The U9 rounders team travelled to Birchfield for our first match.
We won the toss so Sophie, our captain, elected to field first. Caiden and Sophie bowled well, controlling the game calmly from the centre. Ellen was confident as backstop making some strong throws to second base, allowing Theo and Tania to stump out a few players. Our fielders, Alice, Ethan, Eleanor and Purdy had a lot to do but always made the right decision without panicking. They were helped along by Ella who calmly directed play with confidence and maturity. At the end of the first innings both teams were on 4½ rounders. Our batting and risky running enabled us to dominate the match, with Caiden and Ethan making some cracking hits. Risky runs from Alice, Ella, Sophie and Theo paid off but others were unlucky when their decision to run was perhaps a little too risky!! The final score was 7½ for Yarlet to 8 for Birchfield, so we missed out by only half a rounder. We all really enjoyed the afternoon out and learnt lots ready for our next match!