2015–16 Melbourne Renegades season

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Melbourne Renegades
2015–16 season
Coach David Saker
Captain(s) Aaron Finch
Home ground Etihad Stadium
BBL Season 5th
BBL Finals DNQ
Leading Run Scorer Chris Gayle (260)
Leading Wicket Taker Nathan Rimmington (7)
Highest home attendance 43,176 vs Melbourne Stars
(9 January 2016)
Lowest home attendance 20,850 vs Sydney Sixers
(23 December 2015)
Average home attendance 29,010
Club membership 7,637

The 2015–16 Melbourne Renegades season is the fifth in the club's history. Coached by David Saker and captained by Aaron Finch, they competed in the BBL's 2015–16 season.

Summary[edit]

David Saker was unveiled as the new coach for the Renegades in the 2015–16 Big Bash League season. The Renegades also signed experienced players Cameron White, Xavier Doherty and Chris Gayle to strengthen their squad.

Fixtures[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

11 December (D/N)
Report
Melbourne Renegades
8/144 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Stars
4/147 (17.3 overs)
Melbourne Stars won by 6 wickets
Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Attendance: 10,023

13 December
Report
Melbourne Renegades
7/146 (20 overs)
v
Victorian Invitational XI
97
Melbourne Renegades won by 49 runs
Merv Hughes Oval, Footscray

Regular season[edit]

19 December
18:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Brisbane Heat
5/180 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Renegades
3/184 (19.3 overs)
Chris Lynn 35 (20)
Xavier Doherty 2/29 (4 overs)
Aaron Finch 65 (45)
Andrew Fekete 2/44 (4 overs)
Melbourne Renegades won by 7 wickets
The Gabba
Attendance: 26,245[1]
Umpires: Ashley Barrow and Sam Nogajski
Player of the match: Aaron Finch (Renegades)
  • Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Guy Walker (Renegades) made his T20 debut.

23 December
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Melbourne Renegades
4/172 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Sixers
7/174 (18.5 overs)
Chris Gayle 46 (33)
Johan Botha 1/13 (2 overs)
Michael Lumb 63 (35)
Nathan Rimmington 4/26 (4 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 3 wickets
Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 20,850[2]
Umpires: Simon Fry and Sam Nogajski
Player of the match: Michael Lumb (Sixers)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field.
  • Cameron Stevenson (Renegades) made his T20 debut.

30 December
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Melbourne Renegades
4/170 (20 overs)
v
Perth Scorchers
0/171 (18.4 overs)
Aaron Finch 72 (48)
Jason Behrendorff 2/14 (4 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 10 wickets
Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 26,787[3]
Umpires: Gerard Abood and Phillip Gillespie
Player of the match: Michael Klinger (Scorchers)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was the first ever 10-wicket win in a BBL match.[4]
  • The crowd of 26,787 is the highest crowd at Etihad Stadium for a non-derby BBL match.[4]
  • Michael Klinger and Shaun Marsh's unbeaten 171-run partnership is the highest partnership for the Scorchers in their history and the second highest overall.

2 January
18:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Melbourne Renegades
7/161 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Stars (H)
3/163 (19.1 overs)
Cameron White 54 (39)
John Hastings 4/29 (4 overs)
Luke Wright 109* (63)
Chris Tremain 1/22 (4 overs)
Melbourne Stars won by 7 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance: 80,883[5]
Umpires: Shawn Craig and Sam Nogajski
Player of the match: Luke Wright (Stars)
  • Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to field.
  • The crowd of 80,883 is the highest ever recorded attendance for a domestic cricket match.[6]

4 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Hobart Hurricanes
5/140 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Renegades
5/144 (14 overs)
Daniel Christian 58 (40)
Xavier Doherty 2/19 (3 overs)
Aaron Finch 60 (39)
Cameron Boyce 3/34 (4 overs)
Melbourne Renegades won by 5 wickets
Blundstone Arena
Attendance: 16,412[7]
Umpires: Sam Nogajski and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: Chris Tremain (Renegades)
  • Melbourne Renegades won the toss and elected to field.

9 January
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Melbourne Renegades
6/155 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Stars
2/156 (18 overs)
Dwayne Bravo 59* (37)
Marcus Stoinis 3/11 (2 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 67* (43)
Cameron Stevenson 1/28 (3 overs)
Melbourne Stars won by 8 wickets
Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 43,176[8]
Umpires: Geoff Joshua and Mick Martell
Player of the match: Marcus Stoinis (Stars)
  • Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to field.
  • Aaron Ayre (Renegades) made his T20 debut.
  • The crowd of 43,176 is the highest at Etihad Stadium for a cricket match.

