Congratulations to the U9A rounders team on winning their final match of the season which was against Prince’s Mead.
St Swithun’s won the toss so elected to field first. Amelia Bruce showed great accuracy as bowler; Isabella Robertson fielded extremely well at second post with very good back-up by Iona Morley in second deep. St Swithun’s fielding was most promising, allowing Prince’s Mead to score just one rounder. We then went in to bat and, although the girls hit the ball well, they took too many risks and were often stumped out. St Swithun’s did, however, manage to lead the first half of the game with 2½ rounders to Prince’s Mead’s 1 rounder.
The second half saw Prince’s Mead’s batting improve which really tested our fielding. Izzy Alexander was quick and accurate at third post with good back-up by Daisy Elkington. Alice Leather’s overarm throw from her backstop position to second post showed good length and direction, and Natasha Pillai fielded the ball well at first post. Despite some good fielding from us, Prince’s Mead managed to secure 6½ rounders, bringing their total to 7½. As St Swithun’s went in to bat for their final innings the girls knew that they had to really improve their hitting if they were to stand any chance of winning the match. All the girls rose to the challenge and did incredibly well. Sianna Barling showed great improvement in her batting, with Bea Watson and Serena Trant scoring the most rounders for the team. At the end of the match St Swithun’s were delighted to discover that they had won the game 9½ rounders to Prince’s Mead’s 7½.
Amelia Bruce was voted ‘Player of the Match’ by the Prince’s Mead girls for excellent bowling, with Bea Watson and Serena Trant also gaining a ‘Player of the Match’ badge for excellent batting.
Well done girls and what a brilliant end to the season.