Match Reports - Wednesday 27 June 2018 - Amesbury School
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U12A V Eagle House
Lost 18 – 14 ½
Lady of the match: Georgie
Fielder: Gracie
Batter: Bo

A bright, brilliant and beautiful afternoon spent with the U12’s over on Fyfield. The first time I have seen these girls play rounders this season and I was very impressed with how much they had improved. Amesbury were batting first against Eagle House where Bo kick started the match with a fantastic rounder. Eagle House suddenly tightened up and continued to field the rest of the match very well with some really quick reactions. Georgie made some cracking hits and went on to score 2 rounders. Amesbury were great at supporting each other when running round the posts to ensure they scored as many rounders as possible. After 30 good balls the girls finished with 5 ½ rounders. As Amesbury went out to field they knew they were going to have to react quick and work hard. Olivia and Libby made a fantastic catch each. The girls worked hard to not give away any full rounders. Libby and Izzy worked brilliantly together as near deep. After the first innings their was only ½ rounder difference in the score. Second time to bat and Amesbury went out fighting for it with Bo, Gracie Lara and Izzy all scoring rounders for the team scoring 9 rounders. Second time batting for Eagle House and they certainly came out harder and stronger. Amesbury worked hard in the field with some great commination, long barriers and accurate throwing but they just could not hold off Eagle House. Sadly not a win for the girls but they played superbly together as team. A very enjoyable afternoon. Well done.

Mrs Williams


Amesbury U11B’s boys cricket vs Windlesham House school

Score: Windlesham 127-4 (20 overs), Amesbury 112-3 (20 overs)

For the punultimate match of some boys Amesbury cricket career it was to be a tough challenge. Windlesham House opened the batting. It was clear from the off that their running between the wickets was going to result in a big scoring game and also put our fielders under a lot of pressure. As the overs ticked on so did the score. Importantly for us the odd lose shot was pounced on and three good catches were made. Sadly the heat started to get to us and the extras started to creep in. Credit to our boys for sticking it out and keeping their heads, it showed great maturity. Some tidy bowling towards the end helped limit Windlesham House to 127-4. After a well earned break Amesbury came out to bat with a daunting task ahead of them. The opening pair saw off some very threatening and tidy bowling. They batted with control and started to get the run rate going. After five overs and a wicket down we looked to be under the cosh. A few batsman came in and started to find a rhythm and self belief. With this the score board started to turn and the game appeared to be back on. The odd wicket fell but all batsman played a part adding to the score board and collective hunted down the score. In the final few overs we left ourselves slightly out of reach, running out of balls. It was a great effort by all and a clear sign of the progress all have made over the season.

Report by: Mr O’Reilly


U11A Rounders v Eagle House

Lost 19 1/2 – 21 1/2

Batter of the game: Katie
Fielder of the game: Jazzy

What a fantastic last game of the rounders season for the U11A team. Despite some very tired girls following their strenuous day out at Chessington on Tuesday, there was much excitement, tinged with a little sadness that the season had come to an end so quickly. The girls won the toss and went into field first. Despite some really accurate and speedy bowling from Jazz, the Eagle House girls rose to the challenge and connected with the ball superbly to give them some early rounders on the scoresheet. Sadly, some of these large hits could have been retrieved but half-hearted attempts at long barriers and dropped catches meant that EH’s score rose rapidly. As we went into bat, we saw some outstanding hits from Katie (3 rounders scored), while Jazzy scored a number of fantastic rounders too, as did Emily P and Lissie, thanks to some wonderful hits into the Deep. Alice A should also be mentioned for her great ‘risking’ between posts, to add some much needed half rounders. At half time, the score sat at 9 1/2 Amesbury to 10 1/2 Eagle House; it was a nail biter.
A stern chat at half time on commitment and passion for the game, meant that the girls entered the second innings with more grit and determination. Despite some catches still not being made, there was more urgency to reach the balls and more commitment in actions. Eagle House though were one step ahead; they made catches and their passing between posts was outstanding. Another incredibly tight inning with only 1 rounder to separate the 2 teams. This meant a narrow 2 rounder win for Eagle House, which was much deserved.
The Amesbury girls took this loss very graciously. Well done on a fantastic season girls!

Mrs Dover


U11B Rounders v Eagle House

Won 12 to 9 1/2

Best Fielder: Sienna
Best Batter: Anna

This was the girls last match of the term played at Eagle House. A beautiful day and very friendly opposition.

Amesbury were batting first and failed to connect on the first round of hitting until they eventually got their eye in and started to hit some great balls. Millie and Laura were run out as they made overenthusiastic efforts to get to a post. Ruby managed to hold the fort scoring 2 full rounders and two half rounders with some superb strikes. Other half rounders came from Sienna, Alice and Anna. We scored a total of 5 rounders in this innings.

It was then our turn to field with Laura bowling and Sienna at backstop. Ruby was a first post. A winning combination of backstop to first meant that 4 of their players were out on their first bat leaving three players to do all the work. A great catch from Sienna mean they were down to two and weak batting meant that they were all out for 15 balls. Fantastic fielding especial Alice and Anna in deep positions throwing to Millie at second base.

The second innings was more interesting with more rounders scored as the girls really started to connect with the ball. Millie scored a full rounder with another two from Ruby, two from Sienna, one from Anna and halves from Laura and Alice. All were really aware of their positioning, the speed of the ball and the timing of their runs. Weak fielding helped us to stay on the the odd occasion but a great display of team work.

Then we came into field and for a short while it looked like they had sun stroke as our fielding went totally off the ball. Lots of rounders were given away but in the last half of the innings they regained their composure and started to throw and catch the ball effectively. Great bowling from Laura and impressive throws from all team members. It was a very enjoyable match and a great end to the rounders season.

Report by Mrs Crathern


U10A Cricket v Windlesham House
91/8 tied 91-5

On a very sunny afternoon, with a fast outfield and small boundaries, this game promised runs. Amesbury bowled well at the start to restrict Windlesham House to a lower total. They did accelerate in the middle overs to post a decent score.

With this being one of their last games we decided to give different batsman a go, with Ollie and Tom opening the batting. The former made a quick fire 12 before unfortunately being caught. We lost too many wickets throughout the innings, with Henry the only batsman getting some runs. It came down to us requiring 7 runs off the final over, and it started well with Alfie and Sam running superbly. Leaving us 2 to win off the final 2 balls before Alfie unfortunately got bowled. That left Josh the task of 2 off the final ball. We managed to scamper through for a single to level the game.

Great finish to the game, but some more care with our wickets could have seen us run out comfortable winners.

Mr Rouse

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