Rain dampens Renegades' night

These were the key takeouts from the Melbourne Renegades' final match of the Weber WBBL|09 season:

Farewell to a club great

The girl they call "Soggy" - Jess Duffin - farewelled the game she's played for more than a decade.

Duffin announced her retirement after 66 WBBL games, informing teammates in front of family and friends in an emotional pre-game address.

While she didn't get the result she or the Renegades wanted, Duffin bows out an Australian cricket great having achieved almost everything on field - including four white ball World Cups with Australia - while leaving an incredible legacy at the domestic and national level off the field.


Speaking of soggy...

The rain-effected game finished in an eight-run win to the Melbourne Stars.

The Renegades started strongly with an impressive bowling display but, as has been the story all season, couldn't back it up with the bat and lost two quick wickets which spelled danger with rain imminent.

The clouds eventually opened and the Renegades were behind the eight ball with the introduction of the Duckworth-Lewis method used to calculate a result.

Despite the best efforts from Hayley Matthews and Harmanpreet Kaur at the resumption of play to chase down the revised target of 81, the pair had only nine balls before the rain fell again - and continued - to eventually force the umpires' hand.

Bowlers on song

The Melbourne Renegades produced one of their most complete bowling performances of the season on Saturday night, to skittle the Stars for 118.

Five of the six bowlers used by skipper Hayley Matthews picked up wickets, with the West Indian recruit alongside Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Wareham and Harmanpreet Kaur all snaring two apiece.

Matthews and Wareham shared the season honours with 14 wickets each.

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