup results as well as the Mens World T20 taking place at the moment. Loyal listener Elliott from New Zealand takes on the 'Fact or Fiction' challenge this week with resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction. 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.

Nov 3

46 min 30 sec

In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the action from Australia's victory over Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup. They also chat through the Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup as well as all of the latest action from Weber WBBL07. Jack Clifton is our guest on the highly popular new game show 'Fact or Fiction' where he puts his cricket knowledge to the test in one minute of rapid fire questions from resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction. There is of course some excellent statistical discussion with our topic this week around unusual dismissals. 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.

Oct 28

32 min 44 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt wrap up the latest from Weber WBBL|07 with the innings of Rachel Priest against the Melbourne Stars a real focal point. The lads run their eye over the recent Marsh Sheffield Shield & Marsh Cup matches as well as checking in on the latest at the World T20 Cup. In a world wide premier exclusive to the Cricket Library Weekly, we unveil a new quiz show 'Fact or Fiction' hosted by resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction. 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.  

Oct 20

42 min 19 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the Series between Australia and India. Matt catches up with young Sydney Sixers star Emma Hughes who shares a bit about her cricket journey so far, from growing up in Dubbo to making her WBBL debut last season and how she has been preparing for Weber WBBL|07. The lads look at some of the players to watch this season in Weber WBBL|07 and wrap up the latest from the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup. 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.  

Oct 13

57 min 8 sec

Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis are back to discuss all of the latest happenings in Australian Cricket for another season on the Cricket Library Weekly. In this week's show, the lads wrap up the key moments in the series thus far between Australia and India. There is some chat about the Marsh One Day Cup and Sheffield Shield as well as a statistical deep dive into a recent Bryce Street innings for Sandgate Redcliffe in Queensland Premier Cricket. 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.  

Oct 4

28 min 45 sec

Gregory Stephen Chappell is one of the greats of Australian cricket with his playing record speaking for itself. He has also made a significant impact off the field since calling stumps on his playing career. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear from Greg about the origins of his passion for the game, breaking into First Class cricket & the crucial batting tip he received from Sir Donald Bradman. Greg also shares about his epiphany moment sitting in his motel room reflecting on a letter from his father whilst playing against a World XI in Tasmania. His realisation lead to a shift in mindset that was followed by a run of big scores for Australia. We take a closer look at his 247 not out against NZ in 1974 where he and brother Ian both made centuries in each innings of the game. There are some wonderful insights regarding balancing playing cricket with a young family and holding down a job.  Greg also shares about his time coaching in India and the key learning he took away from that experience. Finally we hear about the important fundraising work that the Chappell Foundation is doing to provide a better future for thousands of young Australians without a roof over their head each night. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a positive review to help us to continue sharing stories that inspire a love of cricket.

Sep 14

1 hr 3 min

Molly Strano is one of the new additions to the Tasmanian & Hurricanes WBBL squads this summer. The most prolific wicket taker in the history of the WBBL is no doubt a key acquisition on the Apple Isle. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we learn more about the origins of her passion for cricket, winning a domestic T20 title for Victoria, taking 5-10 for her country and dancing on stage with Katy Perry. Molly also gives some insights into her time in Tasmania so far and her aspirations for the summer ahead. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories that inspire a love of cricket.

Sep 1

42 min 25 sec

This edition of the Cricket Library Podcast is all about the Ashes as we chat with author Martin Lenehan about his new book THE ASHES - 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT. Martin shares about his love of the game, his early Ashes memories and what the Ashes mean to so many Australians. We ask him how he went about putting the book together and the challenging task of squeezing as many magic Ashes moments in as possible. Martin shares some of his personal favourite moments from cricket's greatest rivalry and gives us insights into some of his conversations with Ashes greats in putting the book together. Finally we ask Martin to select three Ashes heroes that he would most like to join him in the nets.  Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories that inspire a love of cricket. THE ASHES 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT is available at all good bookstores and online via the Cricket Australia Online Store.

Aug 18

39 min 2 sec

Maddie Penna is a talented young all rounder making the most of her opportunities with the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors in the WNCL and in the WBBL with the Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we hear more of her story from her first memories of playing cricket, winning a premiership at Bankstown, captaining the CA XI at the u-18 Nationals, her WBBL call up and maiden WNCL hundred. Maddie shares the challenges of dealing with injuries and juggling study alongside her cricket commitments. We also hear some of her aspirations for the future both on and off the field. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories that inspire a love of cricket.  

