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About Rounders

Rounders is a game played between two teams who alternate between batting and fielding. The game of rounders originated in the 1700's in England, with the first official rules set up in Ireland in 1884 by the Gaelic Athletic Association.

Rounders is a game which involves hitting a small, hard ball with a round bat, and then running around four bases in order to score points, or 'rounders'. Points are scored when the batter completes a circuit around the bases without being 'put out'.

Rounders is a game played between two teams who alternate between batting and fielding. The game of rounders originated in the 1700's in England, with the first official rules set up in Ireland in 1884 by the Gaelic Athletic Association.

Rounders is a game which involves hitting a small, hard ball with a round bat, and then running around four bases in order to score points, or 'rounders'. Points are scored when the batter completes a circuit around the bases without being 'put out'.

The rules of the game are relatively simple, with the bowler throwing the ball underarm to the batter. The ball is deemed 'good' if it reaches the batter on the bat side between their knees and their head. When the batter leaves a post to run to the next, any other members of the batting team must run on to their next post too. Runners cannot be declared out when at a post, and the batter must keep in contact with the post to prevent them from being declared out.

A half rounder is scored if the batter completes half a circuit, or if they reach the fourth base but did not hit the ball. A batter can be declared out if a fielder catches the ball before it hits the ground, running to a post which has been stumped, the batter drops their bat, they leave the base before the bowler has bowled the ball, or they are run out by the batter behind them.

The National Governing Body for Rounders is Rounders England, and you can find more information on the website, www.roundersengland.co.uk

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