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Les Wood and Paul Wiseman
    2012 Shield final umpires Les Wood and Paul Wiseman with Sovereign Health Care CEO Russ Piper
 
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  Priestley Cup

Entry: This competition is for the first teams of those clubs in the Premier Division and Championship One.

Playing Conditions:
These shall be determined by the Cup Management Panel and circulated annually to all clubs and are in accordance with MCC Laws of Cricket except for matters provided for in these Competition Arrangements.

Cup Management Panel:
P Arundel, A Birkinshaw, M Heald, P Ratcliffe, R Shackleton & D Young.

Application of League Rules:
All points not otherwise dealt with in these Competition rules shall be in accordance with the League Rules. All decisions made by the Cup Management Panel in the interpretation of all rules, or on other matters concerning the business of these competitions, shall be final and binding on all parties.

Accounts:
The accounts of the competition shall be audited and a balance sheet presented at the AGM.

Player Qualification:
Any registered player shall be eligible to play in the first round of the competition.
Players must have played at least one league/cup or shield match prior to the second round to be eligible for that and subsequent rounds.

In the case of bona-fide juniors & full time students, registered by their club prior to the season, permission to play must be obtained from the Cup Management Panel if they have NOT played a league game before the second round.

Any player registered at the beginning of the season who has not played a game by the date of a cup match due to illness or injury (round two onwards), may be allowed to play but only with the consent of the Cup Management Panel
A player who has played in a Priestley Cup tie shall not play in a corresponding round match in the Priestley Shield.

Nomination of Teams:
Names of selected players must be stated on the official team cards (2 copies) and signed by the captain(s). One will be handed to the umpires prior to the toss and the second will be given to the scorers. Once teams have been exchanged, no changes to either side will be allowed. MCC Laws regarding the use of substitutes will apply.

Competition Arrangements:

Duration of matches:  
All matches will commence at 1pm & will be 50 overs per side subject to weather conditions permitting except for the final which will start at noon.

Fixtures:
  There will be reserve dates for all rounds but it is imperative that home clubs make every effort to ensure that their ground is fit for play on the first occasion. Covers and mopping up equipment must be used.
The Umpires will be the sole judges of whether play can take place and they have the discretion to reduce the length of any game before commencement of the first innings without there having been a delay. They may also take into consideration an adverse weather forecast and order a shortened game down to a minimum of 10 overs per side.
Please note: This rule now applies to the original tie and not just as the reserve date.

Over rates
: Fifty overs must be bowled in 3hrs 20 mins (or pro rata in a shortened game). Teams will be fined £10 for every over they fail to bowl by the deadline.

Over Rate targets for reduce overs games
10       40mins 20        1hr 20mins 30        2hrs 40        2hrs 40mins
11       44mins 21        1hr 24mins 31        2hrs 4mins 41        2hrs 44mins
12       48mins 22        1hr 28mins 32        2hrs 8mins 42        2hrs 48mins
13       52mins 23        1hr 32mins 33        2hrs 12mins 43        2hrs 52mins
14       56mins 24        1hr 36mins 34        2hrs 16mins 44        2hrs 56mins
15        1hr 25        1hr 40mins 35        2hrs 20mins 45        3hrs
16        1hr 4mins 26        1hr 44mins 36        2hrs 24mins 46        3hrs 4mins
17        1hr 8mins 27        1hr 48mins 37        2hrs 28mins 47        3hrs 8mins
18        1hr 12mins 28        1hr 52mins 38        2hrs 32mins 48        3hrs 12mins
19        1hr 16mins 29        1hr 56mins 39        2hrs 36mins 49        3hrs 16mins

Cancellation of matches: Matches may be cancelled up to three 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.

Stoppages and delays:
In the first innings one over is deducted from each side’s allocation for every eight minutes or part of lost. In the second innings one over is deducted for every four minutes or part of lost.  (Unlike the league There is no allowance of 30 minutes so deductions start immediately there is a delay or stoppage.

Obtaining a result:
  In matches where both teams have had the opportunity to bat for the agreed number of overs (50 in an uninterrupted game, less if weather interferes), the team scoring the highest number of runs shall be the winner.
If the scores are equal, the side losing the fewer wickets will be declared the winners, if both runs and wickets are equal then countback will be used. Going back ball by ball scores will be compared until a winner is found. (If runs are equal wickets are compared at each stage of the countback).

