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Josh Philippe – moving states and what’s it like to bat with Steve Smith

Josh Philippe is an absolute legend, on and off the field. He first came on our podcast back in December 2018 and has been a CM Ambassador, athlete and good friend ever since. In this episode, Josh tells us about his move from WA to NSW, his match day routine, an insight into Virat Kolhi, Steve Smith & ABD, the US Major League, Playing in the IPL and much more.

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We’re on a mission to help cricketers reach their potential by providing the mentoring I wish I had when I was a young pro. At Cricket Mentoring, we coach you on every aspect of your game - Technical, Tactical, Mental, Emotional, Physical and Lifestyle - the 6 Pillars of Success, so you can achieve the results you desperately desire.

Thanks to The Cricket Mentoring Community, we are now mentoring hundreds of serious and committed cricketers from 24 countries plus connecting them with an incredible network of specialist coaches, experts, professional players, and other like-minded cricketers.

If you're keen to become the best you can be, then join the Cricket Mentoring Community today.

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Adam Voges, The Art of Coaching, the IPL and Building a Sustainable Winning Culture

Adam Voges had an exceptional career as a player and in a short time as a coach, has already achieved some remarkable things. His Western Australian team have won both the Sheffield Shield Title and One Day Cup for the past 3 seasons while the Perth Scorchers won back-to-back titles meaning his teams have won 8 of the last 9 domestic trophies. This success has inevitably meant 'Vogesy' is expected to be the next coach of Australia by many people in the know.

This was an awesome chat about Vogesy's coaching career, his coaching philosophies, coaching in the recent IPL, building a sustainable winning culture, the traits he looks for in young players, mindset, perfectionism, parenting athletes and a whole lot more.

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We’re on a mission to help cricketers reach their potential by providing the mentoring I wish I had when I was a young pro. At Cricket Mentoring, we coach you on every aspect of your game - Technical, Tactical, Mental, Emotional, Physical and Lifestyle - the 6 Pillars of Success, so you can achieve the results you desperately desire.

Thanks to The Cricket Mentoring Community, we are now mentoring hundreds of serious and committed cricketers from 24 countries plus connecting them with an incredible network of specialist coaches, experts, professional players, and other like-minded cricketers.

If you're keen to become the best you can be, then join the Cricket Mentoring Community today.

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Leigh Burns – Founder and CEO Lacuna Sports

This is a wonderful chat with a woman who is changing the landscape for girls and women’s clothing in the sport of cricket. An American by birth who has lived in London for the past twenty years Leigh actually saw her first game of cricket in Australia but years later when her daughter started playing the game in London, Leigh could see that the players uniforms were totally tailored for boys.

She set about changing the landscape for young girls and women for both their on-field clothing and off field team wear and is succeeding!

This is a wonderful discussion not only about her desire to provide bespoke on and off field uniforms but also how Leigh has developed a portal for female players to access all the information required about girls/women’s cricket and has also engaged the assistance of former England player Lydia Greenway to assist her.

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Marcella Torre – MCC Women’s Cricket Coordinator and former player

Marcella has done it all from a young woman playing the game at club level, representing her State, an administrator for the Victorian Women’s Cricket Association, working for Cricket Victoria and now the Co-ordinator of Women’s Cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Club as well as being the team Manager for Cricket Without Borders on a number of tours.

This is a most enjoyable discussion with someone who has given everything to the sport and continues to do so with a great passion for the game of cricket.

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Richard Chee Quee, often remembered as a trailblazer in Australian cricket, carved a unique career on the field with his distinctive flair and talent. Chee Quee gained recognition playing first-class cricket as an opening batsman for New South Wales from the early 1990s. Celebrated for his vivacious playing style and impressive performances, including a noteworthy century against the West Indies in Newcastle and match winning hundred in the 1993/4 Mercantile Mutual Cup Final against WA at the SCG. Chee Quee has been equally impactful off the field, inspiring many multi cultural kids to play and love the game. His passion for life continues showcasing his artistic side as the frontman of the band ‘Six & Out’, further cementing his reputation as a versatile entertainer.

In this captivating episode of the Cricket Library podcast, host Matt Ellis welcomes the former New South Wales cricketer to reflect upon his unique cricketing journey. The conversation promises an intimate exploration of Chee Quee’s early fondness for the sport, shaped by iconic West Indies teams and rugged backyard matches with his brother Michael.

Delving deep into the narrative of Richard Chee Quee’s foray into cricket, the episode recounts nostalgic tales of his initiation into organised cricket and the eventual progression onto the first-class stage with New South Wales. Discussions resonate with recounting his remarkable performances, key influences that shaped his career, and his present-day passions beyond the field.

The episode unearths the significance of heritage, brotherhood, and personal growth that extended from the green expanses of cricket grounds to the lively setting of music stages. The shared moments with his brother, the identification with the West Indies, and confronting adversity both on the field and through societal biases have shaped a multifaceted life. The insights gained from Chee Quee’s reflections reveal a universal truth: our beginnings often shape our paths, but our choices make the story. Through it all, Richard’s constant has been entertaining and uniting people, whether through sport or music, leaving an indelible mark not only in the archives of cricket but also in the hearts of music enthusiasts.

