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Melbourne Renegades Big Bash cricket

Geelong will host even more Big Bash cricket this summer with the Melbourne Renegades and the Victorian State Government confirming the club would play BBL and WBBL matches at GMHBA Stadium again this season.

The Renegades are set to play three WBBL and two BBL matches in Geelong including two double-headers at GMHBA Stadium.
Premier of Victoria, the Hon Daniel Andrews MP confirmed the news today.

The Renegades hosted a historic double-header in Geelong in January 2018, drawing a crowd of nearly 24,000 people – a record for a non-AFL match at the venue.

City of Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood said last season’s crowd showed the passion for cricket in the city.

“We’re rapt to be welcoming the Renegades back to Geelong for two games this summer. We’re a cricket loving city, and the large crowd for last season’s match showed there’s enormous interest in the Big Bash. I’m certain our community will get behind the Renegades just as strongly this time around.”

The Renegades will host a Family Day, WBBL match against Brisbane Heat and a BBL practice match at Geelong Cricket Ground on Sunday December 16, in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong and the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust.

Double headers will also be hosted on January 3 (WBBL v Hurricanes, BBL v Strikers) and January 13 (WBBL v Sixers, BBL v Heat) at GMHBA Stadium.

The additional Geelong fixtures for the BBL|08 and WBBL|04 seasons are part of the Renegades push to strengthen its ties with Victoria’s biggest regional city.

“Last season demonstrated how much the Geelong and wider Surf Coast communities want Big Bash on their doorstep,” Melbourne Renegades Chief Executive Stuart Coventry said.

“I’d like to thank the Government and the City of Greater Geelong for its support to bring more major events to Geelong and to our colleagues at the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust for their support for cricket.

“We feel very welcome in Geelong and the city has really adopted us as their team.  GMHBA Stadium is a world-class facility and the pitch, outfield and viewing areas compare favourably to anything on offer around the country.

“Ultimately this is about taking the Renegades to more Victorians. Between our base at Marvel Stadium and Geelong, there are more opportunities than ever before to get involved and support the team. We’re looking forward to big crowds this season.”

REBEL WBBL|04 GEELONG FIXTURES:

Sunday December 16, 2018 - Renegades v Heat, 2:10pm Geelong Cricket Ground

Thursday January 3, 2019 - Renegades v Hurricanes, 2:50pm GMHBA Stadium

Sunday January 13, 2019 - Renegades v Sixers, 2:50pm GMHBA Stadium

KFC BBL|08 GEELONG FIXTURES:
Thursday January 3, 2019 - Renegades v Strikers, 7:15pm GMHBA Stadium

Sunday January 13, 2019 - Renegades v Heat, 6:35pm GMHBA Stadium


When:
Various dates from 16 December 2018 to 13 January 2019
Next on:
16 December 2018
View other upcoming dates and times
03 January 2019
13 January 2019
Where:
GMHBA Stadium
370 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Facilities:
Children's activities
Parking available
Seating/viewing areas
Toilets available
Wheelchair accessible




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Page last updated: Monday, 24 September 2018
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