If the team batting second has not had the opportunity to complete the agreed number of overs and has neither been ‘all out’ nor has passed its opponents’ score, and no further play is possible, a comparison of scores will be made at the exact point where the game is halted, provided a minimum of ten overs have been bowled. If the scores are equal, the side losing the fewer wickets will be declared the winners. If both runs and wickets are equal then the comparison will go back ball by ball until a winner is found. (If runs are equal wickets are compared at each stage of the countback).

No play:
In the event of no play on the reserve date a result should be obtained by a bowl out. Only if the umpires consider conditions unsafe for a bowl out to be conducted the result will be determined by the toss of a coin. The home captain will spin the coin.

Semi-final and final:
A comparison of scores will only come into consideration once 25 overs have been reached in the second innings, If the game is abandoned before the 25 overs mark a new game will be played on the reserve day. A comparison of scores can be used to calculate a result after 10 overs have been bowled in the second innings on the reserve day. If the final tie cannot reach a conclusion on the second day the Cup Management Panel will decide how to proceed.

 Bowl out Procedure.
(Carried out under the supervision of the umpires.)
In consultation with club officials/ groundstaff this may take place on the designated pitch or an adjacent one, edge of outfield, artificial pitch or indoor facility, if available.
1 The captains will nominate five players from each side who will bowl one delivery alternatively a three wickets pitched 22 yards from a single stump.
2 Underarm deliveries are not allowed.
3 The ball must bounce once in front of the popping crease.
4 Failure to achieve this counts as one delivery.
5 A no ball will count as a delivery.
6 The same ball will be used by both teams.
7 No person is allowed to stand in front of the wickets to act as a target for the bowlers.
The side that bowls down the wickets most times is the winner.
If scores are level after the first ten deliveries the same players will continue to bowl alternatively one ball each to achieve a result on a sudden death basis
Bowling: No bowler may bowl more than ten overs in an innings in a 50 over contest. In a reduced overs contest the allocations are indicated below.
Lengths of game with maximum allocation for each bowler in brackets

Innings Allocation Innings Alloocation Innings Allocation
10 2 21-25 5 36-40 8
11-15 3 26-30 6 41-45 9
16-20 4 31-35 7 46-50 10

Leg Side Deliveries: When the batsman is in his normal stance any ball passing down the leg side which does not come into contact with the bat or any part of the batsman’s person shall be called “WIDE”.

Front Foot No Balls:
The delivery following a no ball called for a front foot indiscretion shall be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. If the delivery for the free hit is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or a wide ball), then the next delivery shall become a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. For any free hit, even if that delivery is called ‘Wide’ the batsmen can only be dismissed under the circumstances that would apply for a No Ball (MCC. Law 24 i.e. Run Out, Handled the Ball, Obstructing the Field or Hit the Ball Twice). Play shall proceed until the ‘Free Hit’ delivery is a legitimate delivery. Field changes are permitted for free hit deliveries providing all effective fielding restrictions are adhered to. The umpires shall signal a free hit by (after the normal no ball signal) extending one arm straight upwards and moving it in a circular motion.

Fielding Restrictions:
At the instant of delivery, for the first 15 overs of each 50 overs innings only two fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the area known as “the fielding circle”. For the remainder of each innings a minimum of four fieldsmen (plus the bowler & wicket-keeper) must be within the “fielding circle” In the event of an infringement the Umpire shall 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.
In the event of the length of the innings being reduced prior to its start the following table indicates the number of overs for which the restrictions will apply.

Innings
Allocation Innings Alloocation Innings Allocation
10 3 21-25 9 41-50 15
11-15 5 26-30 10    
16-20 6 31-40 12    

Umpires Expenses: Umpires shall receive £40 expenses in all matches up to an including the semi-final which achieve a result, this includes a bowl out or the toss of a coin. The home club will provide the umpires with a free tea and will ensure that they are paid during the break which will not exceed 25 minutes. If the umpires travel to a game and there is no play they will receive £5. For any game that starts but does not reach a point where a result can be achieved they will receive £20 each

Match Reporting:
The Secretary of the Home Club shall be responsible for ensuring that the correct details are sent Failure to comply will incur a fine of £10. Regulations are as per league games.

Admission & Match Expenses:
In all rounds up to and including the semi-final the following maximum admission prices may be applied, adults £3, Children and senior citizens £1.50. The home club is responsible for all match expenses and will retain any surplus.

