On Thursday the 14th of May, Ryedale School’s Year 9 Rounders A and B teams travelled to Norton College to take part in the partnership tournament. In the first match the A team played a determined team from Malton and won with a very close score of 3 1/2 – 1 1/2.
They then went on to play Lady Lumleys and won 7 1/2- 1 with great hits from Ruth Aber, Eliza Powell and Millie Redshaw. In the final match of their pool Ryedale played Whitby. As the game went on Ryedale fielded extremely well with great catches from Shannon Harper, Holly Collier and Harriet Eve. They won with a score 6 1/2- 1.
This then meant that they would progress through to the semi-finals along with the B team who had won all their matches in their pool. Unfortunately Ryedale B team got knocked out at this stage and finished with a well deserved 3rd place.
The A team however went on to the finals winning against Norton 4-2 in the semis. They played Malton again in the final match of the day. It was extremely close but Ryedale managed to scrape a win 3 1/2 -1 thanks to extremely good fielding from all the players so they are now Partnership Champions!
Match Report by Millie Redshaw