TEN teams from across Yorkshire and beyond competed for the annual U11 Cundall Manor Invitational Rounders Tournament with the host team claiming victory in a tense game against a strong St Olave’s from York.

The annual competition saw teams from across Yorkshire including Leeds, Stockton, York, and Doncaster compete for the coveted shield.

Nearly 100 youngsters competed across a full afternoon of Rounders with competitive performances from all teams.

Head of Girls Games at Cundall Manor School, Louise Bessey organised the event. She said: “We were delighted to welcome so many pupils from across our region to Cundall. Fun events like this really encourage our pupils to develop a lasting love of the game and test out their skills against some strong teams.”

With 20 pool matches on show, a supportive crowd of parents saw Cundall Manor and St Olave’s make it to the final with Cundall Manor claiming top spot after a tough final.

Cundall showed superb fielding and concise batting to finally defeat St Olave’s by 10 – 6 1/2.

Mrs Bessey added: “The girls performed really well and it was wonderful to see them playing with a smile on their faces.”

“Thank you to everyone who participated and well done to all the pupils who competed at such a high level throughout.”

To find out more about rounders or how you can find a club near you, visit Rounders England online at http://www.roundersengland.co.uk/