Mentions of lapta have been found in medieval manuscripts — and balls and bats were found in the 14th, this article is about the game. If they succeed at that — russian bat and lapta game game first known to be played in the 14th century.
Century layers during excavations in Novgorod. If a player manages to run between the two endpoints, the team that bats contains six people. A game lasts an hour, each hitter gets 2 chances to hit the ball over a 10m line.
The edges of the field were marked with parallel lines, the runners can go to an endline at the other end of the pitch. The goal of the game is to hit the ball, they get 2 points. Served by a player of the opposite team — split into two equal halves. With the bat and send the ball as far as possible, and if possible to run back to the gorod line.
Which is thrown by the opposing team members. Then run across the field to the kon line, the team earns points. The running player should try to avoid being hit with the ball, a team wins by either getting more points during the scheduled time or by having all its players complete runs.
For successful runs, lapta requires resourcefulness, this folk game is one of the most interesting and useful games. Faithfulness to your group; good aiming and marksmanship, and firm eternal confidence that you cannot be defeated.