Melbourne Renegades

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Melbourne Renegades
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Captain: Australia Aaron Finch
Coach: vacant
Chairman: Australia James Brayshaw
Colours:      Red
Founded: 2011
Home ground: Etihad Stadium
Capacity: 56,347
BBL wins: 0
CLT20 wins: 0
Official website: Website
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2014–15

The Melbourne Renegades is an Australian professional men's Twenty20 cricket team based in the Australian state, Victoria. They compete in Australia's Twenty20 cricket competition, The Big Bash League. Their home ground is Etihad Stadium.[1] The Renegades wear a red cricket uniform.[2]

The Renegades were coached by Victorian Bushrangers 2010/11 One Day winning coach, Simon Helmot and captained by Victorian Bushrangers batsman, Aaron Finch. Aaron Finch was awarded Player of the Season in 2012–13 Big Bash League season after striking 332 runs at an average of 66.40. On 29 January 2015, the Renegades parted ways with Helmot.[3]

History[edit]

2011/12: Inaugural season[edit]

The Renegades' foundation captain was Victorian all-rounder Andrew McDonald and coached by then Victorian Bushrangers Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament coach, Simon Helmot. In their first season, the Renegade signed local state players such as Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Hodge and Dirk Nannes, along with Pakistani imports Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq. The Renegades struggled in their first season, only winning two games against the Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers irrespectively. Aaron Finch scored 259 runs, whilst Shahid Afridi took 10 wickets.


Position Pld Won Lost No Result NRR Points
7th (of 8) 7 2 5 0 −0.582 4


2012/13: Second season[edit]

Position Pld Won Lost No Result NRR Points
1st (of 8) 8 7 1 0 +0.791 14


2013/14: Third season[edit]

Position Pld Won Lost No Result NRR Points
6st (of 8) 8 3 5 0 –0.475 6


2014/15: Fourth season[edit]

Position Pld Won Lost No Result NRR Points
6st (of 8) 8 3 5 0 –0.331 6

Support[edit]

The Renegades averaged 13,323 fans to their home games for the inugural BBL season, and 13,406 supporters in their second BBL season. Their highest home attendance was to the Melbourne Derby in their third BBL season, attracting 42,837 fans. [4] Their largest non-Derby attendance was 22,018, which came in their fourth BBL season against the Sydney Thunder.[5]

Ambassadors[edit]

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor Breast sponsor
2011-12 Kooga Harbour Town Reach
2012–13 True Value Solar Country Fire Authority
2013-14 Bartercard
2014-15 Majestic Athletic Coco Joy

Current squad[edit]

This is a list of players, who currently play for the Melbourne Renegades.[7] Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
5 Aaron Finch Australia (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Captain
26 Tom Cooper Netherlands (1986-11-26) 26 November 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off spin Plays for the Netherlands, but included as local player
Lega Siaka Papua New Guinea (1992-12-21) 21 December 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm leg spin Rookie listed player and plays for PNG, but included as local player
12 Callum Ferguson Australia (1984-11-21) 21 November 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm medium
14 Alex Doolan Australia (1985-11-29) 29 November 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium
99 Ben Rohrer Australia (1981-03-26) 26 March 1981 (age 33) Left-handed
Jesse Ryder New Zealand (1984-08-06) 6 August 1984 (age 30) Left-handed Right arm medium Overseas replacement player
6 Tom Beaton Australia (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium
All-rounders
75 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh (1987-03-24) 24 March 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Overseas replacement player
47 Dwayne Bravo Trinidad and Tobago (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 31) Right-Handed Right arm fast medium Overseas player
7 Andre Russell Jamaica (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Overseas player
9 Matthew Short Australia (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 19) Right-handed Right arm off spin
38 Ben Stokes England (1991-06-04) 4 June 1991 (age 23) Left-handed Right arm fast medium Overseas injury replacement player
Wicketkeepers
13 Matthew Wade Australia (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm medium
20 Peter Nevill Australia (1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 29) Right-handed -
Pace bowlers
10 Peter Siddle Australia (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
19 James Pattinson Australia (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 24) Left-handed Right arm fast
35 Nathan Rimmington Australia (1982-11-11) 11 November 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
17 Andrew Fekete Australia (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast Injury replacement player
44 Nicholas Winter Australia (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 21) Left-handed Left arm fast medium
Spin bowlers
23 Fawad Ahmed Australia (1982-02-05) 5 February 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm leg spin
11 Aaron O'Brien Australia (1981-10-02) 2 October 1981 (age 33) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox

Club officials[edit]

Board[edit]

Position Name[8]
Chairman Australia James Brayshaw
CEO Australia Stuart Coventry
Board Member Australia Jamie McPhee
Board Member Australia Chris Nikou
Board Member Australia Suzana Ristevski
Board Member Australia Liam Pickering
Board Member Australia Paul Jackson
Board Member Australia Ray Gunston

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name[9]
Head Coach Australia Simon Helmot
Assistant Coach Australia Lloyd Marsh
Fielding Coach Australia Neil Buszard
Bowling Coach Australia Tim McCaskill
Team Manager Australia Ben Tippett
Strength & Conditioning Coach Australia Jade Roberts
Coach Assistant Australia Troy Rowe
Physiotherapist Australia Nick Adcock

Mascot[edit]

Official Mascot

The official mascot of the team – 'Sledge' – was revealed on 2 November 2011 after online voting on the team's official facebook page.[10][11]

The mascot has been described as the future of cricket. He comes from the year 2020 and wears industrial gear clad in corrugated shin pads and a futuristic helmet that hides his true identity.[12]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

International[edit]

BBL record[edit]

Opponent Played Won Lost No Result
Adelaide Strikers 4 2 2 0
Brisbane Heat 5 3 2 0
Hobart Hurricanes 4 3 1 0
Melbourne Stars 7 2 5 0
Perth Scorchers 4 0 4 0
Sydney Sixers 4 2 2 0
Sydney Thunder 4 3 1 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melbourne Renegades". BBL. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "New Twenty20 Big Bash league to feature teams in pink, orange and purple as tradition is abandoned". Fox Sports (Australia). 6 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.melbournerenegades.com.au/news/2015/01/29/renegades-and-helmot-part-ways
  4. ^ Scorecard. Cricinfo. Retrieved on 23 Jan 2015.
  5. ^ Scorecard. Cricinfo. Retrieved on 23 Jan 2015.
  6. ^ Ambassadors. Melbourne Renegades. Retrieved on 29 Dec 2014.
  7. ^ "Player Profiles". Melbourne Renegades. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Our Board". Melbourne Renegades. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Our Coaches". Melbourne Renegades. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Renegades fans, we need your help choosing our mascot!. Facebook.com. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.
  11. ^ Meet the future of Cricket. Facebook.com. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.
  12. ^ The fans have spoken!. Facebook.com/MelbourneRenegades. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.

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