Melbourne Renegades

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Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne renegades.png
Captain: Aaron Finch
Coach: David Saker
Chairman: Jason Dunstall
Bowling coach: Tim McCaskill
Fielding coach: Neil Buszard
Colours:      Red
Founded: 2011
Home ground: Docklands Stadium
Capacity: 56,347
Chief executive: Stuart Coventry
First-class debut: Adelaide Strikers
in 2011
at Adelaide Oval
No. of titles 0
Official website: melbournerenegades.com.au
Current season

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 season[edit]

The Renegades' foundation captain was Victorian all-rounder Andrew McDonald and coached by then Victorian Bushrangers one-day 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 W L NR NRR Pts
7th (of 8) 7 2 5 0 −0.582 4

2012–13 season[edit]

The 2012–13 Big Bash League season saw the Renegades release several star players including the previous seasons captain, Andrew McDonald. However the recruitment of consistent players such as Ben Rohrer and Peter Nevill and cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan, saw the season being the Renegades most successful season to date, finishing on top of the ladder, only losing to the Perth Scorchers in the regular season. Aaron Finch also became the first Renegades player to score a century after scoring 111 from 65 balls against the Melbourne Stars. Finch also won the The Renegades were knocked out by the Brisbane Heat in the semi-finals, losing by 15 runs.

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
1st (of 8) 8 7 1 0 +0.791 14

2013–14 season[edit]

Despite maintaining the majority of their squad from the previous season, and also recruiting Australian test bowlers Peter Siddle and James Pattinson, the Renegades struggled in the 2013–14 Big Bash League season, only winning 3 games, and in the process finishing 6th and missing the finals.

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
6th (of 8) 8 3 5 0 –0.475 6

2014–15 season[edit]

Similarly to the previous season, the Renegades headed into the 2014–15 Big Bash League season with confidence after signing Matthew Wade and Callum Ferguson in the pre-season, but failed to qualify for the finals yet again, finishing 6th. The poor run from the previous season resulted in the coach Simon Helmot being sacked.

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
6th (of 8) 8 3 5 0 –0.331 6

2015–16 season[edit]

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

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
5th (of 8) 8 3 5 0 –0.041 6

Support[edit]

The Renegades averaged 13,323 fans to their home games for the inaugural BBL season, and 13,406 supporters in their second BBL season. The average attendance increased by a huge margin in the third season when they registered an average crowd of 21,929. The fourth season had even better average crowd of 22,324 fans for their home matches.

Their highest home attendance was to the Melbourne Derby in their third BBL season, attracting 42,837 fans.[4] The biggest non-home attendance in BBL history occurred in the 2015/2016 season against the Stars, with 80,883 present.[5] Their largest non-Derby attendance was 26,787, which came in their fifth BBL season against the Perth Scorchers.[6]

Membership[edit]

Renegades' members have steadily increased with every passing season. They reached their biggest membership mark ever for a season two weeks before the start of the 2015–16 Big Bash League season.[7]

Season Members
2013–14 3,383[8]
2014–15 5,510[8]
2015–16 7,520

Sponsorship[edit]

Season 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
2015–16

Players[edit]

Men's squad[edit]

The following is the Renegades men squad for the 2015–16 Big Bash League season as of 17 January 2016.[9] [10]

