Roar – Melbourne Renegades sign teen prodigy as BBL cover

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Victorian schoolboy Mackenzie Harvey’s blitzing of England’s front-line one-day bowling attack last week has helped to earn him his first Big Bash League contract with the Melbourne Renegades.

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  • Melbourne Renegades sign teen prodigy as BBL cover 0 Have your say Victorian schoolboy Mackenzie Harvey’s blitzing of England’s front-line one-day bowling attack last week has helped to earn him his first Big Bash League contract with the Melbourne Renegades.
  • The 17-year-old created headlines last Thursday when he smashed 59 off just 48 balls for a Cricket Australia XI against England, in his first top-flight senior match.
  • He is now an outside chance of selection throughout the remainder of the fourth-placed Renegades’ BBL season after being picked up as a replacement player for Australian ODI opener Aaron Finch.
  • The nephew of former Australian allrounder Ian Harvey, the left-handed batsman struck four sixes in his half-century against England at Sydney’s Drummoyne Oval – including one over third man from his first ball faced against quick Mark Wood.
  • It came after he also scored 136 from 130 balls for Australia’s under-19 side against Pakistan last month.


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