Maddinson and Ferling make cross town move to Renegades

The duo makes the switch from cross-town rivals the Melbourne Stars, with Maddinson committing to the club until the 2023-24 season while Ferling has signed on for the upcoming season.

29-year-old left hander Maddinson holds a solid BBL resume compiling 1,741 runs at a strike rate of 124.54 across 90 BBL games.

"I am really pleased to be joining the Renegades for the next 3 years,” Maddinson said.

“I have really enjoyed my time playing BBL in Melbourne and I’m excited that I can continue that journey wearing red. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to contribute on the field and help push the team towards BBL finals. I’m also looking forward to supporting some of the younger guys around the squad as they continue to develop,” Maddinson said.

25 year-old Ferling said she was excited to make the switch to the Renegades.

“I’d like to thank the Renegades for giving me this opportunity to continue my WBBL career in Melbourne. It will definitely feel a bit strange running out when we come up against the Stars for the first time,” Ferling said.

“Under the leadership of Sophie Molineux, the squad has an exciting mix youngsters and senior players. I know the Renegades are keen to put themselves in finals contention again and hopefully be the first of the Melbourne teams to lift the WBBL trophy. At a personal level I’m looking forward to working with our coach Simon Helmot and making a positive impact in red.”

Renegades BBL Head Coach David Saker said Maddinson would bolster the club’s experienced top order.

“We’re really pleased to have Nic on board with us for the years ahead,” Saker said.

“Together with Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh and Sam Harper, Nic gives us another good combination option and obvious experience in the top half of the batting order. He’s also a got good hands in the field and has captained other teams which will be beneficial for us.”

Renegades WBBL Head Coach Simon Helmot welcomed Ferling’s signing.

“Holly is a great addition to our overall bowling line up and depth. She’s played more than 60 WBBL matches now and represented Australia in every format of the game. She’ll be great for our younger players and a fantastic ambassador for the club,” Helmot said.

With BBL|11 and WBBL|06 well in sight, Melbourne Renegades memberships for the 2021/22 season are now on sale.

Melbourne Renegades General Manager James Rosengarten said was is delighted to see both rosters shaping up and to welcome fans back to games in Victoria this summer.

“Both our squads are coming together nicely and I’m pleased to welcome Nic and Holly to the Renegades. Much of our focus now turns to our international players and I’m confident we’ll be in a position to share some news in the weeks and months ahead as we embark on the upcoming WBBL and BBL campaigns,” Rosengarten said.

“With great value membership packages now on sale, we’re excited to start welcoming back our devoted Renegades fans across Victoria. Membership is the best way to fully experience everything the Renegades have to offer. Between both teams we’ll be in Ballarat, Geelong and obviously Melbourne over the summer and we can’t wait to see members and fans across the state.”

Renegades fans will have access to some of the most explosive cricket this summer, with adult full memberships – which includes access to all Renegades BBL and WBBL matches across Victoria – available from just $140.

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There are options for everyone, with junior membership available from just $15 and adults from $25.

Renegades fans from Geelong can get access to both matches at GHMBA Stadium on 6 and 11 January for $45 for adults and $15 for juniors.

Membership prices will increase after September 5.

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