WINGHAM'S Maitlan Brown has been a confirmed starter in the Melbourne Renegades side for the Rebel Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) season starting in October.
This will be Brown's fourth season in the WBBL.
She has played 40 matches in the WBBL and taken 28 wickets with a best of 3/11. Brown made her debut in the opening match of the WBBL/02 season. Now based in Canberra, she also plays for the ACT Meteors in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL).
The all-rounder was a member of the side beaten in last season's semi-final at Drummoyne Oval by the Sydney Sixers. This is Melbourne's best performance in the Big Bash.
Brisbane Heat then defeated the Sixers in the final.
The Renegades will open their season against Adelaide Strikers.
Coach Tim Coyle said the talent is there for the Renegades to make another assault on the finals.
"We're happy with how our roster has come together for the season ahead. We're excited to bring some fresh faces into the squad and set ourselves up to up to be challengers for the title this season," Coyle said.
The Renegades have secured England batter Tammy Beaumont as a replacement player for the upcoming season.
Beaumont, named as one of Wisden's 2019 Cricketers of the Year, fills the vacancy left by New Zealand international Amy Satterthwaite.