Failure to Fulfill a Fixture:
Any club failing to fulfill a fixture, for whatever reason, shall be fined the sum of £25, and both their teams will automatically be suspended from the following year’s competitions.

THE FINAL
Venue: The choice of ground will be made by the Management Board.

Admission:
Charges for the final will be set by the Management Board. Once the match expenses have been deducted from the gross gate receipts any surplus will be divided equally between the two competing clubs, providing they provide personnel to man the gates.

Match ball:
Each team will be responsible for supplying their own match ball.

Trophies:
The winning team will receive the Priestley Cup and each club will receive 12 mementos for their players and one for their scorer. The man of the match will receive a cup and a momento. The three umpires will receive a similar momento to the players and a free ticket for the league dinner.

Umpires
: In the final they will receive a memento like those awarded to the players of the winning team and a free ticket to the league’s annual dinner tickets. Teas will be provided for umpires by the league.

Collections during Final:
In the event of any collections for batting or bowling performances taking place during the final match the whole amount collected Shall be divided; 50% to Bradford League Contingencies Fund and 50% divided equally among the players who have earned the collections.

Teas:
Thirteen teas will be provided for each of the competing teams and the match umpires, the cost to be defrayed out of gate receipts.

For all clubs:
No club shall play a match on the day of the Final, except any Bradford Junior League play-off or final, but may hold an attraction or event on its ground which must not include any cricket based activity. Where a final date is rearranged any counter attraction by the club concerned which has already been notified to the Management Board will be allowed to take place on the rearranged date.



Priestley Shield Competition Rules
Entry: This competition is for Second Teams Premier Division teams plus applications from second teams from the Championship One, Championship Two and Conference. If the number of applicants take the total number of entries above 32 the Cup Management Panel will decide on the composition of the competition.

Playing Conditions:
These shall be determined by the Cup Management Panel and circulated annually to all clubs and are in accordance with MCC Laws of Cricket except for matters provided for in these Competition Arrangements.

Cup Management Panel:
P Arundel, A Birkinshaw, M Heald P Ratcliffe, R Shackleton & D Young.

Application of League Rules:
All points not otherwise dealt with in these Competition rules shall be in accordance with the League Rules. All decisions made by the Cup Management Panel in the interpretation of all rules, or on other matters concerning the business of these competitions, shall be final and binding on all parties.

Accounts:
The accounts of the competition shall be audited and a balance sheet presented at the AGM.

Player Qualification:
Any registered player shall be eligible to play in the first round of the competition provided he hasn’t played in the first round of the Priestley Cup or Jack Hampshire Cup.

Players must have played at least one league/cup or Shield match prior to the second round to be eligible for that and subsequent rounds. After the first round any player who has played more first team games than second team games by the date of a specific round cannot play in the Priestley Shield.

In the case of bona-fide juniors & full time students, registered by their club prior to the season, permission to play must be obtained from the Cup Management Panel if they have NOT played a league game before the second round.

Any player registered at the beginning of the season who has not played a game by the date of a cup match due to illness or injury (round two onwards), may be allowed to play but only with the consent of the Cup Management Panel
A player who has played in a Priestley Cup tie shall not play in a corresponding round match in the Priestley Shield.

Nomination of Teams:
Names of selected players must be stated on the official team cards (2 copies) and signed by the captain(s). One will be handed to the umpires prior to the toss and the second will be given to the scorers. Once teams have been exchanged, no changes to either side will be allowed. MCC Laws regarding the use of substitutes will apply.

Competition Arrangements:
Duration of matches: 
All matches will commence at 1pm & will be 50 overs per side subject to weather conditions permitting except for the final which will start at noon.

Fixtures:
  There will be reserve dates for all rounds but it is imperative that home clubs make every effort to ensure that their ground is fit for play on the first occasion. Covers and mopping up equipment must be used.
The Umpires will be the sole judges of whether play can take place and they have the discretion to reduce the length of any game before commencement of the first innings without there having been a delay. They may also take into consideration an adverse weather forecast and order a shortened game down to a minimum of 10 overs per side.
Please note: This rule now applies to the original tie and not just as the reserve date.
Fifty overs must be bowled in 3hrs 20 mins (or pro rata in a shortened game). Teams will be fined £10 for every over they fail to bowl by the deadline.

