Congratulations to the 2nds who got a well deserved draw from todays fixture against a Hurst U13C team. Abi won the toss and put our hosts into bat. Our fielding was excellent in this first innings with only 3 full rounders being scored; with catches from Abi and Hannah and 2 stumpings on 2nd by Grace. Hurst scored 4 rounders.

We were slow to get going with the bat, although contact was being made, we just weren’t hitting it hard enough to get beyond the fielders. Like Hurst we scored 3 full rounders with Isy getting us off to a good start with a rounder off her first ball. Leah also scored a great rounder with the hit of the game well into the deep. Halves were scored by Hannah, Orianne, and Shriya, but it was Hannah who scored a rounder off the last ball of the innings … with nothing to lose she just ran and put the Hurst fielders under pressure, where mistakes were made. We ended the innings with a ½ rounder lead!

In the second innings the Hurst girls took a lot more risks. Although they didn’t score any full rounders they all managed to score ½ at second post. We needed to be quicker in the field! Although Shriya did make some fantastic stops! They finished with 5½. The girls had to get 5½ rounders to win! Once again our hitting was average and we kept the scoreboard ticking over with half rounders. With only 10 balls left and a score of 2½, the call from Mrs Jones was ‘start taking risks girls’! With 1 rounder and two ½s from Abi, ½s from Leah, Orianne, Hannah and Isabella we had 4 in total. Hannah was up for the last ball of the game, and once again she made contact, the ball was over thrown to 2nd post and Hannah just ran for 4th post scoring the rounder to end the game in a well deserved draw for the 2nds.

Well done girls a really exciting ending to a lovely match. Thank you to our parents for their support, and congratulations to Abi who was voted best fielder and Leah for best batter. Congratulations also to Hannah who was top scorer and my player of the match for taking risks on the last ball of both innings to earn her team a draw! Well done!

Abi (2), Isy (1), Jenna, Orianne (1), Hannah (3), Lara, Shriya (½), Grace, Leah (1½), Isabella (½)