The 2nds were up against a strong Great Walstead rounders team today. Abigail lost the toss so we were put into bat straight away. We didn’t get off to the best of starts as the Great Walstead bowler was accurate and fast with her deliveries. Isabel S got us on the score sheet with some quick running to second to score our first half rounder. In fact we only went on to score 6 half rounders giving us a first innings total of 3!

Our fielding in the first innings was excellent to start with, Shriya stopped everything that came her way, and Hannah missed a stumping on 2nd but quickly threw the ball to Isabel on 4th to get the batter out … good team work! Alayna, who was playing up from the U11s, made a great catch and Isabella also secured a catch from a backward hit. Leah put in some great long throws from the deep and Jenna was alert to any hits coming her way off 1st post!

This game was always going to be very one-sided but the Copthorne girls had fun and really enjoyed the match. The quote of the afternoon was: “Isabel that was a gorgeous throw, just beautiful”! … What a great bunch of girls!

A special mention to Lara who had a fabulous game, with some great running and some over throws from the Great Walstead girls she scored rounders! Well done Lara.

Congratulations to Isabel for being voted best batter and Isabella for being voted best fielder.