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Cricket - Guy Walker Interview

Cricket - Guy Walker Interview

March 28, 2020

Guy Walker showed plenty of potential as a fast bowling all rounder catching the attention of the selectors and securing a professional contract at Victoria aged 17.

This lead to having a season as a rookie with the Melbourne Stars and three summers at the Melbourne Renegades brushing shoulders with the likes of Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Cameron White. Unfortunately, Guy's cricket career came to an end as a result of a serious shoulder injury.

An opportunity then arose for him to switch codes with the Melbourne Football Club offering him a contract where he again succumbed to an injury and was forced to draw the curtain on his athletic pursuits at age 24.

In our chat we discuss where his passion for cricket began, his time playing and touring with Junior Australian sides, playing a Youth Test and making his BBL debut.

We also look at the important question of where we find our identity in life and the challenges of transitioning out of life as a professional athlete and finding other pursuits to work towards.

As always, we will find out which three people he would most like to have an hour in the nets with.

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Cricket - Tim Ludeman Interview

Cricket - Tim Ludeman Interview

February 29, 2020

Tim Ludeman was an accomplished First Class and short format cricketer who represented South Australia, Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades throughout a career that consisted of 47 First Class matches, 36 List A Games and 55 T20 appearances.

His best work with the gloves came in the 2012/13 summer for South Australia where he claimed 47 dismissals for the season. With the bat, Ludeman impressed with two shield tons to his name & a magnificent 167 against the touring South African side in 2016.

He famously lit up the Big Bash with an electrifying 92 not out off 44 balls for the Adelaide Strikers against the highly fancied Melbourne Stars. 

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast, we find out there is much more to the Tim Ludeman story as we ask him about where his passion for the game started, his mover from country Victoria to Melbourne and then across to Adelaide and back to Melbourne where he is currently coaching Geelong.

Of course, we will also find out the answer to our regular question as to which three people he would most like to have a net with.

We trust you will thoroughly enjoy our latest instalment of the Cricket Library Podcast with our special guest Tim Ludeman.

Cricket - Leah Poulton Interview

Cricket - Leah Poulton Interview

February 18, 2020

Leah Poulton represented Australia in 2 Tests, 48 ODIs and 40 T20Is as well playing over 100 games for NSW.

She was a high quality top order batter who had a reputation for scoring runs quickly which was confirmed when she became the first female to score a century in Women's domestic T20 cricket for NSW.

In her distinguished career, Leah was a part of two successful ICC World T20 Campaigns for Australia top scoring in the 2010 decider. 

Leah is a four time winner of the Belinda Clark medal which is awarded to the premier female cricketer in NSW. 

In this edition of the Cricket Library Podcast, we will hear from Leah about where her love for the game originated, some key influences on her career, some memorable moments, what she is up to now as well as finding out which three people Leah would most like to have a net with.

She also shares with us a very interesting story about how she found out that she had been selected to represent her country for the first time.

We trust you will thoroughly enjoy our chat with Leah Poulton.


Cricket - Graham Winter Interview

Cricket - Graham Winter Interview

January 23, 2020

Graham Winter played 14 First Class Matches for South Australia between 1981/2 and 1983/4. He was a part of the successful Sheffield Shield winning team of 1981/2 and the Domestic One Day Title in 1983/4. His personal achievements include taking best figures of 7-65 against the West Indies.

Graham retired from cricket and pursued a career in performance psychology which saw him working at the Australian Cricket Academy under Rod Marsh with some of the icons of Australian cricket such as Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer and Adam Gilchrist.

He would later work with Australian Olympic teams including the memorable Sydney 2000 games.

In our first episode of the Cricket Library Podcast for 2020 we discuss Graham's cricket career as well as delve into his learnings from working with elite athletes.

Graham also provides insights into his latest book Mindful Cricket and how he has been helping players and coaches to implement these strategies to perform at their best.

We trust you will learn plenty from our conversation with Graham Winter.

Cricket - Daryl Tuffey Interview

Cricket - Daryl Tuffey Interview

December 30, 2019

Daryl Tuffey represented New Zealand across all three formats claiming 77 Test wickets and 110 ODI wickets for his country. He played 91 First Class matches claiming 288 wickets with the remarkable best figures of 7-12.

In our chat we discuss his progression from First Class Cricket into the International arena, the three World Cup campaigns he was involved in, the leadership of Stephen Fleming as well as the first T20 International between NZ and Australia.

Daryl also shares his views on the current series between Australia and NZ in particular the tremendous efforts of Neil Wagner with the ball.

We also get to hear about life after professional cricket working with Moa Beer and starting an apprenticeship.

We trust you will enjoy our final episode for 2019!




Cricket - Peter McIntyre Interview

Cricket - Peter McIntyre Interview

September 8, 2019

Peter McIntyre progressed through the ranks at Essendon playing club cricket to make his debut for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield at the MCG in March 1989. A couple of years later he would spend some time at the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy eventually moving to play First Class Cricket for South Australia. Peter was selected to play for Australia A in the controversial 1994/5 Series which featured Australia, England and Zimbabwe. It was this summer that he was selected to become Baggy Green 364 when he was selected for the Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval. Peter later had the opportunity to tour the sub-continent playing a Test against India dismissing Sachin Tendulkar. One of the great summers for Peter was the 1995/6 summer winning the Sheffield Shield where his work with the bat proved to be invaluable. His First Class career came to a close in 2002 having played 97 matches with 322 wickets to his name. We trust you will enjoy this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast with Peter McIntyre.

Cricket - Wayne Holdsworth Interview

Cricket - Wayne Holdsworth Interview

August 21, 2019

Wayne Holdsworth was a distinguished First Class Cricketer who claimed 212 wickets in his career. He made an immediate impact for NSW claiming 6-55 on debut at the MCG against Victoria and went on to win a number of Sheffield Shield titles with NSW including a match winning 7-41 against Queensland in the 1992/3 decider at the SCG. This was followed by a berth on the 1993 Ashes tour where he will long be remembered for taking a hat trick against Derbyshire. Not to be forgotten are his batting exploits in the the Mercantile Mutual Cup dispatching a career best 49* off 18 balls against Tasmania at the North Sydney Oval. In our chat with Wayne we re live some of these memories among others as well as finding out what he is up to now.