Fernwood School beat all odds to take the Year 8/9 Rounders Championship title on 23rd May and stake their place in the County Finals on 4th July at the County School Games event.

The finals night featured the winners and runners up from the 3 regional leagues and provided a night of very close competition where any one 0f the six teams could have taken the title.

After beating Top Valley in a very close quarter final play off Fernwood then took on previously unbeaten Ellis Guilford in the semi final and came through with a 4 - 2 victory,which took them through to the final to play the unbeaten Emmanuel who defeated Bluecoat in their semi final in a game that had to go to a second innings extra time after the scores and outs were tied.

In the final tight fielding from Fernwood combined with some quick scoring at the start of their innings resulted in a 7.5 - 5 win over Emmanuel.

In the bronze medal play off Ellis Guilford defeated Bluecoat 9 - 5.5 and Nottingham Girls Academy took 5th place with a 8 - 6 win over Top Valley.

© School Sport Nottingham 2011

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