District Rounders Tournament

On Friday 5 July Coopersale Hall School took part in the Epping and Ongar District Rounders Tournament, held at Love Lane playing fields in Ongar.

The first match involved playing a very competitive and well organised Chipping Ongar team.  We batted first and got off to a great start scoring 8 ½ rounders. We managed to back this up by fielding well restricting our opponents to 2 ½ rounders.  In our second match we played Epping Upland. In this match we fielded first restricting them to just 2 rounders. We then went out and batted fantastically scoring 10 rounders.

These results saw us progress through to the top group of three teams to decide who wins the shield. We batted first against Coopersale & Theydon Garnon School.  We scored 5 rounders and the pressure was on to field perfectly.  We did incredibly well not making a mistake and won the game allowing the opposition to score only 1 ½ rounders.  No rest for our team as we were straight into the field against Ivy Chimneys School.  We restricted them to 4 ½ rounders. It was all set up we had to bat well.  It was brilliant to see our batters step up and smash the ball.  We scored 6 ½  and won the shield for the first time in three years.

Mr Robinson would like to thank all of the pupils for their skill and determination. Also a big thank you to all the parents who turned up to cheers us on.  What a fantastic end to a wonderful year of sport at our school.