The Under 9 A team were happy to play a return match against Loretto having lost last time by 2 rounders in a very close game. On this occasion we won the toss and chose to field. Venetia was bowling hard and fast and Loretto were having difficulty hitting the ball. We managed to get three girls out and they were only able to get 1 ½ rounders. Anna matched this straight away with a super hit and a good run round the pitch obstructed by a Loretta fielder! Venetia was also batting and running well. Indeed she was our top scorer for the match with a total of 3½ rounders. Amalia, Jasmine and Lola also scored half rounders. We had achieved 5½ for the first innings and were in the lead!
Loretto only managed 3 ½ in their second innings. Anna did particularly well getting Rachel out. So we went into bat again having won the game already. We wanted to do our best though and we did manage to score a further 3 ½. Loretto tried hard, managing to get 6 of our team out (some of our team need to remember to look before running!), but we were the outright winners with a good total of nine for the match. It was not necessarily our best performance, as the girls commented we do need to concentrate more. This will help in fielding and in batting. We will be going back the nets to improve our hit rate in the next few days! We did enjoy the lovely sunshine however!