Over Rate targets for reduce overs games
10       40mins 20        1hr 20mins 30        2hrs 40        2hrs 40mins
11       44mins 21        1hr 24mins 31        2hrs 4mins 41        2hrs 44mins
12       48mins 22        1hr 28mins 32        2hrs 8mins 42        2hrs 48mins
13       52mins 23        1hr 32mins 33        2hrs 12mins 43        2hrs 52mins
14       56mins 24        1hr 36mins 34        2hrs 16mins 44        2hrs 56mins
15        1hr 25        1hr 40mins 35        2hrs 20mins 45        3hrs
16        1hr 4mins 26        1hr 44mins 36        2hrs 24mins 46        3hrs 4mins
17        1hr 8mins 27        1hr 48mins 37        2hrs 28mins 47        3hrs 8mins
18        1hr 12mins 28        1hr 52mins 38        2hrs 32mins 48        3hrs 12mins
19        1hr 16mins 29        1hr 56mins 39        2hrs 36mins 49        3hrs 16mins

Cancellation of matches: Matches may be cancelled up to three hours prior to the scheduled start time provided 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.

Stoppages and delays:
In the first innings one over is deducted from each side’s allocation for every eight minutes or part of lost. In the second innings one over is deducted for every four minutes or part of lost.  (Unlike the league There is no allowance of 30 minutes so deductions start immediately there is a delay or stoppage.

Obtaining a result:
  In matches where both teams have had the opportunity to bat for the agreed number of overs (50 in an uninterrupted game, less if weather interferes), the team scoring the highest number of runs shall be the winner.
If the scores are equal, the side losing the fewer wickets will be declared the winners, if both runs and wickets are equal then countback will be used. Going back ball by ball scores will be compared until a winner is found. (If runs are equal wickets are compared at each stage of the countback).
If the team batting second has not had the opportunity to complete the agreed number of overs and has neither been ‘all out’ nor has passed its opponents’ score, and no further play is possible, a comparison of scores will be made at the exact point where the game is halted, provided a minimum of ten overs have been bowled. If the scores are equal, the side losing the fewer wickets will be declared the winners. If both runs and wickets are equal then the comparison will go back ball by ball until a winner is found. (If runs are equal wickets are compared at each stage of the countback).

No play:
In the event of no play on the reserve date a result should be obtained by a bowl out. Only if the umpires consider conditions unsafe for a bowl out to be conducted the result will be determined by the toss of a coin. The home captain will spin the coin.

Semi-final and final:
A comparison of scores will only come into consideration once 25 overs have been reached in the second innings, If the game is abandoned before the 25 overs mark a new game will be played on the reserve day. A comparison of scores can be used to calculate a result after 10 overs have been bowled in the second innings on the reserve day.
If the final tie cannot reach a conclusion on the second day the Cup Management Panel will decide how to proceed.

Bowl out Procedure.

(Carried out under the supervision of the umpires.)
In consultation with club officials/ groundstaff this may take place on the designated pitch or an adjacent one, edge of outfield, artificial pitch or indoor facility, if available.
1 The captains will nominate five players from each side who will bowl one delivery alternatively a three wickets pitched 22 yards from a single stump.
2 Underarm deliveries are not allowed.
3 The ball must bounce once in front of the popping crease.
4 Failure to achieve this counts as one delivery.
5 A no ball will count as a delivery.
6 The same ball will be used by both teams.
7 No person is allowed to stand in front of the wickets to act as a target for the bowlers.
The side that bowls down the wickets most times is the winner.
If scores are level after the first ten deliveries the same players will continue to bowl alternatively one ball each to achieve a result on a sudden death basis
Bowling: No bowler may bowl more than ten overs in an innings in a 50 over contest. In a reduced overs contest the allocations are indicated below.
Lengths of game with maximum allocation for each bowler in brackets

Innings
Allocation Innings Alloocation Innings Allocation
10 2 21-25 5 36-40 8
11-15 3 26-30 6 41-45 9
16-20 4 31-35 7 46-50 10

Leg Side Deliveries: When the batsman is in his normal stance any ball passing down the leg side which does not come into contact with the bat or any part of the batsman’s person shall be called “WIDE”.

