Wednesday, 8th June
St Andrew's U12 Rounders Tournament
Squad: Lily (Cpt), Lexi, Sonia, Gabi, Jemima, Esme, Airlie, Eloise, Kitty and Ksenia
v Windlesham House Lost 4½ - 5
v St Andrew’s Won 10 – 8½
v Moira House Won 8½ - 3
v Marlborough House Won 6½ - 5½
v Buckswood Won 6½ - 1½
v Brambletye Lost 3½ - 10½
v Bede’s Lost 6 – 7½
Rounders For: 45½ Rounders Against: 41½
The girls all had moments of brilliance and moments when panic mode set in, but overall they were superb. They listened carefully to tactics and deployed them to the best of their ability. Lexi began the tournament by making a superb catch at 3rd deep. Lily sent some fantastic passes in to save certain rounders. Sonia moved round to fill in any gaps in our fielding beautifully. Gabi controlled the play like a professional. Jemima threw herself at any ball that was even remotely catchable. Esme was mature and safe at 4th post. Eloise never gave up and sent the ball in accurately. Airlie worked extremely hard at backstop, she will be tired tonight! Ksenia stumped a player out at 1st post, she looked delighted. Kitty watched the play carefully and fielded well.
All players got on the score sheet. Top batsmen were Gabi 11, Sonia and Lexi 9½, Lily 4, Esme 3, Jemima 2½, Airlie 1½ and Eloise, Kitty and Ksenia ½ each.
A really worthwhile experience for the girls and a delightful set of girls for their coach!
Lancing College U11 Rounders Tournament
Rounders v Brambletye
U10/9 Lost 8½ - 13½
A fabulous afternoon for rounders today! After new positions were assigned in training this week the girls were very keen to play. Their fielding has made a noticeable improvement over the term and they were working very well together today. They really brought what they had practised into the match.
Ashdown fielded first in the first innings. Brambletye scored 4½rounders. It was a gentle start with some good batting and fielding. When Ashdown came in to bat it was clear the Brambletye team worked very well together too, communicating really well. Ines, Alisa and Chloe all scored and along with two half rounders gained for no-balls Ashdown scored a total of 3½ rounders.
In the second innings Brambletye had some excellent hits so put our fielding team to the test. The Ashdown fielders worked well together and managed to get one batter out. Over the innings Brambletye scored 9 rounders which set us a bit of a target! Alisa, Ines, Chloe, Tara and Tabitha all scored and, with half a rounder for consecutive no-balls, Ashdown scored a total of 5 rounders in the second innings.
A great game from all the girls who participated. Those who played particularly well in their new positions were Ines as backstop, Sarah in the deep field and Tara as a back up for Flo on second, Tara and Flo helped each other and both showed excellent sportsmanship. A lovely afternoon and a great match with Brambletye! LP