DLS PROCEDURES GUIDE FOR UMPIRES AND SCORERS
DLS will be operational in the 2021 season in Premier Division first team games, Division One first team games and Priestley Cup games. The play cricket scoring rules for these games have amended to pick up the DLS Pro 2020 version for calculations.
Umpires and scorers make up the team of match officials at a game and should work as a team throughout the whole game Procedure for Umpires The minimum length of game for Premier and Division One matches is 20 overs per side.
The minimum length of a Priestley Cup match is 10 overs per side. In any weather-related stoppage (rain, bad light, sun) overs are deducted at a rate of one over for every completed 4 minutes or part thereof. If the stoppage is in the first innings, then any overs deducted are shared by both sides. (eg if in the first innings the stoppage is 16 minutes then 4 overs will be lost from the game, making it a 48 over per side game.
If overs are deducted in the first innings they must be equally divide between the two sides (ie if only 4 minutes have been lost then 1 over will be deducted for each side If the stoppage occurs in the second innings then the overs will be deducted from the batting side at the rate of one over for every completed 4 minutes or part thereof.
1 The umpires MUST inform the scorers of the number of overs lost in each stoppage, before restarting play.
2 The scorers will be responsible for entering the overs lost into the PCS PRO system used for scoring these matches 3 The scorers will arrange a printed or email version list of the par scores by over at the end of the first innings. A further list will be produced after every weather-related stoppage in the second innings. This list to go to each captain and each umpire. NB Please note the list shows the par score for each over, you must add 1 to the par score to achieve a win result. The scorers should discuss with the umpires before the game whether they want a printed copy or electronic copy. The team batting second does not have to complete the minimum of 20 overs if a result is achieved
Procedures for Scorers Pro Cricket Scorer – DLS -
Every time there is an interruption or an alteration to the number of overs during a game you must input this into the Play-Cricket Scorer Pro system. You do this by clicking on the “Overs Rem:” under the score summary section (seen here at the top of the screen). This needs to be done at any point during the game. Play-Cricket Scorer will automatically adjust the overs as relevant.