Jul 28

40 min 35 sec

Alister McDermott grew up on the Gold Coast of Queensland enjoying a range of sports with cricket just one of his passions. While he was still at school he secured a contract with Queensland, initially making his debut in T20 cricket before making his way into the One Day team and First Class side where he would make his debut against the West Indies. An Australian u-19 representative, McDermott was part of a winning World Cup team playing under the captaincy of Mitch Marsh in a side including the likes of Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa. Alister had success at senior level also playing in the Brisbane Heat's BBL02 Championship winning team, claiming a One Day Domestic title for Queensland and an influential 6 wicket haul in a Sheffield Shield winning team, including the big wicket of Ricky Ponting. Along with the successes he enjoyed, Alister has had to overcome set backs, including being left off the Queensland contracted players list, working his way back into the squad before experiencing a career ending injury. He is now thriving in his studies to become a teacher and in his coaching work at the Alister McDermott Cricket Academy and Wynnum Manly Cricket Club. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories that inspire a love of cricket.

Jul 14

59 min 10 sec

Nathan Reardon was a valuable member of the Queensland Bulls team for a number of years and was a part of three Domestic One Day Title winning teams. He also had stints at the Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes in the KFC Big Bash League. At the peak of his powers, Nathan was selected to play T20 Cricket for Australia against South Africa. In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast, we hear where Nathan's love of the game started, his move from country Queensland to Brisbane, scoring a ton against the West Indies as well as dismissing Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the same game. He shares what life has been like after retiring from the game moving into his business venture Outside Edge Adventures and Nathan Reardon Cricket Coaching.  Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories that inspire a love of cricket.

Jun 30

37 min 25 sec

Luke Feldman did not take the traditional pathway to First Class Cricket and forged for himself a career with the QLD Bulls having first represented QLD Country whilst working as a police officer. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, Luke shares some stories from his early days playing in the back yard to making his 1st Class debut against the West Indies, being a part of five different Big Bash clubs, lifting the Sheffield Shield, taking over 200 wickets and providing some handy cameos with the bat. A passionate Queenslander who represented his state with distinction and continues to put back into the game at the Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club in Brisbane and the Bulls Masters program which does some magnificent work raising funds and developing cricket in QLD. We trust you will enjoy our chat with Luke Feldman and that his three selections to join him for a net will generate some healthy banter from our listeners. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories that inspire a love of cricket.

Jun 17

53 min 15 sec

Maitlan Brown is just about to turn 24 and is one of the most exciting young talents in the game. She has made an impact with the ball, demonstrated athleticism in the field and contributed valuable runs with the willow. In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we will hear more about where Maitlan's love of the game started, her time in the NSW junior pathway, moving to Canberra, playing for the Renegades, touring India, her call up to the Australian squad, injury rehab as well as her return to NSW this summer. We also learn about some of her off field creative pursuits as an award-winning industrial design student. Needless to say we ask Maitlan who she would most like to have a net with. Her  selections combine a mix of cricket, comedy and musical genius. In fact one of her selections provided entertainment at a Cricket Australia Awards night. 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.

Jun 2

47 min 55 sec

Dan Marsh grew up surrounded by cricket and it is no surprise he continues to have a passion for the game. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we delve further into his early memories of the game, being the son of a Test cricketer, breaking into 1st class cricket, playing overseas and captaining Tasmania in their first Sheffield Shield Final win. We also get some insights into Mark Taylor's bowling and find out which three people Dan would invite to the nets. No doubt this will win high praise from the cricket nuffies who tune in with a strong cricket theme present in his selections. 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.

May 20

39 min 22 sec

Iconic South African spinner Paul Adams is our first guest in the new season of the Cricket Library Podcast. Paul shares his story of his meteoric rise to the South African test team as a teenager, playing in the 1996 World Cup, dealing with being in and out of the team as well as reflecting on some of his career highlights. We wrap up our chat by asking Paul which three people he would most like to the nets with another spinner getting an invite alongside a wrapper and a famous political leader. 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.    

May 6

44 min 15 sec

In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt wrap up all of the action from the Marsh Sheffield Shield decider where QLD outplayed NSW at the Allan Border Field to claim their 9th Sheffield Shield title. In what is our final episode of what has been a memorable summer of cricket, the lads look back at some of the memorable moments that captivated our attention. 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.

