We started off batting and Cumnor’s fielding was very good, we struggled to put anything on the scoreboard as their player on 2nd post had very safe hands. We hadn’t scored anything until Elise found space and got a rounder, with her quick speed and the slow fielding of Cumnor she managed to get all the way around. After watching Elise get us a rounder the girls started to switch on more and we were getting more ½ rounders by getting to 2nd post. Yelena then got a rounder from hitting the ball into space. In the first innings most of the girls got ½ apart from Elise and Yelena who got rounders.
It was time to switch over but half way through the team talk the weather turned and we were standing under trees trying to shelter from the hail stones! After the little interval and a quick look at the pitch to see if it was safe, although all the girls were wanting to play anyway, we carried on and it was our turn to field. Our fielding was very tight and Alice was bowling lovely accurate balls for the batters. Amber had a strong game again as fielder and was throwing lovely balls into Alice or Yelena who was covering 4th post very well. Ami had a strong game as 1st post/fielder and did some lovely throwing to her sister on 4th to either stop them getting a rounder or stopping them on 3rd. Hermione had a strong game and was making good decisions where to throw the ball, her throwing to Elise on 2nd was very accurate. Holly and Madison took it in turns to field, both of them having strong innings. Madeleine and Emily both had a good game as deep fielders with not really having much to do.
The same happened in the 2nd innings. Our batting was good although we only managed to score 3½ but it was good enough because our fielding was strong again in the 2nd innings and Cumnor only managed to score 3½.
For the second match the girls played very well today despite it hailing and raining throughout most of the match! Well done girls, same again next week hopefully in the sun! Player of the match: Yelena. LJ