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rounders ball

U13B v Orwell Park (Lost 17.5-20)
The team started well with a good innings of 10 rounders. Annie Paddon scored on every hit with superb left-handed shots that flummoxed the opposition. Beth Carnell also took great risks with her running which paid off to build up the score. RHS then fielded and, to begin with, kept the score down with composed fielding. Unfortunately, some mistakes then crept in allowing Orwell to capitalise. Annie Paddon bowled well and Morgan Thompson as backstop controlled the game well. With RHS leading 10-9 at half time it was all to play for. RHS batted again with Shennise Robertson scoring well this time and Lucy Wong sneaking half rounders when she could. However they only made a total of 17.5. Orwell were put under pressure to begin with and were kept at bay. There was some good fielding from the RHS team; Alice Killian on 2nd base was very secure and Nuria playing her final game for the School made an excellent catch. It was in the last 5 bowls that RHS let it slip and Orwell scored a total of 4.5 off 5 bowls taking them into the lead. An exciting finish to the game!

U12 v Orwell Park U13C (Won 18-11)
The U12s beat Orwell Park U13Cs in convincing fashion on Wednesday. Captained by Lucia Soler, the girls put in a solid first innings of batting, scoring 11 rounders, and the whole team got on the score sheet in some way or another. After some fantastic fielding and bowling the girls only conceded 2.5 rounders in the first half. By the end of the match, RHS had won 18-11 with standout all round performances from Lily Mason and Esme Peter, and some great fielding from Rosie George. Player of the match was Lucia Soler.

U13A v Orwell Park (Lost 39-16)
The U13A team played a game of ‘All Out Rounders’ as opposed to ‘Counted Balls Rounders’ at Orwell Park. The first innings was a close fought contest with both teams very focused and some excellent fielding from Millie Salter, Tilly Arulampalam and Libby Parker.  Tilly and Millie were the last 2 RHS players left in and they made it difficult for Orwell Park to get them out by excellent batting and speedy sprinting. The score after the first innings was 7—7.5 in favour of RHS. In the second innings, Orwell ran away with the match with 2 players left in for a long time and a cumulative score of 39 rounders. Millie Salter made two excellent catches, fielding at 2nd deep and RHS brought their score up to a credible 16 with George Nicholls, Holly Folkard Smith and Libby Parker being the last 3 players left in. The final score was 39-16 in a very different game compared to what the girls usually play. Player of the match was Millie Salter.

U15A v Langley (L 15.5- 16)
The U15A played against Langley School in rather slippery conditions. The RHS team made a number of fielding mistakes to allow Langley to score 9.5 in the first innings and they could only score 7 in their 1st innings. With 7 RHS players being put out during the innings through either hitting to the opposition or making the wrong decisions on running. The 2nd innings was much tighter. RHS fielded much better and restricted Langley to 6.5. Captain Charlene Tait made two very good catches. Going in to bat RHS were far more observant and positive with Cassia Peacock in particular scoring every hit by selectively placing the ball. However 5 players were put out in the last 10 bowls leaving Langley ahead by ½ rounder. Cassia was named player of the match.