After lots of fun playing rounders during the half term break the U8B team captained by Jasmine and Samantha were keen to play a match. HXP won the toss and put Copthorne into bat first. Jasmine was first to bat and hit the ball into the field and she sprinted to 2nd post but unfortunately was just stumped out! Samantha batted next and also hit the ball out into the field and cheered on by the rest of the team scored a rounder. The next two batters Bethany and Paige each managed to get to second post scoring half rounders. Ruby and Sophie added to Copthorne’s score by also scoring half rounders and Pippa a full rounder. The girls knew that on their second bat they should ‘risk it for a biscuit’ and Bethany, Priya, Ruby and Pippa all scored half rounders. At the end of Copthorne’s innings the girls had scored 5½ rounders.

It was now Copthorne’s turn to field and they fielded really well. Talia bowled superbly and Priya and Ruby worked well at backstop and 2nd post making it very difficult for HXP to score. Deep fielders Paige, Pippa and Sophie were very focused stopping any ball that was hit in their direction. At the end of their innings HXP had scored 2 rounders.

In the second innings Copthorne batted well but were hesitant when running between the posts and HXP managed to get 3 Copthorne players out at 2nd post. Copthorne still managed to score a total of 5 rounders with full rounders being scored by Samantha and Bethany (2) and halves from Samantha, Priya, Pippa and Jemima. HXP batted stronger in their second innings and although they scored several half rounders some great fielding by Copthorne stopped them from scoring any full rounders.

The final score was 10½- 7 to Copthorne. Well done girls! Samantha was voted player of the match and top batters today were Bethany scoring 3 rounders and Samantha 2½.