Sahaj Nair ∙ Sep 8 2022, 10:30 AM

WBBL 2022: Melbourne Renegades draft in Georgia Prestwidge

Melbourne Renegades have signed fast bowler Georgia Prestwidge ahead of the upcoming Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) season. 

Prestwidge had a breakthrough season in the WBBL 04, taking 11 wickets including two crucial ones in the final against the Adelaide Strikers. 

Hailed as one of the best fielders in the competition, she even played a vital role in the Heat's second consecutive title victory in WBBL 05.

Georgia comes from a talented cricketing family. Her Dad Scott is an ex-Queensland Bulls player and assistant coach of the WBBL Brisbane Heat team, while brother Jack plays in the BBL. 

image-l7stkcpcGeorgia Prestwidge [PC: Twitter]

In her reaction, Prestwidge said,

"I’m over the moon to be coming across to the Renegades. When I made the decision, it just felt right. I am a competitive person and I think the type of cricket the Renegades play will really suit my game."

Melbourne Renegades General Manager, James Rosengarten, welcomed the seamer gleefully and expected her to boost Renegades' pace arsenal to the utmost extent. 

"Georgia’s been a player of interest to us for a little while now, and we’re delighted to have her joining the Renegades for the next two seasons,"

 "We’ve looked to strengthen our pace bowling stocks this off-season and Georgia definitely helps in that department."

The Renegades will begin their campaign on October 16 against the Adelaide Strikers in Mackay.

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