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Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 22:59

LEAGUE CREST

RULE AMENDMENTS FOR 2017

 

 

The voting figures
League rules in full

 

 

Twenty-six rule amendments were confirmed at last month's annual general meeting at Cleckheaton when the results of the on-line voting were announced.

Only the proposal for leg side wides was defeated and that was by the slender margin of just one vote.

Among the most significant to be passed was a change to the bonus points systems which enables teams who bowl the opposition out cheaply to achieve the maximum 20 points.

Under the amendment, the team batting second is assumed to gain five points but will lose one for every two wickets they lose. If they bowl out their opponents for less that 124 and knock off the runs losing no more than one wicket, they will pocket the full 20 points, in contrast to the 15 they would have earned previously.The toss has been abolished with the away team having the choice to bowl first. Thee maximum points any team can earn remains 20.

Wickets Lost
124 or less
125-149
150-174
175-199
200-224
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5
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5
5
5
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There has also been a change to the rule regarding the toss. The away team has the right to bowl first or to toss for innings.

Other significant changes include the introduction of Duckworth Lewis for all first team games, the imposition of a £20 administration charge for all in-season transfers and a re-organisation of the cup competitions.

The introduction of Duckwoth Lewis will enable results to be achieved in rain affected matches even if the side batting second do not face the same number of overs as their opponents. The side batting second will have to have 20 overs available to them. Full training is to be given in the new year for all first team scorers.

The Priestley Cup will be contested by the clubs in the Premier and Championship A divisions while the Championship B and Conference teams will contest the Jack Hampshire Cup.

The Priestley Shield will be the only second team cup competition and will be limited to 32 clubs. All Premier Division second teams must compete with the remaining places filled by applications from clubs in Championship One, Championship Two and the Conference.

The length of matches for second teams have been reduced to 45 overs for the championship divisions and 40 overs for the Conference.This has also led to the maximum

THE RULE AMENDMENTS

All changes indicated in black italics

1  Condition of Membership All Clubs shall run two elevens. Premier & Championship One clubs shall also take part in the Priestley Cup competition, whilst Championship Two and Conference first elevens will partake in the Jack Hampshire Cup competition. Premier Division second elevens must take part in the Priestley Shield competition. Other clubs may apply to partake in this competition however the maximum number of teams allowed will be 32. In the event of more than 32 clubs applying a draw will take place to ascertain which clubs will partake in the competition.

2 Management Board: The League shall be governed by an Honorary President and a Management Board consisting of: a Chairman, Chief Executive, Admin Executive, Treasurer, League Secretary, Competitions Secretary plus a Development Officer; (“The Officials“)  together with  4 club representatives and 1 Umpires Association member making 12 persons in total  –    hereinafter  known as ‘’The Management Board".
All club representatives shall be eligible to serve on the Management Board and will be elected at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations for election should be in the hands of the League Secretary 28 days prior to the AGM.
The election shall be by ballot, in the case of a tie, a second ballot shall be taken. n the event of a vacancy on the Management Board, the existing Board have the power to co-opt members to maintain the maximum permitted number.The Management Board shall deal with all urgent matters, shall prepare the business and accounts to be dealt with at League Meetings, shall deal with all questions concerning grounds, and shall transact any business delegated to it.

3 Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting shall be held in November, when all Officials & Board members shall be elected. All Nominations shall be in the hands of the League Secretary 28 days prior to the meeting. The Officials and all other members of the Management Board together with one representative from each cub shall each have one vote at the A.G.M., or at an E.G.M., and the President or Chairman for the time being shall also have a casting vote.Any club not represented at an AGM or EGM shall be fined £25.Any club not represented at an AGM or EGM shall be fined £50.           

4 Extraordinary General Meeting An Extraordinary General Meeting may be called on receipt by the League Secretary of a requisition signed by at least 16 member clubs. The business to be discussed shall be stated, and the meeting shall be called within 21 days from the receipt of the requisition.

5 League meetings League will be held by arrangement of the Management Board when all members of the board are entitled to vote together with the representatives of each club, who have one vote each. League Meetings for 2017 are scheduled for: Thursday, March 23, Thursday, September 21 (Rules Revision). and Thursday, November 23 (AGM). Any club not represented at a League meeting shall be fined £50.

