This week the U10A rounders team took on Cottesmore. Amelie was our captain; she won the toss and chose to field first. The girls fielded incredibly well in their first innings getting 8 of the 9 players out in under 10 minutes. We had 3 catches from Annabelle all from a backwards hit, a catch from Sophie on first post and a catch from Ellie as the bowler. Great fielding from Keira in the deep also led to 2 stumpings by Gabbi at 2nd post and 1 from Amelia at 3rd. Cottesmore had scored just 3 rounders!

It was now Copthorne’s turn to bat and that didn’t disappoint either. We had full rounders from Keira, Annabelle, Ellie and Amreet and ½ rounders from Keira, Ella, Annabelle, Gabbi, Ellie, Amelie and Robin bringing our total to 9! A brilliant innings!

In the second innings it was clear that Cottesmore had upped their game and Copthorne seemed to lose a little of their focus. Cottesmore managed to score 8 ½ rounders and Copthorne managed to get 6 players out, with catches from Annabelle and Amelie. Copthorne now needed to bat well again! Once again Cottesmore had upped their game and were fielding well. Full rounders were scored by Ellie and Gabbi and halves by Ella, Gabbi, Amreet, Ellie, Amelie, Isobell and Robin.

The final scores were 14 to Copthorne and 11 ½ to Cottesmore. A good close game! Well done girls! Best Batter: Keira. Best Fielder: Annabelle.