Amelia captained the U9 side today, choosing for Copthorne to bat first.The U9s were extremely motivated and focused which showed in their game, as they were like a different team! Their fielding was a lot tighter, with everyone remembering their triangles this week and backing each other up, resulting in Cumnor only being able to score one whole rounder in the first innings.There was also some great bowling and backstop work going on between Charlotte and Amelia, with Amelia also taking a great catch as backstop! This super work from the U9s continued and was applied across into their batting, despite the down pour and hail in between, there was rounders scored from Charlotte, Neve and Katherine and some good half rounders scored from Ella D, Amelia, Katie, Charlotte and Katherine again!
After the first innings there was just ½ a rounder in it, so it was all to play for in the second innings!
The U9s again went out and fielded well, allowing Cumnor minimal chance to score .A special mention must be said to the ‘little
triangle’ around second post consisting of Kushi, Ella D and Ella C as you were solid today, even Cumnor’s coach commented on this!
The U9s then went into bat for the second time but this time hitting the ball harder and further, with more great rounders scored from Charlotte, Amelia and Josie, and halves from Katherine and Kushi, as well as all the other girls who had already scored full rounders! All of the U9s hard work paid off today in the end as they won the match 11½ to 11, with just half a rounder in it! Well done girls a superb effort today from you all, effort stars all round and more matches like this please :-)!
Cumnor’s player of the match today was Katherine Radley which was well deserved, but my player of the match today goes to Amelia for her great catch as backstop and batting today!
Well done again girls and thank you to all the supporters who braved the ever changing weather during this match today! TC
Charlotte 3, Amelia 2, Katherine 2, Josie 1½, Neve 1½, Katie ½, Ella D ½, Kushi ½, Rosie and Ella C.