Gades Watch: Gades eye Shield glory, Lyon's 10-fa and runs flow for de Broughe

A quick look around the grounds to see how your Renegades are faring during the BBL and WBBL offseason.

Gades eye Shield glory

A host of Gades will vie for a place in the 2023/24 Sheffield Shield final when Victoria face Western Australia at the CitiPower Centre.

Beginning on Monday, the four-day shield game will feature Nic Maddinson, Will Sutherland, Fergus O'Neill and Peter Siddle who'll ply their trades to (hopefully) secure a final berth against Tasmania on March 21-25.

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All four players have been in strong form, especially Maddinson who notched his third century of the season in Victoria's recent clash with Tasmania. It's been quite a comeback to red ball for the Renegades skipper having scored 352 runs in his five innings' since returning from a knee injury.

Bouncing back from the Vic's disappointing first innings, Maddinson produced a brilliant 109 from 145 balls to give the Vics a chance of victory in Hobart. Chasing a colossal 441 for victory, Maddinson partnered with fellow opener Marcus Harris for a 178-run opening partnership and set the perfect foundation.

Unfortunately, the total proved too large a feat with the Vics falling short by 57 runs.

With the ball, Sutherland produced the goods with a brilliant 5-fa in the first innings (5/73) before backing up (2/21) to finish with seven crucial wickets for the match. O'Neill (3/31, 3/75) meanwhile continued his stellar form to now sit fifth on the bowling tally with 34 wickets for the season.

Lyon's 10-fa

The Goat - Nathan Lyon - had a field day in Wellington, spearheading Australia's first Test win against New Zealand.

The veteran off-spinner finished with match figures of 10/108, including 6/65 in the second innings, his 24th five-wicket haul of his Test career, earmarked by an incredible spell to swing the momentum back in the tourists' favour. With the Blackcaps resuming on Day 4 on 3/111, Lyon sparked an all-mighty collapse by taking three wickets in eight deliveries including the settled Rachin Ravindra (56*).

It was the best bowling performance by a spinner at Basin Reserve in Test history.

“Garry (Lyon) bowled beautifully,” man of the match Cameron Green said after the win. “He’s always under pressure in the fourth innings, but he always seems to stand up and perform.” While skipper Pat Cummins said: “He was amazing. He was really the difference in the end.”

de Brough stars in Green and Gold

Three Gades were on show in the inaugural 'Green v Gold' red-ball match at Karen Ralton Oval this week.

Coutney Webb, Tayla Vlaeminck and Emma de Brough were among a host of talent on show in the three-day exhibition game with de Broughe a standout performer with the bat.

de Broughe, the recently anointed Betty Wilson Young Cricketer, notched a ton (115 from 178 balls) in Gold's first innings total of 4d/350. The 23-year-old backed up with an unbeaten 86 to dig Gold out of some second innings trouble and force a draw.

Gades flying in the WPL

There are four Gades performing on big stage of the Women's Premier League with Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Hayley Matthews and Harmanpreet Kaur halfway through their stints with their respective franchises.

Molineux and Wareham have combined for 13 wickets in six matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the former sitting fifth on the leading wicket taker's tally with seven for the tournament.

Both have been instrumental with the ball, including in the RCB's recent win against the UP Warriorz on Tuesday, where the duo snared two wickets apiece to help guide their side to a 23-run win. Wareham then backed up and showed off her all-round skill by top-scoring with 48 in the RCB's loss to the Gujarat Giants.

Meanwhile, Gades internationals Kaur and Matthews have had flashes of brilliance for the Mumbai Indians. Both have contributed strongly with the bat, scoring half-centuries and will be crucial to MI's chances as the league enters the pointy end of the competition.

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