Front Foot No Balls:
The delivery following a no ball called for a front foot indiscretion shall be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. If the delivery for the free hit is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or a wide ball), then the next delivery shall become a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. For any free hit, even if that delivery is called ‘Wide’ the batsmen can only be dismissed under the circumstances that would apply for a No Ball (MCC. Law 24 i.e. Run Out, Handled the Ball, Obstructing the Field or Hit the Ball Twice). Play shall proceed until the ‘Free Hit’ delivery is a legitimate delivery. Field changes are permitted for free hit deliveries providing all effective fielding restrictions are adhered to. The umpires shall signal a free hit by (after the normal no ball signal) extending one arm straight upwards and moving it in a circular motion.

Fielding Restrictions:
At the instant of delivery, for the first 15 overs of each 50 overs innings only two fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the area known as “the fielding circle”. For the remainder of each innings a minimum of four fieldsmen (plus the bowler & wicket-keeper) must be within the “fielding circle” In the event of an infringement the Umpire shall 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.
In the event of the length of the innings being reduced prior to its start the following table indicates the number of overs for which the restrictions will apply.

Innings
Allocation Innings Alloocation Innings Allocation
10 3 21-25 9 41-50 15
11-15 5 26-30 10    
16-20 6 31-40 12    

Umpires Expenses: Umpires shall receive £40 expenses in all matches up to an including the semi-final which achieve a result, this includes a bowl out or the toss of a coin. The home club will provide the umpires with a free tea and will ensure that they are paid during the break which will not exceed 25 minutes. If the umpires travel to a game and there is no play they will receive £5. For any game that starts but does not reach a point where a result can be achieved they will receive £20 each.
THE COSTS ARE SHARED BY BOTH CLUBS BUT IT IS THE HOME SIDE’S DUTY TO ENSURE THE UMPIRES ARE PAID ON TIME.
Match Reporting: The Secretary of the Home Club shall be responsible for ensuring that the correct details are sent Failure to comply will incur a fine of £10. Regulations are as per league games.
Failure to Fulfill a Fixture: Any club failing to fulfill a fixture, for whatever reason, shall be fined the sum of £25, and both their teams will automatically be suspended from the following year’s competitions.

THE FINAL
Venue: The choice of ground will be made by the Management Board.

Admission:
Charges for the final will be set by the Management Board. Once the match expenses have been deducted from the gross gate receipts any surplus will be divided equally between the two competing clubs, providing they provide personnel to man the gates.

Match ball:
Each team will be responsible for supplying their own match ball.

Trophies:
The winning team will receive the Priestley Cup and each club will receive 12 mementos for their players and one for their scorer. The man of the match will receive a cup and a momento. The three umpires will receive a similar momento to the players and a free ticket for the league dinner.

Umpires
: In the final they will receive a memento like those awarded to the players of the winning team and a free ticket to the league’s annual dinner tickets. Teas will be provided for umpires by the league.
Collections during Final: In the event of any collections for batting or bowling performances taking place during the final match the whole amount collected Shall be divided; 50% to Bradford League Contingencies Fund and 50% divided equally among the players who have earned the collections.

Teas:
Thirteen teas will be provided for each of the competing teams and the match umpires, the cost to be defrayed out of gate receipts.

For all clubs:
No club shall play a match on the day of the Final, except any Bradford Junior League play-off or final, but may hold an attraction or event on its ground which must not include any cricket based activity. Where a final date is rearranged any counter attraction by the club concerned which has already been notified to the Management Board will be allowed to take place on the rearranged date.

Jack Hampshire Cup



Entry: This competition is for the first teams of those clubs in Championship Two and the Conference.

Playing Conditions: These
shall be determined by the Cup Management Panel and circulated annually to all clubs and are in accordance with MCC Laws of Cricket except for matters provided for in these Competition Arrangements.

Cup Management Panel:
P Arundel, A Birkinshaw, M Heald P Ratcliffe, R Shackleton & D Young.

Application of League Rules:
All points not otherwise dealt with in these Competition rules shall be in accordance with the League Rules. All decisions made by the Cup Management Panel in the interpretation of all rules, or on other matters concerning the business of these competitions, shall be final and binding on all parties.

Accounts:
The accounts of the competition shall be audited and a balance sheet presented at the AGM.

Player Qualification:
Any registered player shall be eligible to play in the first round of the competition.
Players must have played at least one league Jack Hampshire Cup or Priestley Shield match prior to the second round to be eligible for that and subsequent rounds.

In the case of bona-fide juniors & full time students, registered by their club prior to the season, permission to play must be obtained from the Cup Management Panel if they have NOT played a league game before the second round.