6 Alteration to Rules The Management Board or any club may submit proposals for alterations to rules for the following season, notice of these shall be given to the League Secretary in writing by 31 August. Such proposals shall be considered by the Management Board, and their findings sent to all clubs in the league. Such proposals as are finally agreed by the Management Board shall then be submitted to the AGM, or an EGM, and shall become effective provided they are supported by a simple straight majority of the votes recorded.

8. Subscription Each club shall pay an annual subscription of £50 and purchase a minimum of 10 handbooks, payment to be made by the 31st March of each financial year. In the event of this subscription being insufficient to meet expenses, the clubs shall contribute equally such sums as the Management Board may decide. Non-payment of subscriptions by the due date or any fines imposed which remain unpaid after one month shall be doubled and if still unpaid after the stipulated time will be doubled again.

12 League structure: The Management Board are empowered to decide on the promotion and relegation of clubs for the following year.
Clubs are advised that all promotions are subject to criteria attainment. Criteria for the Premier League will be set according to ECB Premier League Criteria. Clubs not maintaining this criteria will not be eligible to play in the Premier League.
In the event of two or more clubs in a division having an equal number of points at the end of the season, their relative positions shall be decided by the side having won more matches taking precedence. If this still leaves them even, then positions shall be decided by dividing their average runs per wicket for, by their average runs per wicket against.

13. Failure to Fulfil Fixtures Any club failing to fulfil league fixtures shall be penalised 20 points against both their first and second teams and fined £50 per offence. They must also pay any costs incurred by their opponents. Their opponents will automatically receive 10 match points 3 batting and 4 bowling points.

15. Match Reporting The system to be used will be notified to all cclubs at the start of each season. All clubs shall provide live scores for their first teams when playing at home, Clubs failing to comply will be fined £10 on each occasion. All club secretaries are responsible for ensuring their club’s computer is maintained in good order and that it is not used inappropriately or that no software is installed on to the computer unless directed to do so by the league chairman. The Management Board will determine the punishment for breaching this directive.

16. Registration of players: Reistrations are administered by the league's Admin Executive who can be emailed at registrations@bradfordcl.com
All players must be registered electronically as advised annually
ALL PLAYERS  MUST BE REGISTERED, BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN ANY LEAGUE, CUP OR SHIELD GAME.
All players must complete and sign a copy of the league registration form which is  to be retained by their club and produced on request from a league official.
Those players over the age of 18 on August 31, 2016 must also supply a recent  photograph of themselves.
Those players over the age of 18 on August 31, 2016 must also supply a recent  photograph of themselves. The club will then submit an application for registration on-line. Clubs engaging players not having played for them the previous season MUST forward a correctly completed YCB player transfer form to the Admin Executive before such registration will be accepted.
The transfer form can be scanned and attached to the on-line registration as a pdf, or delivered to the Admin Executive by email attachment, post or by hand. Once the registration has been approved the players name, picture and registration will be displayed on the site. Registrations for consideration MUST BE RECEIVED by the Admin. Executive by no later than midnight on the Thursday prior to the pending weekend matches.
A club playing an unregistered player shall be liable to a penalty to be determined by the Management Board. This penalty may include a fine and / or points deduction.
IT IS EACH CLUB’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT ALL REGISTRATIONS & TRANSFERS ARE BONA FIDE.
A club shall not register a player from another club outside the league for occasional matches only.
In the event of any player being dismissed by his club, and providing the  Management Board supports such dismissal on investigation, the player shall be debarred from taking part in league or cup competition match.

17 Transfer of players No transfers between clubs within the league may take place for players who have played first team cricket during the current season. Transfers for second team cricketers and players from outside the league are allowed up to July 31 in any season. Players may only transfer once in any season. A player from another club within the league or from another league shall not play with any league club until the necessary YCB transfer form has been deposited with the Admin Executive and the transfer approved. All transfers after the commencement of the season shall be subject to an administration fee of £20.

18. New Players No new player shall take part in the concluding matches of the season unless he is registered on or before July 31 unless consent is given from the Management Board. All players correctly registered prior to this date may play at any time. Where no play is possible owing to weather conditions, players selected and present on the ground shall be deemed to have played.

