Holly Ferling switches to Renegades from Stars for WBBL07
Holly Ferling celebrates a wicket with her Melbourne Stars teammates. © Getty Images
Pacer Holly Ferling has signed up with Melbourne Renegades for the seventh season of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) after deciding to make a move from Melbourne Stars, the club announced on Thursday (August 5).
After making her debut for Brisbane Heat in WBBL01, Ferling played 32 matches for the side in Teal before moving to Stars in the fourth season of the competition to play another 32 matches. She has taken 43 wickets in her WBBL career so far. She also took six wickets at an average of 17.33 during WBBL06 for Stars when they reached the final of the tournament.
The 25-year-old, who has represented Australia 34 matches across formats, expressed her happiness in getting the opportunity to represent the Renegades side and added that she is excited to work with skipper Sophie Molineux and coach Simon Helmot.
“I would like to thank the Renegades for giving me this opportunity to continue my WBBL career in Melbourne. It will definitely feel a bit strange running out when we come up against the Stars for the first time,” Ferling said.
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“Under the leadership of Sophie Molineux, the squad has an exciting mix of youngsters and senior players. I know the Renegades are keen to put themselves in finals contention again and hopefully be the first of the Melbourne teams to lift the WBBL trophy. At a personal level I’m looking forward to working with our coach Simon Helmot and making a positive impact in red.”
Renegades didn’t have a great time in the sixth season having won only four matches from their 14 matches to finish second last in the table. Helmot welcomed the pacer’s inclusion into the side and said Ferling will add depth to their bowling attack.
“Holly is a great addition to our overall bowling line up and depth. She’s played more than 60 WBBL matches now and represented Australia in every format of the game. She’ll be great for our younger players and a fantastic ambassador for the club,” Helmot said.
Renegades are all set to start their WBBL07 campaign from October 17 when they take on last edition’s wooden spooners, Hobart Hurricanes.