Scolls & Melbourne Renegades wicket-keeper/batsman Sam Harper

“I think if you prepare well and pick the method that you’re gonna use and stick to it for long enough then success is not too far around the corner.”

Today’s guest has developed into one of the most exciting T20 batters in the country with his performances for the Melbourne Renegades in the past two Big Bash tournaments.

Sam Harper is the Victorian and Melbourne Renegades wicket-keeper batsman and we caught up during my time in Melbourne recently to discuss his journey from the backyard with his dad and brother to playing professionally.

Harper was a big reason the Renegades won the Big Bash in 2019 with his dynamic batting at the top of the order regularly getting them off to a flyer. 

It hasn’t all been easy going though and at the time of this interview, Sam was waiting to be cleared to play again from concussion.

I love hearing the story of players at the beginning of their careers who often haven’t shared their journey so I hope you enjoy this episode and take something valuable from Sam’s journey.

In this episode we discussed:

  • His journey through underage cricket
  • Representing Australia at U19 level
  • How he manages wicket-keeping and batting
  • His role for the Melbourne Renegades
  • His problems with concussion

And so much more about the rest of his journey!