On the 20th June, the U9 girls had a rounders fixture away against Ashfold. Due to a few absences, the team was slightly mixed, with Dana Alsallal, Arianna Vieceli Fitch, Chibugom Iwuagwu, Sophie Hartley-Wiley and Thea-Donya Kassaei helping us out.
In the first innings, the Grove managed to score three rounders in total, with Amaya and Eve Bailey scoring a two half rounders each and the rest scored from no balls. Ashfold School on the other hand, managed to score five rounders, with all of their points earned from batting, since Amaya was extremely consistent with her bowling and gave away no points for no balls.
In the second innings, the Grove played well with some excellent fielding. However, Ashfold continued to be accurate with their batting and managed to accumulate many points through half rounders. The score of the second innings was 3 ½ to Grove and 7 ½ to Ashfold, therefore the final score overall was Ashfold – 12 ½ , Grove – 6 ½.
Again, this was a lovely fixture with some great individual performances. In particular, Eve Bailey as captain, played brilliantly as backstop, she demonstrated excellent reaction skills and she was very accurate with her throwing to second post. Well done to all involved.
The Grove: 6½
Ashfold School: 12½
Player of the Match: Eve Bailey