It was the U9As second match of the season, and it was so nice to see the sun shining yet again! Unfortunately Copthorne lost the toss, which meant we had to bat first, so the girls knew from the start they had to go out in the first innings and bat and field hard! This they did!
There were two great rounders scored from Charlotte and Amelia in this innings, with good half rounders also scored from Charlotte again, as well as Ella D, Ella C, Rosie and Josie. Copthorne then went into field and although they took a while to warm up, when they did there was no stopping them, resulting in them stumping out 6 of Ardingly’s players! After the first innings the score was pretty even between both teams. so it was all to play for!
Copthorne went out and batted hard again with some great rounders scored by the Radleys’ and half rounders scored by Ella D, Neve, Rosie, Katherine M, Katherine R and Josie. So it was all down to the last innings of fielding! Like last week, the U9s seemed to lose their focus in this second innings of fielding, however some of the girls fought to the very end never giving up, resulting in them getting another 5 of Ardingly’s players out, with a great catch from Charlotte! Despite the girls hard work today, Ardingly took the second innings, resulting in them winning the match 17½ to 12!
A good effort today girls, I’m sure with more training and concentration, we will do it! TC
Charlotte 4, Josie 1½, Ella C 1½, Katherine.R 1½, Ella D 1, Neve 1, Rosie 1 , Rosie 1, Amelia 1, Katherine M ½.