Sports Report - Year 7 Rounders
10 excitable year 7's travelled to Haygrove for their very first Rounders tournament representing Chilton Trinity. The sugary sweets and singing on the bus on the way added to their hyperactivity. We arrived before any of the other schools, so of course our first game was against Haygrove. We batted first in the hope of scoring some massive rounders as we had done for the two previous weeks in practices. Nerves got the better of the girls and they failed to make contact with Haygrove's fairly slow bowling, although Jayla scored half a rounder from their misfields and 5 of our players were out by ball 10, some due to sensible fielding by Haygrove, but mostly due to silly running. Haygrove's bowler kindly gave us two half rounders to take our score to a pitiful 1.5 rounders.
Haygrove had drawn with our score by ball 7 but the Chilton girls kept battling to try to keep the score down. A few small hits from Haygrove secured them half rounders and 3 big whacks gave them the win with 6. First loss for us.
Game two was against King Alfs. Everyone scored on their first hit, whether it was a half or whole rounder. The girls were awesome in their hitting and intelligent running. Chilton 11.
King Alfs weren't too successful in hitting Ophelia's bowling, however, we bowled them 2 rounders worth of no balls. and they scored 4 halves for a total of 4. A win for us.
The year 7's were slow to attend practice at first, but they are really keen and we have had good numbers every lunchtime. I know that they will improve due to their commitment and willingness to learn from the older students.