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CRICKET ESPANA LEAGUE RULES PART THREE
 
30th April 2010

CONTINUED FROM PART TWO

2.3       Interval for Drinks

 

One drinks interval (maximum 5 minutes per interval) per session shall be permitted, taken after 20 overs have been bowled.  The provision of Law 15.9 shall be strictly observed, except under conditions of extreme heat when the umpires may permit extra intervals for drinks after, say, 13 and 26 overs have been bowled.

 

The time taken for drinks will not be counted as playing time and any time taken will be added onto the time allocated for the completion of the innings. Umpires must ensure that the time taken for drinks is kept to the absolute minimum.

 

An individual player may be given a drink either on the boundary edge or at the fall of a wicket, on the field, provided that no playing time is wasted.  No drinks will be taken onto the field of play without the permission of the umpires.  Any player taking drinks onto the field shall be dressed in proper cricket whites.

 

N.B.  Scheduled start and cessation times may be varied at the discretion of the League Committee prior to the League commencing. However, any such re-scheduling should allow for all matches to commence and conclude at the same time. Timings for intervals will also be varied accordingly.

 

 

 

 

3.         Appointment of Umpires

 

The Appointed CE Umpires Representative will appoint umpires for CE League games. This Representative CE Umpire will be one of the League Committee Members, If only one umpire is appointed or none (insufficient umpires available) clubs are to provide their own. In Case of Insufficient Umpires, the CE Umpire should consult the Home team appointed Umpire for a Replacement.

 

 

 

4.         Length of innings

 

4.1              General regulations for uninterrupted matches

 

a)                  Each team shall have the opportunity to bat for 40 overs. If they are dismissed before the completion of these 40 overs or a result is reached, the remaining overs will not be bowled.

 

If the side batting first are dismissed before the completion of their 40 overs, then for all subsequent purposes they are deemed to have faced their full quota of overs.

 

If the team batting first are dismissed before the completion of their 40 overs the team batting second are entitled to have the opportunity to bat for 40 overs except as provided for in c) below.

 

b)         Law 42.9 (Time wasting by fielding side) will not apply in the 1st Innings and is replaced by the following:

 

The umpires will monitor the over rate as the innings progresses and will inform the fielding captain, at appropriate times, if the over rate is showing signs of slowing down to an unacceptable level.  The umpires will take into account any circumstances that are outside the control of the fielding side when making this judgment (e.g. delays caused by the batting side, extended time taken to retrieve the ball, delays caused by serious injury (ies).)

 

If the team fielding first fail to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for cessation of the first session, play will continue until the required number of overs has been bowled.

 

Unless otherwise determined by the two Umpires the innings for the team batting second shall be limited to the same number of overs bowled by it, at the scheduled time for the cessation of the first session. The over in progress at the scheduled cessation of time shall count as a complete over. (i.e. The first ball of the last (40th) over must be delivered within the allotted time.

 

The Umpires may increase the number of overs to be bowled by the team bowling second if they are of the opinion that events beyond the control of the team bowling first prevented them from bowling the required number of overs. This decision will be made before the start of the 2nd innings.

 

c)         If the team batting first is all out and lose their last wicket at or after the scheduled time for the interval, the innings of the team batting second shall be limited to the same number of overs bowled to the team batting first at the scheduled time for the interval. (The over in which the last wicket falls is to count as one complete over.)

 

d)         If the team fielding second fails to bowl 40 overs by the scheduled cessation time the hours of play shall be extended until the required number of overs have been bowled or a result reached.

 

e)         Law 42.9 will apply in the 2nd Innings.

 

The umpires will monitor the over rate as the innings progresses and will inform the fielding captain, at appropriate times, if the over rate is showing signs of slowing down to an unacceptable level.

The umpires will take into account any circumstances that are outside the control of the fielding side when making this judgment (e.g. delays caused by the batting side, extended time taken to retrieve the ball, delays caused by serious injury (ies).)

If, having taken the above action, the umpires feel that no effort is being made to rectify the situation application of Law 42.9 will be made.

In the event of overs not being bowled within the scheduled time limit, 4.1(d) will be enforced.

 

4.2       General regulations for delayed or interrupted matches

 

a)                  The object must always be to arrange the number of overs so that both sides have the opportunity of batting for the same number of overs.

