TERMS & CONDITIONS
As a registered Team with Rounders Fun League your Team is committed to fulfilling ALL of the fixtures assigned to your team in the season.
1. TEAM ORGANISER
1.1 It is the responsibility of the Team Organiser to ensure that the team is ready to play at the scheduled time each week and that every member of the team is aware of and will abide by the rules herein.
1.2 A player wishing to question any of the League terms and conditions, must inform their team organiser – who is required to make their views known in writing to Rounders Fun League.
1.3 If a team wishes to change their Team Organiser at any point, a request must be sent in writing to Rounders Fun League. This request must be dated and accompanied by the signatures of both the former and new organiser, along with confirmation that the new organiser will accept responsibility to fulfil and pay for all fixtures as required, and agree to abide by the league rules.
2.1 All players must be 16 or over and Team Organiser must be 18 or over. All players must wear appropriate footwear and must not wear anything that is potentially harmful to her or others. Players who are more than 12 weeks pregnant may not take part.
2.2 An unlimited number of players are allowed to ‘register’ with each team; and players can join a team at any point during the season. In order for a match to commence however, a minimum of six players is required in each team.
2.3 If a team does not have enough players, then they can ask to borrow a player from another team. However, if they are unable to find players, then the team may either play with the minimum of 6 players, or concede the match 5 – 0 (See paragraph 5.2 for details of the fees applied).
3.1 Each match is controlled by two umpires, which we will arrange for you. The umpires are on the pitch to ensure safe and fair play, through enforcing the official rules of Rounders. The umpire’s decision is final. Please respect their decisions.
3.2 The umpires also keep track of the score, whether a team arrives late, and any disciplinary issues that arise – all of which will be fed back to the organisers of Rounders Fun League.
4. START OF PLAY
4.1 Please ensure that all players arrive at the venue at least 10 minutes in advance of their start time. The team needs to be ready to play at their start time, as this enables maximum playing time for all teams.
4.2 Team organisers need to find one another and toss in advance. The winner of the toss decides whether to bat or field first.
4.3 The games commence on the umpire’s whistle, and the official Rounders rules apply, as summarised on Rounders England website: http://www.roundersengland.co..uk
5. LATE ARRIVALS AND CANCELLATIONS
5.1 If a team cannot find enough players for a particular match and have to concede, then they will be charged the match fees of £17 and the game is conceded 5 – 0. If a conceding team gives less than 24 hours’ notice, they will charged the oppositions match fees in addition to their own match fees.
5.2 A team may only concede one match in any one season at Rounders Fun League, and will incur a £30 fine if they concede more than one in a season.
6. WEATHER/MATCH CANCELLATIONS
6.1 If a whole evening of matches have to be cancelled (either due to weather or any other matter) these matches will be rescheduled at the end of the season
6.2 If the Umpires deem that a change in the weather or any other situation warrants the cancellation of a match during play:
– As long as both teams have played 1 innings each, the scores at the end of the 1st innings will be deemed the match result and full match fees and umpire fees apply.
– If the teams have not played a full innings each, that match will be rescheduled at the end of the season teams do not have to pay Umpire Fee.
– Rounders Fun League will SMS Text Team Organisers and use Facebook about the cancellation for any remaining matches on the evening asap, and those matches will be rescheduled at the end of the season.
7. DURATION OF A MATCH
7.1 Each match consists of 2 innings of 14 minutes per team. The umpire’s whistle will signal the start and finish of play, and there will be a one-minute break between innings during which teams swap.
7.2 Substitutions can only be made during breaks, unless replacing an injured player.
8.1 There is no injury time. Therefore, if a player is injured the clock will not stop, although every effort will be made to resume play as soon as possible. If an injured player is unable to continue playing, a substitution should be made without further delay. If the injured player’s team does not have any substitutes, then the players on the pitch, from both teams, can swap positions.
8.2 In the event of serious injury, a report will be submitted by the umpire(s) and Rounders Fun League will subsequently decide whether the time remaining will be played at a later date.
9. SCORING AND FIXTURES
9.1 5 points are awarded for a win, 3 points are awarded for a draw, and 1 point is awarded to the losing team if they score at least half the number of goals of the winning team.
9.2 Up-to-date fixture lists and league tables will be displayed online at www.roundersfunleague.co.uk
9.3 The length of each season is dependent on the number of teams in each division.
10.1 All infringements and misconduct will be dealt with by the umpires accordingly. The umpire’s decision is final.
10.2 In the case of serious misconduct or persistent rule breaking, an umpire may order a player off the pitch. It is at the umpire’s discretion the length of time they must remain off.
11. MATCH FEES
11.1 Match fees are £17 per team per game, plus £10 umpiring fees per team per game. Umpiring fees are paid to one of the umpires before each game.
11.2 Teams are required to pay their match fees every four weeks in advance, via one of the methods listed in ‘How to Pay Your Fees’ below. If a team owes money to Rounders Fun League for any reason, the Team Manager has the legal responsibility for the debt.
12. TEAM REGISTRATION FEE
12.1 On registration Teams pay £18.
13. HOW TO PAY YOUR FEES
We only accept payment by either of these methods:
13.1 Via Direct Bank Transfer into Netball Fun League Bank Account (Account Name = Netball Fun League | Account Number = 4357 2986 | Sort Code = 20-20-15 | Reference = “Your Team Name”
13.2 Via the Rounders Fun League website by Stripe (use the LOGIN link in main navigation on website) click on My Statement and follow instructions)
14. WITHDRAWAL FROM THE LEAGUE
14.1 If a team decides to withdraw from the league mid-season, they shall be liable for payment of all remaining match fees, unless a replacement team can be found by the withdrawing team. (The replacement team entering the league will be given an ‘average’ point score, which will be calculated by Rounders Fun League)
15. PERSONAL ACCIDENT AND LIABILITY INSURANCE
15.1 All players take part in the leagues entirely at their own risk, as Rounders Fun League do not accept liability for any personal injury or loss/damage to property howsoever caused. We therefore recommend that players/teams take out their own insurance policies to cover such eventualities.
16. FURTHER INFORMATION
16.1 Rounders Fun League reserves the right to alter these rules at any time during a season, and will notify all Team Managers of the amendments, via email. We may also change the match night, time or venue where necessary. It is the Team Organisers responsibility to make their team aware of the changes.
16.2 Any complaints must be submitted in writing to Rounders Fun League, within seven days of the event.
16.3 Rounders Fun League can be contacted by using the Contact Us link click here