Rounders (Year 6)

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Event description




James Hornsby School


Essex Finals 



Year Group

Year 6





Team Criteria

Games are played between two teams. 

Each squad has a maximum of 15 and a minimum of 6. No more than 9 may be on the field at anyone time. Maximum of 5 boys.


Players once substituted may return during the game, but batters only in the position of their original number.


20 good balls

1 innings per team


To lead onto National Finals



• Wait in the backward area well away from 4th post

• If out, wait in the backward area well away from 1st post

• You will have one good ball bowled to you

• No ball if:

- Not smooth underarm action

- Ball is above head - below knee

- Ball bounces on way to you

- Is wide or straight at body

- The bowlers foot is outside the square during the bowling action

- You can take or run on a no ball, but once you reach 1st post you cannot return. You score in the normal way.



• 1 Rounder if ball is hit and 4th post is reached and touched before next ball is bowled 1 Rounder if ball is hit and 4th post reached on a no ball (you can’t be caught out)

• ½ Rounder if 4th post reached without hitting the ball

• ½ Rounder if ball is hit and 2nd post reached and touched before next ball is bowled - but if you continue this run and are put out before reaching 4th post, the score will be nullified

• Penalty ½ Rounder for an obstruction by a fielder

• Penalty ½ rounder for 2 consecutive no balls to same batter

• 1 Rounder for a backward hit if 4th post reached (you stay at 1st while ball is in the backward area)


Out when

• Caught

• Foot over front/back line of batting square before hitting or missing a good ball

• Running inside post (unless obstructed)

• The post you are running to is stumped

• You lose contact with post during bowlers action when he has possession in the square

• You overtake

• You obstruct (you have right of way on track only)


Running around the track

(please carry the bat)

• If you stop at a post you must keep contact with the post, with hand or bat. If you don’t the fielding side can stump the following post to put you out

• You can run on to a post even if it has been previously stumped (you don’t score if the post immediately ahead has been stumped)

• When the bowler has the ball in his square you cannot move on, but if you are between posts you can carry on to the next

• You cannot have two batters at a post. The Umpire will ask the first to run on when the second one makes contact

• At a post you do not have to move on for every ball bowled