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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 30,2nd para.) the maximum number of overs permitted per bowler will be as follows :-
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
First Teams and Second Teams Premier Division: 50 overs MUST be bowled in 3hours 10 minutes (includes breaks)
NB. - Penalty points will only be deducted if a side fails to bowl 50 overs in 3 hrs 10 mins (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 para.) – 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.
50 overs target time 3hrs 10min
45 overs target time: 2hrs 51min
40 overs: Target time 2hrs 32min