Matt Renshaw

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Matt Renshaw
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Thomas Renshaw
Born (1996-03-28) 28 March 1996 (age 22)
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Nicknamethe Turtle[1]
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)[2]
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleOpening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 449)24 November 2016 v South Africa
Last Test30 March 2018 v South Africa
Domestic team information
2015–presentQueensland Bulls
2017–presentBrisbane Heat
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 11 49 18 5
Runs scored 623 3,253 553 51
Batting average 33.47 37.82 34.56 10.20
100s/50s 1/3 10/11 0/5 0/0
Top score 184 184 88 22
Balls bowled 24 168 72 12
Wickets 0 2 0 0
Bowling average 47.50
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/12
Catches/stumpings 8/– 44/– 6/– 0/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 22 January 2019

Matthew Thomas Renshaw (born 28 March 1996) is an Australian cricketer who plays for Queensland.[3] He scored his maiden first-class century on 6 December 2015 in the 2015–16 Sheffield Shield against New South Wales.[4] He made his List A debut for the National Performance Squad against India A on 27 August 2016.[5]

Early life and domestic career[edit]

Matt Renshaw was born in Middlesbrough, England. His family moved to New Zealand when he was seven, and then to Australia when he was ten.[6] He attended Brisbane Grammar School.[7]

In March 2018, Cricket Australia named Renshaw in their Sheffield Shield team of the year after making 686 runs.[8] In December 2018, he made a record score for Brisbane senior cricket: 345 for Toombul off 273 balls, with 38 fours and 12 sixes.[9]

English county cricket[edit]

Following the ball-tampering incident in South Africa, and the subsequent nine-month ban for international team mate Cameron Bancroft,[10] Renshaw was signed to replace Bancroft as an international player at Somerset County Cricket Club for the 2018 English cricket season.[11][12] He made his debut for Somerset on 20 April 2018 against Worcestershire, scoring 101 not out, exactly half of Somerset's first innings total of 202.[13][14]

International career[edit]

In November 2016 he was added to Australia's Test squad ahead of the third Test against South Africa.[15] He made his Test debut on 24 November 2016 as an opening batsman, replacing his opening partner in Queensland, Joe Burns as well as the fielding position of short leg.[16] His baggy green cap was presented by Ian Healy.

Renshaw scored his first Test century, 184, against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in his fourth match. He became the 133rd Test centurion for Australia.[17]

Renshaw became the first Australian cricketer to score 500 Test runs before turning 21 years of age and has scored the most number of Test runs before turning 21 years for Australia, with 524.[18][19]

On 27 March 2018, Renshaw was recalled to the Australian Test squad from Australia for the fourth Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.[20] The third Test saw a ball-tampering incident involving the opening batsman Cameron Bancroft and captain Steve Smith. Renshaw's recall was made before the conclusion of an investigation by Cricket Australia.[21]

In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season, earning a spot in the Test squad for the tour of the UAE against Pakistan.[22][23]


  1. ^ "No joking, it's The Turtle and the Reverend". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Matthew Renshaw". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Matt Renshaw". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Renshaw's maiden ton steers Queensland". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  5. ^ "National Performance Squad v India A 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  6. ^ Coverdale, Brydon. "Matt Renshaw, Cricinfo profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  7. ^ Dorries, Ben (19 November 2016). "Matt Renshaw's parents want the world to know their boy is a true blue Aussie". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Our Sheffield Shield team of the year". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Matt Renshaw showed the selectors they made a big mistake". Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Tampering trio learn their fate". Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Matt Renshaw: Somerset sign Australia batsman as Cameron Bancroft replacement". BBC Sport. 12 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Somerset sign Matt Renshaw". Somerset County Cricket Club. 12 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Gabba lessons help Renshaw on county debut". International Cricket Council. 21 April 2018.
  14. ^ "County Championship: Somerset edge ahead after Matt Renshaw's debut century". BBC Sport. 21 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Renshaw, Maddinson, Handscomb to make Test debuts". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  16. ^ "South Africa tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 24-28, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Pakistan tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Renshaw breaks 119-year Aussie record". Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  19. ^ "Matt Renshaw become Youngest Australian Batsman to Complete 500 Test Runs". Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  20. ^ "Renshaw added to Australia squad". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  21. ^ "CA launches ball tampering probe". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Carey, Richardson gain contracts as Australia look towards World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Five new faces on CA contract list". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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