Cameron Boyce back in blue for KFC BBL|12
Prolific leg-spinner Cameron Boyce is returning to his maiden Big Bash home, signing as an Adelaide Striker ahead of BBL|12, a reunion a decade in the making.
Beginning at Adelaide Oval in BBL|02, Boyce’s domestic T20 career has crossed the country, with successful stops in Hobart and Melbourne, and produced 89 wickets to place the spinner ninth on the all-time wicket-taker list.
Countless magical moments stand out along the way, including the Renegades remarkable BBL|08 Grand Final victory against crosstown rivals the Stars, a game in which Boyce claimed a pair of wickets before lifting the trophy, but what happened in his most recent appearance will go down in Big Bash history.
Facing Sydney Thunder in the Renegades final game of the season, Boyce ripped through the top-order, taking the wickets of international superstar Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Alex Ross and Daniel Sams on consecutive deliveries to claim the first double hat-trick seen in the BBL.
Turning the game on its head, Boyce finished with the stunning figures of 5/21, single-handedly pulling the Renegades back into contention.
When it comes to returning to Adelaide Oval, Boyce says he can’t wait.
“I am so excited to get back to where my Big Bash journey started; I loved my time at the Strikers and am thrilled to be back. For a tournament that has only been around for 12 years, experience is extremely valuable, and I am relishing the idea of working alongside the likes of Travis Head and Alex Carey this summer.
“I have great relationships with a lot of the guys already and am looking forward to doing all I can to help bring another title to Adelaide Oval.”
Strikers Head Coach Jason Gillespie is just as excited to welcome Boyce into the fold.
“We are extremely pleased to have Cameron returning to the Strikers; he will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our squad.
“Cameron is a proven Big Bash performer, with a BBL title just one part of a prolific career highlighted by a huge number of wickets.
“We look forward to welcoming Cameron to Adelaide and back into the Strikers family.
Overflowing with Big Bash experience, Boyce has also represented Australia in T20I cricket, playing seven games between 2014-16 and dismissing the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ahmed Shehzad.