When a recalculation of overs is necessary, this calculation will be based on:

the total playing time remaining in the match and will be calculated using 15 overs per hour as the norm (4 mins = 1 over)

- where this calculation results in a part over – this figure will be rounded up to the next whole figure.

No re-arrangement of overs will take place until more than 60 minutes (or a figure determined by the Umpires), in aggregate, of playing time has been lost. (Hence the cessation of play during a delayed or interrupted match can be extended by1 hour.)

 

i)                     under this clause the shortest match that can be arranged is 16 overs per side. Any re-calculations that result in a match that would start with less than 16 overs per side means that the only match that can take place will be that as provided for in 4.2(a)(iv) below.

ii)                   If, during the match, any recalculations result in BOTH sides receiving less than 16 overs then the match is abandoned.

iii)                 If, during the match, any recalculations result in only one side receiving less than 16 overs the above clauses 4.2(a)(i)(ii) do not apply, and clause 4.3(b) comes into operation.

iv)        in the situation where no play is possible before 18:00 a match of 10 overs per side shall be played if ground conditions allow. (Clauses 5.3, 5.5 and 5.6 in paragraph 5 - restrictions on the placement of fielders - will not apply.)

 

b)                  If either side is dismissed before the completion of their agreed allocation of overs, it is deemed that they have faced their full quota of overs and any subsequent calculations e.g. Over Run Rate (ORR), will be based on their having faced their full quota of overs.

 

c)         If the team batting first are dismissed before the completion of their allocated overs the team batting second are entitled to bat for their full allocation except as provided for in 4.1(c) above.

 

d)         Even though a match may be reduced in length the principles laid out in 4.1. (b), (c), (d), and (e) above still apply. Any contravention of these Regulations will still attract the relevant penalties. The fact that a match is reduced in length does not negate the requirement that the overs have to be bowled within the laid down time limits – even though these limits will differ according to the unique circumstances surrounding a particular match.

 

4.3       Delay to the start of, or interruption during, the 1st innings

 

a)         Any recalculation of overs based on 4.2(a) will be divided by two and any odd over ignored. e.g. A recalculation that gives 49 overs remaining (and taking into account the 20 overs that have already been played) would give a match total of 69 overs means that the match is now one of 34 overs per side.

Where the situation arises that, having done this calculation, the side batting first have already exceeded the new innings total for each side, their innings will be terminated immediately. The side batting second will receive the balance of the overs. e.g. match reduced to 50 overs in total (25 each) but side batting first have already received 28. Side batting second will bat for 22 (50 – 28 = 22).

The target score for the side batting second will be calculated using the principles as laid down in 13.1(c) The Result.  e.g. in the above – side batting first score 110 in their 28 overs giving ORR of  3.92.  Target score for side batting second is 22 x 3.92 = 86.24 = 87.

 

b)         In order to constitute a match the side batting second must have the opportunity of facing a minimum of 40% of the agreed number of overs made available to them at the start of their innings. Any subsequent recalculation of overs during the 2nd innings that results in the side batting second not having the opportunity to bat for 40% of the overs made available at the start of their innings will result in the game being abandoned as a No Result.

(For the purposes of this Regulation – where the allocated overs are an odd number the figure arrived at by taking 40% will be rounded up to the next whole figure.)

 

4.4       Interruption after 1st innings of 40 overs has been completed

 

a)                  Where the side batting first have completed their 40 over innings the side batting second must have the opportunity to bat for 16 overs in order to constitute a match. Recalculation of overs during the 2nd innings that results in the side batting second not having the opportunity to bat for 16 overs will result in the game being abandoned as a No Result.

 

5.         Restrictions on the Placement of Fielders

 

5.1       Two semi-circles shall be drawn on the field of play.  The semi-circles have as their centre the middle stump at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of the semi-circles is 27.5m or 30 yards.  The ends of each semi-circle are joined to the other by a straight line drawn on the field on the same side of the pitch.  The field restriction area should be marked by continuous painted white line or ‘dots’ at 4.5 m intervals, each ‘dot’ to be covered by a white plastic or rubber (but not metal) disc measuring 18 cm in diameter. These discs will NOT be fixed to the ground by means of a nail/pin or any other dangerous, sharp object.

