Match Report
Roedean School Girls-U12A vs  Cumnor House Sussex
On: Wednesday, 24 Apr 2024
Venue: Away

The U12A Cricket team played against Cumnor House in their first cricket match of the term, and for some their first ever hardball cricket match. We lost the toss and were put into bat first. Maddie and Heidi led the team out as Captain and Vice Captain and ensure we started well hitting 29 runs in the 4 overs. Betsy and Isabella kept the runs flowing with a 17 run partnership. The next three pairs also contributing to the score of 287 in our 20 overs. Heidi top-scored with a striking 22 runs, almost off one over! At the change of innings, the bowlers warmed up and set to their objective of bowling straight and limiting the extras. Betsy opened well with accuracy and only 3 off the first over. Cora, Heidi and Isabella continued this trend and slowed the run rate from getting too big with wickets. Cumnor batted well and kept the runs increasing steadily as they approached our total.

The last batting pair required 7 runs to win off their 4 overs, seemingly inevitable... Sophia steps up to bowl the first over and takes 2 wickets to increase the runs required to 9. Cora takes two more wickets, increasing the runs required to 16 with two overs left. Maisa bowling the penultimate over in her first cricket match ever and goes for 10 runs with some good striking of the ball. Final over, 6 runs required, Heidi at the start of her mark for her run-up... 2 runs, 1 run, no ball (scores tied), 1 run (Cumnor ahead), dot ball, the last ball is bowled, hit to long on, yes is called and they run one, Betsy fields the ball and to the surprise of everyone watching, Cumnor batters decide to try for a second run. Betsy throws accurately to Heidi at the bowlers end and she takes the bails off with the batter short of her crease, ROEDEAN WIN! Exceptional end to the match with the U12A beating Cumnor House by 3 runs on the last ball.

Batting:
Heidi - 22 runs

Bowling:
Sophia 2 overs, 15 runs, 3 wickets