Greenvale Kangaroos remain winless in Victorian Premier Cricket.
It’s been a tough start to the season for the Kangaroos and it didn’t get any easier against Geelong on Saturday.
Geelong skipper Eamonn Vines dominated early to bring the score to 2-120.
Although Geelong lost regular wickets, Vines kept pushing the score along.
Helped by the lower order, Geelong made 9-264 from its 50 overs. Vines finished 121 not out off 135 balls.
Sunam Gautam was the best of the bowlers for the Kangaroos, taking 2-36 at a respectable 3.6 runs an over.
The Kangaroos, missing captain-coach Jarrod Leggett, had a task ahead of them. At 2-71 they were off to a reasonable start, but quickly fell behind the required run rate.
A couple of quick wickets set them back, before the middle order had a mini fightback.
Most players were able to get starts, but no one was able to go on to make a big impact on the score. The Kangaroos finished 8-188. Jack Rhodes top-scored with 48, while four other players went past 20.
The score was the Kangaroos highest for the opening four rounds. They sit second last on the ladder, one of two teams without a win.
This week the Kangaroos play Frankston Peninsula in a one-day clash.
Greenvale Kangaroos’ Victorian Turf Cricket Association side is also winless. On Saturday it lost to Spotswood in the senior division. Chasing 6-270, the Kangaroos managed just 199. Spotswood made 3-11 in its second innings.