AKS are proving a force to be reckoned with on the rounders pitch as the Year 8 team remain undefeated after the latest match against St.Bedes.
We started confidently scoring 9.5 rounders in 1st innings with some great hitting to find the gaps in the St.Bedes field. We then fielded well with great teamwork and covering to limit St.Bedes to just 7 rounders. We went into our second innings with a narrow lead but after the team talk we made great improvements on the placement of our hits away from St Bedes very good deep fielders and we managed to score an additional scoring 11.5 in our 2nd innings setting St.Bedes a total of 21.5 to win.
Our second fielding innings again saw everyone working well as a team and covering well in the deep. Pasty and Amelie were efficient on the bases and with Beth and Laura catching superbly in the deep field we limited St.Bedes to scoring just 7.5 in their second innings and so came out 21 to 14.5 winners.
Players of the match were Olivia voted by St Bedes and Beth and Laura for some great catches and controlled cover in the deep field.
The Year 7 A team also put on a superb performance to win. The team started off the game with good fielding to limit the St.Bedes scoring but the team struggled to bat consistently well and at the end of the 1st innings we had a slender lead 6.5 to 4 . The aim for the second innings was to continue to produce a strong fielding unit, but to aim to score more rounders by making contact and placing the ball in wider angles. The team improved in this area and scored 12 ½ rounders! Full rounders were scored by Anyay, Carly, Katie , Daniella and Charlotte with the final result a convincing 19 – 8.5 win. Whole team were awarded the player of the match for the much improved team performance in both batting and fielding.
The Year 9 & 10 rounders team faced Lytham and it was honours even with one win a piece.
AKS Year 9 Rounders team faced strong opposition in LSA in their second league game. AKS batted first and LSA were able to get a few players out in the opening minutes, leaving the rest of the team to make crucial decisions as to whether to risk making the runs or stay safe on the bases. AKS held on until the end of the innings and went into the second round with 5.5 rounders. AKS made some excellent fielding decisions and were able to hold LSA off from scoring too many half rounders at second base and slow down the scoring rate considerably. Their final score at the end of the innings was 4.5 which left AKS in the lead with one rounder. The second innings was another close battle and went in the same direction as the first. Both teams worked hard to make a bid for the win. The final score was AKS 11.5 to 10.5. An excellent match by both teams.
The Year 10 team came up against a hard hitting Lytham side and fielded first. The first few minutes saw us limit Lytham to half rounders and control the game with Tara at 3rd deep kept busy and fielding superbly to stop Lytham scoring full rounders. A lapse in concentration in the field saw Lytham score two quick rounders and we then lost focus and confidence and at the end of their innings Lytham had scored 11.5 rounders.
Our first batting innings saw us find it difficult to clear the efficient Lytham fielders and we scored just 3.5 rounders. Lytham’s second innings saw us improve the efficiency of our fielding but some great hits from the Lytham side saw them continue to score and at the end of their second innings they had scored 24.5 rounders. With a huge target we started our second innings well with Mia & Emily adding half rounders and Anna finding a gap in the field to add a full rounder. Lytham managed to get some of our key players out but more good hitting from Anna and Mia saw them continue to keep the score moving along and at the end of the innings we had scored an additional 6.5 second innings rounders to make the final score 9 to 24.5 but the team can take heart from a much improved second innings performance.
Player of the match was Hannah for her efficient fielding.