Melbourne Renegades sign three-year deal with Ellie Falconer ahead of WBBL07
Ellie Falconer © Adelaide Strikers
Melbourne Renegades has signed a three-year deal with fast bowler Elli Falconer ahead of the seventh edition of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL07).
Falconer, who was a part of the Adelaide Strikers squad since 2017, is yet to make her WBBL debut. The 22-year-old has been a regular part of the South Australian team in WNCL since 2019 but missed the previous season due to injury.
Speaking about the signing, Falconer said that she is looking forward to being a part of Renegade's squad. “It’s been nice to have a full pre-season of training after missing a season of cricket," she said.
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She said that her first goal would be to make her debut in the marquee T20 tournament. "I see myself as an attacking bowler. I have been working on my pace, hitting the deck hard and trying to get a bit of bounce."
“Josie Dooley and Courtney Webb are also in the South Australia squad. They have told me it is a really good team to be around. So, I am just excited to get to know everyone and be part of it.”
Simon Helmot, the Melbourne Renegades Head Coach, said that it's great to have Falconer's services for the next three seasons. “Ellie is an emerging fast bowler with a lot of potential."
"We see her adding another wicket-taking option to our line-up, and alongside Holly Ferling, she brings some extra pace to complement our bowling group. After missing last season through injury, we know Ellie is ready to make her mark. We look forward to seeing what she can do," he concluded.