Rounders Rules, Regulations & Legislation

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• 1.

How many players per team can be on the pitch during the game?

• A.

6

• B.

8

• C.

9

• D.

18

C. 9
Explanation
In a game, there can be 9 players per team on the pitch. This is a standard number in many team sports such as football (soccer) and field hockey. Having 9 players allows for a balanced and competitive game, with enough players to cover different positions and contribute to the team's strategy and gameplay.

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• 2.

If you do not strike the ball, can you still score?

• A.

Yes 1/2 a rounder at 2nd base

• B.

Yes a full rounder at 4th base

• C.

Yes 1/2 a rounder at 4th base

• D.

No, No rounders can be scored

C. Yes 1/2 a rounder at 4th base
Explanation
In the game of rounders, a sport similar to baseball, a rounder is scored when a player successfully reaches and touches each base in order without getting out. The given answer suggests that even if the ball is not struck, a player can still score by reaching and touching half of the bases, specifically 4th base. This implies that in certain scenarios, a player can score without hitting the ball.

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• 3.

Which of the following describes a no ball? Tick all that apply.

• A.

A ball that is bowled above the knee

• B.

A ball that is bowled between the knee and the head

• C.

A ball that is bowled outside the batters box and out of the batters reach

• D.

A ball that is bowled at the batter body

• E.

A ball that is bowled above the top of the batters head

• F.

A ball that is bowled when the bowlers foot is outside the square during bowling action.

C. A ball that is bowled outside the batters box and out of the batters reach
D. A ball that is bowled at the batter body
E. A ball that is bowled above the top of the batters head
F. A ball that is bowled when the bowlers foot is outside the square during bowling action.
Explanation
A no ball in cricket can be described as a ball that is bowled outside the batter's box and out of the batter's reach, a ball that is bowled at the batter's body, a ball that is bowled above the top of the batter's head, and a ball that is bowled when the bowler's foot is outside the square during the bowling action. These are all instances where the bowler has violated the rules of cricket, resulting in a penalty for the bowling team.

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• 4.

Which of the following statements are reasons for being given out? Tick all that apply.

• A.

Caught

• B.

Foot over the front/back line of the batting square before missing or hitting the ball

• C.

Running inside the post (unless obstructed)

• D.

You overtake

• E.

The bowlers foot is outside the square during the bowling action

• F.

The ball bounces on the way to the batting box

A. Caught
B. Foot over the front/back line of the batting square before missing or hitting the ball
C. Running inside the post (unless obstructed)
D. You overtake
Explanation
The statements that are reasons for being given out are:

- Caught: If the fielder catches the ball before it touches the ground, the batsman is considered out.
- Foot over the front/back line of the batting square before missing or hitting the ball: If the batsman's foot crosses the line marking the boundary of the batting square before making contact with the ball, they can be given out.
- Running inside the post (unless obstructed): If the batsman runs inside the post while completing a run, they can be given out unless they were obstructed by the fielding team.
- You overtake: If the batsman overtakes their partner while running between the wickets, they can be given out.

The statement "The bowlers foot is outside the square during the bowling action" is not a reason for being given out. The statement "The ball bounces on the way to the batting box" is also not a reason for being given out.

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• 5.

What happens if the batter hits the ball behind the batting line?

• A.

You're out

• B.

You score 1/2 a rounder instantly

• C.

You have to wait at 1st base untill the ball is fielded

• D.

You have to wait at 1st base untill the next batter hits the ball

C. You have to wait at 1st base untill the ball is fielded
Explanation
If the batter hits the ball behind the batting line, they have to wait at 1st base until the ball is fielded. This means that they cannot advance to the next base until the opposing team retrieves the ball and throws it to the appropriate base. This rule ensures that the fielding team has a chance to make a play and potentially get the batter out.

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• 6.

What is awarded if a fielder causes an obstruction?

• A.

A full rounder

• B.

1/2 a rounder

• C.

Fielder is sent off

• D.

1/2 a rounder is subtracted from the fielding team

B. 1/2 a rounder
Explanation
If a fielder causes an obstruction, 1/2 a rounder is awarded. This means that the batting team is given half of a rounder, which is a point in the game of rounders. This penalty is given to the batting team as a result of the obstruction caused by the fielder, and it helps to ensure fair play and discourage fielders from obstructing the batting team's progress.

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• 7.

If you drop your bat as you leave the batting box you are OUT.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Dropping your bat as you leave the batting box is considered a violation of the rules in baseball. According to the rules, a batter must maintain control of their bat at all times during their at-bat. If the bat is dropped, it is considered an out. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 8.

If you are out, where do you wait?

• A.

In the backwards area, well away from 4th base

• B.

On the pitch, joining the fielding team

• C.

In the backwards area, well away fro 1st base

• D.

