MADDIE Green hopes a 129-run haul in her Geelong debut is a sign of things to come.
The Port Fairy-aligned teenager produced the match-winning innings in the Victorian Premier Cricket clash with Prahran on Sunday.
Geelong finished at 9-236 at stumps and was relieved to hold off Prahran's late onslaught. It edged within three runs of Geelong's total, thanks to 65 sundries, but ran out of overs.
Green said she was pleased to bank the score after striding to the crease with her side in a "tough situation".
I guess it was one of those innings where I had to show what I was capable of.- Maddie Green
"I went out there and we were three wickets down for not many so I suppose I felt that pressure," she said.
"It all kind of flowed on from there. To get that amount (236) on the scoreboard was a really good effort from a lot of our team.
"The added pressure to perform meant that I had to be reliable and show that I can bat and I guess it was one of those innings where I had to show what I was capable of."
Green, who made her division one debut for Port Fairy's men side a fortnight ago, said it'd been a "hectic" few weeks.
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She hit 19 from 27 balls against West Warrnambool in round two, including three boundaries in an over from Panthers quick Ben Rantall.
"It's been fairly hectic but it's been really enjoyable. You're playing with people in both teams (Geelong and Port Fairy) who are really encouraging and supportive," she said.
"You know if you do something wrong, as long as you give it 100 per cent, they're going to have your back anyway. It's just been really good." Green said Geelong was talent-packed and would continue to grow as it cleaned up its bowling efforts.
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