 

5.2       Throughout the whole game there must never be more than five fielders on the leg side from the instant of delivery until the striker has played at, or had the opportunity to play at, the ball.

 

5.3              For the first 12 overs only two fielders are permitted to be outside the field restriction marking at the instant of delivery.

 

 

5.4              For the remaining overs, 4 fielders plus the bowler and wicket keeper must be inside the field restriction marking at the instant of delivery.

 

5.5              Two inner circles shall be drawn on the field of play.  The circles have as their centres the centre point of the popping crease at either end of the pitch.  The radius of each of the circles is 15 yards (13.72 metres).  The field restriction area should be marked by ‘dots’.  The segment of the circles reserved for the slip positions shall not be demarcated.  (The final mark of the 15 yard radius shall be a line placed at an angle of 45 degrees, measured from the popping crease at a point level with the middle stump).  In the first 12 overs there must be a minimum of two stationary fielders within 15 yards restriction of the striker at the instant of delivery.  The two stationary fielders may be permitted to stand deeper than 15 yards (in the non-demarcated area) provided only that they are standing in slip, leg slip and gully positions.

 

5.6              In circumstances where the number of overs for the team batting first is reduced, the number of overs in regard to the restrictions in 5.3 and 5.5 above shall be reduced proportionately in a ratio of 12:40 in accordance with the table below.  Fractions are to be ignored in all calculations re the number of overs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original match length of 40 Overs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amended

Fielding

 

Amended

Fielding

 

Amended

Fielding

Overs

restrictions

 

Overs

restrictions

 

Overs

restrictions

1

0

 

14

4

 

27

8

2

0

 

15

4

 

28

8

3

0

 

16

4

 

29

8

4

1

 

17

5

 

30

9

5

1

 

18

5

 

31

9

6

1

 

19

5

 

32

9

7

2

 

20

6

 

33

9

8

2

 

21

6

 

34

10

9

2

 

22

6

 

35

10

10

3

 

23

6

 

36

10

11

3

 

24

7

 

37

11

12

3

 

25

7

 

38

11

13

3

 

26

7

 

39

11

 

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Where the number of overs for the team batting second is reduced (including under the provisions of clauses 4.1.(b) and/or 4.1.(c) above), the aim will be to maintain the restrictions in 5.3 and 5.5 for the same proportion of the second innings that they were maintained for the first innings (fractions to be ignored).

 

5.7       In the event of infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the striker’s end umpire (umpire at square leg) will call and signal “No Ball”.

 

6.         Number of Overs Per Bowler

 

No bowler shall bowl more than 8 overs in an innings.

 

If the start of the match is delayed and the overs are reduced for both teams, no bowler may bowl more than one fifth of the total overs allowed.  Where the total overs are not equally divisible by 5, one additional over shall be allowed, to as many bowler’s as is necessary, in order to make up the balance.

 

e.g. in a game reduced to 29 Overs per side, and using 5 bowler’s, their allocations would be:   6 – 6 – 6 – 6 – 5 = 29.

 

In a match where the innings of either or both sides is reduced after the start of the match, the maximum number of overs allowed per bowler shall remain as at the start of the match.

 

In the event of a bowler becoming ill, injured or suspended thus being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls will be bowled by another bowler. Such part of an over will count as a full over only in so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned.

 

7.         Law 2. Substitutes and runners

 

Law 2.1 will apply with no amendments (Laws 2003)

 

8.         Law 2.5 Fielder absent or leaving the field

 

Law 2.5 shall apply as modified - If a fielder fails to take the field with his side at the start of the match or at any later time, or leaves the field during a session of play, the umpire shall be informed of the reason for his absence, and he shall not thereafter come on to the field during a session of play without consent of the umpire. The umpire shall give such consent as soon as practicable (Laws 2003).

 

If the player is absent from the field for 15 minutes or longer:

 

(a)        the player shall not be permitted to bowl in that innings after his return until he has been on the field for at least that length of playing time for which he was absent (Laws 2003).

 

(b)        the player shall not be permitted to bat unless or until, in the aggregate, he has returned to the field and/or his side’s innings has been in progress for at least that length of playing time for which he has been absent or if earlier, when his side has lost 5 wickets (competition regulation).

