The game of rounders has been played in England since Tudor times and in 1828, William Clarke in London published the second edition of The Boy’s Own Book, which included the rules of rounders and contained the first printed description in English of a bat and ball base-running game played on a diamond.
“The sport of Rounders is a fun, exciting, striking and fielding team game, where points known as ‘Rounders’ are scored by a player hitting a ball and then completing a circuit of the track. It can be played by both sexes, at any age, at varying levels of ability, as a competitive match or a recreational activity. It can be played outdoors, on grass, artificial surfaces, on the beach or indoors in a sports hall. There are several variations; ranging from the traditional 9 a-side 2 innings game to fun mini versions, Indoor Rounders and Inclusive Rounders.
Whether you can reach 1st Post or 4th Post, Rounders can give you, your friends and your family a fun sport to help keep you fit and healthy.
When you ask people about Rounders it brings a smile, revisiting memories of a fun, team sport they played at school. But Rounders is for everyone – schools, universities and colleges, adults, families and even a great activity for corporate away days.”
Royston Rounders Club have weekly coached outdoor sessions on Therfield Heath near The Heath Sports Club in Royston from April to September and train indoors at Royston Leisure Centre from October to March.
Currently the outdoor training sessions are on Sunday evenings during which all the basic skills needed to enjoy rounders are covered and there is always a game to end the session.
In addition to weekly training sessions, the club arranges friendly matches against other clubs and regular social events.
You would be very welcome at any of the training sessions so go along and give the great game of rounders a go!
Royston Rounders Club, Club Secretary:
Phone: Mike Bygate 01763 243529