94 episodes

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.

The Cricket Library Matt Ellis

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    • 4.8 • 178 Ratings

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.

    Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast

    Kepler Wessels Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast

    Kepler Wessels has the distinction of representing both Australia and South Africa in International Cricket.

    In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, Kepler Wessels joins host Matt Ellis to share his reflections on the origins of his passion for cricket, breaking into First Class Cricket at age 16 whilst still at school, moving to England and the influence of Tony Greig in getting him to Australia to play World Series Cricket.

    We hear about Kepler's test debut, where he made a big hundred, and we clear up who was to blame for the run-out of Greg Chappell in that innings.

    He shares his mindset for taking on and conquering the almighty West Indies pace attack of the 1980s.

    We get some insights into the Sheffield Shield final in the 1985/6 season and his dismissal of Mark Waugh in that game.

    Kepler speaks of the surprise of returning to play international cricket for South Africa, the thrill of beating Australia in their first game of the 92 World Cup and the disappointment of bowing out in a rain-affected semi-final.

    He shares the plan they hatched to dismiss Allan Border in the famous Sydney Test Match of 1994 and the elation of scoring a century at Lord's at the back end of his career.

    Kepler updates us on what he is up to now, including his work at Kepler Wessels Training.

    Of course, we don't let him get away without asking who the three people he would most like to join him at the cricket nets.

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    • 34 min
    Michelle Goszko - Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast

    Michelle Goszko - Special Guest On The Cricket Library Podcast

    Michelle Goszko is one of the most passionate cricket people that you will ever meet.

    In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we will hear from Michelle about the origins of that passion and how it lead her to a distinguished career with the highly successful NSW Breakers and National honours.

    Michelle sheds light on her historic double hundred on Test debut, the winning culture at the Breakers, winning a World Cup at Eden Gardens and her prowess with the ball.

    We also get some insights into the highs and lows of being an elite athlete and her transition out of playing cricket into coaching and commentary roles.

    The cricket family was in shock last year when Michelle suffered a stroke and she shares openly about the impact of this and her road to recovery.

    Needless to say, we ask Michelle to select three people that she would most like to have a net session with.

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    • 53 min
    ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Countdown - Aaron Wharton Interview

    ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Countdown - Aaron Wharton Interview

    Aaron Wharton is the Community Engagement Lead for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup that will take place in Australia, which gets underway in Geelong on October 16 and culminates with the final at the MCG on Sunday, November 13.

    He joins us on the Cricket Library Podcast to reminisce about some of his favourite memories of watching T20 cricket, including the inaugural T20 International between Australia and New Zealand.

    As well as reflecting on the great memories of the past, Aaron shares about the work he is involved with, ensuring that the 2022 tournament will be one to remember for cricket fans around the globe.

    Part of this work has been around the establishment of vibrant online communities where cricket fans can come together to connect, fuelling each other's passion for the game.

    Joining SQUAD Australia on Facebook is as simple as following this link and signing up. https://www.facebook.com/groups/squadaustralia

    We don't let Aaron slip away without enlightening us on who the three people he would most like to take to the nets would be.

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    • 42 min
    Cricket Library Weekly - Season Finale

    Cricket Library Weekly - Season Finale

    Join us for the Cricket Library Weekly season finale where Robbie and Matt reflect on the 2021/22 Summer of Cricket.

    In a cricket library weekly exclusive, Robbie Mackinlay chats with resident cricket librarian Matt Fiction about his plans for the winter.

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    • 36 min
    Cricket Library Weekly - Australia Lift The World Cup & WA Lift The Shield

    Cricket Library Weekly - Australia Lift The World Cup & WA Lift The Shield

    In this edition of the Cricket Library Weekly, Robbie and Matt look at the drought-breaking Sheffield Shield victory for WA, the World Cup win for Australia and some of the end of season award winners.

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    • 24 min
    Cricket Library Weekly - Tasmania Win First WNCL Title

    Cricket Library Weekly - Tasmania Win First WNCL Title

    This week on the Cricket Library Weekly, the lads wrap up the historic WNCL title win for Tasmania against South Australia over the weekend. 

    Robbie and Matt also weigh up the chances for the four remaining teams in the World Cup in New Zealand.

    In an exclusive for the Cricket Library Weekly, author Matt Fiction speaks with Robbie about the prospects of England at the World Cup.

    With the Sheffield Shield Final just around the corner Robbie and Matt look back at the 1998/99 decider that was won by WA against QLD.

    Of course there is also plenty of discussion around the Pakistan tour.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.

     

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

Dylan from Como ,

My FAVOURITE podcast, hands down!!

There is one and only one podcast I listen to religiously and this is it! It's a fantastic wrap-up of what's going on in Australian cricket that is always interesting, sometimes funny and never drags on too long!

If you love your cricket, cricket stats and humorous anecdotes about cricket then this is the podcast for you. Love your work Matt and Robbie!

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Great Podcast

I have really warmed to this podcast. Knowledgeable and passionate fans of cricket. I love and obviously agree with the social and ethical views as well. Keep up the great work!

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great podcast

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