Witham Hall 1st IX Rounders Team wins Witham Tournament after battling some fierce opposition!

28 Apr 2015

 

 

Witham Hall

Maidwell Hall

Orwell Park

Bedford Girls’

Witham Hall

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9 - 5

10 ½ - 5 ½

8 – 6 ½

Maidwell Hall

5 – 9

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Lose

3 ½ - 15

Orwell Park

5 ½ - 10 ½

Win

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6 – 10

Bedford

6 ½ - 8

15 – 3 ½

10 – 6

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Witham hosted their annual Rounders tournament on Saturday and welcomed Orwell Park, Maidwell Hall and Bedford Girls’ School. The Witham girls met Maidwell in their first fixture and went into field first. The girls started strong getting their first batter out at first post! Their second batter was strong and scored 2 rounders but Witham managed to get Maidwell out in 20 balls and limited their scoring to 5 rounders. When Witham went into bat Maria started us off scoring a rounder off the first ball, Piper quickly followed this with a second rounder; the girls batted really well beating Maidwell by 4 rounders.

In our second match against Orwell Park, Witham fielded first once again. The triangle between Felicity, Catherine and Hattie worked really well with Hattie’s fast bowl causing problems for many of Orwell’s batters. Witham got Orwell out in 22 balls and they scored 5 ½ rounders. Witham batted well again with only two balls missed in 27! Maria batted particularly well scoring 4 rounders in 6 balls. Orwell Park fielded well and got all but 3 of our batters out; Witham scored 10 ½ to win our second match.

After a quick stop for match tea Witham met Bedford in the final match of the afternoon; this would be the decider with both teams drawing on points. Witham batted first this time but didn’t score until the 7th ball when Lydia scored a ½ rounder from a missed ball. Felicity, Sophia and Isabella were our only full rounder scorers of the match due to good fielding from Bedford but with lots of halves scored the girls managed to score 8 rounders. Bedford had several strong batters; their first batter was left handed and had a real knack of hitting it down the line; Sophia and Jenna worked together to limit the damage scored by this. The triangle managed to get 3 of their batters out in the first 8 balls, Sophia had a superb catch in the deep field and Poppy caught a hard ball in shallow field. Hattie’s bowling gave them plenty of problems and the whole team pulled together to limit Bedford to 6 ½ rounders making Witham the tournament winners!