After a mixed set of the results the teams travelled to Hillcrest to compete in the Rounders Tournament. The U13 were in a group with Hillcrest, Kenton and Peponi. We had previously beaten Hillcrest, were defeated by Peponi and the Kenton fixture has been cancelled but they were the previous year’s champions. In a game there are normally two innings of 27 balls but in the tournament it was only one innings of 18 balls. You can have expectations of how teams will perform but on the day anything can happen.
St Andrew’s got off to a great start and beat Hillcrest by two and a half rounders. This filled the girls with confidence and they were determined to play their best and work together in the next two group matches. Against Peponi they lost by half a rounder in the final ball. This was a considerable improvement on their previous score against Peponi. Kenton beat them by two and a half rounders resulting in St Andrew’s finishing third in their group. This put them into to Plate Competition.
The girls played the best they had all season with good hitting and excellent fielding. They supported each other and as their confidence grew so did their courage. Risks were taken in the last nine balls of an innings and paid off as they beat both Greensteds and Braeburn to win the plate competition. All of the team were recognised for their courageous catches, massive accurate throws and catches to stop rounders and great speed and decision making when batting to score rounders.
Special mentions should be given to Nicola Boulle, Gabby Udoto and Natalie Njoroge who were selected to represent the Up Country Rounders Team in the match against Nairobi Schools.
Miss Curry is very proud of how hard they have worked and the improvement they have made. A great way to end the season!
U13 Rounders Team – Bowler – Nicola Boulle, Backstop – Gabby Udoto, 1st Bay – Ite Onimole / Betty Kunyada, Deep Field – Natalie Njoroge (C), Samuela Ssubi, Saraiyan Waititu, Talyah Mwangi, Mitchelle Kyalo and Salome Kazimoto.
The U11 team also had a really positive tournament and played the best they had all season. They were in a group with Braeburn, Greensteds, Kenton and Peponi. After the group matches they also ended up in the plate competition. They beat Hillcrest in the semi-finals but were unfortunately beaten by Kenton in the plate final. Miss Agunda is proud of her team and the progress they have made this year.
U11 Rounders Team – Bowler Mesha Kyanda, Elaine Wojega, Tracy Obitre-Gama, Isabelle Karake, Obiageli Uwechue, Katie Scott, Lenah Moi, Charlotte Hackman, Petrina Muhirwa, Kamikazi Mvungi and Khanyisile Sithole.