1st IX Rounders v Imberhorne (Tuesday) – Won 21½-8

Another convincing win for the Year 7&8 girls and another opportunity for them all to play in a match.  Sophie lost the toss so Imberhorne put us into bat first.  The visitors were a little nervous and the Copthorne girls took full advantage of their initial mistakes with Jo scoring a rounder off the first ball!  Rounders came quickly from Amber, Abi, Meg, Sophie & Ronnie and we ended the first batting innings with a respectable 13½ rounders.

The girls’ fielding in the first innings was safe and very few mistakes were made.  We saw some great catches from Jo and Harri and an excellent backward hit catch by Ronnie.  Imberhorne ended their first innings on 5½.

Our second batting innings was a completely different story!  The Imberhorne bowler put some speed on her deliveries and the Copthorne girls were finding it hard to make contact!  However, a lot of no balls were bowled and the ½ rounders started to mount up!  We only scored 2 full rounders in this innings, 1 coming from Ronnie and great vision and running from Sarena!

We ended our second batting innings on 8.

Back into field for the second innings, it was the best display of fielding I have ever seen!  It really did have the ‘wow’ factor with an awesome throw from Sophie to Ronnie on 4th to get their best batter out and stop her from scoring a sure rounder!  Abi also fielded well with quick reaction , and an accurate pass,  for Harri to stump a player out on 2nd! 

An absolutely brilliant fielding innings allowing Imberhorne to score only three ½ rounders! 

Well done girls let’s hope we can do it all again tomorrow against Hurst & Brighton!  MJ

Jo (2½), Harri (1½), Amber (1½), Sav (1), Ronnie (3½), Charlotte (½), Sophie (1½), Abi (3), Meg (3½), Sarena (1), Yasmin (2 off no balls!)

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