Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Premier Division 2012-2018

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

WLBU Premier Division 2012

Pill Harriers13110222
Llandaff Ladies11100120
Llanrumney United1160512
St. Peter’s A1060412
Pengam Moors A1250710
Fairwater Ladies84048
Caerau A113086
St. Joseph’s A1200120


WLBU Premier Division 2013

Llandaff Ladies14140028
Pill Harriers14100420
Llanrumney United14100420
Caerau A1490518
Grange Catholics1450910
Pengam Moors1450910
St. Joseph’s1430116
St. Peter’s A1400140


WLBU Premier Division 2014


WLBU Premier Division 2015

Llanrumney United14140028
Caerau Ladies14120224
Llanishen RFC1490518
St. Joseph’s RFC1360712
Gower Sports A1420124


WLBU Premier Division 2016

Llanrumney United962114
Newport Ladies1462114
Llanishen RFC1042410
Gower Sports A92256
Caerau Ladies10010010
St. Joseph’s90272


WLBU Premier Division 2017

Newport Ladies14140028
Fairwater Ladies14101321
Llanrumney United14101321
Gower Sports A1480616
St. Joseph’s1470714
Canton Cross1430116
Rumney Ladies1430116
Fairwater Social1400140


WLBU Premier Division 2018

Newport Ladies13111185
Llanrumney United1290375
St. Joseph’s Ladies1280467
Diamond Ladies1160555
Gower Sports A1341831
Canton Cross1231825
Rumney Ladies1301120


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.


[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]


[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]

[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


Thanks to Kate Hartnett, Cardiff University.

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Last Updated: 10 November 2020

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