This is the Landing Page for the rounders.world Archive All-Time Results of Australian Rounders. The Rounders World Archive is an ongoing project and part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives
Featured Image: Hand holding a rounders ball. Rounders is a bat and ball game between two team that involves hitting a hard leather cased ball with a wooden bat. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/hand-holding-rounders-ball-bat-game-277897988 [Accessed 19 February 2022
Rounders is an Irish and British version of Softball and Baseball, and thought to be the ancestor of both. It was first codified in Ireland as part of the Original GAA Charter of 1884, but not organised until 1958. It is a Bat and Ball (also known as Safe Haven) sport whereby the batter attempts to hit a ball thrown at him or her by a pitcher or bowler and then attempts to run around the bases back home. It is also played in Australia.
Rounders is a bat and ball game involving two teams, each of which take turns batting and fielding. When a team is fielding a ‘Pitcher’ or ‘Bowler’ pitches (throws) the ball at the batter. The batter must strike the ball with his bat and run around the four bases back to home plate where he or she struck the ball, without being caught or run out. This is called a ‘Run’ (point). After a predetermined number of Batters is out, the Batting team and fielding team switch places. This is called an ‘Innings’. After a preset number of Innings the team with most runs is declared the winner. The game was possibly first played in England in the 1500s and was first codified by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Ireland in 1884. Reference: .
In Australia it is primarily played in Schools.
References:  Rounders (2022) Rounders [Internet] Available from: https://www.rounders.com/ [Accessed 19 February 2022]
Hand holding a rounders ball. Rounders is a bat and ball game between two team that involves hitting a hard leather cased ball with a wooden bat. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/hand-holding-rounders-ball-bat-game-277897988 [Accessed 19 February 2022]
School Sport Victoria
SSV Bentleigh District Girls Champions
Champions: Oakleigh G.O.C. (2), Oakleigh South (1), Murrumbeena (1)
SSV Bentleigh District Mixed/Boys Champions
Champions: St. Peter’s (3), St. Andrew’s (1), Unknown (3)
Champions: Murrumbeena P.S. (3) St. Peter’s (1), Oakleigh G.O.C. (1), and Oakleigh South (1)