This was a key match to see if the team had learnt lessons from the previous week and certainly the focus was there in the warm-up with consistency and accuracy in throwing and catching.
Amaya Saiz-Arthur was Captain for the game and after losing the toss, led the team into bat. Unfortunately, our batting was a little disappointing with the girls seeming to fall apart, making unnecessary runs and finding themselves stumped out very early on in the innings. Amaya was particularly unlucky with a great hit that was caught just beyond first post.
Our first innings in the field favoured a little better with Amaya leading by example with some confident decisions and accurate throwing. Hana Iguchi bowled really well with very few ‘no balls’ delivered and Eve Bailey threw accurately to both bowler and second post as our backstop. Quinton had a great 1st innings in bat and scored some well deserved rounders.
The 2nd innings seemed to continue with a lack of concentration from The Grove and last minute decision making meant that key players found themselves stumped out very early on. Quinton grew in confidence in their 2nd batting innings as more players were making contact with the ball and putting The Grove under pressure. Hana continued to bowl extremely well and there were some moments of very good fielding by the rest of the team. Unfortunately, the little mistakes and errors of judgement resulted in a lead that The Grove just couldn’t chase.
The Grove: 6
Quinton House School: 10
Player of the Match: Amaya Saiz-Arthur