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28 Jun 2016

1st IX

Witham Hall 26 ½

St Hugh’s       13

Continuing their winning streak, Captain Issy and Vice-Captain Isabella won the toss, selected to go into field first. Alice and Ella got the first batter out at first post, starting off the innings well. Georgia, Alice, Isabella and Kate all had fantastic catches in the field but unfortunately a couple of panicked throws into the in-field resulted in St Hugh’s scoring 8 ½ rounders.

Witham then went into bat with the first 6 batters all scoring rounders or halves. The team batted and ran very well, all supporting each other, to score 16 ½ in total. This positive team work carried on into the field and Witham got St Hugh’s out by ball 21, after just 4 ½ rounders. This meant that we had won the match with an innings to spare 18 ½ to 13. With some time left at the end, Witham just had 18 balls and managed to score another 10 rounders.

U12 IX

Witham Hall         26 ½

Bourne Academy 5 ½

After a busy exam week all of the year 7 girls headed over to Bourne Academy for a much needed run around and a game of rounders. Witham won the toss and went into field first, slightly blurry eyed, allowing Bourne to score two half rounders off the first 2 balls. It wasn’t long until the girls woke up and found their stride with both Sophie and Alice having good catches, and Zara calling really well in the field. Bourne scored 4 rounders.

Alice started off our batting innings well with a rounder on the first ball, followed by another 12 ½ rounders scored by: Lottie, Jaz, Pippa, Izzy, Harriet, Kate, Jess and Georgia. The team were talking well and supporting each other.

Bourne faced quite a big ask to catch up with Witham at this point in the game, but despite this they played with great sportsmanship and determination. They hit well but struggled to get past first post which limited their overall score for the whole game to 5 ½.

Despite winning with an innings to spare everyone was keen to carry on and finish off with Witham’s second batting innings. Zara started the scoring off on the first ball with a wonderful hit whistling past 2nd post. Bourne fielded really well in this innings getting 4 of our batters out on their first ball! However, we had some great hits and dynamic running resulting in another 13 rounders being scored. It was a great game and all of the girls from both teams played with determination and enthusiasm for the game.

U13A/B Rounders

Witham Hall         23

Kimbolton U12A  10

A mixed group of U13 girls took on Kimbolton on Saturday after a week of exam pressure. They clearly enjoyed the opportunity to let loose and performed creditably in the opening batting innings scoring 12.5 rounders. In the field, the girls produced a very strong display and held Kimbolton to just 7.5 rounders giving the team an end of first innings lead of 5 rounders. In the second batting innings, Witham had to work much harder as the Kimbolton field closed in and made some good tactical decisions. Despite this, Witham still managed a further 10.5 rounders.

It was then always likely to be an uphill battle for Kimbolton but they took to the field with confidence, only for the Witham fielders to put on a supremely efficient performance and get the whole team out within 20 balls and for only an additional 2.5 rounders.

A terrific team performance overall and a sound victory 23 to 10.

U11B:

Witham Hall                      7 ½

Maidwell Hall U11A       7 ½

On a warm and sunny Wednesday afternoon the U11B Rounders team played against Maidwell Hall U11As. Our opponents won the toss and elected for Witham to bat first. Unfortunately many of our batters found themselves stumped out at 1st having missed the ball. The backstop threw superbly to 1st and our girls were just not able to beat the ball to the post. That said a fantastic effort from our last two batters increased our score to 3 ½.  Despite Maidwell having some strong hitters, our fielding was excellent. Accurate and calm throws to the correct location kept our opponent’s score level with our own. The second innings followed much like the first with good fielding and batting from both teams. The end result was a draw, 7 ½ rounders to both teams. Well done girls.

Witham Hall                           17 ½

Stamford Junior School        3

This was another strong performance by the U11B Rounders team, this time against Stamford Junior School. Witham batted first taking advantage of some careless fielding from our opponents, achieving 10 ½ rounders. Tight fielding alongside excellent bowling from Jemima Foljambe kept Stamford’s score to just  1 1/2 rounders. Witham remained focused in the second innings adding another 7 rounders to their total and Stamford gained another 1 ½.  A super win, 17 ½ - 3 rounders, to Witham. Very well done girls.

