The girls travelled down to St Mary’s for their rounders match in warm and balmy conditions. As always, it is lovely to see our friends in Melrose and the girls were excited to play.
Miranda captained the team and won the toss and chose to field first. St Mary’s batted well however our fielding was good and we managed to keep their scoring down to 4 rounders. Savannah made a good catch on ball 10 and this unsettled the opposition. We stepped in to bat and we were a little rusty in the first innings; however, we soon found our form and we looked more comfortable. Maybe what let us down a bit was our interpretation of the rules, and I am sure this is purely down to lack of matches. We scored consistently and half time score was 7 ½ to Cargilfiled and 4 to St Mary’s.
We had a bit of a change of positions in the second half and a quick rule clinic too! The second half was much slicker; the girls really dominated well and communicated much better. Lucy bowled accurately and Savannah upped her game and played particularly well in the field, narrowly missing a catch but giving it her all. Julia also fielded well and it was lovely to see the team begin to bond. Lucy made 2 catches and we did not let St Mary’s in to the game at all and they did not score any rounders at all.
Despite having won the game already, we stepped in to bat for our 2nd innings. We just looked a more composed team in this innings, and as per instructions, pushed hard to score even half rounders. The girls looked like they were enjoying themselves more and finished the match with 7 ½ for the second innings.
Final score: Cargilfield 15 St Mary’s 4
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