19. Overseas Players Each club is allowed to register a maximum one of overseas player in any season. This player must be registered and play prior to 31 July to be eligible. The definition of an overseas player shall be defined by his ability to play for England under current ECB regulations as interpreted by the Management Board All clubs must supply a copy of the player’s passport and visa to the administration executive within 7 days of him playing his first match. Clubs must satisfy themselves that the player is meeting the conditions of his visa. Any player found not to be meeting these conditions will be classed as ineligible. This will result in a penalty of all points gained in every game that he has played for the club.

 25. Choice of Innings
The away team will have choice of bowling first or asking for a toss to determine choice of innings. A pre-match meeting must take place with the umpires, captains and scorers on the pitch prior to play in the place of a toss or to toss if requested.

26. Preparation of the Pitch The preparation of the pitch shall be the responsibility of the home club and shall conform with the new MCC Laws. Pitches must not be watered within 36 hours of the start of a match. The preparation of the pitch shall be the responsibility of the home club and shall conform with the new MCC Laws. Pitches must not be watered within 36 hours of the start of a match. Where possible pitches for first team games will be located towards the centre of the square

29. Rules for Match Play A first team match shall consist of a maximum of 100 overs and each side shall bat a maximum of 50 (6 ball) overs, except as provided for in rule 30 and rule 31.
Second team matches will be as follows: Premier - maximum of 100 overs and each side shall bat a maximum of 50 overs, Championship - maximum of 90 overs and each side shall bat a maximum of 45 overs, Conference - maximum of 80 overs and each side shall bat a maximum of 40 overs except as provided for in rule 30 and rule 31.
For all matches: If the side batting first is dismissed, or declares its innings closed, before the end of its allotted number of overs, the side batting second shall NOT receive the balance of overs. 
For the duration of the innings the fielding side MUST, at the instant of delivery have four fieldsmen plus the wicketkeeper and bowler within a 30 yard fielding circle. In the event of an infringement the umpire will call "No Ball" The “fielding circle” is “an area bounded by two semi-circles centred on each middle stump (each with a radius of 30 yards) and joined by a parallel line on each side of the pitch”. The fielding circle should be marked by painted white ’dots’ at five yard intervals, each ‘dot’ to be covered by a white plastic or rubber (but not metal) disc measuring seven inches in diameter.

30. Weather Cancellation of matches
Matches may be cancelled up to 3 hours prior to the scheduled start time provided that both clubs are in agreement. If this is the case the home club must email cancellations@bradfordcl.com copying in the visiting club prior to this time detailing the cancellation. The email must include the name of the person at the away club who has agreed to this cancellation. This must be the club secretary or team captain.
Interruptions for weather
Where the start of the match is delayed overs will be deducted at one for every three minutes lost. The number of overs lost will be deducted from the total match overs and the balance split equally between the two teams. If the number of overs lost is an odd number it must be rounded up. Example: Delay 39 minutes overs lost 13 so the match will be a 43 overs a side contest. A match cannot commence if 60 overs have been lost due to adverse weather conditions.
For First XI only: Once the game is underway there is a cumulative allowance of 30 minutes for stoppages for rain or bad light when no overs will be deducted. Once the cumulative total of 30 minutes has been reached then the Duckworth Lewis Stern method will be used to calculate the result. A minimum of 20 overs must be bowled in the second innings to constitute a result.
For Second XI only: once the game is underway there is an allowance of 30 minutes for stoppages for rain or bad light when no overs will be deducted. Once the cumulative total of 30 minutes has been reached overs will start to be deducted at the rate of one for every three minutes. Example: Delays of 12 minutes, 13minutes and 17 minutes means stoppages total 42 minutes -30 minute allowance =12 minutes four overs will be deducted. No overs shall be deducted during the tea interval but any stoppage before the interval shall be added on to any stoppage after the interval should the same team be batting. If the stoppage is for sun, no overs shall be deducted however long the stoppage. The Umpires shall remain on the field of play during the stoppage.
In a match which has commenced play and is then affected by the weather, providing the second side batting receives an equal number of overs or more than the side batting first and providing that a minimum number of 40 overs are available when the match commences a ten point win can be achieved.
Where there is an imbalance of overs in favour of the side batting first, the ten points for a win can only be awarded if they bowl out their opponents or if their score is beaten by the side batting second. Where scores finish level, the match is tied, and each side will receive five points plus any bonus points. In all other circumstances the match is considered “ abandoned or incomplete ” and three points will be awarded to each side together with any bonus points accrued.
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31 Late Starts
Unless eight players of any club are ready to commence play at the appointed time the umpires shall report the defaulting club to the Admin Executive and the game shall not start until the requisite number of players are present. If, after a period of 30 minutes after the scheduled start time, eight players of a side are still not available, the umpires will abandon the match, stating the action taken on the Match Report Sheet. All late starts shall carry a penalty of £5 for each 5 minutes a game is delayed. In the event of a late start for reasons other than the weather, 100 overs shall be bowled, subject to the delay not having exceeded 30 minutes. Should the delay exceed 30 minutes, the overs available after deducting at the rate of 20 for each hour lost, calculated from normal starting time, shall be divided equally. In the latter case the umpires shall inform both captains and both scorers of the number of overs to be played.
32. Overs & Over Rate

