Leavers win Elie Rounders cup!

Leavers win Elie Rounders cup!

A lovely afternoon on the beach in Elie!

The Leavers had a fun afternoon in Elie today at a beach rounders tournament hosted by St Leonard’s and the Ship Inn. After a BBQ lunch, the girls headed off to the beach to play a round robin tournament against Craigclowan, Loretto and Ardvreck, captained by Amy. The pitches were marked on the sand and it was a great new experience for the girls to play on the sand in the sun.

Our first match was against Craigclowan and this turned out to be our closest match. Craigclowan were a little slow to start with however they soon picked up and scored consistent half rounders. Suzanne was our star in this match for our batting innings scoring 3 rounders from 4 bats. Martha, Amy and Rosie all added to the scoring and we won 6 – 4 ½ .

We then played Loretto in a slightly one-sided match. We batted first and found our form quickly; Suzanne, Rosie, Esme, Calliope and Fiona all scored whole rounders in their first bats and further rounders from Martha, Fiona (x2), Iris, and halves from Emma and Suzanne saw us rack up an impressive 11 rounders. Loretto struggled to get the ball past our fielders, and finished with 3 ½ .
Our final match was against Ardvreck who had just beaten Loretto and were looking keen to do the same against us. We batted first and again, started strongly. Whole rounders from Suzanne and Esme in the first 3 balls showed Ardvreck we meant business. Esme was man of the match, going on to score a further 4 rounders and Suzanne scored a further 2 ½ . Martha and Amy both batted well and scored 1 ½ each and Iris and Emma both scored 1. Ardvreck stepped in to bat but just couldn’t score; our fielding was tight and we pitched the ball well back to 2. Rosie, Martha and Suzanne all made solid catches and we very nearly got the whole team out. Final score Ardvreck 1 Cargilfield 13 ½ .

Well done to the Leavers who won the tournament, and to Suzanne who was voted Player of the Tournament. A quick dip in the sea finished a lovely day spent at Elie and we look forward to defending our title next year! Big thank you to the Ship Inn for hosting the tournament and providing refreshments and food throughout the afternoon.

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