Any player registered at the beginning of the season who has not played a game by the date of a cup match due to illness or injury (round two onwards), may be allowed to play but only with the consent of the Cup Management Panel
A player who has played in a Jack Hampshire Cup tie shall not play in a corresponding round match in the Priestley Shield.

Nomination of Teams:
Names of selected players must be stated on the official team cards (2 copies) and signed by the captain(s). One will be handed to the umpires prior to the toss and the second will be given to the scorers. Once teams have been exchanged, no changes to either side will be allowed. MCC Laws regarding the use of substitutes will apply.

Competition Arrangements:
Duration of matches:  
All matches will commence at 1pm & will be 40 overs per side subject to weather conditions permitting except for the final which will start at noon.

Fixtures:
  There will be reserve dates for all rounds but it is imperative that home clubs make every effort to ensure that their ground is fit for play on the first occasion. Covers and mopping up equipment must be used.
The Umpires will be the sole judges of whether play can take place and they have the discretion to reduce the length of any game before commencement of the first innings without there having been a delay. They may also take into consideration an adverse weather forecast and order a shortened game down to a minimum of 10 overs per side.
Please note: This rule now applies to the original tie and not just as the reserve date.

Forty overs must be bowled in 2 hrs 40 mins (or pro rata in a shortened game). Teams will be fined £10 for every over they fail to bowl by the deadline.

TARGET TIMES FOR DIFFERING LENGTHS OF GAMES
10       40mins 20        1hr 20mins 30        2hrs
11       44mins 21        1hr 24mins 31        2hrs 4mins
12       48mins 22        1hr 28mins 32        2hrs 8mins
13       52mins 23        1hr 32mins 33        2hrs 12mins
14       56mins 24        1hr 36mins 34        2hrs 16mins
15        1hr 25        1hr 40mins 35        2hrs 20mins
16        1hr 4mins 26        1hr 44mins 36        2hrs 24mins
17        1hr 8mins 27        1hr 48mins 37        2hrs 28mins
18        1hr 12mins 28        1hr 52mins 38        2hrs 32mins
19        1hr 16mins 29        1hr 56mins 39        2hrs 36mins

Cancellation of matches: Matches may be cancelled up to three hours prior to the scheduled start time provided 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.

Stoppages and delays:
In the first innings one over is deducted from each side’s allocation for every eight minutes or part of lost. In the second innings one over is deducted for every four minutes or part of lost.  (Unlike the league There is no allowance of 30 minutes so deductions start immediately there is a delay or stoppage.

Obtaining a result:
  In matches where both teams have had the opportunity to bat for the agreed number of overs (40 in an uninterrupted game, less if weather interferes), the team scoring the highest number of runs shall be the winner.
If the scores are equal, the side losing the fewer wickets will be declared the winners, if both runs and wickets are equal then countback will be used. Going back ball by ball scores will be compared until a winner is found. (If runs are equal wickets are compared at each stage of the countback).

If the team batting second has not had the opportunity to complete the agreed number of overs and has neither been ‘all out’ nor has passed its opponents’ score, and no further play is possible, a comparison of scores will be made at the exact point where the game is halted, provided a minimum of ten overs have been bowled. If the scores are equal, the side losing the fewer wickets will be declared the winners. If both runs and wickets are equal then the comparison will go back ball by ball until a winner is found. (If runs are equal wickets are compared at each stage of the countback).

No play:
In the event of no play on the reserve date a result should be obtained by a bowl out. Only if the umpires consider conditions unsafe for a bowl out to be conducted the result will be determined by the toss of a coin. The home captain will spin the coin.

Semi-final and final:
A comparison of scores will only come into consideration once 20 overs have been reached in the second innings of the initial tie, If the game is abandoned before the 20 overs mark a new game will be played on the reserve day. A comparison of scores can be used to calculate a result after 10 overs have been bowled in the second innings on the reserve day using the method set out above.
If the final tie cannot reach a conclusion on the second day the Cup Management Panel will decide how to proceed.

Bowl out Procedure.

