Rounders Returns for 2014 in Shrewsbury

Following on from the success of the first recreational rounders league in Shrewsbury last year, the 5 original teams have now formed a committee in order to build upon the success of the 2013 season.

Last year, the rounders league was set up by Shropshire Council’s Leisure Services to help introduce more people to the sport. The league attracted a mix of players and it is set to return this year with the same teams and it is hoped that new teams will also join the league. Although being run by a committee formed by the teams, Leisure Services are supporting the players while they take on their new roles and responsibilities.

Matches will be held through the Spring and Summer at London Road Sports Centre with some initial sessions, allowing match and skills practice, taking place on the 15th, 22nd and 29th April. The league is set to start on Tuesday 6th May and continue each week until July 29th. A mini handicapped tournament will then take place in August, based on the league positions held by each team. It is anticipated that all sessions will commence at 6:30pm.

Pre-formed rounders teams will be welcome to join the 2014 season and any interested teams are encouraged to contact the current committee via Leisure Services at Shropshire Council for further information. Please note that new teams to the league must be able to confirm all players by the start of April to allow fixtures to be organised. It is advised to contact Shropshire Council Leisure Services as soon as possible if you wish to enter a team to the league.

If individuals are interested in taking up rounders, there will be some new start up sessions which will be held at both Reman Cricket Club and Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology. Additionally, there will be a mixed Charity Rounders Tournament taking place on the 13th April, 2014. Again, please contact Leisure Services for further information and to register an interest. It may also be possible for Leisure Services to pass individual details on to current teams who may be looking for additional players.

To keep up to date with the Rounders League please' like' the Shrewsbury Recreational Rounders League Facebook page: www.facebook.com/shrewsburyrounders or follow them on Twitter: @ShrewsRounders

If you would like to play in the League, or find out more information regarding the start up rounders sessions, please contact Leisure Services at [email protected] or 01743 255071.

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