13 Original Basketball Rules
1.The ball may be thrown in any path with one or both hands.
2.The ball may
be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist).
cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he
catches it, allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running
at a good speed if he tries to stop.
4.The ball must
be held in or between the hands; the arms or body must not be used for
shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping, or striking in any way the person
of an opponent shall be allowed; the first infringement of this rule by any
player shall count as a foul, the second shall disqualify him until the next
goal is made, or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the
whole of the game, no substitute allowed.
6.A foul is
striking at the ball with the fist, violation of Rules 3,4, and such as
described in Rule 5.
7.If either side
makes three consecutive fouls, it shall count a goal for the opponents
(consecutive means without the opponents in the mean time making a foul).
8.A goal shall
be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the grounds into the basket
and stays there, providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb
the goal. If the ball rests on the edges, and the opponent moves the basket,
it shall count as a goal.
9.When the ball
goes out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field of play by the person
first touching it. In case of a dispute, the umpire shall throw it straight
into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds; if he holds it
longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the
game, the umpire shall call a foul on that side.
shall be judge of the men and shall note the fouls and notify the referee
when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have power to
disqualify men according to Rule 5.
shall be judge of the ball and shall decide when the ball is in play, in
bounds, to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide
when a goal has been made, and keep account of the goals with any other
duties that are usually performed by a referee.
shall be two 15-minute halves, with five minutes' rest between.
making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winner. In case of
a draw, the game may, by agreement of the captains, be continued until
another goal is made.
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