U13A v Wellow House, Won 17 - 16½

U13A v Wellow House, Won 17 - 16½

U13A team V Wellow House U13ATeam

S. Anselm’s WON 17 rounders to 16 ½ rounders

Half time score – 6 ½ rounders to S.A. 8 ½ rounders to Wellow

POM’s Arabella H for her excellent and consistent batting and Ella T for her superb bowling in the second innings which helped to keep the scoreline down in the second innings.

S. Anselm’s won the toss and decided to field first. It was certainly a shock when the S. Anselm’s team were 1 ball bowled and Wellow already scored 1 rounder!! It was time for a wake up call. However in the first innings, there was too much sloppy fielding and the team looked unsettled in the field. Wellow had 3 very good hitters and they certainly took advantage of gaps and weaknesses in the S. Anselm’s fielding side. Issy H as back stop made good stops whilst Fran B also fielded well in at 1st deep. Jessica R-S made a 2 good run outs at 2nd post, which helped to keep the Wellow score to a minimum, however they still scored an impressive 8 ½ . It was a good batting score for Wellow and S. Anselm’s had a lot of work to do. Arabella H started off well on the first ball of the innings by scoring 1 rounder. The S. Anselm’s team were looking a bit lethargic in the batting square. Alice, Ella and Arabella all added full rounders to the scoreline and Georgie H also topped up a few halves but at half time, the score was only 6 ½ rounders to S. Anselm’s. It was certainly time for a Mrs N team talk!

In the second innings, there was a few changes to the fielding formation. Ella T came on to bowl, Georgia H was backstop and Alice S at 1st post. This was certainly the right move, Throughout the second innings there were 4 run outs on first post and an impressive catch by Erin S in the 3rd deep. The fielding as a whole was so much better, it was tight and balls into posts were sent accurately and quick. This made such a difference! Another change was Arabella H moved into first deep on left handed batters to add pressure on the Wellow side. This again kept the scoreline low. In the final innings, Wellow scored a total of 8 rounders, total rounders scored 16 ½ . S. Anselm’s . It was certainly an innings to watch! Arabella H, Jess R-S, and Ella R all scoring 2 rounders each plus Arabella A, Ella T, Georgie H all scoring crucial half rounders. Alice S, Erin S and Immy were unlucky not to score, great hits but more speed in between the posts needed in order to score a swift half rounder. In the final innings the S. Anselm’s team batted well and scored an excellent 10 ½ rounders. The final score was 17 rounders to S. Anselm’s. S. Anselm’s won by half a rounder! Well done and many congratulations. It was a fantastic match! MPN

Player of the match - Arabella H (Batting) and Ella T (Fielding)