 

The restriction in (a) and (b) above shall not apply if the player has been struck an external blow (as opposed to an internal injury such as a pulled muscle) whilst participating earlier in the match and consequently been forced to leave the field for medical attention (in the case of a bowler, this dispensation shall apply only once in respect of any one external injury) (competition regulation).  Nor shall it apply if the player has been absent for exceptional and acceptable reasons (other than injury or illness) and consent for a substitute has been granted by the umpire (competition regulation)

 

Note:  Time lost for an unscheduled break in play shall be counted as time on the field, for any fielder, provided that fielder comes onto the field of play immediately play resumes (Laws 2003).

 

9.         Law 14 Declaration and Forfeiture

 

Law 14 will not apply in this Competition. The captain of the batting side may not declare his innings closed at any time during the course of a match nor can he forfeit an innings (competition regulation).

 

10.       Wides and No Balls

 

10.1     Law 25.1 Wide Ball - Judging a Wide

 

No delivery will be called Wide if

 - it comes into contact with the striker’s bat or person or

 - is called as a No ball (Laws 2003)

 

For all other deliveries the following interpretation will apply:

 

 

Off side Wides

 

Two white lines will be painted joining the bowling and popping creases. Each line will be parallel to the Return Crease and will be 35 inches from the centre of the middle stump.

            (see Appendix A).

 

Any delivery that passes over or outside of this line will be called Wide by the umpire.

 

It does not matter that the striker may move thus bringing the ball into an area where he could play a normal cricket stroke – it will still be a Wide (competition Regulation).

It will also be a Wide if the batsman moves away from the ball and it passes over or outside of this white line (competition regulation).

 

            Leg side Wides

 

The line markings mentioned above do not apply to leg side deliveries.  A ball will be judged as Wide if it passes the striker behind his legs when standing in a normal guard position (competition regulation).  If the striker moves across to the off side to play the ball and the ball passes behind his legs the umpire will have to imagine the profile of the striker standing in a normal guard position, and only provided that the ball would have passed behind this profile, will he call it Wide. If the ball would have hit this profile it will not be a Wide (competition regulation).

 

Umpires are instructed to apply a consistent interpretation in regard to this Law

 

Umpires should try and be consistent:

-         in their own interpretation

-         with the interpretation of their colleagues

-         with the interpretation adopted throughout the whole Championships.

 

11.       Law 42.6  Dangerous and unfair bowling

 

11.1          Law 42.6 (a) (ii) Bowling of fast short pitched balls

 

This Law will apply with the exception that the word ‘shoulder’ replaces ‘head’ (competition regulation).

           

11.2          Law 42.6 (b) i) and ii) Bowling of high full pitch balls

 

                         This Law is amended to the following:

Any delivery (irrespective of its speed) which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing upright at the crease is to be deemed dangerous and unfair, whether or not it is likely to inflict physical injury on the striker.

Any such delivery will be called as a No ball by the bowler’s end umpire and will be followed by the appropriate disciplinary action as laid down in Law 42.7. The umpires will ensure that no such deliveries go unpunished (competition regulation).

 

11.3          Law 42.8 Deliberate bowling of high full pitched balls

 

This law will be enforced with the proviso that the criteria in 11.2 above will apply when judging the legality of the full pitch delivery (competition regulation).

 

12.       The Ball

 

CE will provide 2 new balls for each match.

 

CE Regional Representative will provide a selection of replacement balls at all playing venues.

 

A new ball will be used at the start of each innings.      

 

The umpires will decide if and when a ball becomes unfit for use. They will be the sole judges of both when it should be replaced and the selection of the replacement. They will inform the fielding captain and batsmen at the crease of their decision (Laws 2003).

 

13.       The Result

 

13.1     All Matches

 

(a)                When there is no interruption after play has commenced and when both sides have had the opportunity, subject to the provisions of 4.1 (c) above, of batting for the same agreed number of overs, the team scoring the higher number of runs shall be the winner. 

 

(b)               In the event of a tie, the following will apply: The team losing the lesser number of wickets shall be the winner, if the result cannot be decided in this way, the winner shall be the team with the higher score (irrespective of wickets lost) after 15 overs, or if still equal, after 14 overs, etc.

