Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14

U11 IAPS Rounders

With the sun out and the temperature much more pleasant, our U11 IAPS rounders team took to the field under the watchful eye of Mrs Withers. Read her report below to find out how they got on.

"On Tuesday 12th May the U11 IAPS rounders team played their second round match against Newland House. The girls lost the toss this time and were put into bat.  For well over an hour the girls kept themselves in the game with precise batting and the rounders began to increase - fabulous effort girls!  One by one the girls were slowly caught out but the total scored was 30 rounders, with our highest batter scoring 13.  Newland House were then put into bat and within 10 minutes our strong Holy Cross girls had 3 of their batters out; before long Newland were all out for a total of 10 rounders.  The rules of the game state that as the team had not reached our score they had to follow on so were once more bowling and fielding with enthusiasm and determination; our excellent bowling, fielding and catching skills prevailed and Newland House were all out for 8. consequently, Holy Cross progress to the third round winning by 30-18 with an innings to spare.  Keep it up girls, well done!"