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    Did anyone play Stoolball at school in the 70's? I used to love it because it was easier to score runs than in rounders (hated rounders).

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    It sounds like a medical condition and I wouldn't fancy catching it !

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    • #3
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      No recollection of it

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      • #4
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        Nope nor me.Sounds very strange.
        Heather

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        • #5
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          Bit like cricket but instead of stumps there was a pole with a piece of board at the top. The bats were shaped like table tennis bats rather than rounders bat (which I could never hit a ball with). I've never met anyone else who remembers this game. I have had to check the web to make sure it's not one of my mad dreams and it does exist!

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            Tip & run was our school's altrnative to cricket.... but only the boys were allowed to play!!

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            • #7
              Yes, definitely! I used to play stoolball at my CofE primary school. I think it was only common in certain parts of the country though.

              It was a fun game but also odd at the same time. I remember the paddle you used to have was quite awkward to hold. I kept getting myself out with that one on a number of occasions, I remember. Great memories though.

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              • #8
                hmm, I remember my grandmother who worked in a hospital with mental health patients and telling me of a woman who would offer you Maltesers but it was always wise to refuse them,
                apart from that, I've never heard of stoolballs before LOL
                DON'T TELL HIM YOUR NAME PIKE!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by culnara View Post
                  hmm, I remember my grandmother who worked in a hospital with mental health patients and telling me of a woman who would offer you Maltesers but it was always wise to refuse them,
                  apart from that, I've never heard of stoolballs before LOL
                  Lol Never made that connection before. Show's you how slow I am.

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                  • #10
                    Was stoolball the same as rounders or were they totally different to each other? I know that they were a bit similar.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
                      Was stoolball the same as rounders or were they totally different to each other? I know that they were a bit similar.
                      To be honest, it was so long ago, I can"t remember the exact details. I don't remember stoolball having bases, like in rounders; I think it was more like cricket in that respect.

                      There was also a free standing wicket and the bat was more like a paddle.

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