Queensland born right-arm leg-spinner Cameron Boyce has signed with the Melbourne Renegades for the next two Big Bash League seasons after playing for the Hobart Hurricanes since 2013.
The 28-year-old originally from Charleville, played ten matches for the Hobart Hurricanes in BBL|07, recording his best bowling figures away against the Sydney Thunder (2/14, New Year’s Day, Sydney) and the Brisbane Heat (2/23, 10 January, Brisbane).
Overall he took six wickets and only conceded 264 runs over his ten matches last season for an economical average of 26.4 runs across each of his four over spells.
Boyce first played for the Adelaide Strikers before joining the Hobart Hurricanes in BBL|03, where his spin bowling performances earned him a call-up to Australia’s T20 International squad to play Pakistan in the UAE in October 2014.
There he took 2/10 from his four overs to help Australia win by six wickets.
He also impressed during Australia A’s winter series against India A and South Africa A in that same year.
Boyce played his seventh and most recent T20 International for Australia against India in Sydney on 31 January 2016, taking 2/28 in his four overs including the prized wickets of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
He narrowly missed selection in the squad which competed in the ICC WT20 tournament in India in 2016.
Cameron’s full domestic T20 record currently stands at 54 matches (47 for the Hurricanes), 21 innings, 101 runs scored, 24* top score, 7.76 batting average, 102.02 batting strike rate, 9 catches, 57 wickets (51 for the Hurricanes), 3/9 best bowling figures (for the Hurricanes), 24.84 bowling average, 8.06 economy rate with an 18.4 bowling strike rate.
Boyce also played for the Tasmanian Tigers for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 summers after being starved of opportunities at Queensland’s traditional seaming pace wickets at the Gabba.
Cameron Boyce said on the move: “Thank you Hurricanes for the past five seasons - it was amazing. But time for a new chapter!!”
“On a personal level, it will be great to challenge myself in a new environment in Melbourne and I’m also looking forward to playing at Etihad Stadium where spin has been a really effective weapon.”
The addition of Boyce follows the Melbourne Renegades’ recent signing of another Hobart Hurricane in all-rounder Dan Christian, who wanted to return to his home state of Victoria for family reasons.
We wish Boycey all the very best and thank him for his great service, time and efforts during his five years in purple here in Tasmania!
Junior Cricket Club: Wilston-Grange, Brisbane, QLD
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Favourite Hobbies: Golf / Sausage Dogs
Worst Habit: Not doing enough housework
Cricket Hero: Spinner Nathan Lyon
Non-Cricket Hero: NRL North Queensland Cowboys Captain Jonathan Thurston
Best Cricket Memory: Taking 2/10 on my T20I debut for Australia against Pakistan in 2014
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