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British Baseball

British baseball, which is sometimes called Welsh baseball, is a bat-and-ball game which is played in Wales and England. It is similar to the game called rounders. This sport has differences from the widely known baseball, which is popular in North America.

In British baseball, the ball is thrown underarm and it is called bowling; whereas in North American baseball, it is thrown overhand, sidearm, or underarm, and this is called pitching. Eleven players can play but substitutions are not allowed, substitutions are allowed in the North American version. In British baseball, there are 2 innings, in North American baseball there are 9 innings.

The bases in the British version are designated by poles and not bats. The bat used has a flat striking surface; the North American version is round. In British baseball, the ball can be hit and scored off in any direction, in the North American version; the ball has to be hit in the zone around the first base and third base.


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