Sunday Report – Game of Rounders played by Chitra Multi Modal Shipping Services, Port Klang.
-by Andrew Sum
I happened to be at Bandar Botanic Lake this morning (16th August,2009) and witness a game of Rounders being played by shipping staffs of Chitra Multi Modal Shipping Serveces, Port Klang. I spoke to some of the jovial girls there and got their friendly permission to take some photographs for our BBRA Blog. The Shipping Company Chitra Multi Modal Servies organized the game at the Botanic football field and it is indeed a marvalous, wonderful and healthy way of life. BBRA welcomes it.
Rounders is a game played between two teams, each alternating between batting and fielding. The game originates in England and has been played there since Tudor times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in where it is called Baseball. It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hitting a small, hard, leather-cased ball with a round wooden, plastic or metal bat and then running around four bases in order to score.
Especially amongst girls, today the game is popular in Britain for schoolchildren. It was once very popular at primary schools in Australia, but now is rarely played.
Game-play centres around innings where teams alternate at batting and fielding. A maximum of nine players are allowed to field at one time. Points ("rounders") are scored by the batting team by completing a circuit around the field through four bases or posts without being put 'out'.