Melbourne Renegades on Wednesday announced the contract extension of wicket-keeper batsman Sam Harper for the next two seasons of the Big Bash League (BBL). That means the Victoria batsman will stay with the franchise for the next two seasons until BBL 13.
Harper was one of the most fruitful picks of the Renegades in the eighth season of the BBL. He was picked up by the club as a Local Replacement Player for the title-winning season of the Renegades.
He played a phenomenal game in his debut season for the club, registering the third highest runs of the club history, 971 runs, while clinching 26 wickets.
“I’ve loved my time at the Renegades. I’m grateful for the opportunity I was given a couple of years ago and I’m always keen to repay the club for the faith they’ve shown in me,” Harper said.
“We know we can perform a lot better than what we’ve shown over the last two seasons and I’m looking forward to being part of the group that helps get us back up competing in the finals.”
Melbourne Renegades List Manager Andrew Lynch said, “Sam has shown himself to be a dynamic player at the top of the order and a reliable presence behind the stumps throughout his 42 games for the club.”
“At 24, his best cricket is ahead of him and we’re looking forward to seeing the level he can take his game to over the coming seasons,” Lynch added.