With four wins from eight games, the team is well and truly in the hunt for a maiden WBBL finals appearance.
With six games remaining, Tim Coyle recaps the season so far for each of the 12 Renegades players who have played in WBBL|03.
100 runs & 4 wickets
She started really well and it was really positive in Sydney, but she just hasn’t been able to find any runs since. We know what she can do and we have some real faith in her, we’ll keep working hard with her and get her to relax a little and just go out there and have some fun. We know she’s a tremendous striker of the ball so we hope that we can see that in the next few games. She’s handy with the ball and it’s good that she’s one of 7-8 players that we can throw the ball to.
She is a good old head to have around the group. She’s been solid, again she’d be searching for some more runs but she’s played a pretty important role for us in the middle, that she can sure things up or attack if we need. Britty’s good to have around as she’s a good source of knowledge around the group.
33 runs & 8 wickets
She has been good again this year and continues to improve. She’s a cricketer that could easily play at the next level and continue to work on her game. Her skill with the ball is very good and her execution of her plans has been very good. Her lower order batting has been good, she’s had a great first half of the season so hopefully she’ll back end it now.
Jess has been great. She’s a very good recruit for us, having the quality still of a national player and I think there’s going to be a big innings in the next few games. She’s been very consistent for us, going in at tough times and has responded really well.
105 runs & 5 dismissals
She’s been good behind the stumps and is playing a role with the bat. She’s slotted in to the middle order, knowing she can bat at the top as well. She’s very important in the back half of the innings and she’s a good ball striker who finds the boundary - you need those players towards the back of the innings. In Geelong, she took the game away from the Sixers with her innings.
28 runs & 7 wickets
She’s been very good indeed this season and come on with the ball. She hasn’t had as many opportunities with the bat as yet, but we know that she can play. She is a quality batter, but it’s just about finding the right time in the game at the moment for her. With the ball she’s been exceptional, she’s really grown as a cricketer and is getting some more confidence which is really important for her to feel like she can compete at this level.
She’s been good as a utility player. She is striking the ball very well and she is the person who has the X-Factor with the bat. She’s a work in progress with the ball and we still think there’s something there that we can work on with a little bit of time and she has a very good arm in the field. She’s been good as what was a speculative recruit, but she has shown her worth.
174 runs & 3 wickets
Soph’s going well, scoring a couple of 40s before Christmas. I get the feeling a big score is coming. We’ve seen what she can do in the powerplay, so it’d be good to see her bat through to the middle overs, as we know we can get a big score out of her and she’s capable of scoring a hundred in this format of the game. Her bowling’s been good despite being restricted with injury a bit, but her bowling is very handy and it’s handy to have a left arm orthodox spinner in our team.
215 runs & 7 wickets
Amy has been an excellent addition as captain, I’ve really enjoyed working with her. She’s a great thinker of the game and on top of that she has performed. The pressure for any international to come into a franchise and perform is tough, and not only has she done that – she’s done it with both the bat and the ball. She’s been tremendous with the group and I don’t think we’ve seen the best of her yet.
Molly’s the livewire in our team, taking on a role with the leadership stuff and has done it well. Her bowling continues to be good and she’s going at just over six an over. We’d probably like to see her grab a couple of wickets in the powerplay, which we know has been a feature of her cricket. We know what we get, we can trust her. She’s great around the group, bringing good humour and energy to the team.
Lea’s been very good for the Renegades for a very long period. She does what we need her to do with the new ball and she’s a wicket taker. She’s had a few catches dropped off her bowling which is disappointing as she should potentially be the leading wicket taker in the comp. She’s got a great head on her shoulders with experience and she leads from the front with the bowling group, I couldn’t be happier with her.
Georgia Wareham is really making a name for herself as a leg-spinner on the rise! She's taken five wickets, with best figures of 2-11, and has an economy rate of 6.67.
I saw her for the first time last year with the ball in hand at Etihad Stadium and I thought gee there’s a skill there. She is a good talent and we’ve seen her just grow as a cricketer, she listens really well around the ground too. As a bowler, she is really attacking the stumps, bowling at a good pace and still spinning the ball – she’s a great fielder too and a person around the group, at just 18 years of age she’s a really good prospect.
Victorian trio RHIANN O’DONNELL, JENNIFER TAFFS AND TAYLA VLAEMINCK are yet to play for the Renegades in WBBL|03.
Every player that we’ve brought onto our list is capable of contributing to what we do as a team. That was the goal at the start, to have 15 players that we know we can inject into the side at any one time and get a result. We’re not too fussed about how old or young they are, just more interested in what they bring to the team as cricketers.