Smallwood Manor: 25 5: Abbotsholme
The under 11s played Abbotsholme under beautiful blue skies and both the sun and team Smallwood were still smiling at the end of the afternoon. Team Smallwood lost the toss and were sent into bat. In a twist to the normal rounders rules, both teams started with a score of 10 rounders. Smallwood though were soon on the run adding more rounders and had it not been for some great fielding and captaincy from Abbotsholmes Elsie the lead could have been more.
Abbotsholme played immensely well, playing together as a team throughout and some great backstop work from Yasmine limited Smallwood with their total but with every under 11 girl contributing to the score: Ella P – 4½ rounders; Ella H – 3 rounders; Elissa and Jenny – 2½; Abi and Gaby – 2 rounders; Emilia and Poppy F – 1½; Emma and Olivia L – 1 and Arabella ½ rounders, Smallwood were able to amass a 20 rounder victory in the end. Well played under 11s!
Girl of the Game: Elissa H for some fantastic long-block fielding and her 2½ rounders.