The weather didn’t disappoint today and neither did the U11s, playing some of the best rounders to date! Although batting first, the U11s went out and smashed it, literally, scoring 11 rounders in total, with 9 of those coming from full rounders, from Mallory, Keira and Emily. Ruby and Tanishka were unlucky not to get full rounders too! After this great first batting innings, the girls were in high spirits going into field. The girls fielded well, although perhaps a little too keen, which resulted in a few miscommunications on the field; however lots of full rounders were stopped by the girl’s quick and sharp reactions around the posts and Emily was able to stump out a player, as was Ruby. Four great catches were also taken in this innings by Beth, Alana and Mallory! The U11s won this innings 11-8.

After a little team talk at half time regarding the fielding, the U11s went from strength to strength and again had a storming second batting innings, taking their total to 24½, with full rounders from Beth, Keira, Alana, Emily, Ruby H, Macie and Freya! Their fielding was back to their normal standards in this second innings although much slicker, so much so, that before the innings was over, the U11s got all of Ashdowns 10 players out , finishing on a high with a catch and then getting the non-live runner out at third! During this innings Tali had a super game on first post, working with both Alana as backstop and Ruby on second, to stump out 6 players between them. Emily also got a further player out on third and Mallory once again took some great catches, as well as Ruby! The final score was 14½ to Ashdown and 24½ to Copthorne, what a way to finish the half term!

Well done to all of the girls today, you were all superb and a big thank you to Keira who played up. Ashdown’s POM for both batting and fielding went to Mallory, which was well deserved and my POM goes to Emily, Keira and Mallory for their batting and all the U11s for their fielding, as they all contributed to take the win!

Well done girls, let’s keep this up for after half term and enjoy the break!

Emily 6, Mallory 4, Keira 4, Ruby H 2½, Alana 2½, Beth 1½, Macie 1½, Freya 1½, Tanishka 1 and Tali.