Evelyn Jones to play for Melbourne Renegades in WBBL07

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Speaking about the signing, Jones said that she is delighted to play for the Renegades. “Playing in the WBBL is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and I’ am really excited to have that opportunity," she said.

“I’ve watched the Big Bash on the TV for a number of years now. It looks like a fantastic competition – it’s a big stage, there are world-class players, and there’s so much support behind it. I can’t wait to meet all the girls and give it a crack.”

Coming on the back of a strong performance in the English domestic season, Jones led the Central Sparks to Rachael Hey-Hoe Trophy semi-final and played a crucial role in the campaign of Birmingham Pheonix in The Hundred.

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Jones was the leading run-scorer in the Charlotte Edwards Cup, amassing 276 runs at 55.2. With the ball, she took four wickets while operating at an economy of 6.62. She was also fourth in the tally of run-scorers in The Hundred, making 233 runs at 29.1.

Renegades head coach Simon Holt said that they are excited to have Jones in the side. “She adds to the strength of our batting group, provides a left-arm bowling option and brings leadership experience," he said.

“Eve has had an exceptional domestic summer in the UK, where she has performed consistently and compiled an enormous amount of runs. We know she will enter the WBBL full of confidence and hope she can continue that form with the Renegades.”

The club's General Manager James Rosengarten said that they have two more announcements to make, adding, "before coming together in Hobart to begin our campaign on October 16.”