Matt Renshaw has stormed into the record books after smashing 345 in grade cricket for his club Toombul in Queensland.
Matt Renshaw has sent a timely reminders to the Australian selectors with a record-breaking knock in club cricket. Currently not a part of the Test side, the opening batsman scored a record 345 in grade cricket for his club Toombul in Queensland. Wynnum/Manly was at the receiving end of Renshaw’s marathon knock. The knock came off just 273 balls and was studded with 38 fours and 12 sixes.
The knock helped Renshaw break the record for Queensland Premier Cricket of 311 set by Wade Townsend. The former Queensland batsman had achieved the feat in 2009-10. He was involved in partnerships of 256 and 206 for the third and fourth wickets as Toombul amassed 4 for 550.
The knock also helped Renshaw take his tally of the season to 611 runs from four innings including two other centuries.
But unlike the grade cricket, Matt Renshaw has struggled to get going in the Sheffield Shield. It was one of the biggest reasons he did not get a place in the Test side for the first two games against India. In eight Sheffield Shield innings, Renshaw has managed just 158 runs at an average just under 20 including one fifty.
Renshaw last played an international game in South Africa this year. He was recalled for the last Test after the ball-tampering scandal.
The young opener was unfortunate ahead of the series against Pakistan when he took a blow on the helmet while fielding at short leg in the warm-up match and suffered concussion. Consequently, he did not play in any of the two Tests.
So far, Matt Renshaw has played 11 Tests for Australia, having scored one century and three 50s at an average of 33.47.