The Year 9 girls have been working hard and have been extremely committed to rounders this term so the annual tournament saw an amazing 13 girls signed up and taking part.

The games got underway and the first match saw a win against Cardinal Griffin – the nerves started the settle. However, straight in the next game versus Kingsmead and with their fielding skills well executed they restricted our scoring and we ended up short.

Next EDA followed, and after a team talk and a shuffle up of positions in the team, we scraped a win from inconsistent bowling. Following this, our fourth game saw our highest scoring match and excellent fielding saw us take another victory from Chase Terrace.

In our final game we game up against King Edwards who won the toss and put into bat. We took risks, trying to sneak all scoring opportunities but we lost a few players early from stumpings. The remaining girls did well but we need to be on an A game to stop them scoring more than us. Unfortunately, this wasn’t to be, and they took the win.

Holly Wright, team coach, said: “Overall, we finished in fourth place. Considering the girls’ commitment to show rehearsals and the multitude of other extra-curricular activities, this tournament represented their first ever matches. Their skills developed as the game progressed and we will take away lots of positives and areas to rectify before the next game. Amidst a fantastic team effort, our captain, Cerys Thompson, took our most valuable player award with her excellent calls throughout the games and her strong leadership through the matches.”