Apr 21

36 min 5 sec

In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt wrap up all of the action from the Marsh One Day Cup decider where Jack Edwards put his name up in lights with a match winning hundred for NSW. The lads preview the upcoming Marsh Sheffield Shield final which will be hosted by QLD at the Allan Border Field later this week. Finally, Matt and Robbie run their eye over the key performers for Australia in their record breaking 24 ODI winning streak. 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.

Apr 13

27 min 28 sec

In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt celebrate the achievements of the record breaking Australian Women's Cricket team and review the first two games of their ODI series against New Zealand. The lads review the recent action in the Marsh One Day Cup and Sheffield Shield competitions and look at the possible scenarios as we approach the business end of the season. Matt's Mailbag is back with an interesting haiku poem challenge for the upcoming Sheffield Shield final between NSW and QLD. 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.

Apr 7

43 min 57 sec

In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt wrap up the final of the WNCL competition with QLD lifting the prestigious Ruth Preddy trophy for the first time. The lads review the recent action in the Marsh One Day Cup and Sheffield Shield competitions and look at the possible scenarios as we approach the business end of the season. Matt's Mailbag is back with an interesting question posed by Elliott in New Zealand around bowlers taking wickets having scored runs in the same game. 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.  

Mar 29

37 min 18 sec

In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis have a close look at the run to the finals in the WNCL competition with a plethora of possibilities on the cards with Tasmania, NSW, QLD and South Australia all still in contention for a finals berth against competition front runners Victoria. The lads also chat about the up coming action in the Marsh One Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield competitions as we approach the business end of the season. 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.  

Mar 17

43 min 44 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly we are joined by special guest Josh Lalor from the Melbourne Renegades. Josh shares some reflections on BBL10 as well as telling us more about what he is up to on Twitch tv.  Robbie and Matt run their eyes over all of the latest from Australian domestic cricket wrapping up the Marsh Sheffield Shield, Marsh One Day Cup and WNCL competitions. In the highly popular Matt's Mailbag segment, the lads discuss whether or not it is appropriate to allocate some of your annual leave to watching domestic cricket. 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.  

Mar 10

49 min 8 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly Robbie Mackinlay catches up with host of the Scoop Podcast and Women's Cricket editor at cricket.com.au Laura Jolly to chat all things women's cricket. The lads wrap up the T20 between Australia and NZ from Wednesday evening as well as previewing all of the upcoming action in Australian domestic cricket. Matt's Mailbag is back with an insightful question from loyal listener Natalie in Queensland. 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.    

Mar 3

47 min 30 sec

The Cricket Library Weekly is back with Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis bringing you their views on the latest cricket action. This week Sheffield Shield commentator Jack Clifton chats us through the Victorian win against NSW at the SCG last week. Robbie and Matt review the opening T20 International between New Zealand and Australia as well as the Marsh Cup and WNCL competitions. The lads also discuss the IPL auction and answer your questions in the highly popular Matt's Mailbag segment. 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.  

Feb 22

52 min 21 sec

This week's edition of the Cricket Library Weekly Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis share their thoughts on the KFC Big Bash final where the Sydney Sixers secured back to back titles.  The lads also wrap up the action from the WNCL competition which has seen four players raise the bat for centuries in the early stages of the season. A short and sharp edition of the show with the special announcement of the inaugural Cricket Library Weekly Medal winner for player of the year in the Big Bash. 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.

Feb 11

20 min 32 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis share their thoughts on the KFC Big Bash finals and preview the final two games of the season. The lads pay tribute to Merv Hughes on the news of his induction into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame and wrap up the action from the WNCL competition which started in the Nation's Capital last weekend. Finally the lads address a well thought out question from Paul in Dapto in the highly popular Matt's Mailbag segment. 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.

Feb 2

46 min 36 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay catches up with captain of the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors Ange Reakes. We hear some interesting insights from the experienced campaigner about how preparations are tracking for the upcoming WNCL season with the Meteors. The lads will also run their eyes across the recently selected Australian Test and T20 squads as well as wrapping up the latest from the KFC Big Bash. Matt's Mailbag is back this week with a BBL themed question coming through from one of our regular listeners Bill from Hornsby. 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.

Jan 28

47 min 48 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Matt Ellis catches up with Piepa Cleary from the Perth Scorchers and Western Fury. We hear some interesting insights from the young opening bowler about her passion for cricket, winning the WNCL title with WA last summer, her interests outside of cricket and how preparations are tracking for the upcoming WNCL season with the Fury. The lads also have a look at the test series between Australia and India to reflect on what has been a series for the ages. We also delve into the run home as teams jostle to make their way into the top 5 and feature in the finals. 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.

