This week some of the girls found themselves playing in a mixed team down in Brighton, on AstroTurf! It took a bit of getting used to and despite a few sore knees; all of the girls played well today and gelled together as a team, despite only having one practice together! Copthorne batted first in the first innings and although they took a while to warm up when they got into the ‘good balls’ there was lots of half rounders, and whole ones from Cassie, Emma and Ruby H, putting them at 7 rounders after the first innings! The girls then went into field and had a great first innings, actually getting out 7 of BHHS players, with 4 great catches from Mallory, Beth and Lila, as well as lots of stumps! The girls then went into the second innings just ½ rounder ahead and knowing this they had a super innings of batting, with lots more half rounders scored and whole rounders from Jemima, Mallory and Cassie, putting Copthorne’s total at 14 rounders! The girls then went into field knowing this was going to be the make, or break innings! Again they had a strong innings of fielding and it all came down to the final ball in the end, which BHHS managed to score from, resulting in the score line being a draw! Well done to all of the girls today, especially the Year 5s who played up a year! POM picked by BHHS was Jemima for her batting and Ruby H for her fielding! My POM is shared between Mallory and Ruby H, who despite playing up a year put in a sound performance today!
Cassie 2½ , Jemima 2, Abi 2, Ruby 2, Mallory 1½, Emily 1, Emma 1, Beth 1, Emily ½ , Lila.

TC