Copthorne opened the match by batting first. Ardingly’s fielding was strong and despite the fact that there were some great shots  the girls were hesitant to take any risks and as a result we were unable to score more than 5½.  Our fielding was strong too with Copthorne managing to get four of their players out. However due to some misfielding Ardingly managed to score 5½ too.  In the second innings Copthorne pushed harder to score and managed to add another six ½ rounders to their score.

Despite some great shots Ardingly’s batters were unable to match our score. There was some excellent fielding from Copthorne with some great catches from both Maisie and Victoria. The girls managed to get 6 of the opposition out.

Overall despite the score this was an evenly played match.  Copthorne have improved since their first match and I hope they will continue to do so throughout the season. Well done girls and keep it up.  LD

Player of match (voted by Ardingly) Rebecca D

Top batter. Jessica B. (3½ rounders)

Player of Match (voted by the team )Roselly