Under 11A Rounders v The Elms (03.05.17)
The Elms U11A – 12 : DCPS U11A – 9 ½
The Under 11A rounders team played their first competitive game of rounders this term as they took on The Elms and Fairfield School at The Elms. Captain of Rounders Tyra L was unlucky to lose the toss and as a result The Elms put Denstone Prep into bat first. Jess B was unable to play due to injury but soon settled into her new role of rounders umpire and before long was able to realise how hard it is to be independent of her team as she tried to stifle cheers and deny the wish to help her team with some improvised fielding ever so often! Denstone Prep were soon on the scoresheet as full and half rounders were accumulated during the course of their innings. The Elms then took over and like Denstone Prep were quick to start building their score. Captain Tyra was brilliantly calling out where she wanted her players to send the ball with some fantastic decision making from her and despite a superb catch by Pippa and some wonderfully consistent bowling from Lola B and terrific fielding from Celeste, Denstone Prep were unlucky to narrowly lose 12 rounders to 9½.
Scorers: Tyra ½; Amelia 2½; Celeste 2; Faith 1; Imogen ½; : Lola ½; Sophie H 1½; Sophie T 1.
U11A Rounders v Fairfield (03.05.17)
Fairfield U11A – 13 : DCPS U11A – 6½
Denstone Prep U11A team played against Fairfield School that had been preparing for the rounders term clearly a lot longer than Denstone Prep or The Elms had. Despite this adversity Denstone Prep played well with a number of rounders scored from most players. Great fielding was starting to be seen much more consistently from Amber and Sophie H, and Faith guarding 3rd post. Amelia was her usual sharp self stumping runners out at 2ndpost and Imogen was great at quickly picking up Backstop posiiton again. Despite a valiant effort that saw Pippa take another fine catch in the innings Denstone Prep U11A’s fell to a 13 – 6½ loss
Scorers: Amber 1; Imogen ½; Lola 2; Pippa ½; Sophie H 2; Sophie T ½.
Girl of the Game for Under 11A’s: Tyra for some excellent decision making and leadership
U11B Rounders v The Elms (03.05.17)
The Under 11B’s started their season with an excellent victory over The Elms in their first match of the season. Captained by Isabel B on this occasion the team of Izzy B, Lexie; Eloise; Georgina; Grace; Hannah; Izzy C; Izzy W; and Mia played superbly well as a team to accumulate a high number of rounders and despite initial rustiness from a lack of lesson practice and it being a long time since their previous game, Denstone Prep united well to win their opening match 7 rounders to 5.
U11B Rounders v Fairfield (03.05.17)
The Under 11B team then played Fairfield who had had a much longer preparation time for the rounders term. This advantage soon started to show and despite a much more consistent bowling performance from Hannah and some excellent fielding from Georgina, the team were unable to prevent a convincing victory for Fairfield School.
Girl of the Game for Under 11B’s: Hannah for excellent consistency with bowling