AoC Sport Introducing - Rounders
Rounders is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams. Rounders is a striking and fielding team game that involves hitting a small, hard, leather-cased ball with a rounded end wooden, plastic, or metal bat.
What is Rounders?
Rounders is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams. Rounders is a striking and fielding team game that involves hitting a small, hard, leather-cased ball with a rounded end wooden, plastic, or metal bat. The players score by running around the four bases on the field.
Rounders games are played between two teams. Each team has a maximum of 15 players and a minimum of 6 players. No more than 9 players may be on the field at any one time. One team bats while the other team fields and bowls.
The bowler bowls the ball to the batter who hits the ball forward on the Rounders Pitch
The batter then runs to as many posts as possible before the fielders return the ball to touch the post the batter is heading for. If the batter reaches the 2nd or 3rd post in one hit, the batting team scores ½ a Rounder. If the batter reaches 4th post in one hit, the batting team scores a Rounder.
Games are usually played over 2 innings with the aim of the game to score the most Rounders.
The rounders pitch requirements are 100m x 60m similar to a football pitch size. Dimensions can be changed if a smaller area is being used
How can colleges get involved?
Rounders England works with Colleges to establish Rounders teams and leagues across the country and aim to support establishments in developing social playing opportunities, whether it is in the park or an intra college tournament!
If you would like to start a Rounders team at your College, there is some information about the pitch, rules and equipment on the play section of the rounders England website.
If you are interested in Inter FE tournaments, Rounders England have set up a Facebook group where you can discuss areas of good practice from your own or other colleges and get up to date information on fixtures and contacts.
For more information contact email@example.com and they can support with resources, courses and contact with other establishments.
How can students get involved?
Students can hold inter group tournaments for the spring and summer activities. Start of college events to welcome Students to the establishment Inter college tournaments can be played competitively mixed gender.
There are loads of local community clubs across the country you can take part in outside of college.