HCJS U11A 19 v Monmouth U11 A 9 ½ (Mia 4 ½, Georgina and Lottie 3, Ciera 3 ½, Charley 2 ½, Sophie 1 ½, Charlie 1)
A superb display of organised fielding and tactical thinking kept down the score of the opposition and also led to us stumping and catching out a number of their players. The girls were thinking independently and were a very tight team on the diamond, even though we played with one fielder less. There were some fantastic hits and quick running around the posts to notch up a great score.
HCJS U10 A 24 v Monmouth U10 A 12 ½ (Bo 6 ½, Sophie 5 ½. Iona 5, Ella T 2, Ella F, Ruby 1 ½, Olivia 1, Rachel and Medi ½ each)
On a lovely summer’s day, the U10 A team began their rounders season against Monmouth. After extensive technical trials just covering fielding, we opted to field first. It proved a good decision as we held Monmouth in the first innings to only 8 ½ rounders (and they were a big hitting side). Mentions here must go out to Medi for blocking and catching and Olivia Tanton for stumping out 6 girls. We then stormed through with 14 ½ rounders, 6 resulting from debutant Iona Grahame’s powerful hits. The 2nd innings were no less entertaining and we kept them down to only 4 rounders before Iona went on another batting rampage (6 again) supported by Bo ‘s special tactic of taking all hit “no balls” and getting to 2nd nearly every time. Iona won ‘Performance of the day’.
HCJS U10B 16 v Monmouth U10B 15 ½
For the first match of the season, the girls were understandably excited and ready to put some of their skills into practice. HCJS began the game fielding and showed some excellent teamwork. Imogen was a fantastic bowler, rarely throwing ‘no-balls’ and quick to stop Monmouth moving on to the next post. As backstop, Bethan worked well, responding quickly and getting the ball to Rebecca on second post with accuracy. As a result of their strong fielding, the HCJS team managed to get 5 girls out during the first innings. When batting, the girls showed determination and excellent judgement. In the second innings, HCJS started just ½ a point down and were eager to get the score back up to their advantage. The fielding remained strong, and as a result, HCJS took the lead. This was an excellent first match, well done girls!
HCJS U10 C 5 ½ v Monmouth U10 C 7 ½ (Eloise 2, Millar 1 ½, Maddy and Megan 1)
MOOR PARK U11 ROUNDERS TOURNAMENT
HCJS 10 v Prestfelde 6 (Mia, Charley 2 ½, Harriet R 1 ½, Ciera, Lottie, Georgina 1, Georgia ½ )
HCJS 6 ½ v Shrewsbury High Prep 4 ½ (Georgina 2 ½, Lottie 2, Harriet R 1 ½, Ciera ½ )
HCJS 7 v RGS The Grange 8 ½ (Georgina 2, Charlie, Lottie 1, Mia, Ciera, Georgia, Sophie, Harriet R, Harriet M ½ )
HCJS 3 v Packwood Haugh 3 ½ (Mia, Lottie 1, Georgina, Charlie 1/2)
HCJS 4 v Moor Park 4 (Georgina, Harriet R 1 ½, Mia 1)
The girls won two matches, narrowly lost two matches and drew one match, which gave us the final position of =3rd out of 6 teams. Well done to all the girls involved.