Former Melbourne Renegades batsman Cameron White says beating the Melbourne Stars in last season’s BBL final was one of the most satisfying wins of his distinguished career.
“It was a very sweet victory that’s for sure,” White told World Cup Lives, for Tobin Brothers Funerals - celebrating lives.
Chasing 146 to win the Stars were cruising at 0-93 before losing 7-19 to fall 13 runs short in an extraordinary collapse to hand the Renegades their maiden BBL title.
White moved to the Renegades in 2015 on a three-year deal after he was not offered a contract by the Stars, despite leading the franchise to a semi-final berth in BBL|04.
“After playing for the Stars and losing quite a few semi-finals and then switching across to the Renegades … you can always feel the pressure that the players are under. It felt like it was no different to when I played there," White said.
“The way that game unfolded, I don’t think it could have worked out any better from a personal satisfaction level.
“It was something that I hadn’t ticked off in Australian cricket at that stage. It’s something I’ll remember long into when I’ve finished up playing.”
White, 36, has since exited the Renegades and signed for the Adelaide Strikers for BBL|09.
The experienced batsman is the fifth highest run-scorer in BBL history with 1546 runs, including 11 half-centuries.
Listen to White in the player below on World Cup Lives, proudly presented by Tobin Brothers Funerals - Celebrating Lives: