The weather we had today is much more like it should be for rounders. We knew that Cottesmore were going to be a good side, even though we had beaten them in hockey and netball, we were still prepared for them to be good. We started off batting and started off slowly, like we always seem to do and then we turn up the heat and start getting more half rounders and whole rounders.
Madeleine was on fire in the first innings scoring 5 rounders and trying so hard to hit the ball that the bat flew out of her hand!
Most girls managed to get at least a half but Ami, Alice, Madeleine, Yelena and Hermione got full rounders. We ended the first innings on 16 rounders.
Cottesmore went into bat and it was our turn to field, from the first ball that Alice bowled the Cottesmore girl scored 1 rounder. The girls then realised if they carried on with sloppy fielding that Cottesmore will score rounders every time. This woke the girls up and they stepped up their fielding, we were passing the ball to each other’s hands better and not panicking. Hermione took a great catch and then Madeleine and Hermione again between the two of them with the ball bouncing off Madeleine into Hermione’s hands, they caught another girl out.
Alice was bowling brilliantly as usual. The Finnegan team with Yelena as backstop and Ami as 1st post were getting girls out very quickly. There was also a lovely scoop pass off the ground from Alice to Ami which we had been working on to get one of the Cottesmore girls out. Amber had a great game as a deep fielder and was throwing some lovely accurate balls to Madison on 4th post. Holly and Emily backed up Elise on 2nd post very well and knew what to do with the ball when they got it. Cottesmore scored 7½ rounders in their first innings.
2nd innings, we scored 10 rounders with Ami Amber and Emily each scoring whole rounders. Our batting was good but they improved their fielding and were getting girls out on 1st post. Cottesmore went into bat and scored 7½ rounders again. In that innings Yelena and Hermione caught girls out.
Well done today girls, another great performance! Thank you to all the supporters that come and watch every week!
Player of the match and top scorer for the match – Ami 5½ rounders. LJ