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Rounders Equipment

Rounders is the original traditional bat, ball and bases game. Ideal for summer picnics, and very popular with schools, we have Rounders sets and Rounders balls, bats and posts. Rounders equipment for the full game or for just playing in the park or on the beach.

 

Garden Rounders Set

£31.73

Great value simple rounders set with 4 wooden posts, an ash Rounders bat and a Rounders ball in carry bag

Uber Standard Rounders Set

Out of stock.

Good value set with nice wooden posts, rubber mats, bat and ball in a convenient carry bag

Uber Club Rounders Set

£68.99

Comprehensive Rounders set with 4 safety plastic posts with bases, 4 bats and 2 balls

 

Club Rounders Set

£83.99

Robust set suitable for schools, clubs and intensive use

Uber Club Rounders Posts & Bases

£53.99

A set of posts & bases in a carry bag - no bats or balls

 
 

The History of Rounders

The game of Rounders is indeed an old sport. Most texts quote that the earliest documentary evidence for the game is from 1744 when the game was referred to as Base-ball. This is a reference from what is probably the first ever book written for children, 'The Little Pretty Pocket Book' by John Newbery published in Massachusetts. But the earliest reference to Rounders found by this author is in in the English Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine of 1787 which mentions rounders as a children's game - so the term was in use by that time. The first known rules for the game of rounders were published in the "Boys Own Book" published in London in 1829.

The game, or something very like it may have been played several centuries prior to all this. There is an engraving in the Bodleian Library dated 1344 which depicts a woman about to throw (apparently underarm) a ball towards a chap wielding a large club which is thinner at the handle end and is not disimilar to a modern rounders bat. The description of the engraving does not mention any posts or bases so whether the game just involved hitting or whether running was also involved isn't known but if the game is the ancestor of any modern game, Rounders seems to be the most likely candidate.

In 1889 the Liverpool and Scottish Rounders Association was formed. The first official rules did away with the practice of putting a running batter out by hitting them with a thrown ball. The National Rounders Association was formed in 1943 and is still active today working particularly with schools promoting and encouragine play. These days, at competition level, Rounders tends to be played more by girls than boys.

To learn more about the history of Rounders, visit the Online Guide to Traditional Games.

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Uber Club Rounders Set - Robust Rounders Kit For Intensive Use

Uber Games Club Rounder Set with 4 bats, 4 safety plastic posts & 2 rounders balls, all in a canvas carry bag. Exceptional service & immediate dispatch.

Garden Rounders Set - Bat, Posts, Ball & Bag

Fun, garden rounders set including a wooden bat, 4 wooden posts, a ball and a carry / storage bag. Suitable for children & adults.

Uber Standard Rounders Set

Uber's standard Rounders set comes with everything necessary to play this classic English game. Including nice wooden posts and a carry bag.

Garden Games Club Rounders Set - Robust Rounders Set for Schools

From Garden Games, the Club Rounders set includes everything you need to play this classic game. Featuring good quality, robust equipment.

Uber Club Rounders Posts & Bases

A set of quality, full size plastic rounders posts with weighty rubber bases. Also included are two rubber markers. All packaged in a carry bag.

 

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