The Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) has empowered itself with the youngest of the players to be recently assigned with the responsibility of captaining the Melbourne Renegades side as a successor to Amy Satterthwaite. The cricketing world is going gaga on the appointment of 23-year old Sophie Molineux as the captain for Renegades in the upcoming Big Bash League, after the longest-serving captainship of Satterthwaite.
“It’s a real honour to be appointed captain of a club I love so much and follow in the footsteps of some high-quality leaders that I look up to,” Molineux said and further added, “and I am really excited to be able to take what I’ve learnt from each of them, combine it with how I approach the game and continue to grow and learn along the way.”
Sophie Molineux has played 74 WBBL matches and also pounded on her overwhelmed self that how she has profited her game by gaining from several cultivated captains all through her career. She goes on to state that Amy Satterthwaite has had a massive influence on the side as the latter has been there serving and heading the squad for three editions of the league. She also put herself under the light that how much has been imparted on her from Amy all through the gone days and what influence Amy has on her, personally.
Sophie said, “Her (Amy Satterthwaite) wealth of knowledge and ability to stay composed is what I’ve always admired. Jess Duffin is such a competitor and leads by example and I’ve also had the privilege of playing under Meg Lanning in the Victorian and Australian teams.”
She expressed her gratitude towards the club for imparting such a great opportunity to step into the shoes of a role that has been served by so many great players, hence it becomes an additional responsibility to take on. She is also glad to be guided by Coach Simon Helmont and other senior-cum-experienced players in the team.
Head Coach Helmont has also said that Molineux has the right blend of cricket knowledge and propinquity with the playing squad. Helmont further stated that Sophie has really great accord and relationship within the squad and she is tactically astute, trusted and highly respected” across the entire team that makes no indifference to her being captain the experienced.
“She’s had an excellent apprenticeship working under some great captains, including Amy who has helped nurture so much of our young talent,” Helmont added and further elasticized, “That grounding under such leadership will have Sophie well prepared, we’re excited to see this next phase in her career and we’ll support her along the way. We look forward to the start of a sustained period of success for the club under Sophie’s leadership.”
Melbourne Renegades WBBL captains
WBBL|01 – Sarah Elliott
WBBL|02 – Rachel Priest
WBBL|03 – Amy Satterthwaite
WBBL|04 – Amy Satterthwaite
WBBL|05 – Jess Duffin
WBBL|06 – Amy Satterthwaite
WBBL|07 – Sophie Molineux