 

(c)                If, due to suspension of play during the 2nd innings, the number of overs in that innings has to be revised to a lesser number than that originally allotted, then a revised target score should be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing.  This will be calculated on the basis of over run rate (ORR).

 

Over Run Rate - in general, this is the average number of runs scored per over during a side’s innings.

Team batting first. ORR is calculated by dividing the runs scored by the number of   overs made available to them. If the side batting first is dismissed in less than the overs made available to them the ORR will be calculated based on the fact that they batted for their full allocation of overs.

 

The target score for the side batting second will be calculated by multiplying the ORR achieved by the side batting first by the number of overs made available to the side batting second. To obtain the target score this resulting number is either:

 

i)                    rounded up to the next whole figure or

ii)                   where this figure is already a whole number, 1 run will be added.

 

Team batting second. If a side is prevented from batting for their allotted number of overs because of prevailing conditions their ORR will be calculated using the actual number of overs they were able to bat. Any part over will be rounded up to the next whole number.

 

(d)               If a match is abandoned before it has been played to a conclusion, and the team batting second has received its minimum number of allotted overs (as laid down in 4 above), the result shall be decided by over run rate.  The side with the higher ORR will be the winner.

 

If the ORR is the same the side losing the lesser number of wickets in the first 20 overs of each innings will be the winner. If this is still equal a count back system will apply until a winner is found. i.e. side losing the lesser number of wickets in the 19th over – counting back until an over is reached whereby the number of wickets lost differs.

 

(e)                All matches, in which both teams have not had the opportunity of batting for the minimum number of overs as laid down in 4 above, shall be decided by 13.1(f).

 

(f)                 In the event of it not being possible to achieve a result with the above, the match will be recorded as: A and B

 

a)                  in a League match – No Result (10 points to each team)

b)                  in a Play off match – the winner will be the team who has the best Net Run Rate, of the two teams, going into the match.

 

                                       Replacement Teams,

 

c)                  If a Teams that had qualified to attend the play offs and Cant Attend for circumstances’ beyond our control will be replaced. see D

d)                  A replacement team to play in a play off match, will be Chosen from the same Spanish League, The 3rd placed team will be Chosen for the Ply offs.

e)                  If the League Committee finds any grounds for misconduct by the team who failed to turn up for the play offs will be find 20 points from the start of the next league season.

f)                    Dates given in the league program for matches will be strictly adearheard to by all clubs.

 

 

 

 

 

THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH CE COSTA BLANCA LEAGUE COMPETITION RULES (40 OVERS) PARTONE.

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                        

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

       CRICKET ESPANA 2010
Code of Conduct Acceptance Form

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This form must be completed and signed by each participant and returned to the Team Captain

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Team Manager/Captain will ensure that all Acceptance Forms are given to the League Chairman/ Director/Referee/Umpire on the day of Match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I (please print your name)                                                          have read the CE Spain and ICC Europe Code
 
of Conduct for Players, Managers and Coaches and agree to abide by its principles.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I agree that the following actions are unacceptable:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unruly and noisy behaviour at inappropriate times on the Field of Play or players on the Side Lines.

 

 

use of recreational drugs

 

 

damage to Club property, equipment or clothing

 

 

Actions that inconvenience fellow Players and guests.

Action in obscene language, abuse or descent shown to umpires on or off the field of play.

Using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and making of an obscene gesture.

Excessive Appealing.

ANTI-RACISM Policy.Offensive or Insulting Behaviour. See League RulesPt 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I fully understand that any breach of this code may result in one or more of the following sanctions being applied to me: and This Applied to Teams Staying at the Hotels.

 
 

 

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personal reimbursement to the hotel of all damaged caused

 

 

 

 

personal reimbursement to the hotel of any compensation paid to fellow guests

 

 

disqualification from the remainder of the League,

If found Guilty of any Rules of conduct-Offences we will apply the Guide Lines from the ICC Code of Conduct to the Team or Players.

 

 

 

 

 

banning of my participation in future CE Spanish events (tournaments and/or other events)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed

 

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IN ADDITION - this section to be completed if the player is under 18 years of age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be completed by the parent or guardian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I (please print your name)                                                          have read the CE Code
 
of Conduct for Players, Managers and Coaches and agree to abide by its principles.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am aware of all the possible sanctions that may apply to my child should they breach the code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed

 

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