Taurus Hampshire Border Cricket League Rules of Play 2013
(a) Captains should be aware of all Rules of Play. They must not agree any arrangement which is not in accordance with these Rules.
(b) All matches should be of one innings duration, played under the ECB and M.C.C. Laws of Cricket, including experimental Laws for all grades of cricket, except as may be otherwise provided for in these Rules. This includes the Changes to Laws in 2000 Code, except The League will not be using the penalty runs for unfair play.
(b) In the event of the home side's ground being unfit, the game may be transferred to the opponent's ground.
(c) All matches will be played on the specified dates including the KO competitions
(d) In the event, inclement weather rules out a knock-out game, then the Honorary Secretary should be advised to when the game is to be played. The game shall be played before the scheduled date of the next round of the Competition, or at the discretion of the Management Committee.
(e) Matches may be re-arranged for any reason if both teams agree, and the match takes place in the same week as the original fixture, unless it involves a club participating in the Southern Electric Cup the Senior knockout competition, then the match may be arranged by the following Thursday without fail. If both Clubs fail to agree the decision will be left to the League Secretary, who will revert back to the original date of the match unless it involves a club participating in the Southern Electric Senior knockout competition, then the following Thursday rule will apply. If a Club fails to fulfil the defaulting club or clubs will forfeit the match. The Honorary Secretary must be informed of any re-arrangement.
3. MATCH BALL
5. TIME OF START OF PLAY
6. DURATION OF PLAY (UNINTERUPPTED)
7. DURATION OF PLAY (INTERRUPTED) (a) In the event of play being interrupted by the weather, or any other cause, the Umpires/Captains may agree to curtail the second innings to a minimum of 12 overs, with the target score calculated by simple run rate.
8. UMPIRES & SCORERS
(b) In the event of an Umpire and/or Scorer not being present, the match will proceed under arrangements to be made by the Captains and the result will count.
(c) All teams must have a scorer and complete their own record of every match even if a player does it whilst batting and at the last resort copies the book at the end of the match. The start time be put on the result sheet and a reason for a late start to be given. Clubs may be fined for not having a scorer if a complaint that a lone scorer was not being helped is upheld. It was decided that The League would deal with any scoring complaints as they saw fit.
(b) No payments shall be made to players for representing clubs in the League or Knockout Cup.
(c) No player shall be eligible to play in the League or Knockout Cup if he has played in first-class cricket during the current or previous season. Players who represent Minor County sides are not classed as first-class players.
(d) Any overseas players specifically registered to play in senior cricket will be ineligible unless paid up club members for at least 2 years.
(e) No club can play players from the date of the Cup Semi Finals in any League or Cup match unless the player has played a minimum of two Border League games earlier in that current season, or is a bone fide Saturday or Sunday member of that Club.
Maximum Number of Overs per Bowler - 4 (including interrupted matches);
15 overs per bowler (1st two weeks only) 3
(b) The Bowler's approach must be within a straight 15 yards from the bowling crease and a line drawn to mark this fact. Failure will result in a no-ball. If there is no line marked both captains and Umpires will ensure some sort of mark is made before the start.
(c) A bowler may not bowl underarm.
10b. No Balls
The Hampshire Cricket League will be applied in all Border League matches.
11. LEAGUE MATCH POINTS
(b) Bonus Points:
(c) In the event of a team conceding a League Match, 18 points will be awarded to their opponents, and zero points to the team conceding.
12. LEAGUE POSITIONS
(a) Most number of wins.
(a) the side which faced fewer overs; if this fails.
In the event that all the above methods fail, the match shall be replayed at the earliest opportunity before the next round. If all this fails a result may be obtained by a bowl out in the first instance, then a toss of a coin if both teams agree and a bowl out is not possible. Any team that withdraws from The League Cup Competition will not be allowed to take their place in The Plate Competition.
14. RESULT SHEETS
The home club will post the sheet to bear the postmark of the day after the game was played. In the event the game is not played or completed, then the home club shall post the sheet stating the reasons for non-play or non-completion. If there is no play at all due to inclement weather I will accept a phone call from the Home team giving the teams and the fact there was no play, or Result sheet if sent. If there was play and the game then was abandoned I will need a result sheet for statistics. The Secretary and webmaster will accept results sheets by Fax or E-mail.
15. PROMOTION AND RELEGATION
16. LEAGUE TROPHIES
17. FINALS AND PRESENTATIONS
18. FITNESS OF GROUND FOR PLAY
ECB model rules were adopted to follow HCL procedure and to be guided by Div 1 teams on the committee for Div 2 indiscipline and vice versa.
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