The AKS Year 8 rounders team are celebrating finishing top of the Fylde & Wyre league, along with Carr Hill, after an impressive win in their final league game of the season against St.Bedes.
St.Bedes batted first and some superb fielding from all the team made it difficult for them to score rounders. A good catch from Hannah T dismissed their first batsman with the score only 2 and with more good catches from Jenny D and Ruby W in the deep St.Bedes had half their team out and at the end of the innings we had limited them to just 3 rounders.
AKS started their batting innings well with Jenny Dawson getting us off the mark early on. The score ticked along thanks to some wayward bowling but when Tara W made contact well and Jenny D again found space the score moved on to 5. Hattie R, Ruby W and Nyah H added further rounders with great hitting and by the break we had moved to a 7.5 rounders lead.
St.Bedes started their second innings much more positively and when they scored from a good hit on the first ball their confidence rose. They added a further rounder minutes later but some good fielding and catches by Tara W, Nyah H and Ruby W to dismiss key players limited their scoring and by the end of the innings they still had only scored a total of 9 rounders.
With the game won we started our second innings in perfect style with Ruby W, Nyah H and Jenny D adding to our score. St.Bedes did raise their game and dismissed Ellie S, Anna H and Hannah T with good catching and fielding but further rounders from Ruby W and Hattie R kept the score moving along to make the final score 18.5 to 9.
Winning 5 of their 6 games the team now hope their scoring throughout the season sees them progress to the league play-off next week against the winners of the North Fylde League.