11 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Sydney Thunder
5/173 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Renegades
5/176 (19.2 overs)
Usman Khawaja 62 (42)
Dwayne Bravo 2/26 (4 overs)
Cameron White 61 (46)
Andre Russell 2/42 (4 overs)
Melbourne Renegades won by 5 wickets
Spotless Stadium
Attendance: 18,602[9]
Umpires: Gerard Abood and Shawn Craig
Player of the match: Cameron White (Renegades)
  • Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to bat.

18 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
Adelaide Strikers
5/170 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Renegades (H)
143 (15.3 overs)
Tim Ludeman 49 (41)
Xavier Doherty 2/30 (4 overs)
Chris Gayle 56 (17)
Travis Head 3/16 (2 overs)
Adelaide Strikers won by 27 runs
Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 25,227[10]
Umpires: Gerard Abood and Shawn Craig
Player of the match: Travis Head (Strikers)
  • Melbourne Renegades won the toss and elected to field.
  • Chris Gayle (Renegades) equaled the world record for the fastest fifty in a T20 match (12 balls).[11]

Ladder[edit]

Team
Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
Adelaide Strikers 8 7 1 0 0 14 +0.544
Melbourne Stars (RU) 8 5 3 0 0 10 +0.366
Perth Scorchers 8 5 3 0 0 10 +0.181
Sydney Thunder (C) 8 4 4 0 0 8 +0.375
Melbourne Renegades 8 3 5 0 0 6 −0.041
Brisbane Heat 8 3 5 0 0 6 −0.204
Hobart Hurricanes 8 3 5 0 0 6 −0.955
Sydney Sixers 8 2 6 0 0 4 −0.330
  •      The top four teams qualified for the semi finals.

Last updated: 27 December 2017[12]

Ladder progress[edit]

Round12345678
GroundAHHAAHAH
ResultWLLLWLWL
Position44776645
Source: Competitive Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

Squad information[edit]

The following is the Renegades men squad for the 2015–16 Big Bash League season as of 31 December 2015.[13] [14]

S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
5 Aaron Finch Australia (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Captain
6 Tom Beaton Australia (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium
26 Tom Cooper Netherlands (1986-11-26) 26 November 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm off spin Non-visa Dutch international
12 Callum Ferguson Australia (1984-11-21) 21 November 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm medium
9 Matt Short Australia (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm off spin
7 Cameron White Australia (1983-08-18) 18 August 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm leg break
28 Ben McDermott Australia (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium Injury replacement player for Callum Ferguson
All-rounders
47 Dwayne Bravo West Indies Cricket Board (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Visa contract
333 Chris Gayle West Indies Cricket Board (1979-09-21) 21 September 1979 (age 38) Left-handed Right arm off spin Visa contract
3 Cameron Stevenson Australia (1992-10-30) 30 October 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Replacement player for James Pattinson
Wicketkeepers
20 Peter Nevill Australia (1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 32) Right-handed
13 Matthew Wade Australia (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 30) Left-handed Right arm medium
Aaron Ayre Australia (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 (age 26) Left-handed Replacement player for Matthew Wade
Pace bowlers
19 James Pattinson Australia (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm fast
35 Nathan Rimmington Australia (1982-11-11) 11 November 1982 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
10 Peter Siddle Australia (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
14 Chris Tremain Australia (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
4 Guy Walker Australia (1995-09-12) 12 September 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
44 Nick Winter Australia (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Left arm fast medium
21 Cameron Gannon Australia (1989-01-23) 23 January 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Injury replacement player for Nick Winter
Tom O'Donnell Australia Left arm fast Development rookie contract
Spin bowlers
24 Xavier Doherty Australia (1982-11-22) 22 November 1982 (age 35) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
43 Nathan Hauritz Australia (1981-10-18) 18 October 1981 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm off spin
Gehan Seneviratne Australia Community rookie contract

Transfers[edit]

Season statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player Mat Inns Runs Ave SR HS 100 50
West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle 8 8 260 32.50 155.68 56 0 1
Australia Aaron Finch 5 5 246 49.20 143.02 72 0 3
Australia Cameron White 8 8 235 33.57 119.28 61 0 3
West Indies Cricket Board Dwayne Bravo 8 8 201 50.25 164.75 59* 0 1
Australia Tom Beaton 8 7 96 19.20 154.83 41* 0 0

Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 January 2016

Most wickets[edit]

Player Mat Inns Wkts Ave Econ BBI SR
Australia Nathan Rimmington 7 7 7 32.14 8.33 4/26 23.1
Australia Xavier Doherty 7 7 6 36.83 8.84 2/19 25.0
Australia Chris Tremain 8 8 6 42.66 7.78 2/48 32.0
West Indies Cricket Board Dwayne Bravo 8 8 6 18.00 8.04 2/26 31.8
Australia Cameron Gannon 6 6 4 45.75 8.25 2/31 33.2

Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 January 2016.