Witham Hall   23 ½

St Hugh’s        12 ½

On a sunny but chilly Saturday afternoon a mixed U11 team played a fantastic game against St Hugh’s. Witham batted first scoring an expressive 10 ½ rounders. St Hugh’s batted well but only managed to score 6 rounders. The second innings saw another strong performance from Witham both batting and fielding. Full rounders, alongside many half rounders,  increased our total to 23 ½ . With tight fielding and 3 players being dismissed we only allowed St Hugh’s to add 6 ½ rounders to their total. A super match resulting in a 23 ½ - 12 ½ win to Witham. Well played girls.

Witham Hall               22 ½ 

Spratton Hall U10A   13 ½

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon the U11B Rounders team played superbly against Spratton Hall. Our opponents elected for us to bat first and quickly our girls started scoring. With a greater understanding of the tactics of the game a few weeks into term now, many of the girls began to take advantage of some careless fielding and were able to sneak in ½ rounders at 2nd post and whole rounders at 4th. Spratton Hall also batted well in their first innings but with careful throwing from the deeps into the diamond we were able to keep our opponent’s score down. The half time score was 10 – 7 ½. With only 2 ½ rounders separating the teams, the girls knew they had to build on their first innings total. Spratton Hall fielded well but our girls went into bat a second time feeling determined and were rewarded with many balls being hit way into the deep field. Witham finished with a terrific 12 ½ rounders.  Spratton Hall also scored a number of whole rounders in their second innings but our fielding was calm and accurate for the most part, denying them chances to match our score.  The match finished with a confident win to Witham 22 ½ - 13 ½ . Very well played girls!

U11C:

Witham Hall                                13 ½

Maidwell Hall U10A         20 ½

The Witham Under 11 C team played a tough opposition. In the first innings Witham was not quite on the ball with their fielding but made improvements in the second innings. The girls did however show some excellent, albeit risky, batting. In the second innings of batting we had four girls left in with 10 good balls to go. The girls did some great big hits into the outer field and showed great commitment running to each post. It was unlucky the opposition was so strong. Well tried girls.

Witham Hall        13 ½

Spratton Hall      18 ½

After a slow first innings in the field the girls picked up their game by improving their teamwork, throwing and catching. The batting in the first innings was safe, scoring four full rounders and four half rounders. In the second innings the girls risked it a bit more and we ended up with five girls out with only two left with four good balls to go. The girls presented themselves with great sportsmanship on and off the field. Thank you to all the parents who came and watched. Well done girls, you should be pleased with how you played and how much you have improved your skills.

U9:

Under 9 ‘Team Wonderful’ : Rose Allport, Mollie Deaton, Lilia Dunn, Tilly Golland, Matilda Halford, Charlotte Welch, Millie Atkinson, Bunny Bingham, Isabelle Blythe, Rosie Johnson, Rachel Leckey, Izzie Leverton, Shivali Patel

Witham Hall   18 ½  

Maidwell Hall 5

‘Team Wonderful’ were ready for action again playing Maidwell Under 9A team.  The sun was shining and the team was in good spirits.  Witham went into bat first and every girl hit the ball well and we were off to a good start.  After 13 balls, Witham had scored 4 rounders.  It was good to see development within the batting and also consistency, which has been something we have been working on.  The team was listening and learning as the game progressed.  Witham scored 8 rounders after their first batting innings.  Witham went into field and every player was tight, on their toes and slick.  It was wonderful to see all the girls knowing their role and also backing up other team members to work together.  Maidwell could not hit outside the diamond which kept their score low.  They scored 3 rounders.  Witham went back into bat after a tactical, motivating team talk and they knew what they had to do individually.  This was a chance to see just how much the team has come on.  Every player did their bit and there was some excellent hitting from individuals, scoring full rounders every time they batted.  Witham scored a further 10 ½ rounders, bringing our total to 18 ½ .  Maidwell had a lot to do.  They went into bat and scored a further 2 rounders.  The final score was Witham 18 ½ to Maidwell 5.  A superb performance and a great display of excellent, accurate hitting and tight fielding.  Thank you ‘Team Wonderful’, we now look forward to more games next week.  Well done girls.  Thank you to our parents and visitors for supporting both teams so well.