Rounders is a firm favourite with both children and adults the world over and what better way to while away break time at school or lazy Saturdays at home? Although the game has now progressed to league level and is played competitively around the globe, anybody and everybody can enjoy rounders as it is one of the very few games that can be played by men, women, boys, girls and even mixed teams.
The benefits of rounders include:
The game shares many common characteristics with baseball and softball, but differ in subtle ways. These include:
Interestingly enough, the game's first formalised rules were drawn up right here in Ireland by the GAA as long ago as 1884. It is still regulated by the GAA in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, but falls under the jurisdiction of the NRA (National Rounders Association) in Britain. When competing, teams from different countries will alternate between the traditions - playing one version in the morning and the other in the aftrnoon.
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