(Carried out under the supervision of the umpires.)
In consultation with club officials/ groundstaff this may take place on the designated pitch or an adjacent one, edge of outfield, artificial pitch or indoor facility, if available.
1 The captains will nominate five players from each side who will bowl one delivery alternatively a three wickets pitched 22 yards from a single stump.
2 Underarm deliveries are not allowed.
3 The ball must bounce once in front of the popping crease.
4 Failure to achieve this counts as one delivery.
5 A no ball will count as a delivery.
6 The same ball will be used by both teams.
7 No person is allowed to stand in front of the wickets to act as a target for the bowlers.
The side that bowls down the wickets most times is the winner.
If scores are level after the first ten deliveries the same players will continue to bowl alternatively one ball each to achieve a result on a sudden death basis
Bowling: No bowler may bowl more than eight overs in an innings in a 40 over contest. When the length of innings is reduced before it starts the allocations are indicated below. Lengths of game with maximum allocation for each bowler in brackets

Innings
Allocation Innings lloocation Innings Allocation
10 2 21-25 5 36-40 8
11-15 3 26-30 6    
16-20 4 31-35 7    

Leg Side Deliveries: When the batsman is in his normal stance any ball passing down the leg side which does not touch the bat or any part of the batsman’s person shall be called “WIDE”.

Front Foot No Balls:
The delivery following a no ball called for a front foot indiscretion shall be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. If the delivery for the free hit is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or a wide ball), then the next delivery shall become a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. For any free hit, even if that delivery is called ‘Wide’ the batsmen can only be dismissed under the circumstances that would apply for a No Ball (MCC. Law 24 i.e. Run Out, Handled the Ball, Obstructing the Field or Hit the Ball Twice). Play shall proceed until the ‘Free Hit’ delivery is a legitimate delivery. Field changes are permitted for free hit deliveries providing all effective fielding restrictions are adhered to. The umpires shall signal a free hit by (after the normal no ball signal) extending one arm straight upwards and moving it in a circular motion.

Fielding Restrictions:
At the instant of delivery, for the first 12 overs of each 40 overs innings only two fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the area known as “the fielding circle”. For the remainder of each innings a minimum of four fieldsmen (plus the bowler & wicket-keeper) must be within the “fielding circle” In the event of an infringement the Umpire shall 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.

In the event of the length of the innings being reduced prior to its start the following table indicates the number of overs for which the restrictions will apply.

Innings
Allocation Innings Alloocation
10 3 21-25 9
11-15 5 26-30 10
16-20 6 31-40 12

Umpires Expenses: Umpires shall receive £40 expenses in all matches up to an including the semi-final which achieve a result, this includes a bowl out or the toss of a coin. The home club will provide the umpires with a free tea and will ensure that they are paid during the break which will not exceed 25 minutes. If the umpires travel to a game and there is no play they will receive £5. For any game that starts but does not reach a point where a result can be achieved they will receive £20 each.
THE COSTS ARE SHARED BY BOTH CLUBS BUT IT IS THE HOME SIDE’S DUTY TO ENSURE THE UMPIRES ARE PAID ON TIME.

Match Reporting: The Secretary of the Home Club shall be responsible for ensuring that the correct details are sent Failure to comply will incur a fine of £10. Regulations are as per league games.

THE FINAL

Venue: The choice of ground will be made by the Management Board.

Admission:
Charges for the final will be set by the Management Board. Once the match expenses have been deducted from the gross gate receipts any surplus will be divided equally between the two competing clubs, providing they provide personnel to man the gates.

Match ball:
Each team will be responsible for supplying their own match ball.
Trophies: The winning team will receive the Jack Hampshire Cup and each club will receive 12 mementos for their players and one for their scorer. The man of the match will receive a cup and a momento.

Umpires
: In the final they will receive a memento like those awarded to the players of the winning team and a free ticket to the league’s annual dinner tickets.

Collections during Final:
In the event of any collections for batting or bowling performances taking place during the final match the whole amount collected Shall be divided; 50% to Bradford League Contingencies Fund and 50% divided equally among the players who have earned the collections.

Teas:
Thirteen teas will be provided for each of the competing teams and the match umpires, the cost to be defrayed out of gate receipts.

For all clubs:
No club shall play a match on the day of the Cup Final, except any Bradford Junior League play-off or final, but may hold an attraction or event on its ground which must not include any cricket based activity. Where a final date is rearranged any counter attraction by the club concerned which has already been notified to the Board will be allowed to take place on the rearranged date.

Failure to Fulfill a Fixture:
Any club failing to fulfill a fixture, for whatever reason, shall be fined the sum of £25, and both their teams will automatically be suspended from the following year’s cup competitions.

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