Rounders v Fettes

Four Ardvreck rounders teams took on Fettes with the U13s and U11s playing at home and the U10 A & B teams playing away:

U13  – The U13 girls had their first home fixture of the term against Fettes. It was a beautiful day and we set off for the match with our bats, high spirits and our sun cream. We knew Fettes were a strong side having watched them play at the Kilgraston tournament the previous week. With a few of my team missing Miss Mcleod and I had to do some shuffling around of positions, putting Kirsty Ki into bowl, Amelia T into backstop and India Napthine out as a deep fielder. All the girls performed their new positions brilliantly. With Kirsty K not giving away any half rounders for no balls, India doing some superb fielding and Amelia T managing to be back stop.  On 4th post the girls were great. Unfortunately we lost the toss and we batted first. Although Fettes managed to get 10 rounders but this does not reflect the quality of the girls’ fielding, even with a spectacular catch from Abi C (even she looked shocked!!). During the second innings our batting was better, their fielding was very tight but we did manage to get 3 rounders.  We knew this wasn’t enough but all the girls were happy and smiling and it was lovely to see them enjoying themselves. The final score was 18-3 to Fettes. Well done to Kirsty K for her brilliant captaincy and bowling this week. (Miss Sophie Beamish)

U11 – The U11 Rounders team welcomed Fettes to Ardvreck on Wednesday. Our girls lost the toss and were put into bat; we were slightly caught off guard by their swift fielding to first base which caused several of our girls to be stumped at first on their first batting attempt. The Fettes girls came in with some fierce batting and by half time the score was 6 – 3.5 to Fettes. In the second innings, our girls were much more clued up to Fettes’ first base trick and we managed to score a respectable 6.5 Rounders. It turned out that Ardvreck won the second innings as Fettes only managed another 5. However, the damage had already been done and the final score was 13.5 – 10 to the visitors. A respectable score against an enormous school – our feisty fillies should be very proud of themselves!  (Mrs Ali Kinge)

U10A – With the sky clearing up to show beautiful weather, it was a perfect day to play rounders against Fettes . Captained by Daisy M, Brooke B opened the batting and Ardvreck scored four half rounders in the innings. Daisy M and Kiki P scored two half rounders each thanks to some strong batting and speedy running. We were then sent in to bat against a tough Fettes side who totalled a substantial 10 ½ rounders. Just as they were slipping away, Ardvreck amended and took three wickets in a row! This was followed by a no ball and then another wicket! Exceptional fielding and teamwork was shown by the girls in the deep – Addison O, Jemima B and Isabella C – to assist in the run outs while Kiki P and Brooke B took beautiful catches. Our second innings scorers were Brooke B, Amelia P, Daisy M and Tally M all getting half rounders. The team was also awarded a few half rounders for no balls which increased our score to 4.5. Sinead M took over the bowling in the second innings and Fettes returned 5 rounders. Final scores were 15.5 to 6.5 to Fettes. Great effort girls! (Miss Bella Burling)

U10B –  Fettes won the toss and chose to field first. Rosie L started the batting for Ardvreck and scored half a rounder. Alexandra P followed on and also scored a half rounder. Molly G and Isla WR also scored in the first innings to take the total to 3 rounders scored. Fettes went on to bat and again, Rosie L showed her fielding abilities by catching out a Fettes batter. Fettes managed to score 5 rounders after 20 good balls which gave us all to play for in the second innings. Ardvreck fought bravely in the second innings with Rosie, Alexandra, Molly, Isla and Mahaut all scoring half rounders to take the total to six. Our fielding was rather erratic which meant that Fettes managed to pip us at the post with a final score of 8 ½ – 6 to Fettes. It was a close match with many exciting moments. Well done, girls! (Miss Kirsteen Henderson)