Jan 21

43 min 56 sec

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. 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.

Jan 14

44 min 46 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay catches up with one of the real movers and shakers in world cricket Trent Woodhill. The conversation covers off on his time coaching the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL, the new innovations in the KFC Big Bash League as well as Trent sharing his thoughts on the remainder of the evenly poised Test series between Australia and India. For the first time this summer, Matt and Robbie take a look at the leaderboard in the Cricket Library Weekly Medal player of the year voting with a lot of congestion with players jostling for top spot. Needless to say, they also address your questions in the highly popular Matt's Mailbag segment with a query this week sent through by Kath in Albury.  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.      

Jan 6

37 min 18 sec

Join us this week for the final episode of the Cricket Library Weekly for 2020. Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up all the action from the 2nd Test at the MCG where India lead by Ajinkya Rahane levelled the series at 1-1. The lads will also run their eye over the BBL as well as answering your questions in the highly popular Matt's Mailbag segment. 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. Thanks for all of your support in 2020!

Dec 2020

34 min 55 sec

Join us this week on the Cricket Library Weekly as Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up all the action from the 1st Test between Australia and India. The lads will also run their eye over the BBL as well as answering your questions in the highly popular Matt's Mailbag segment. 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.

Dec 2020

42 min 41 sec

Join us this week on the Cricket Library Weekly for our Test Match Preview where Robbie and Matt will run their eyes over the squads for the highly anticipated series between Australia and India. Robbie Mackinlay caught up with Gav Joshi who is covering the 1st Test from Adelaide to get the latest insights in the build up to day one of the Series starting on Thursday afternoon. The lads will also run their eye over the BBL as well as answering your questions in the highly popular Matt's Mailbag segment. 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.

Dec 2020

46 min 24 sec

Join us this week on the Cricket Library Weekly for our KFC BBL 10 Preview where Robbie and Matt will run their eyes over the squads for the highly anticipated return of the Big Bash. Cricketing journeyman Johan Botha caught up with Matt Ellis to chat about his return to the Hobart Hurricanes and how things are taking shape for the season ahead. 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.

Dec 2020

42 min 13 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay catches up with Sydney Thunder young gun Phoebe Litchfield to reflect on her time as part of the Rebel WBBL06 Championship winning team. Matt and Robbie wrap up all the action from the WBBL decider as well as reviewing the Dettol ODI Series between Australia and India. 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.

Dec 2020

32 min 20 sec

In an express edition of the Cricket Library Weekly a very excited Robbie Mackinlay and Matt Ellis wrap up the action from the WBBL Semi Finals and look towards the decider on Saturday night between the highly fancied Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Thunder. 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.  

Nov 2020

19 min 39 sec

Join us this week on the Cricket Library Weekly for our WBBL run to the finals edition where Robbie and Matt will run their eyes over the possible scenarios facing the teams in contention for the title. 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.

Nov 2020

36 min 17 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay catches up with Sydney Thunder young gun Rachel Trenaman to find out more about how things are tracking for her and the Thunder in the Rebel WBBL. Matt and Robbie wrap up the Sheffield Shield action where Will Pucovski was in the runs again for Victoria. The boys also reflect on the remarkable win by NSW having been bowled out for just 64 in their first innings as well as the final innings in the wonderful first class career of the very likeable Callum Ferguson. The Rebel WBBL is in full swing with the Melbourne Stars undefeated and  sitting top of the table. Robbie and Matt share their thoughts on what has been an exciting start to the tournament. 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.

Nov 2020

47 min 37 sec

This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie Mackinlay catches up with Sydney Thunder debutant Gabby Sutcliffe to find out more about her cricketing journey so far. Matt and Robbie wrap up the Sheffield Shield action where Will Pucovski and Marcus Harris had us reaching for the record books, Trent Copeland worked wonders with the ball and Mitch Swepson spun a web as well as some other seasoned campaigners peeling off some valuable runs with the willow. The Rebel WBBL is in full swing with both Sydney teams making a positive start in the competition. Robbie and Matt share their thoughts on what has been an exciting start to the tournament. 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.      

