Friday, 21 September 2018
Geelong will host even more Big Bash cricket this summer, with the Melbourne Renegades locked in to play men's and women's matches at GMHBA Stadium.
The Renegades are set to play three WBBL and two BBL matches in Geelong, including two double-headers.
It follows the Renegades’ hugely successful first Geelong double-header last season, which saw almost 24,000 people come through the gates – a record for a non-AFL match at the venue.
The Renegades will also host a Family Day, featuring a WBBL match against the Brisbane Heat and a BBL practice match, at Geelong Cricket Ground on Sunday 16 December.
The double headers will be played on 3 January (WBBL v Hurricanes, BBL v
Strikers) and 13 January (WBBL v Sixers, BBL v Heat) at GMHBA Stadium.
The City is proud to support the Renegades’ association with Geelong via Geelong Major Events funding.
Mayor Bruce Harwood:
We’re rapt to be welcoming the Renegades back to Geelong 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.