BOWL COMPETITION RULES
This magnificent bowl was donated by the late Mrs Auriol Evans of Cresselly Cricket Club.
Mr Hugh Harrison-Allen and Messrs Thomas Scourfield & Sons sponsor the final.
shall be known as the Harrison-Allen Challenge Bowl Competition, and shall
be organised by the Pembroke County Cricket Club. The Competition shall
be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket, except where these are
varied by the Competition Rules.
Bowl shall be held for one year by the Club which wins the Competition.
Clubs which are affiliated to the Pembroke County Cricket Club may enter
Eligibility of players
taking part in the competition shall be bona-fide playing members of their
respective clubs. A bone-fide member is one as defined by League Rule 6
and who has completed and returned a registration form, and if over
18 years of age completed either a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Record
Form (if required). If a player wishes to register on the day
of the match, the registration form must be completed before the start of
play on that day, and returned to the Player Registration Officer not
later than three days following the completion of the match. The onus of
proving a player is a bona-fide playing member as defined above, rests with
the club concerned.
A player who
has already taken part in any competition organised by the Pembroke County
Cricket Club (except as a substitute fields-man) shall be ineligible to
play for any other club in the same year except when transferred under League
Rule 7 and has not played in a completed match in this competition
in that year. A completed match is one in which the result of it has been
ascertained. Any player who has been nominated as a player at the commencement
of a completed match, shall be deemed to have played in that match.
may play in any of the cup competitions, with the exception of the Ormond
Youth Cup, unless he/she has reached the age of twelve years by September
the first in the year of the competition. Should any club play an ineligible
player then that club will be liable to a fine not exceeding £50,
will forfeit the match.
referred to as above is the Pembroke County Cricket League which also includes
the Pembroke County Junior League.
Where a charge
for admission is made at any match except the Final Round, any gate money
received shall be divided equally between the two Clubs concerned in the
match. Where a Services Club is involved the whole of the gate money shall
be handed to the non-Services Club.
Final Admission Charges
taken at the Final Round shall be paid into the funds of the Pembroke County
Ground and Fielding restrictions/Fixture reversal
shall be responsible for the match arrangements in each round except the
Semi-Final and Final Rounds. The grounds to be used in all rounds except
the Final Round will be
decided by the Pembroke County Cricket Club. The grounds to be used in the Semi-Final
Rounds shall be neutral grounds. The Final Round will be played on the ground
of Cresselly Cricket Club. The dates of all matches will be arranged by
the Pembroke County Cricket Club. Except in the Final Round, in the event
of a match not being played to completion on the arranged date due to the
unfitness of the ground, weather or light, it must be played on the next
evening that the fitness of the ground, weather, or light allow, and in
accordance with agreed priorities and regulations covering re-arranged matches
and this includes both a Friday and Monday evening. This can also include Sunday, provided BOTH clubs are in agreement. The exception to this is that if one of the clubs have a confirmed home junior game that night which is a Monday or Wednesday which is a junior evening. If there is any dispute a confirmation e-mail can be requested.
If due to
exceptional circumstances a cup fixture cannot be completed within five
days of the scheduled date then the Executive Committee reserves the right
to insist that the fixture be changed to the ground of the team drawn to
play away. To avoid any misunderstanding the five days shall start on the
day following the date on which the match was due to be played and shall
exclude weekends and bank holidays.
rule to apply in all matches of the competition:
At the moment
of delivery a minimum of four fieldsmen (plus the bowler and wicket-keeper)
must be within 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. In the event of an infringement, the square leg
umpire shall call “No Ball”.
circle should be marked by painted white “dots” at five (5)
yard intervals by a white plastic or rubber (but not metal) disc measuring
seven (7”) inches in diameter.
If a ball
is delivered in such a manner that the striker is denied the opportunity
of playing a normal cricket stroke from a normal guard position then
the umpire shall call and signal “Wide Ball”.
Any ball that
passes both the striker and the striker’s wicket on the leg side without
touching the striker’s bat or person shall be deemed a “Wide
Ball”, unless the striker moves to allow the ball to pass down the
leg side. This rule does not apply to ladies cricket.
Bad Light & covering of pitches
In the case
of bad light Law 3 of the Laws of Cricket (2000) Code shall apply. In the
case of bad weather and the fitness of the ground for play, the umpires’ decision
will be final.
Pitches: In all rounds except the Final Round, Law 11 of the Laws of Cricket
shall apply. In the Final Round, (a) before the start of the match, Law
11.1 of the Laws of Cricket shall apply, and (b) during the match,
the pitch shall be completely covered if suitable covers are available,
otherwise Law 11.3 of the Laws of Cricket may apply.
No match shall
be played on any date on which there is a Pembroke County Cricket fixture
without the consent of the Executive and Finance Committee of the Pembroke
County Cricket Club. The Executive and Finance Committee of the Pembroke
County Cricket Club shall be authorised, on request, to alter the date of
a cup fixture if any player from the clubs involved is chosen to play for
Wales in an International fixture. This will not apply to Wales Over 50
fixtures, or to players under the age of fourteen years chosen to play for
the Pembroke County Cricket Club. In exceptional circumstances the Executive
Committee reserves the right to change the venue and date of any cup final.
to stand in all Bowl Matches in the Competition shall be appointed by the Pembroke
Club, who may delegate
these duties to
the Pembroke Association
Umpires and Scorers.
