SOMERSET County Cricket Club have confirmed this morning (January 18) that Australian international top order batsman Matt Renshaw has signed on for the 2022 season.

Matt is no stranger to the Somerset faithful after a really successful spell with the Club in 2018.

During his time at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Matt is best remembered for his debut century against Worcestershire which he then followed up with two more tons in his time at the club.

He featured in six County Championship matches, scoring 513 runs at an average of 51.30 with a best of 112.

Matt has played a total of 11 Test matches for Australia, amassing over 630 runs at an average of 33.47 with a best of 184 against Pakistan.

The 25-year-old, who was born in Yorkshire, has signed as an overseas player until at least the end of August and will be available to feature in the LV= Insurance County Championship and Royal London Cup during that time.

After agreeing to return to the County, Matt said: "I really enjoyed my time at Somerset in 2018 and I can’t wait to go back, it’s a special place and there’s a great atmosphere around the whole Club.


"I’ve kept in touch with a lot of the guys there, and when I got the opportunity to go back, I jumped at the chance.

"Although I was only there for a short time, the Members and supporters really got behind me and made me feel extremely welcome.

"I’ve never forgotten that, and hopefully I can help give them something to cheer about in 2022."

Somerset director of cricket, Andy Hurry is happy to secure the return of such a talented player.

"There is no doubt that Matt is a quality performer, and he has proved that on the biggest stage," he said.

"He burst on to the scene and caught the eye at a young age and through hard work and determination he is once again on the cusp of international recognition.

"We wanted to bolster our ability to put opposition bowlers under real pressure and this will be a great opportunity for him to contribute to our success and to put himself right back in the frame for selection for the national team."