The Melbourne Renegades have secured the signatures of veteran wicketkeeper/batsman Tim Ludeman and highly rated all-rounder Sophie Molineux ahead of the upcoming BBL and WBBL seasons.
Molineux, considered one of the country’s brightest young talents, has signed a new multi-year contract with the club.
“I’ve had two great seasons with the Renegades so far and very much feel part of the setup. The club has worked hard to build a great culture around the WBBL squad and I’m looking forward to meeting some new team mates who I know the club will be confirming soon,” Molineux said.
Warrnambool product Ludeman makes the move into red this season and will share the gloveman duties at Etihad Stadium with Matthew Wade, pending Australian selections.
Ludeman has played 41 domestic T20 matches and said he was pleased to continue his BBL career in Melbourne after seven years in South Australia.
“I’m really pleased to have joined the Renegades and can’t wait the season to start. Living locally and playing for Geelong Cricket Club means I’ll be drumming up plenty of local support for the matches down here too,” Ludeman said.
Ludeman moved back to Melbourne earlier this year and has signed to play with Geelong Cricket Club in Premier Cricket.
BBL Head Coach Andrew McDonald said Ludeman was one of the best keepers in the country and had the ability to bat as an opener, in the middle order or as a finisher when required.