- Organising rounders games in Cambridge is completely informal with no central control or leagues. Just pick a team from the list and give them a call. A league would kill off the popularity of rounders in Cambridge.
- If your opponents fail to turn up, or the rest of your team fails to turn up, ask to join or band together with another match. Most teams have a motto of "more the merrier".
- The season lasts from about late April until about early September when the light fades too much.
- Be wary of teams with team-shirts or batting orders!
- Don't take it too seriously.
- There's no fixed team size. Teams generally consist of around 9 players, but +/- 4 is not uncommon.
- If one team has less players, either "borrow" players to even things out or the smaller team can just have the first players out back in - again so things even out.
- A "good" ball should be below the top of the batter's head and above the knee.
- The batter must take the first good ball (even if you miss the ball).
- If you hit the ball behind, you can only go to 1st base.
- If you hit the ball and get round in one go - that's a rounder. No half-rounders for reaching 2nd base.
- If you didn't hit the ball and get round in one go - that's half a rounder.
- Three "no balls" is worth half a rounder.
- Last person in gets up to 3 good balls to choose from. If they start to run then there's no turning back unless it's a no-ball.
- It's quite friendly to agree to declare on 15! This can add at least another round to the drinking time.
- There's usually 2 innings.
- Most other rules are ignored.
Last updated 24 May 2011