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RPA teams record convincing victories against Teddington School

posted 16 May 2016, 01:24 by Phil Broughton   [ updated 16 May 2016, 01:25 ]

Start as you mean to go on is definitely the order of the season for both RPA rounders teams this week as they took convincing victories against two competitive Teddington School sides. 

Rounders 

Rounders bat
Richmond Park Academy Juniors 9½ Teddington School ½ 
Richmond Park Academy Seniors 7½ Teddington School 5 

Start as you mean to go on is definitely the order of the season for both RPA rounders teams this week as they took convincing victories against two competitive Teddington School sides. 

Juniors
The most convincing of the victories was awarded to the junior team with a solid 9½ to ½ victory. It was clear that the juniors gelled as a team early on in the game with support from the sidelines as the girls began striking the ball over the pitch, capitalising on some poor fielding errors and misjudgement from the Teddington side. Confident in the total they set, the girls strode to their fielding positions with 30 balls to defend their total. Tight bowling by Mercedes and strict fielding saw three of the opposition getting out on their first ball. The seamless fielding and excellent communication of the girls demonstrated the hard work and dedication they have shown in their weekly training sessions. Only 18 balls into the Teddington innings the two remaining not out batsman found themselves stranded on bases, giving the victory to RPA after putting only ½ onto the scoreboard. The victory was much deserved with all players contributing to an excellent win. With a continued vein of form, the junior team will put themselves on track for an excellent (and hopefully title-winning!) season.

Well done to all those involved: Danielle, Betty, Mercedes, Selina, Yashvi, Eleanor, Lucy, Vera and Ola.
Player of the match: Selina.

Seniors
It was the first game of the season for the newly formed senior team and the first time the girls had all played together. However, it was quickly clear that the girls knew their role in the team and were confident in the team tactics. Tight bowling and strict fielding restricted the visiting Teddington side to only five rounders in their 30 balls. Amira was first up for the seniors in their batting innings and played a dominant role, scoring off of every ball she faced. This was followed by contributions from Florence, Maisie, Zara and Ellie, who all registered scores in the innings. It was a tight game, but the confidence and control of the home side resulted in an under pressure Teddington team making some silly mistakes and giving away valuable points. The senior team came out clear victors posting 7½ in their 30 balls making the final score 7½ to 5 in favour of RPA.

Well done to the team and keep up the good work: Amira, Florence, Jasmine, Holly, Lucy, Ella S, Maisie, Zara and Ellie.
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