MWLRL Malvern & Worcester Rounders League Summer Division 1 2015-2018

MWLRL Summer Division 1 2015

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Final Table taken from MWRL League Republic website at: [References: 1]

MWLRL Summer Division 1 2016

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Final Table taken from MWRL League Republic website at: [References: 2]

MWLRL Summer Division 1 2017

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Final Table taken from MWRL League Republic website at: [References: 3]

MWLRL Summer Division 1 2018

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Final Table taken from MWRL League Republic website at: [References: 4]

Report

There were two different winners of the Malvern & Western Ladies Rounders League Summer Division 1 from 2015 to 2018, with Smoothly Does It and Smart Ladies alternating as Champions. Smoothly Does it winning the League in 2015 and 2017, and Smart Ladies Champions in 2016 and 2018.

The Division had 9 teams in 2015, with Runaways relegated and replaced by the promoted Rubber Duckies and Tornadoes for 2016. After 2016 there was a reduction in the top division from 10 teams to 7, as Jaspers, Fireflies, Tornadoes, and Anchor Gold were all relegated and only Legless promoted. Legless gave Smart Ladies a run for their money in 2018 after Tornadoes were re-promoted back to division 1 in place of Olivers Army.

Besides Smart Ladies and Smoothly Does It, other teams to not be relegated from Division 1 during this period (2015 to 2018) were G&T and Marlbank Misfits. As can be seen by the team names the league is played in the same spirit as recreational coed Softball. [References: 1-4]

Rounders Bat and Ball
Rounders Bat and Ball. [5] 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]

About the MWLRL Summer League

The Malvern & Worcester (Ladies) Rounders League is a Town & County level Rounders League in England, with the Summer Division 1 being the top level of four leagues in the Town & County, based in the Western England County of Worcestershire. British Rounders is a version of the bat-and-ball game of Rounders, first codified in the Original GAA Charter of 1884. It is also similar to the American Sports of Softball and Baseball.

References

[1] Malvern & Worcester Rounders League (2020) Malvern & Worcester Rounders League Summer Division 1 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://mwlrl.leaguerepublic.com/l/fg/1_993384686.html  [Accessed 10 September 2020]

[2] Malvern & Worcester Rounders League (2020) Malvern & Worcester Rounders League Summer Division 1 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://mwlrl.leaguerepublic.com/l/fg/1_571518229.html [Accessed 10 September 2020]

[3] Malvern & Worcester Rounders League (2020) Malvern & Worcester Rounders League Summer Division 1 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://mwlrl.leaguerepublic.com/l/fg/1_594883234.html  [Accessed 10 September 2020]

[4] Malvern & Worcester Rounders League (2020) Malvern & Worcester Rounders League Summer Division 1 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://mwlrl.leaguerepublic.com/l/1_900520447.html  [Accessed 10 September 2020]

Image References

[5] 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]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Fiona Corrigan.

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