Expenses of £15
per Umpire will be shared by the participating Clubs, and must be paid before
the match starts. Where only one appointed umpire is present and umpires
at the bowler's end for both innings, then the participating clubs will
each pay that umpire £10. If both clubs are present when the match is called off, the expenses will be shared by both clubs. In the event of a cancelled match without notice being given to the umpires the expenses of £10 each will be paid by the home team.
side shall be responsible (in all rounds except the final) for providing
a suitable leather ball, which must bear the official P.C.C.C. stamp as
approved by the Pembroke County Cricket Club Executive Committee. In the
final round the Pembroke County Cricket Club shall provide two new leather
balls, as approved by the Executive Committee.
In the event
of any side failing to provide an approved ball as indicated above, such
failure shall be reported to the Executive Committee, who may, at their
discretion, fine and/or expel that Club Side from the competition.
Match commencement & Non-Fulfilment
played in the evening should start at 6.00 pm, but in the event of bona-fide
difficulties, a late start up to 6.15 pm may be made. In the event of a
team being unable to start at 6.15 pm the Club which is not ready to start
shall forfeit the match. No bowler may bowl, if he/she takes the field fifteen
minutes or more after the start of play, for the same length of time that
he/she has been absent since the start of the match. Any Club which fails
to fulfil a cup fixture shall be barred from entering that competition in
the next season. The defaulting Club shall also be liable to incur a fine,
not exceeding £50, and to pay any expenses which may be incurred.
Clubs so affected shall have the right to appeal.
Matches called off
games can only be called off with the agreement of both sides. If an away
side feels that the game should not be called off they will inform the home
side that they will travel and umpires will be required to attend. At the
ground, if the game is cancelled and the umpires feel it should have been
played, the game will be rescheduled on the opponents ground the next available
night and the home side shall bear the costs of the umpires for the cancelled
game. if the umpires support the decision of the home side, the game will
be played at the same ground on the next available night and the umpires
shall be reimbursed by the away side.
The first 5 overs of each innings will be deemed a Power Play, where the fielding side are restricted to having two fielders outside of the 30 yard restricted fielding area. If this is not complied with a no ball will be called in accordance with rule 7 on page 42.
Match length/Bowling restrictions/Match result
shall consist of twenty-two (22) overs for each innings. No bowler may bowl
more than six (6) overs in an innings. Part of an over will count as a full
over in so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned. The counting of
the overs is the responsibility of the Umpires and only if they disagree
shall the scorers be consulted.
The team which
scores the highest number of runs shall win the match.
Number of Innings
(a) One innings
for each side shall be played in all the Preliminary rounds.
(b) The Final Round
shall consist of two (2) innings for each side, and the side which bats
first shall not have the option of requiring the other side to follow their
innings, nor shall there be any declaration or forfeiture of innings.
In the event of a tie in the preliminary rounds an additional over will be bowled with a new toss. Normal fielding restrictions will be played (no power play) and the bowler must be nominated and the batting order given to the umpires. If the match is still a tie additional overs shall be bowled until a result has been obtained.
Not withstanding Rule 18, in the event of a tie in the final (i.e. on the date of scheduled at the start of the season for the final to take place) each team shall bat one (1) additional over with a new toss. The team scoring the most runs will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie at the end of the extra period play then the match will be awarded to the side scoring the most runs in the first innings. In the event of the match still being tied, the match be awarded to the team having lost the least number of wickets in the first innings. If the result is still a tie the match will be awarded to the team which has scored the most runs off the bat in the first innings. If the result is still a tie, then five from each side will bowl at the wickets. If the result is still a tie then a sudden death bowl off will take place.
Should the Final be postponed due to weather or any other circumstances, or should the final commence but not completed for any reason then when the game is replayed the following will apply.
Should a result not be obtained, or should the final result in a tie, then the match will be awarded to the side scoring the most runs in the first innings. In the event of the match still being tied, the match will be awarded to the team having lost the least number of wickets in the first innings. If the result is still a tie, the match will be awarded to the team which has scored the most runs off the bat in the first innings. If the result is still a tie then five players from each side will bowl at the wickets. Should the result still be tied then a sudden death bowl off will take place.
of the match shall be notified to the Cup Organiser of the County Club no
later than three days after the match has been completed by the
team playing at home. The result will be notified to the Cup Organiser by
way of a result card/teamsheet, which must be signed by the umpires
appointed for the
match. The teamsheet
must contain the
names of eleven nominated bona-fide members of their
club. The team sheet
must include the
First and Surname
of all players
taking part. Should two players have identical names then any nickname or
other identifying name must be used. Additionally where an incomplete team
sheet is sent in to the Cup Organiser the side that has failed to complete
its section of the team sheet will be liable for a fine not exceeding £50.
of protest shall be made in writing to the Hon. Secretary, Pembroke County
Cricket Club within three (3) days after any match. A fee of £5 shall
accompany the protest.
to the rules of this competition shall be made at the Annual General Meeting
of the Pembroke County Cricket Club, a simple majority being necessary to
carry or reject such amendments. Notice of motion of such amendments to
be sent to the Hon. Secretary 28 days before the meeting.
Any other issues
of the Pembroke County Cricket Club Executive Committee shall be final in
all matters concerning the Competition.
cups or medals will be presented to each participant in the Final of the
Harrison-Allen Bowl Competition, including the Umpires, 12th men, and scorers.
of any match shall not be changed except with the consent of the Executive
Committee. ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** ********