Behind the backstop

C. In the backwards area, well away fro 1st base
Explanation
When you are out in a baseball game, you wait in the backwards area, well away from 1st base. This is because 1st base is the base where the next batter will be running towards, and it is important to stay out of their way to avoid any interference or collisions. Waiting in the backwards area ensures that you are safely out of the way of the game and the ongoing play.

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• 9.

Which of the following statements is true? Tick all which apply.

• A.

You must touch 4th base on getting home

• B.

You have to run to the next post even on a no ball

• C.

You can be stumped out at the next post if you lose contact with the one you are on

• D.

If you are inbetween post when the bowler has the ball, you have to return to the previous post

A. You must touch 4th base on getting home
C. You can be stumped out at the next post if you lose contact with the one you are on
Explanation
The first statement, "You must touch 4th base on getting home," is true in the game of baseball. In order to score a run, a player must touch all four bases, including the fourth base (home plate).
The second statement, "You can be stumped out at the next post if you lose contact with the one you are on," is also true in the game of cricket. If a batsman loses contact with the ground while running between the wickets, they can be stumped out by the wicket-keeper if the ball is thrown to the next post and the batsman fails to regain contact with the ground before the wicket is broken.

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• 10.

How may a bowler lose his team 1/2 a rounder?

• A.

By bowling 2 consecutive no balls

• B.

By stepping out of the bowlers square when bowling

• C.

By obstructing a batter

• D.

By holding the ball in the bowlers square when the batter is running

A. By bowling 2 consecutive no balls
C. By obstructing a batter
Explanation
A bowler may lose his team 1/2 a rounder by bowling 2 consecutive no balls, which results in the batting team being awarded 1/2 a rounder. Additionally, a bowler may also lose his team 1/2 a rounder by obstructing a batter, which is considered unfair play and results in the batting team being awarded 1/2 a rounder.

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• 11.

How may a batter leave the batting square after the ball has been hit?

• A.

Only out of the front of the batting square

• B.

Only out of the back of the batting square

• C.

Only out of the side of the batting square

• D.

Out of any part of the batting square

C. Only out of the side of the batting square
Explanation
A batter may leave the batting square after the ball has been hit only out of the side of the batting square. This means that the batter cannot leave the square from the front or the back, but can only exit from the sides.

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• 12.

The Rounders bat should be... Round Less than 17cm in diameter Less than 46cm in length

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The rounders bat should be true because it needs to be round, less than 17cm in diameter, and less than 46cm in length.

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• 13.

The ball should...  Weigh more than 90g Have a circumference of 25cm

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because the question is incomplete and does not provide any specific criteria or requirement for the ball. Without any additional information, we cannot determine whether the ball should weigh more than 90g or have a circumference of 25cm. Therefore, the answer cannot be determined based on the given information.

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• 14.

The posts should...... Have a safety cap Should be supported by a base Should not be fixed to the ground

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The given answer is true because the statement mentions that the posts should have a safety cap, be supported by a base, and should not be fixed to the ground. These requirements ensure that the posts are safe and can be easily moved or adjusted when needed.

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• 15.

The batting area should be......

• A.

A box 2m squared

• B.

A box 5m squared

• C.

7.5m away from the bowling square

• D.

10m away from the bowling square

A. A box 2m squared
C. 7.5m away from the bowling square
Explanation
The correct answer is A box 2m squared, 7.5m away from the bowling square. This answer suggests that the batting area should be a box with an area of 2 square meters and it should be positioned 7.5 meters away from the bowling square.

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• 16.

A Rounders game consists of 1 innings?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
A Rounders game consists of multiple innings, not just one. Each team gets the opportunity to bat and field in each inning. The game continues until a predetermined number of innings have been played or until one team reaches a certain score. Therefore, the statement that a Rounders game consists of only 1 inning is false.

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• 17.

Players are allowed to wear spiked trainers.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement says that players are allowed to wear spiked trainers. However, this is not true. In many sports, spiked trainers are not allowed as they can cause injury to other players or damage the playing surface. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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• 18.

Jewellery is allowed to be worn during the game.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement says that jewellery is allowed to be worn during the game, but the correct answer is False. This means that jewellery is not allowed to be worn during the game.

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• 19.

The bowling box should be 2.5m squared

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement suggests that the bowling box should have an area of 2.5 square meters. Since the statement is not providing any contradictory information or context, it can be assumed that the statement is true. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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• 20.

How many umpires should be present during the match?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

4

B. 2
Explanation
During a match, there should be two umpires present. Umpires are responsible for making decisions, enforcing the rules, and ensuring fair play. Having two umpires allows for better coverage of the field and helps to minimize errors or bias in decision-making. With two umpires, they can collaborate and discuss decisions to ensure accuracy and fairness. Therefore, having two umpires is the correct answer.

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