Nov 2020

44 min 24 sec

Rene Farrell forged a successful career for Australia across all three formats of the game. In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we get to hear more of the Rene Farrell story which started when her mum told her and her brother they could either play tennis or cricket. She would go on to have success playing for the highly successful NSW Breakers, WA, Sydney Thunder and Australia where she represented in all three formats.  We hear about winning WNCL titles, taking wickets on debut, batting in super overs, playing in a home World Cup, winning the World T20 title, reclaiming the Ashes in England, scoring a couple of hundreds for Nottinghamshire and of course the famous Ashes Hat Trick! Rene who has experienced a net with Australian television presenter Karl Stefanovic, gives considerable thought to her three net session selections and her choices will not disappoint. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories like this one from Rene Farrell.

Nov 2020

56 min 56 sec

The Cricket Library Podcast has gone weekly with Matt Ellis teaming up with Robbie Mackinlay with the aim of inspiring, informing and entertaining as they catch up each week to chat about all things cricket. In this week's episode, Saskia Horley from the Sydney Thunder WBBL squad shares with us some of her story as well as providing insights into life in the WBBL Hub and her preparations for the season ahead with the Thunder. Robbie and Matt wrap up the opening matches of WBBL fixtures and preview what is on the horizon for #WBBL06. Finally the lads have a look at the Australia squad for the Dettol ODI Series and Dettol Twenty20 International Series against India & share their thoughts on the upcoming round of Sheffield Shield matches. 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.

Oct 2020

42 min 53 sec

The Cricket Library Podcast has gone weekly with Matt Ellis teaming up with Robbie Mackinlay with the aim of inspiring, informing and entertaining as they catch up each week to chat about all things cricket. In this week's episode, the lads wrap up the second round of Sheffield Shield action which produced plenty of runs. WBBL returns this weekend with the competition into its 6th season. Robbie and Matt preview the upcoming action which gets underway this Sunday. Finally the lads launch into 'Matt's Mailbag' an opportunity for listeners to send in their questions via postcard and have them answered on the program. 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.

Oct 2020

41 min 43 sec

The Cricket Library Podcast has gone weekly with Matt Ellis teaming up with Robbie Mackinlay with the aim of inspiring, informing and entertaining as they catch up each week to chat about all things cricket. In this week's episode, the lads wrap up the opening round of Sheffield Shield action which produced two outright results and some magnificent all round displays. The WBBL is not far away and the lads run their eyes over the squads that will be taking part with a fair bit of player movement from last season. Finally the lads launch into 'Matt's Mailbag' an opportunity for listeners to send in their questions via postcard and have them answered on the program. 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.

Oct 2020

44 min 11 sec

The Cricket Library Podcast has gone weekly with Matt Ellis teaming up with Robbie Mackinlay with the aim of inspiring, informing and entertaining as they catch up each week to chat about all things cricket. In this week's episode, the lads wrap up the ODI Series win by the record breaking Australian Women's Cricket team against NZ. The IPL continues to produce some memorable moments which rate a mention as do some of the Australians in action. Finally the lads preview the Sheffield Shield action coming up this weekend with a bit of a closer look at the SA, WA, QLD and Tasmania squads for this summer. 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.

Oct 2020

36 min 21 sec

The Cricket Library Podcast has gone weekly with Matt Ellis teaming up with Robbie Mackinlay with the aim of inspiring, informing and entertaining as they catch up each week to chat about all things cricket. In the opening episode, the lads pay tribute to the life and career of Dean Jones who sadly left us last week. They review the Women's T20's between Australia and NZ as well as look forward to the 50 over games coming up. The IPL has been producing some memorable moments which rate a mention as do some of the Australians in action. Finally the lads highlight the magnificent contribution to cricket that Belinda Clark has made both on and off the field. 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.    

Sep 2020

35 min 1 sec

Roberta Moretti-Avery is one of the most passionate cricket people you will ever meet. She is captain of the Brazil women's team after taking up the game later in life than most. In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we hear how Roberta developed a passion for the game, training in lockdown, captaining her country & learning how to bowl leg spin. She also shares her desire to see the game grow in her home country Brazil as well as reflecting on the enormity of the Women's World T20 that captured the imagination of people all around the globe. Roberta gives considerable thought to her three net session selections and they are choices you are sure to appreciate. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories like this one from Roberta Moretti Avery.

Sep 2020

41 min 5 sec

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  Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories like this one from Maisy Gibson.  

Aug 2020

46 min 33 sec

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. Please remember to subscribe to the Cricket Library Podcast on your favourite podcast provider and leave a review to help us to continue to share stories like this one from Daniel Sams.  

Aug 2020

44 min 9 sec