Won 18 1/2 – 7 

This week the U9A team took on Hurst in their first rounders match of the season. It was a nice sunny day and the girls were all excited … perfect for rounders! Today’s captain was Zara who got us off to the best start by winning the toss and opting to field first.

In the first innings the girls fielded brilliantly making only a few mistakes. Anabelle’s bowling was outstanding, Zara’s throwing at back stop was accurate and Gabrielle and Keira made a great team around 2nd post. The fielding was so tight that Copthorne managed to get 7 players out; Keira, Gabrielle and Amelie all had 2 stumping’s and Zara had our first catch of the season. A great fielding effort girls, with Hurst only managing to score 3 1/2 rounders.

Copthorne now had a target of 4 to chase and they didn’t disappoint! Full rounders were scored by Annabelle, Zara, Gabrielle, Kirsten and Amreet and halves were scored by Amelie, Keira and Robin, bringing Copthorne’s total to 10!

As you know anything can happen in rounders so the girls knew they had to field just as well as they did before, if not better. Once again the fielding from all players was brilliant with only a few mistakes and once again Hurst score 3 1/2! Further rounders from Copthorne were scored by Zara, Eva, Keira and Amreet and halves from Gabrielle and Annabelle bringing their final total to 18 1/2- a pretty good start!

Well done to all the girls who played!

Top scorer was Zara with 3 full rounders and 2 halves!

HC