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 29) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Captain
6 Tom Beaton Australia (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium
26 Tom Cooper Netherlands (1986-11-26) 26 November 1986 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off spin Non-visa Dutch international
12 Callum Ferguson Australia (1984-11-21) 21 November 1984 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium
9 Matt Short Australia (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm off spin
7 Cameron White Australia (1983-08-18) 18 August 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm leg break
28 Ben McDermott Australia (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm medium Injury replacement player for Callum Ferguson
All-rounders
47 Dwayne Bravo Trinidad and Tobago (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Visa contract
333 Chris Gayle Jamaica (1979-09-21) 21 September 1979 (age 36) Left-handed Right arm off spin Visa contract
3 Cameron Stevenson Australia (1992-10-30) 30 October 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Replacement player for James Pattinson
Wicketkeepers
20 Peter Nevill Australia (1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 30) Right-handed
13 Matthew Wade Australia (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm medium
Aaron Ayre Australia (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 (age 24) Left-handed Replacement player for Matthew Wade
Pace bowlers
19 James Pattinson Australia (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 26) Left-handed Right arm fast
35 Nathan Rimmington Australia (1982-11-11) 11 November 1982 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
10 Peter Siddle Australia (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
14 Chris Tremain Australia (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
4 Guy Walker Australia (1995-09-12) 12 September 1995 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
44 Nick Winter Australia (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Left arm fast medium
21 Cameron Gannon Australia (1989-01-23) 23 January 1989 (age 27) 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 33) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
43 Nathan Hauritz Australia (1981-10-18) 18 October 1981 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm off spin
Gehan Seneviratne Australia Community rookie contract

Women's squad[edit]

The following is the Renegades women squad for the 2015–16 Women's Big Bash League season as of 17 January 2016.[11]

S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
23 Sarah Elliot Australia (1982-01-04) 4 January 1982 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm off spin Captain
31 Cassie Brock Australia (1991-01-30) 30 January 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm leg spin
20 Dane van Niekerk South Africa (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm leg spin Visa contract
All-rounders
8 Kris Britt Australia (1984-04-13) 13 April 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm leg spin
4 Nicola Hancock Australia (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
27 Kirsty Lamb Australia (1994-06-27) 27 June 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Left arm medium
25 Sophie Molineux Australia (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 18) Right-handed Right arm off spin
5 Molly Strano Australia (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off spin
9 Jenny Taffs Australia (1995-06-18) 18 June 1995 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm leg spin
28 Danielle Wyatt England (1991-04-22) 22 April 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break Visa contract
Georgia Wareham Australia (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 17) Right-handed Right arm leg spin
Makinley Blows Australia (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 18) Right-handed Right arm medium Development rookie contract
Mariko Hill Hong Kong (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm medium Non-visa Hongkongish international
Wicketkeepers
13 Rachel Priest New Zealand (1985-07-13) 13 July 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Visa contract
15 Erica Kershaw Australia (1991-12-23) 23 December 1991 (age 24) Left-handed
Pace bowlers
Briana Binch Australia (1987-06-18) 18 June 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium
2 Shabnim Ismail South Africa (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm fast-medium Visa contract, replacement player for Rachel Priest

Club officials[edit]

Board[edit]

Position Name[12]
Chairman Australia Jason Dunstall
CEO Australia Stuart Coventry
Director TBA
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

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name[13]
Head Coach Australia David Saker
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

Managerial history[edit]

As of 17 January 2016
From To Name P W L NR Win %
2011–12 2014–15 Australia Simon Helmot 32 15 17 0 46.88
2015–16 Present Australia David Saker 7 3 4 0 42.86

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.[14][15]

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.[16]

For the 2014-15 season a new female mascot was added, with the club also retaining the Sledge mascot.[17]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

International[edit]

Records and statistics[edit]

Opponent Pld W L NR
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. ^ [1]. Cricket.com.au. Retrieved on 10 Jan 2016.
  6. ^ Scorecard. Cricinfo. Retrieved on 23 Jan 2015.
  7. ^ NEW MEMBERSHIP RECORD melbournerenegades.com.au. Retrieved 9 Dec, 2015
  8. ^ a b We've broken the ALL TIME membership record twitter.com/RenegadesBBL. Retrieved 13 Dec, 2015
  9. ^ "Player Profiles". Melbourne Renegades. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "BBL05 SUPPLEMENTARY LIST". Melbourne Renegades. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Player Profiles". Melbourne Renegades. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Our Board". Melbourne Renegades. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Our Coaches". Melbourne Renegades. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  14. ^ Renegades fans, we need your help choosing our mascot!. Facebook.com. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.
  15. ^ Meet the future of Cricket. Facebook.com. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.
  16. ^ The fans have spoken!. Facebook.com/MelbourneRenegades. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.
  17. ^ Name our mascot. melbournerenegades.com.au. Retrieved on 29 May 2015.

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