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Roberta Moretti Avery - Brazil Cricket Captain

Roberta Moretti Avery - Brazil Cricket Captain

September 11, 2020

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.

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The Cricket Library - Interview With Maisy Gibson

The Cricket Library - Interview With Maisy Gibson

August 23, 2020

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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Daniel Sams - Golden Arm

Daniel Sams - Golden Arm

August 16, 2020

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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Will Somerville Interview

Will Somerville Interview

July 15, 2020

Will Somerville is one of the nicest blokes in cricket, a trained accountant who went from needing to take annual leave to play cricket to wearing the Baggy Blue for NSW and representing his country in Test Cricket. 

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast the off spinner shares insights into the origins of his passion for the game, making his first class debut for Otago & moving to Australia. Will gives us a better understanding of his drive to maintain his training and playing commitments while working as an accountant. We hear just how much it meant to Will to be upgraded to a full contract with NSW and eventually making the move back to NZ and becoming a Test cricketer. 

Of course we will find out who the three selections are for who Will would most like to join him in the nets. He choses an interesting mix from three different sports for what would be a very enjoyable net. 

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Chris Hartley Interview

Chris Hartley Interview

July 8, 2020

Chris Hartley, legend of Queensland Cricket, star of the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder joins us to share his story on the latest edition of the Cricket Library Podcast.

The record breaking Queensland wicket keeper takes us on a trip down memory lane as we hear about where his passion for cricket began, an early encounter with an Australian captain, a tour of Pakistan, something he has in common with Matt Hayden, a ton in a Sheffield Shield final, playing 100 consecutive Shield games, taking over 500 catches, winning two BBL titles and find out the story behind his call up on the 2009 Ashes tour. 

Of course we will find out who the three selections are for who Chris would most like to join him in the nets. A true cricket nuffy, Chris Hartley's passion for the game is sure to resonate with you and continue to inspire your love of the game. 

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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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