We were excited to be playing in a tournament this afternoon. Our first match was against the Fettes B team. We lost the toss and batted first. Sophie got us off to a flying start with a rounder off the first ball. Ellie followed quickly with a half rounder. Clemmie was unfortunately caught out with a backwards ball on ball 7 and Calia and Amy H both scored half rounders by getting to 2nd base. The girls then continued to slowly clock up rounders with a stellar performance by Sophie with 4 and Amelia with 3. Our fielding was a little hit and miss to start with and we made a number of errors around first and second base. However, we tightened up our fielding fairly quickly and did well to limit the opposition team’s fielding. Final score Cargilfield 12 1/52, Fettes U12B 5 ½
Our second match was a much closer affair. There are some very good all round players in the Fettes U12 A team and we knew we had to be really on this if we were to pull off a victory. Again, we were fielding first and this time it took us a while to get into our stride, particularly as the Fettes bowler was extremely fast and accurate.
However, yet again Sophie led from the front scoring a total of 6 ½ rounders in this innings. Ellie and Issy also did well with 1½ and 2 rounders respectively. When it was our turn to field we were lucky to be able to stump out one of Fettes key players and their first batter at 2nd base. We were much more focused this time around and more careful to throw to 2nd or 4th base. Nevertheless it was neck and neck and the final count up revealed a draw. Cargilifled and Fettes U12 A 10 ½ rounders each.
Our final match was against Loretto. Again we were batting first. Sophie was excellent again scoring 5 rounders with Ellie on 4. Again like our first match our fielding a little bit scrappy at the beginning. However, we soon got into our stride and all the girls played well as a team. Clemmie made a super catch off base 3 and was excellent fielding around that post working well with Amelia on 4. Flora did well at base 1 and also managed to stump a key player out. Cargilfield 12 ½ and Loretto 7.
Final Tournament Placings: Cargilfield 8 points; Fettes A 6 points; Loretto and Fettes B 5 points each