On Monday, WBBL team Melbourne Renegades announced that Courtney Webb has extended her contract with the team by signing a new two-year deal. The 21-year-old joined the Renegades ahead of the WBBL|04 season and the new-two year contract means that she’ll remain with the club until at least the end of WBBL|08.
“Moving to the Renegades has really helped fast track my development,” Webb said.
“I’ve been given some opportunities to establish myself in the middle order and I’m really aiming to take my game to a new level in the coming seasons.
“We’ve got an exciting group of players coming through and we’re all looking forward to working under the leadership of Soph (Molineux) and ‘Helmo’ (Simon Helmot) as we try to push for a finals spot.”
Webb has played 12 games for the club, batting at a strike rate of 100 from eight innings. She was the Player of the Season in the last edition of the WBBL. She featured in all the games. The player made 246 runs at an average of 30.75 last season, including an unbeaten 54 from 33 balls in the Renegades super-over win against the Melbourne Stars.
“Courtney is a key part of our future who has impressed everyone with her composure out in the middle,” Renegades Coach Simon Helmot said.
“She came in at some difficult times last season but held our innings together and we’re excited to see Courtney’s development over the next couple of years.
“She’ll play an important role in our batting order this season, she’s got some skill with the ball and as we saw from her catch off Ellyse Perry last season, she’s an elite fielder.”