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Katie Mack & Erica Kershaw Interview

Katie Mack & Erica Kershaw Interview

June 30, 2020

Erica Kershaw and Katie Mack are part of the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors squad who play in the WNCL Competition. Both players also had a taste of WBBL Finals last year with Katie a part of the Adelaide Strikers team and Erica in the Melbourne Renegades line up.

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast we will hear where their passion for cricket began and find out some insights about their cricketing journey so far which has led them both to the ACT. We will also get a better understanding of how they balance work commitments with playing cricket as well as learning more about their interests outside of the game.

Needless to say we will ask them both which three people they would most like to have a net with & their nominations are sure to resonate with our listeners.

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Jamie Siddons Interview

Jamie Siddons Interview

June 24, 2020

Jamie Siddons grew up in Robinvale in country Victoria playing footy in the winter and cricket in the summer. He would go on to be one of the most prolific run scorers in Australian Domestic Cricket scoring over eleven and a half thousand runs and peeling off 35 First Class centuries.

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we chat with Jamie about his First Class debut against the West Indies at the MCG, scoring an unbeaten hundred in a Shield Final for Victoria, playing an ODI in Pakistan, moving to South Australia and captaining them to a memorable Shield title in 95/6.

We ask about his transition into coaching, working with John Buchanan and the highly successful Australian team, moving to Bangladesh and returning to Australia to coach South Australia.

He shares how his passion for the game continues to grow through his new venture Jamie Siddons Coaching

As always we will find out who Jamie would like to join him in the nets with his selections having a bit of a Nike theme.

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Baggy Green 413 - Ryan Harris

Baggy Green 413 - Ryan Harris

June 17, 2020

Ryan Harris had quite a journey on his way to becoming Baggy Green 413. Along the way, he was part of an IPL winning team at the Deccan Chargers, won a Sheffield Shield and was player of the match in a domestic One Day Final for Queensland.

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we will learn of where his passion for the game began, the hard conversation he had with his coach Wayne Phillips that was a turning point in his career & what it was like to be player of the series in an Ashes series in England and winning one 5-0 on home soil. We also get a run down of the famous delivery he bowled to dismiss Alistair Cook.

Needless to say, he will select three people he would most like to have a net with and for the first time a golfer is nominated to join two legendary cricketers who are also proficient golfers.

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The Cricket Library Podcast - Johan Botha Interview

The Cricket Library Podcast - Johan Botha Interview

June 8, 2020

Johan Botha is a cricketing journeyman who came through the ranks in South Africa representing his country in 5 Tests, 78 ODIs and 40 T20 Internationals.

The short format specialist, has plied his craft in franchise cricket around the world with stints in the IPL, BBL and CPL.

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we will learn of where his passion for the game began, playing for South Africa in the u-19s World Cup, breaking into the South African ODI & Test teams, overcoming setbacks to return to the team and lead South Africa to a ODI Series win in Australia in 2009.

Johan also shares about his passion for long distance running and gives us an exclusive scoop into something he is training for at the moment.

Needless to say, he will select three people he would most like to have a net with and his selections are an interesting mix.

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Baggy Green 411 - Graham Manou

Baggy Green 411 - Graham Manou

May 27, 2020

Graham Manou was on the road to becoming a marine biologist but he followed another path which led to him becoming Baggy Green 411. Along the way, he won some cash for himself and his team mates by hitting the lucrative ING Cup Sign not once but twice!

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we will learn of where his passion for the game began, making his 1st Class debut in Zimbabwe, captaining his state & what it was like to bat with test match double centurion Jason Gillespie. Graham also sheds some insights on family life and his transition out of the game.

Needless to say, he will select three people he would most like to have a net with and his selections are sure to appeal to the cricket nuffy in all of us.

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The Cricket Library Podcast - Interview with T20 power hitter Aiden Blizzard

The Cricket Library Podcast - Interview with T20 power hitter Aiden Blizzard

May 21, 2020

Aiden Blizzard built a reputation for being one of the most destructive strikers of the ball in T20 Cricket leagues around the world.

The boy from Shepparton in country Victoria made his mark on the big stage having a Midas touch playing his part in 5 Big Bash titles, a couple of IPL championships and Champions League success playing alongside the likes of Sachin Tendulkar at the Mumbai Indians.

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast we will learn of where his passion for the game began, his life as a cricketing journeyman, relive some special moments and find out what he is up to now.

Needless to say, Aiden will select three people he would most like to have a net with with a special exemption given to include a Sydney Thunder legend as an extra inclusion.

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Interview with Michael Klinger

Interview with Michael Klinger

May 7, 2020

Michael Klinger amassed over 11 thousand first class runs throughout his distinguished First Class career predominately for Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Gloucestershire.

When he retired he was the leading run scorer in the history of the Big Bash and has since only been passed by Chris Lynn and Aaron Finch. 

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast, we ask Michael where his passion for the game began, his entry into Grade Cricket and playing in underage teams for Victoria.

He shares some insights from his First Class career, including some reflections on his time playing in Australia and overseas, captaining teams and winning titles at South Australia, Gloucestershire and the Perth Scorchers.

Michael also gives us an update on the health of his wife Cindy, making his debut for Australia as well as sharing some of his hopes for the future.

Needless to say we will also ask Michael who the three people he would most like to have a net with are.

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