First teams: No bowler may bowl more than 15 overs in an innings. If the start of a match is delayed and overs are reduced (rule 35, 4th para.) the maximum number of overs permitted per bowler will be as follows:-
Innings length             Maximum         Innings length              Maximum
20-21 overs                  6                      34-36 overs                   11
22-24 overs                  7                      37-40 overs                   12
25-26 overs                  8                      41-43 overs                   13
27-30 overs                  9                      44-46 overs                   14
31-33 overs                 10                     47-48 overs                   15
Second teams
Premier Division: No bowler may bowl more than 15 overs in an innings. If the start of a match is delayed and overs are reduced (rule 30, 2nd para.) the maximum number of overs permitted per bowler is indicated above,
Championship One & Two: No bowler may bowl more than 14 overs.
Conference: No bowler may bowl more than 12 overs

Over rates:

First Teams (all divisions) and Second Teams Premier Division: 50 overs MUST be bowled in
3hours 10 minutes (playing time)
Second Teams Championship One and Two: 45 overs MUST be bowled in 2hrs 51min.
Second Teams Conference: 40 overs MUST be bowled in 2hrs 32 mins.
When the start of a match is delayed by weather rule 30, 2nd paragraph – overs divided equally.) the ‘target times’ will be reduced as required. Once the game has commenced & further stoppages occur the ‘target times’ will not be affected. Similarly, any game which does start on time and is then interrupted by weather the ‘target time’ of 3hrs 10 mins. remains unaffected.
Failure to achieve the target time will result in 1 point being deducted from the fielding side for the 1st occasion; 2 points for the 2nd occasion; 3 points for the 3rd occasion and so on and so forth.
Umpires MUST inform the offending team's captain that they have failed to bowl their overs in the allowed time and report as such on their match report.

OVERS             TARGET TIME             OVERS             TARGET TIME
20                     1hr 16mins                    35                     2hr 13mins
21                     1hr 19mins                    36                     2hr 16mins
22                     1hr 23mins                    37                     2hr 20mins
23                     1hr 27mins                    38                     2hr 24mins
24                     1hr 31mins                    39                     2hr 28mins
25                     1hr 35mins                    40                     2hr 32mins
26                     1hr 38mins                    41                     2hr 35mins
27                     1hr 42mins                    42                     2hr 39mins
28                     1hr 46mins                    43                     2hr 43mins
29                     1hr 50mins                    44                     2hr 47mins
30                     1hr 54mins                    45                     2hr 51mins
31                     1hr 57mins                    46                     2hr 54mins
32                     2hr 1mins                      47                     2hr 58mins
33                     2hr 5mins                      48                     3hr 02mins
34                     2hr 9mins                      49                     3hr 06mins

 

50 overs target time 3hrs 10mins | 45 overs target time: 2hrs 51min | 40 overs: Target time 2hrs 32min

