Rounders is a striking and fielding team game, where points known as ’rounders’ are scored by a player hitting a ball with a bat and then completing a circuit of the track – consisting of four posts.
The aim is to both score the most amount of rounders, as well as to get the batting team ‘out’ as fast as possible.
Rounders is for everyone. Adult teams can be made up of friends, work colleagues, players from other sports looking for a summer game and young people who want to continue playing rounders after leaving school. The initial appeal is that rounders is fun to play, and doesn't involve buying a lot of very expensive equipment.
Why is it good for me?
Playing rounders can improve your skills, reflexes and cardiovascular health. Getting outside and getting to know a new group of people can also be beneficial to your mental health.
How much does it cost?
Playing Rounders can cost from £2 per session and many taster sessions may be free.
If you play with a team you will generally pay an annual subscription.
What equipment do I need?
Comfortable clothes, with a bit of stretch.
Bats, balls, posts and bases will be provided at organised sessions, but you may want to invest in your own bat if you get really serious!
You could also buy your own kit and set up in any open space for free!
Games are played each Tuesday evening from May to mid July 6.30 - 8.30pm at St Bernard's School on Rating Lane, Barrow.
- There are currently 17 teams playing in 2 divisions.
- Teams are made up of 9+ players.
- Minimum age for players is 14 years, there is no maximum age.
- Weekly team fees - £18.
Each week there are over 200 women playing rounders in the league!
Some are still at school/college, some have recently left education, but most have taken up rounders again having not played since they left school. and for many that was a very long time ago!
For details on how to enter a team in the league or information on how to join an existing team, please contact Anne Atkinson or call her on 07500979414