Home attendance[edit]

Match Opponent Attendance
2 Sydney Sixers 20,850
3 Perth Scorchers 26,787
6 Melbourne Stars 43,176
8 Adelaide Strikers 25,227
Total Attendance 116,040
Average Attendance 29,010

TV audience[edit]

Match No Teams Average TV Ratings
National 5 metro cities
Session 1 Session 2 Session 1 Session 2
1 Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades 843,000 1,100,000 642,000 853,000
2 Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers 864,000 1,160,000 603,000 847,000
3 Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers 917,000 1,170,000 677,000 864,000
4 Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades 852,000 1,260,000 621,000 880,000
5 Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades 1,160,000 1,250,000 857,000 983,000
6 Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars 841,000 1,070,000 599,000 777,000
7 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades 1,210,000 1,240,000 868,000 904,000
8 Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers 1,110,000 1,360,000 820,000 1,020,000
Total 7,797,000 9,610,000 5,687,000 7,128,000
Average 1,087,938 800,938

References[edit]

  1. ^ 26,245 fans in the Gabba this evening! twitter.com/HeatBBL. Retrieved on 19 Dec, 2015
  2. ^ We fall by three wickets with seven balls left in front of 20,850 twitter.com/RenegadesBBL. Retrieved on 23 Dec, 2015
  3. ^ Official Crowd: 26,787 - our highest non-Derby attendance ever in the BBL twitter.com/RenegadesBBL. Retrieved on 30 Dec, 2015
  4. ^ a b "Klinger, Marsh set up first ever 10-wicket win in BBL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Rollicking Wright shoots Stars to win cricket.com.au. Retrieved Jan 2, 2015
  6. ^ Five incredible facts from BBL record crowd at MCG for Stars-Renegades foxsports.com.au. Retrieved Jan 2, 2016
  7. ^ Another huge crowd tonight well done Tasmania, official attendance is 16,412 #BBL05 twitter.com/HurricanesBBL. Retrieved on 4 Jan, 2016
  8. ^ BBL: Stars d Renegades austadiums.com.au. Retrieved 9 Jan, 2016
  9. ^ Official attendance for tonight's game is 18, 602, thank you again for your support #ThunderNation #BBL05 twitter.com/ThunderBBL. Retrieved 11 Jan, 2016
  10. ^ Official attendance: 25,227. Thanks to all who came out tonight and in #BBL05 to @EtihadStadium; much appreciated! twitter.com/RenegadesBBL. Retrieved on 18 January 2016
  11. ^ "Chris Gayle blasts 12-ball fifty". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Big Bash League Table – 2015–16". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "Player Profiles". Melbourne Renegades. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "BBL05 SUPPLEMENTARY LIST". Melbourne Renegades. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  15. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/cricket/big-bash-league-renegades-swoop-on-unwanted-melbourne-stars-skipper-cameron-white/story-fn6w5t7q-1227257526106
  16. ^ http://www.melbournerenegades.com.au/news/renegades-sign-chris-gayle/2015-05-15
  17. ^ http://www.melbournerenegades.com.au/news/doherty-signs-for-renegades/2015-05-29
  18. ^ a b http://www.melbournerenegades.com.au/news/hauritz-and-tremain-sign-for-renegades/2015-10-08
  19. ^ http://www.melbournerenegades.com.au/news/renegades-sign-guy-walker/2015-11-23
  20. ^ a b http://www.melbournerenegades.com.au/news/renegades-rookies-confirmed/2015-12-02
  21. ^ http://www.cricket.com.au/news/melbourne-renegades-sign-cameron-gannon-as-injury-replacement-player-for-nick-winter-bbl05/2015-12-12
  22. ^ http://www.melbournerenegades.com.au/news/ben-mcdermott-signing-renegades-squad-stars-bbl-05/2016-01-01
  23. ^ http://www.melbournerenegades.com.au/news/peter-nevill-melbourne-renegades-squad-bbl-derby-etihad-stadium/2016-01-08
  24. ^ http://www.cricket.com.au/news/brisbane-heat-sign-alex-doolan-melbourne-renegades-bbl5-big-bash-2015-mccullum-vettori/2015-09-08
  25. ^ http://www.internationalcrickethall.com/ben-rohrer-becomes-first-signing-of-bbl-trade-week/
  26. ^ http://www.cricket.com.au/news/melbourne-renegades-release-aaron-obrien-peter-nevill-alex-doolan/2015-02-26
  27. ^ http://www.sydneythunder.com.au/news/andre-russell-fills-second-overseas-spot/2015-11-12
  28. ^ http://www.cricket.com.au/news/fawad-ahmed-joins-sydney-thunder-leaves-melbourne-renegades-for-bbl05-big-bash-league/2015-05-07
  29. ^ http://www.brisbaneheat.com.au/news/brisbane-heat-sign-andrew-fekete/2015-05-18

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