Presentation on theme: "Rounders is a game played between two teams each alternating between batting and fielding. The game originated in England and has been played there since."— Presentation transcript:
Rounders is a game played between two teams each alternating between batting and fielding. The game originated in England and has been played there since Tudor times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in A Little Pretty Pocket-Book where it is called "baseball". It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hitting a small, hard, leather-cased ball with a round wooden, plastic or metal bat and then running around four bases in order to score. The game is popular in the UK and Ireland among school girls.
Game-play centres around innings where teams alternate at batting and fielding. A maximum of nine players are allowed to field at one time. Points ('rounders') are scored by the batting team by completing a circuit around the field through four bases or posts without being put 'out'.
In 1828, William Clarke in London published the second edition of The Boy’s Own Book which included rules of rounders, and contains the first printed description in English of a bat and ball base-running game played on a diamond. The following year, the book was published in Boston.
The ball circumference must be 190 mm (7.5 inches) and the bat no more than 460 mm (18") in length and 170 mm (6.75" ) in diameter. Each base is marked with poles, which must be able to support themselves and stand at a minimum of 1m (1 yard). Approved rounders equipment must be used by the England Team - WAFTsports are the exclusive suppliers to the England team of their unique aluminium 'Superbat' and their 'Superball'.
Scoring system you gain 1 rounder if you reach 4th post and touch before next ball is bowled and are not caught out and hit the ball You gain 1/2 rounder if reach 4th post and miss the ball/ do not make any contact with the ball. You gain 1/2 rounder if you reach 2nd post and hit the ball
A batter is out if * a fielder catches the ball when it's been hit, before it touches the ground * a fielder touches the base halfway up the post of the base whilst running to it