Prep School Rounders off to a busy start

The Rounders season has gotten off to a busy start here at St Andrew’s Prep School, with the Under 9s, Under 11s and Under 13s all in action during this first half term.

The Under 9 team, coached by Miss Macpherson, are improving fast and achieved their first win in their last match. Many of the girls had not played in competitive games before this season, and are being supported by the more experienced players. The Under 9s have played three matches against teams from Pembroke House, with Claudia, Kamikazi and Katie being named players of the match in those games. Miss Macpherson is pleased that the girls have shown a great deal of enthusiasm, and are improving their knowledge of their positions and their skills. Their win against Greensteds last week was well deserved, and the girls were thrilled to come away with a narrow victory, winning by just half a rounder. Charlotte was player of the match in that match, and was commended for her excellent batting performance.
Miss Agunda has taken the lead in coaching the Under 11 Rounders team this term, and has seen them achieve two wins in three games this half term. They have beaten Greensteds School on two occasions, winning by seven rounders in their first match, and by three and a half rounders in their second meeting. The Under 11s were undone by a fantastic batting performance by Pembroke, losing by two and a half rounders. Talyah Mwangi has been named player of the match in every game, alongside Hannah and Elaine. This Under 11 side shows real potential, and are starting to form some good partnerships in the field, which is promising for future games.
The Under 13 A team have played four matches so far this term, under the guidance of Miss Curry. Although the team have yet to come away with a win, they have had some close fought matches against Greensteds, losing by just one and a half rounders in one of their matches. The Under 13s have also played The Banda and Pembroke House.  Miss Curry has praised the tight fielding of the team, who have been making steady progress throughout the last few weeks. The team has some new players this year, including Janelle who should be commended for her efforts in training, and for being named Player of the Match against The Banda. With continued hard work and team work, we hope the team will secure their first win soon.
The Under 13 B team have played two fixtures this half term, against Pembroke House and The Banda. Like the A team they have yet to secure a win, but are showing progress and potential, particularly in their batting performances. Notable performances include Nicola Boulle, Anuli, Ime-Ruth and Betty, who have all performed well under pressure in matches.
The Rounders season continues after half term. Upcoming fixtures for the Rounders teams include an Under 9 Triangulars at Greensteds and Pembroke House, and Under 11 and Under 13 fixtures against Peponi and Kenton. The Under 11 and Under 13 teams will also play in the Nairobi vs Up-Country Tournament at Hillcrest.