8 July 2012
Rounders Club Season Report
The Rounders Club has had another successful season, winning 80% of matches. Our Under 16 A, Under 15 A, Under 14 A and Under 14 B teams are all unbeaten and both the Under 12 A and Under 14 A teams were crowned Area Champions.
Junior batter of the year: Katie Cox
Junior fielder of the year: Lucy Hopgood
Best junior all-round player: Elke Hall
Senior batter of the year: Amy Campbell
Senior fielder of the year: Alice Rickett
Best senior all-round player: Laura Bailey
The 1st team kicked off the season with a victory over Langley, 16-14, but unfortunately lost by the narrowest of margins to Norwich High School, 10½-11½.
Special mentions go to Beth Fellows and Emilie Delacave for their excellent fielding throughout the season and to Issy Montgomery, Lucy Temple, Louise Bond and Alice Whitehead for some impressive batting.
Against Norwich High, the girls put in a spirited performance and did well to take the lead after the first innings by a rounder and a half; however, we took some unnecessary risks with our batting and despite a valiant effort in the field, went down 21½ - 23½ in an exciting finish.
With several strong sportswomen in this team, the girls played tactically and cohesively in an exciting game against Langley in which we were losing 5–6 ½ at the end of the first innings. The girls replied positively and tightened up the fielding and we came back to win 18½-12½. Our conduct in this match reflected the hard work of the season and bodes well for a strong senior side next year.
The under 15s won all three of their games, beating The Perse, Norwich High and Framlingham College, scoring a total of 51½ rounders and conceding just 36. Despite not having many matches, the U15s have trained hard all year. A particular mention should go to Laura Bailey for her excellent fielding and Amy Campbell for her strong batting in all competitive fixtures.
The under 15Bs won 50% of matches played, ending the season with a triumphant win against Norwich High. A notable aspect of the team is their mutual trust and respect for one another, which undoubtedly has a positive effect on their performance. Notable players include Ella Higham, Emma Howell and Evie Hilyer for scoring some fantastic rounders in recent fixtures and Louise Roberts for her sterling work in the field.
The under 14 A team have had an unbeaten season. They kicked off the season with a dominant 21½-2 win over Langley and then went on to put in equally strong performances to beat Framlingham College and The Perse by convincing margins. The team scored a total of 59 rounders and conceded only 20½. The highlight of the term was winning the Area Tournament, beating Norwich High School in the final. Well done to all the girls involved.
The B team have also remained unbeaten this term with particularly strong results against Framlingham College and The Perse. The girls have worked consistently well as a team and their encouragement and support of each other is admirable. There have been stand out performances from every member of the team, and all should be really proud of both their performances and the progress they have made this term.
The under 13 A team had a successful season, winning 5 out of their 6 matches and coming runners up in the Norwich City Tournament in June. Sophie Wigglesworth ably captained the side and Anna Jolly was a fast and effective bowler. Hermione Buttery was a superb batter throughout much of the season. However a particular special mention goes to Alex Le Mesurier who has shown tremendous improvement this season and some superb fielding in our match against Gresham’s earned her a well-deserved player of the match nomination.
The under 13 B team were undefeated in the first half of term with excellent wins over The Perse, Woodbridge and Langley; however, they couldn’t keep up their winning form and went down by narrow margins to Gresham’s and Norwich High. Isabelle Ferguson and Amaka Elumogo were an unstoppable force at backstop and 1st post and Jemima Sanders ably captained the side and was a consistent bowler for the team.
The under 12 A team won five out of 6 matches this term. The girls started slowly with a narrow victory against Langley, but as the season progressed, the team got stronger and stronger and went on to win many of their fixtures by convincing margins. They should also be congratulated for winning the Area Tournament, beating Norwich High 5½-3 in the final. Special mentions go to Katie Cox and Ellie James for their excellent batting all term and Harriet Watts and Lauren Rowe for their dominant performances in the field.
The under 12Bs have had an encouraging season. Despite only winning one of their fixtures they have consistently improved as a team and particular mentions go to Simonne Edwards for her bowling, Megan Conway, Christine Allen and Anna Herrmann for their fielding, and Olivia Begley for her strong batting in recent fixtures.