1st IX Rounders v Cottesmore – Won 14-4

At last – A beautiful sunny day to play our match today, with very little practice again due to the rain yesterday!

We welcomed back our Captain Mima who was given the all clear to play again, and she duly won the toss putting Cotty into bat first.  We were playing a game of 40 good balls and Elise delivered accurately today, giving no ½ rounders away at all. Well done Elise!

We fielded really well with the Cotty batters unable to make enough contact to score any rounders. After 37 balls they had only scored 2 half rounders. With only 3 balls left the Cotty girls took some good risks and flustered the Copthorne girls, we threw the ball to all the posts rather than back to the bowler on 2 occasions and both times rounders were scored! The Cotty girls finished their first batting innings with 3½ rounders.

I do have to mention the fabulous one-handed catch by Mima; and Charlotte also held onto a high catch.

Our batting innings was a little lack lustre to be honest. We didn’t make good contact with the ball and seemed to always hit it where a fielder was positioned. We managed a few ½ rounders to keep the score board ticking over and Karina was the only player to get a whole rounder. We ended our batting innings with 5½ rounders.

A few stern words at half-time seemed to work wonders as our fielding was faultless in the second innings. We had catches from Hannah, Liliana and one caught behind by Karina. Lots of stumping out on posts and soon we were down to the last batter with 3 balls left. We managed to get Cotty all out with them only scoring ½ rounder. Brilliant fielding girls!

We had won the match without having to bat again so the pressure was off.

Elise (2), Hannah, Harri, Charlotte all got whole rounders and lots of ½ rounders were scored too ending the match 14-4. Alice and Emily were voted players of the match, and Elise was top scorer with 3½. Well done girls, a really nice game of rounders today. Thank you to our supporters. MJ

Amber (1), Elise (3½), Harri (1½), Mima (1), Charlotte (1½), Natalie (½), Hannah (1), Karina (2), Emily (2), Liliana, Alice

 

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