Reigning Massive Bash champions Melbourne Renegades are itching to get again to their Marvel Stadium house as they chase their first win of the season.
The Renegades went all the way down to the Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets on Christmas Eve and sit 0-Three on the foot of the ladder.
Regardless of a stable begin arrange by a half-century from skipper and opener Aaron Finch, Melbourne misplaced 6-14 to be bowled out for 147 batting first.
“Much like final yr, we’re getting loads of begins with the bat however not kicking on. That simply hurts you on this format,” Renegades spinner Cameron Boyce mentioned.
Melbourne have been on the street for all three video games this summer time, with their house season opener taken to Geelong, adopted by fixtures at Perth after which Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
However 4 of their subsequent 5 matches are at Marvel Stadium, the place the Renegades received 5 from seven final season together with the semi-final and closing.
“It is a lengthy match. We noticed how final yr panned out, and the highest 5 undergo now,” Boyce mentioned of the brand new prolonged finals format.
“We’re nonetheless taking loads of positives out of the video games and hopefully we will head again to Marvel (Stadium) now and get some wins on the board.”
Boyce conceded the Renegades’ batsmen aren’t turning begins into massive scores.
That they had a stable platform of 2-109 within the 14th over in opposition to Hobart on Tuesday however fell away and are the one aspect but to register a win.
Solely 5 Renegades made it to double figures, with Shaun Marsh (37) and the recalled Marcus Harris (20) the subsequent greatest after Finch.
“We set a great platform there however it died slightly bit in the long run,” Boyce mentioned.
“It was in the end not sufficient runs.”
The Renegades host the Adelaide Strikers on Sunday night time.