34. Championship Points
Points shall be awarded as follows:
Win 10  points + bonus points
Tie 5 points + bonus points
Loss 0 points + bonus points
Abandoned / No Play 3 points + bonus points
Bonus points shall be awarded as follows :-
Batting first – 1 point for scoring 125 runs, plus, 1 point for every 25 runs scored over 125 ( max. 5 batting bonus points.)
Bowling 1 point for every two wickets taken. If a team plays short or a batsman is unavailable and is all out then maximum bowling points will be awarded.
A side batting second and winning shall provisionally be awarded 5 batting points but 1 of these allocated points will be deducted for each 2 wickets lost, however they will gain a point at 125 runs and each 25 runs up to and including 200 however can only obtain a maximum of 5 batting bonus points in the innings. See table be
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Wickets lost
124 or less
125-149
150-174
175-199
200+
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5
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37. Scorers A scorer MUST be provided by each team. If a team fails to provide a suitable scorer, a player must score instead of fielding. At no time must a team not have a scorer in attendance. Any team not complying with this rule will be dealt with by the Management Board who have the power to impose such penalties as may be considered necessary. Scorers must be provided with a safe environment and alcohol must not be consumed whilst scoring.

41. Umpires Should an appointed umpire be unable to officiate he/she must notify the Umpires Appointments Secretary immediately, the latter shall then appoint a substitute, If a selected umpire fails to arrive at the ground at least 30 minutes before the match is due to commence, he/she shall be immediately reported to the Umpires Appointments Secretary by the secretary of the home club. In this case, the two captains and the other umpire shall select a temporary umpire from the spectators and the temporary umpire shall officiate until the defaulting umpire arrives, they shall then decide whether the substitute Umpire shall take over the normal duties or those at "square leg" only. If an Umpire takes over both bowling ends throughout a game, he/she shall be paid 1.5, times the normal expenses for either a First or Second Eleven game, and the balance may be handed to the substitute Umpire at the home club's discretion. Umpires shall be on the field of play 5 minutes before starting time. All expenses shall be paid no later than the tea interval. All expenses shall be paid no later than the tea interval. Umpires appointed by the Appointments Secretary will receive expenses of £40 per match, in all divisions. Umpires provided by clubs are entitled to expenses of £30 per match. Where a match is not started due to adverse weather, expenses will be 50% The level of Umpires’ expenses for both 1st & 2nd XI matches shall be agreed by the League Management Board and the Umpires Association prior to the commencement of each season, in addition, Umpires shall be provided with their tea. In conjunction with the M.CC. Laws of Cricket. when penalty runs have been awarded in a game and a report is necessary, the official report form, provided by the league, should be completed and signed within 24 hours of the conclusion of the game by both match officials and posted by FIRST CLASS post to the Competition Secretary. In conjunction with the M.CC. Laws of Cricket. when penalty runs have been awarded in a game and a report is necessary, the official report form, provided by the league, should be completed and signed within 24 hours of the conclusion of the game by both match officials and posted by FIRST CLASS post to the Competition Secretary. Umpires shall report to the Competition Secretary any misconduct on the part of the players on the field of play, or of spectators interfering with the play of the players. The home club shall be responsible for the conduct of its spectators.

45. Advertising on Clothing Advertising will be allowed on clothing but will be limited to a maximum of three adverts of reasonable size. If in doubt clubs should seek clarification from the Management Board

47. Clubs' Grounds All clubs' grounds shall be at the disposal of the League for matches organised or controlled by the League. All clubs should provide seating for at least 20, All grounds must meet the criteria for each division.

51. Protests Any club lodging a protest, an objection, or wishing to call a special meeting of the Board shall deposit the same with the League Secretary together with the sum of £50 within 5 days of the completion of the match concerned. The business shall be dealt with by the Management Board and if considered unjustified the deposit shall be forfeited. In any event the loser of the case under consideration shall pay £25 to cover the expenses of the inquiry. If the Board upholds the protest or objection. it shall have the power to impose fines, deduct points or order the match to be replayed at the committee's discretion. Any gate money shall be at the disposal of the Management Board. The representatives of the clubs concerned in any inquiry shall not be eligible to sit on the committee at thetime of the inquiry.
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