Rounders Equipment

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.

Rounders Sets

Garden Games Rounders Set

32.99

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

Uber Standard Rounders Set

Due 01 Aug 2016

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

Uber Club Rounders Set

66.90

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

 
 

Rounders Components & Rounders Equipment

 

Uber Club Rounders Set

Uber Club Rounders Set

Uber Games Club Rounder Set with 4 bats, 4 safety plastic posts and 2 rounders balls. All in a canvas Carry Bag

Garden Games Rounders Set

Garden Games Rounders Set

The Garden Games Rounders set is great value. It comes with 4 strong wooden posts, an ash Rounders bat and a Rounders ball

Uber Standard Rounders Set

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.

Rounders Set | Bat & Ball Set

Willow Rounders bat with rubber grip and Leather match ball

Rounders set featuring a bat with a rubber grip and a leather ball from leading outdoor games specialist Webex Sports.

Buy Rounders Posts with Bases

Set of 4 plastic Rounders posts with rubber bases

Rounders posts with bases. These are plastic safety posts that are suitable for schools etc.

Buy Rounders balls

Set of 3 leather match rounders balls

Rounders league specification leather balls and safeplay rounders balls. Ideal for schools and children's clubs

Uber Club Rounders Posts & Bases

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.

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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