U13A v RHS
The U13A rounders team had an excellent match against RHS yesterday. The Woodbridge girls fielded first and kept RHS to 4 ½ rounders thanks to excellent bowling by Vicky Burrows and superb fielding from the deeps including some very impressive catching by Eleanor Pilkington. In the first batting innings the Woodbridge girls managed to alter the direction of their hits effectively and most of the girls scored at least one rounder each, and 10 in total. In the second innings the Woodbridge girls manage to keep RHS to 4 ½ rounders again. Ianthe Hill worked hard at second post and managed to get four girls out thanks to quick fielding by Neve Walker and Sophie Graham. Eleanor carried on as before in the second innings, catching seven players out in total. In bat the Woodbridge girls continued to hit the ball high but unfortunately the RHS girls had moved further out and so took five catches. The combination between backstop and first post was also strong and a further 3 Woodbridge girls were stumped out. Finally Victoria Burrows was last man standing with 3 balls to go, narrowly missing the chance for a final rounder. Saffron Holliday and Emma Trebilcock should also be commended for their excellent strike rate. Woodbridge won the match 19 ½ -9.
U13B v RHS
The U13B rounders team had an excellent game at home against RHS, where they went out fighting from the beginning. Charlotte Bowers’s bowling was faultless and prevented the opposition from attacking the ball hard. Minnie Wayman played superbly on 2nd post and was quick to receive the fielded ball and stump the post. In bat, Verity Hobday made contact every time and scored a rounder from each. Lily Craig had a blinder too where she scored 1½ rounders off one ball. After the first innings, Woodbridge were leading 9 – 3. The second innings really showed the team at its best; not only in terms of batting, but also in fielding. They worked perfectly in harmony, communicating with each other and ensuring they were putting the opposition under pressure. Every player made contact with the ball and managed to score either a ½ or rounder off their ball. Final result 20 – 6½. A superb effort by all – well done!