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Techniques in Rounders.

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Techniques in Rounders Batting In rounders there are two teams and one team will be fielding and the other team will be batting. Each player from the batting team will take it in turn to bat. They will try to hit it as far as they can in order to make rounders by running round the stumps. The techniques that are used in batting are the following: Grip When batting you should have a good firm grip round the handle with one hand. The top of the bat should be pointing towards the sky. All fingers should be round the handle. Bat up high The bat should be held up high so that when you go to swing for the ball it will be a good and strong one. Tactical awareness To be a good batter you must have good tactical awareness so you should look round the field for any gaps that aren't covered or anyone that you know isn't very good at fielding. Position When standing to bat you should be in a comfortable side on position with legs shoulder width apart so that you can get a good 180? swing. You should also be standing on your toes so when you hit the ball you may get away quickly. ...read more.


You should also be able to bowl a ball for a right or left handed batter. No ball A ball is classed as a no ball in rounders if it is: ==> Not a smooth underarm action. ==> Above head or below knee. ==> The ball bounces on way to you. ==> Wide or straight at body. ==> The bowler's foot is outside the square during the bowling action. ==> You can take a normal run on a no ball, but once you reach 1st Post you cannot return. You score in the normal way. If a bowler bowls two consistent no balls it will be an automatic half rounder to the opposing team. Fielding This is an essential part of rounders and having a strong fielding team can bring great advantages to the team. Fielding is when the team who are not batting are out in the field and their objective is to prevent the opposing team from scoring any rounders. To do this they need to have good spatial awareness, be efficient and work well as a team. They need to be able to retrieve the ball effectively and stump the necessary posts or pass the ball back to the bowler. Fielding requires and involves the following: Concentration When fielding you should have good concentration. ...read more.


Reactions A good backstop will need quick reactions, which is the speed in which we react to a given stimuli, which in backstop is catching the ball. Throw A backstop will need a good throw so that the ball will go to the destination that is needed to get someone out. It will also need to be an accurate throw. Decision making A backstop will need to make good decisions in order to get a player out. For example they could have the decision either to throw the ball to first or forth base. They will need to make the appropriate choice. Tactical awareness A backstop will need to be tactically aware. They will need to look around the field at who's on which base so if the batter does miss the ball the backstop can throw the ball to the right base. Position The backstop should be in a down low position so that when the ball is missed and is down low the backstop will be in a position to quickly catch it and throw it to where it should go. Catching Catching is probably the most important thing to be able to do when in backstop. You should be down low with your hands in a cup shape in front of your chest. ...read more.

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