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BBL|07 Season Review: The Bowlers

12 February 2018

BBL|07 was a standout year for the Hobart Hurricanes, with individual brilliance combined with a strong team culture, steering the side into the Final for just the second time. Now that the tournament is done for another summer, we take a look at how our bowling contingent fared across the campaign...

Cameron Boyce

The Stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

Matches Wickets Average Economy Rate Strike Rate  Best Bowling Catches
10 6 44.00 7.88 33.50 2-14 2

 

Review:

Although Boyce may not have taken a stack of wickets throughout BBL|07, the leg-spinner was a valuable part of the Hurricanes’ bowling attack for most of the tournament. He often worked in tandem with other bowlers at important stages of a game to either slow the run rate of the opposition or build pressure which often led to a wicket. Took an extremely valuable 2-14 against the Brisbane Heat at a crucial stage of that game.

BBL|07 Highlight:

Although his 2-14 from three overs against the Sydney Thunder at Spotless Stadium was impressive, Boyce’s fielding ability and great throwing arm came to the fore when he found Shane Watson short of his ground at Launceston.

 

WATCH: Boyce rocket runs out Watson

 

Riley Meredith

The Stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

Matches    Wickets    Average    Economy Rate    Strike Rate  Best Bowling    Catches
 2 1 63.00 10.50  36.00 1-29 1

 

Review:

Meredith shot to the attention of the cricketing public after being selected for the Hurricanes do-or-die semi-final against the Perth Scorchers at Optus Stadium. After a series of impressive displays for Tasmania in the JLT One-Day Cup and JLT Sheffield Shield, Meredith was able to handle the occasion with aplomb, taking the big wicket of Scorchers skipper Adam Voges on his way to 1-29, while also taking a tricky catch to help Tom Rogers get the prized scalp of Shaun Marsh.

BBL|07 Highlight:

Not content with just making a BBL debut, Meredith had a significant impact in the semi-final against the Scorchers, taking his first wicket, but also taking this difficult catch to get the wicket of Shaun Marsh, and further swing momentum the way of the Hurricanes.

WATCH: Meredith takes tricky catch on debut to dismiss Marsh

 

Tymal Mills

The Stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

Matches   Wickets     Average   Economy Rate   Strike Rate  Best Bowling  Catches    
 10 8 48.60 9.73  30 2-42  2

 

Review:

Although he didn't get the amount of wickets he would have liked across BBL|07, Mills' ability to bowl his deceptive, looping slower ball amongst overs of genuine pace made him a valuable asset for George Bailey throughout the tournament. His tidy spell of 0-25 against the Perth Scorchers at the WACA was particularly impressive, while he also held his nerve to curtial a rampant Sam Billings in the Hurricanes' final-over thrilling win over the Sydney Sixers. 

BBL|07 Highlight:

Mills' efforts to curtail Sam Billings in the final over at Blundstone Arena were hugely important, but it was this athletic caught and bowled effort to dismiss Kevin Pietersen that will go down as one of the catches of the tournament.

WATCH: Athletic Mills gets KP

 

Tom Rogers

 

The Stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

Matches

Wickets  

Average   

Economy Rate   

Strike Rate 

Best Bowling   

Catches

5

5

33.20

9.76

 22.50

3-26

1

Review:

Rogers, who had impressed across the first half of the Sheffield Shield season with Tasmania became a valuable contributor with the ball in the shortest format of the game, taking five wickets across the campaign while often bowling at the most difficult of stages.

Although Rogers played just the five games, he peaked at the business end of the tournament, taking 1-29 in a tidy spell against the Scorchers at the WACA before ripping through the Scorchers top order in a career-best effort of 3-26 against the Scorchers in the semi-final to steer the Hurricanes to the decider. Despite the Hurricanes not getting the result they were after against the Strikers in the final, Rogers was arguably the side's best bowler, finishing with 0-30.

BBL|07 Highlight:

The highlight of Rogers' campaign was unquestionably his standout performance against the Scorchers in the semi-final. Rogers backed up his side's dominant batting display by taking the wickets of the Scorchers top three - Michael Klinger, Shaun Marsh and Cameron Bancroft within the first six overs.

WATCH: Rogers takes three in semi

 

Clive Rose

The Stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

Matches Wickets Average Economy Rate Strike Rate    Best Bowling Catches
12 8 37.88 8.19 27.80 2-20 2


Review:

Bowling in the first six overs when only two fielders are allowed on the boundary is as tough as it gets for a spinner in T20 cricket, but Clive Rose handled that role exceptionally over the course of BBL|07 to be the Hurricanes’ equal-third highest wicket-taker. The left-arm spinner took eight wickets for the tournament and reinforced his status as a crowd favourite in Tasmania. 

BBL|07 Highlight:

Rose was front and center in the Hurricanes’ first game for the season when he claimed Aaron Finch’s wicket in Hobart. But it was the great camera shots after the wicket had been taken which made this such a highlight.

 

WATCH: Rose claims Finch with great catch from Wade


Aaron Summers

The Stats:

Bowling:

Matches    Wickets     Economy Rate      Best Bowling  
   1  0  10.33  0-31

 

Review:

Summers turned the heads of many when he made his debut in the Hurricanes opening match of the tournament, against the Renegades at Blundstone Arena. With raw pace and the ability to exert bounce off the wicket, Summers impressed in his first taste of BBL action.  

BBL|07 Highlight:

Summers impressed in the pre-season clash with the Melbourne Stars at Traralgon, while getting a taste for BBL action in the first match against the Melbourne Renegades will hold Summers in good stead for the remainder of the summer and beyond.

 

WATCH: Summers gets Hastings at Traralgon

 

Stay tuned for our all-rounders season review - including the likes of Jofra Archer and Dan Christian.

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