U10A Rounders v St Mary’s
Won 9 - 8½
The sun was shining as Cargilfield won the toss and opted to field first. Emily was a fantastic bowler, who was right on target nearly every single time. Lottie was a vocal back-stop encouraging her team to pass to various other members, but equally threw some super shots to Helene when it was a backwards hit. With great hand-eye co-ordination, Helene was a force to be reckoned with on second post, ably backed up by Olivia and Rosanna. St Mary’s ended their first innings with 3 rounders.
We had a strong batting side, with Lottie and Thalia being our highest scorers at this point. We were commended by the St Mary’s coach on our powerful hits, which definitely helped towards our 5½ rounders score.
In the second innings, Olivia took up the reins as bowler. Scarlett did a fine job on first post, as did Emilia on third. Cargilfield got four St Mary’s batters out, although they did manage to score a solid 5½ rounders.
The last innings for Cargilfield was much harder than the first. St Mary’s’ bowler, a confessed novice, turned out to be an impressive catcher and meant that we found it harder to move beyond first post. Not only that, but a risk that proved too risky also meant that Lottie was “run out”. The two half rounders gained by Ceci were very much needed!
However, given our strong first half, we managed to just pull it out the bag and won by half a rounder.
I would like to commend the U10 team today on a fantastic attitude towards the match. They clapped when St Mary’s performed well, they cheered with great vigour at the final end and were a pleasure to umpire; very well done indeed, girls!
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