1st Rounders v Kilgraston

Wednesday 4th May 2016
Rounders Tournament

1st Rounders v Kilgraston

For the first time in three years the sun was shining and the tournament was back to grass (the past two years were played on astro!)
First up we played Kilgraston; fielding wasn’t as good as it has been and we let them finish on 7 rounders (only 2 of which were full) A slow start to batting saw Molly, Flora and Louisa caught out; full rounders came from Stephanie and Cameron and a half from Lucy B-our other points came from no-balls. After 8 minutes we had 5 ½ to the opposition’s 7.

Batting first against Loretto we got off to a flying start with Stephanie, Cameron and Lucy B scoring 3 full rounders each, Flora and Louisa also added fulls to the tally with Annabel and Millie collecting halves for reaching second-we finished on 13 ½ .  Fielding against Loretto was much improved with better communication between the team; Loretto scored just one full rounder and 5x ½ giving them a total of 3 ½ .

Having played Fettes earlier in the season we knew they were strong; things didn’t go according to plan when Cameron, Millie, Molly and Stephanie were all put out on their first strikes. With only 5 players left our work was cut out. Flora gained 2x ½ as did Annabel, Lucy R and Louisa collected a ½ each and Lucy B ran in 2 x full and 1x ½ which, alongside 3x no balls gave us 7. Again the girls stepped up their fielding and really did all they could to halt Fettes scores. After 8 minutes they had managed to beat us…but only just! A super effort, so near yet so far!

Our last game was against Craigclowan; Millie scored the only full rounder in this match with halves from Molly(x2),Flora, Lucy R, Mille and Lucy B, this gave us 4 rounders with another 2 (4x ½ ) coming from no balls. Craigclowan were determined to beat us and with their coach screaming at them to get to 2nd post for ½ rounders, we had a tough task. Once again, after some super fielding (commented on by spectators!) we were so close..Craigclowan beat us by just 1 rounder.

A lovely afternoon played in great spirit-many thanks to Ms Pariente for accompanying us.

1st Rounders v Kilgraston 2


Mrs F Bell, 05/05/2016