Danish longball, which is also called Swedish longball, is a bat and ball game developed in Denmark.
Danish longball is like a combination of baseball and cricket. Each team alternately takes turns in batting and fielding. In some games, a rule from dodgeball is incorporated, where the player can be considered “out” if he or she is hit with the ball.
The equipment used are: a tennis ball or a football, bat or tennis racket and safety pads.
The players in this sport are split into two teams, a fielding team and a batting team.
The bowler throws the ball to the batter, who hits it with his bat. The ball must be hit within the field of play. The batter runs to the other side of the square to a "safe zone", where he can rest in safety, but has to make it back to the original side of the aquare to earn a "run".
A player is out if :
- The hit is caught by one of the fielding team
- The ball does not touch the ground in the marked area
- if the fielders hits a runner with the ball.
- Player runs outside the side lines of the square.
- Baseball — a bat and ball game in which the aim is to hit the ball and score runs by running around four bases.
- Cricket — a team sport played on a rectangular pitch in the centre of a large grass oval, two batters protect their wicket while the fielding team try to get them out.
- Dodgeball — teams throw balls at each other while trying to avoid the balls.