AUSTRALIAN cricketer Matt Renshaw has been confirmed as Somerset County Cricket Club latest overseas signing for 2024.

The fan favourite in Taunton will be available to play in the first seven matches of the County Championship season.

This will be his third stint at the club and is no stranger to the Somerset faithful after successful spells with the Club in both 2018 and 2022.

Speaking about heading back to Somerset, Renshaw said: "I really enjoy my time with Somerset and I can’t wait to go back again this summer. It’s a special place and there’s a great atmosphere around the whole Club.

“I’ve always kept in touch with the guys, and I jumped at the chance of returning for a third time.

“The Members and supporters have always been behind me and made me feel extremely welcome. I’ve never forgotten that, and hopefully I can help give them something to really cheer about in 2024.”

In previous years Matt has featured in 14 County Championship matches, scoring 1,133 runs at an average of 49.26 with a best of 146.

He has reached triple figures on five occasions in red-ball cricket for Somerset, including a memorable century before lunch against Yorkshire in 2018.

Off the pitch, the 27-year-old has developed a warm affiliation with the Somerset cricket community and often was involved engagement activities.



Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry has expressed delight to have secured the talented batter.

"Matt is a quality performer and he has proved that during his previous spells with us as well as domestically in Australia. Everyone can see he is on the cusp of further international recognition," he said.

“With Tom Kohler-Cadmore recruited to the IPL across April and May, we wanted to bolster our ability to put opposition bowlers under even more pressure, and Renner’s has the proven ability here in England to really impact games and results.”

"He is part of the family here, and I know he is really looking forward to linking up again with everyone at the Club, and we very much look forward to having him back in the fold.”