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Shane Jurgensen, former First-Class cricketer, and current head coach of the Wellington Firebirds, shares his journey in cricket and coaching with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library podcast.

From his early days surrounded by cricket to playing for Queensland, Western Australia, and Tasmania, Jurgensen discusses the challenges and successes he faced. He also delves into his coaching philosophy, emphasising the importance of empathy and building genuine relationships with players.

Jurgensen reflects on his time with the New Zealand Black Caps and their journey to winning the World Test Championship. He also introduces his new project aimed at helping cricketers of all levels improve their skills and prevent injuries.

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Step into the world of Courtney Sippel, a rising star from Country Queensland, leaving her mark with the Brisbane Heat in the WBBL and Queensland in the WNCL.

Delve deep with us as Courtney reveals the genesis of her cricketing passion, the relentless dedication it takes to secure a place in the QLD squad, her nuanced bowling strategies throughout the game, her journey to representing Australia A, and, of course, the dream lineup she'd pick for her ultimate cricket net session.

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The Cricket Physio Thihan Chandramohan joined me on the latest episode of the Physio Foundations Podcast.

Thihan is a highly experienced Sports Physiotherapist who has held roles with the Melbourne Renegades, Bangladesh Cricket, Hampshire Cricket, and most recently as the Rehabilitation Manager for the Sri Lankan Cricket Team. Thihan is also one of the hosts of the Physio Social Club Podcast.

In this episode, we took a tangent from cricket and discussed Thihan’s recent leg injury and his experiences with injury, surgery and rehabilitation.

Thihan offered very interesting insights into the experience of having a serious injury and surgery in a developing country, reflections on the real experience of lengthy rehabilitation, and advise for students and new graduate physios for prioritising their assessment and management.

Thanks Thihan for a great conversation.

In this episode:

3:05 Thihan’s injury – fractured tibia and fibula. There was no pain until after the surgery – reflecting on when pain is not associated with pathology
5:30 The experience of having surgery in a developing country
12:23 ‘Letting go’, controlling what you can control and allowing people to do their job
14:40 Fracture healing, pain management, IV paracetamol, risks of compartment syndrome, experience of having an epidural
25:45 Being present and taking things one step at a time. It’s hard to think about the bigger picture as a patient. Meet the person where they are
31:40 Being proactive in your own rehabilitation. Lessons for practitioners
36:35 How can students keep things simple and be effective? Have a system and a structure to your assessment that you can repeat until you learn the patterns. Know why you are asking questions.
47:30 How do you stay motivated during long-term rehab?
53:40 Maintaining a positive mindset during the rehab journey
55:30 Empathy – 'get in the hole' with the patient / person

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General Manager, Commercial Operations and Partnerships, Melbourne Cricket Club with Tanya Gallina

Tanya Gallina is the General Manager, Commercial Operations and Partnerships and has enjoyed a wonderful career in professional sport at the Hawthorn and Carlton AFL Clubs, Melbourne Victory and is now a member of the senior management team at the MCC.

We discuss the evolution of the MCG from a pure sporting venue to an entertainment venue, the amazing ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup Final along with the documentary that was produced about the Final.

There are many critical partnerships associated with the management of the MCG including government, commercial partnerships and the various users of the venue including cricket and football franchises along with concert promoters and all fall within the scope of Tanya’s role at the MCG.

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The CEO and Cricket in the Capital featuring Olivia Thornton

Olivia is the CEO of Cricket ACT (Canberra) and has had an extensive career in high performance sport at the Australian Institute of Sport and then at Cricket Australia.

We discuss Olivia’s love of cricket from a young age which has stayed with her and her desire to continue to grow the game in the ACT and provide a welcoming environment for all who wish to be involved in the sport in whatever capacity they choose and irrespective of their background.

We also discuss some of the unique partnerships Olivia has developed for women’s cricket and cricket in general through her role as CEO.

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Fun in Fiji - Jenny Thompson - Her World Cricket Tour

Jenny also featured in Episode 4 of our Podcast – this Episode is a special one for CWOB as Jenny travels to Fiji with the support of CWOB – we have a special relationship with Fiji having undertaken two tours there and had an opportunity to meet and play against their women’s teams and have developed a strong relationship with Cricket Fiji. On this tour Jenny meets many of their players and undertakes a number of school visits.

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150th Anniversary of Women’s Cricket in Australia with Cath McLeod

Cath has had a lifelong involvement in the game of cricket and has a strong connection with the Pioneers Victorian Women’s Cricket Association which we talk about as well as the 150th Anniversary of the first game of women’s cricket in Australia which is to be held on the 29th March in Bendigo which is where the first game was played in 1874.

Cath provides some good background around the first match and the “Pioneers”!

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Sir Donald Bradman is a cricketing legend who has fascinated me for years. Today, April 30th, holds special significance for him personally and professionally. It's great to reflect on his life and career, and I had the pleasure of sharing some insights on ABC Radio a few years ago. Check out this link to learn more about the milestones achieved on this special day for Bradman

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