Renegades Through to BBL Finals on Strength of Number 8 Knock

We are happy to not be cricketers or rugby players, as picking the right shirt to wear on the correct day of the week might be a challenge to which we are not equal.

“Let’s see, this is Tuesday, so pull on the red top and go swing for the Renegades.”

“Bloody hell! Here I am thinking it is Tuesday and I’m dressed in red when I’m supposed to be playing Test.”

Check our wardrobes, and you will find nothing but white socks, as this has saved us for embarrassment on more than one occasion.

Cameron Boyce has a leg up on us, however, as he proved recently when he smashed the fastest 50 on the BBL season as the number eight for the Renegades.

His output helped Melbourne to a 27-run win over the Sydney Thunder at Marvel Stadium, hitting an unbeaten 51 from 22 balls, assisted by five sixes and four fours.

“Coming in at No.8 there’s not as much pressure and fortunately it came off for me tonight,” Boyce said.

The earlier Renegade batters were too easily surrendering wickets, so Boyce’s contribution was welcome, as the win moved Melbourne into second on the BBL ladder and secured a berth in the finals.

The Thunder, meanwhile, are still searching for an answer about who should wear the gloves. The gave the debut of their fourth for the season to Baxter Holt, who returned the favour with a 37 from 28 knock for Sydney, but the production of some of the others, most notably skipper Shane Watson, was lacking.

Watson went down for four in the first over. Callum Ferguson, a century basher in his last innings, was caught on the boundary on 28.

Sydney is in the uncomfortable position of needing to beat the Sixers and the Hurricanes, and then pray for the other results to go in their favour in order to make finals.