What a fantastic day for a game of rounders!! This week the U8s took on Hurst. Rachel was captain today and although she did not win the toss Hurst opted to bat first. During the first innings Copthorne fielded really well with Jennifer and Anna stopping any balls that were hit by Hurst. Tianna bowled superbly and Bella and Rachel worked well at backstop and 2nd post making it very difficult for Hurst to score. At the end of the first innings Copthorne had managed to get 6 batters out and Hurst had only scored 2 rounders.
It was now Copthorne’s turn to bat. Jennifer scored half a rounder off the first ball and this was followed by Bella, Talia and Tianna all scoring full rounders on their first go! Copthorne continued to bat strongly hitting the ball deep into the field and sprinting between the posts. Jennifer scored 2 further rounders and Priya, Anna, Tianna also scored full rounders and Rachel two halves. This gave Copthorne a total of 9½ rounders.
During the seconded innings Tianna continued to bowl brilliantly. When Hurst hit the ball behind Jennifer threw the ball accurately to Rachel on 2nd post stopping the Hurst batters from scoring. Hurst batted stronger in their second innings and although they scored several half rounders some great fielding by Anna, Jasmine and Talia and catches by Tianna and Jennifer stopped Hurst from scoring any full rounders. Copthorne came into bat and the girls were all determined to score. Bella scored 2 full rounders and Rachel scored 1 and the rest of the team all managed to score halves. This brought the final score to 17 for Copthorne and 7 for Hurst.
Well done girls another great win! Top batter today was Jennifer scoring 3½ rounders.