The Melbourne Stars have today announced the signing of New South Welshman, Scott Henry
as the 18th
and final player of their BBL|02 squad.
The left-handed top order batsman has gone from strength-to-strength since making his first class debut for NSW in October 2011 and now features regularly in the State team.
Melbourne Stars Head Coach, Greg Shipperd has welcomed the addition of Henry to the squad, believing he is one of the up-and-comers of the game.
“The Stars are thrilled to have enticed emerging top-order opener Scott Henry to complement an already powerful batting list,” said Shipperd.
“Scott in a very quick time has captured the attention of talent scouts with some quality performances in One-Day and Shield cricket.
“We believe Scott's all-round abilities will be enhanced in our environment; rubbing shoulders with some of the world's best on-and-off-field T20 experts will be a great experience for him.
“It’s quite possible we may lose some players to international duties, we saw Henry as a brilliant option, an opportunity the Stars did not want to miss.
“His canny left-arm orthodox spinners could be vital should we achieve our Champions League ambitions.”
Henry caught the eye of Melbourne Stars selectors after the runs flowed freely for the 23-year-old in the first half of the 2012/13 domestic cricket season.
Most recently he contributed sizeable scores for New South Wales in back-to-back Sheffield Shield innings against Victoria with 78 and an unbeaten 81 along with a smashing 61 off 72 balls in a Ryobi One-Day Cup match.