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Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Division 1 2012-2018

Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Logo
Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Logo [Reference: 1]

WLBU Division 1 2012

PWDLRFRAPts
Grange Catholics (P)14110322
Grange Albion12100220
Whitechurch Robins1060412
Rumney Ladies1150610
Canton Cross114078
Fairwater Social104068
Gower Sports124088
Peter Lea Ospreys1420124
Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Division 1 2012 [Reference: 2]

WLBU Division 1 2013

PWDLRFRAPts
Gower Sports (P)14130126
Grange Albion14120224
Canton Cross1490518
Whitechurch Robins1480616
Fairwater Ospreys144199
Fairwater Social144199
St. Peter’s B1430116
Rumney Ladies1420124
Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Division 1 2013 [Reference: 3]

WLBU Division 1 2014

PWDLRFRAPts

WLBU Division 1 2015

PWDLRFRAPts
Fairwater Ladies (C)12100220
Canton Cross1270514
Rumney Ladies1270514
Malpas Ladies1250710
Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Division 1 2015 [Reference: 4]

WLBU Division 1 2016

PWDLRFRAPts
Fairwater Ladies (P)962114
Rumney Ladies952212
Starlets1042410
Canton Cross93248
Eastern Ladies10010010
Malpas Ladies90272
Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Division 1 2016 [Reference: 5]

WLBU Division 1 2017

PWDLRFRAPts
Starlets (P)12120024
Railway Ladies12100220
Gower Sports B1260612
Llandaff North RFC1260612
St. Albans1250710
Splott Sluggers123096
St. Peter’s1200120
Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Division 1 2017 [Reference: 6]

WLBU Division 1 2018

PWDLPct
Railway Ladies (P)16140288
Caerau Nomads16110569
Malpas RFC15100567
St. Albans15100567
Llandaff North RFC1680850
Splott Sluggers1680850
Fairwater Social1570847
Gower Sports B1510147
St. Peter’s RFC1610156
Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Division 1 2018 [Reference: 7]

Report

The Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Division 1 was the second level of Welsh Baseball from 2012 to 2018, and the Division Champions gained automatic promotion to the Premier League. The Division 1 Champions fron 2012 to 2018 were Grange Catholics (2012), Gower Sports (2013), Fairwater Ladies (2015 and 2016), Stalets (2017) and Railway Ladies (2018).

About Welsh Baseball

Welsh Baseball is a version of Rounders played primarily in South Wales, and also in Liverpool, where it is known as English Baseball. It is like a cross between Baseball, Rounders and Cricket. During the latter half of the 19th Century, the famous A.G. Spalding of Major League Baseball fame organised a Baseball Tour of England and Ireland, and in the process played a number of games against English and Welsh Rounders teams, who adopted some of the rules (such as tagging a playerout with the ball and two-handed batting). It kept the poles rather than flat bases and left the diamond in an irregular shape with all four sides unequal in length. Welsh Baseball also has a bat more like a Cricket Bat than a Baseball Bat, and it tapers towards the handle. According to sources in referenced in the articles below, Irish immigrants to Liverpool and South Wales were numerous among the Working Classes playing the game in the 20th Century. It is still played in South Wales and Liverpool but is now mostly a Children’s and Teenagers Game.

References

Logos

[1] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Facebook Page (2017) Profile Picture April 12 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/21387949710/photos/a.10154678147744711.1073741828.21387949710/10155257824239711/?type=3&theater [Accessed 30 November 2017]

Internet Archive

[2] Internet Archive – Welsh Ladies Baseball Union (2014) 2012 League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20120722134948/http://www.wlbu.co.uk/cms2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=12 [Accessed 11 August 2017]

Websites

[3] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union (2013) 2013 League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://www.wlbu.co.uk/cms2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=13 [Accessed 17 December 2016]

[4] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union (2015) 2015 League Tables [Internet] Available from; http://www.wlbu.org/2015-league-tables/ [Accessed 11 August 2017]

[5] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union (2016) 2016 League Tables [Internet] Available from; http://www.wlbu.org/2016-league-tables/ [Accessed 11 August 2017]

[6] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union (2017) 2017 League Tables [Internet] Available from; http://www.wlbu.org/2017-league-tables/ [Accessed 11 August 2017]

[7] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union (2018) 2017 League Tables [Internet] Available from; http://www.wlbu.org/2017-league-tables-2/ [Accessed 16 September 2018

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Kate Hartnett, Cardiff University.

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Researched, Compiled and Written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 11 November 2020

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