Youth Competition : RULES - Pembroke County Cricket Club

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JUNIOR LEAGUE U15

RULES

1. Organisation

The competition shall be organised by the Pembroke County Cricket Club.

2. Laws of Cricket

The competition shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket, except where these are varied by the Competition Rules. Note the l.b.w. law does apply.

3. Player eligibility

The age limit will be Under 15 years old for boys (form 10 and below) and Under 16 for Girls (Form 11 and below) on the 1st September prior to the playing season.

A Bona Fide player is one who is eligible to play for his club at this age group and can only play for one club in the Junior Leagues.

Transfers in the season can only be sanctioned by the Junior League Organiser.

If a player whose team does not have a Junior side and wishes to play for another team, an email must be sent to the Junior Organiser to explain the circumstances. This will normally be agreed, but creation of Super teams /County teams to be avoided.

No club may include a guest player. In case of disputes The Junior league Organiser will be the Final Arbitrator.

Any breach of rules could be subject to forfeiture of the match and or any reasonable penalty in the circumstances.

A right of appeal is available to the County Executive.

4. League Structures

The league shall be organised into zones as appropriate, with Semi Finals and a Final played.

If teams are tied in their groups, the winner shall be the team who won the league match between the sides, the team that scored the most runs, then the team that lost the least wickets.

In the Semi Finals and Final, in the event of a Tie, Super overs will be bowled until we have a winner.

5. Match length/Payer retirement/Match result

Each match shall consist of twenty (20) overs for each innings. No bowler may bowl more than four (4) overs in an innings. Part of an over will count as a full over in so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned.

Batsmen must retire at 35, but can re-bat at the end, in the same batting order.

The team which scores the highest number of runs shall win the match.

6. League Points

The scheme for scoring points shall be as follows:

(a) For a win - 20 points only. No bonus points

(b) For a tie - 10 points only. No bonus points.

(c) Losing team to receive bonus points only as follows -

1pt per 2 wickets taken by the bowling side and 1pt per 20 runs scored by the batting side, to a maximum of 5 batting bonus points.

In an abandoned match, should the match be abandoned before the end of the first innings, then each side will receive five points plus any bonus points.

However should the match be abandoned at any time during the second innings, then each side will receive seven points plus any bonus points.

Should both sides agree to replay the match, any points that have accrued during the abandoned match will be forfeited. Both sides to notify the Junior League Organiser within three days of the abandoned match and of the proposed new date.

7. Match arrangements/Abandoned matches

Matches will take place on a suitable night and commence at a time convenient to both Clubs, but matches played in the evening should start not later than 6.00 pm.

Should weather intervene, the match may be played on a date mutually agreeable to both Clubs, arrangements of the new date to be notified to the Junior League Organiser within 7 days of the original date.

Fixtures may only be postponed for reasons of weather or a senior match taking priority. The Club which is ready to play, shall report the circumstances to the Junior League Organiser within three days of the fixture and should the game be forfeit, the non-offending Club shall be awarded 20 points.

If a team is unable to fulfil a fixture, the side that is ready to play will offer two alternative dates to the opposition, where if the ground is not available the venue can be reversed. If the club cannot then fulfil the fixture, the team that is ready to play can claim the game.

In an abandoned match should the match be abandoned before the end of the first innings then each side will receive five points plus any bonus points.

However should the match be abandoned at any time during the second innings then each side will receive seven points plus any bonus points.

Should both sides agree to replay the match any points that have accrued during the abandoned match will be forfeited. Both sides to notify the Junior League Organiser within three days of the abandoned match and of the proposed new date.

8. Ball

The fielding side shall be responsible for providing a suitable 5.5oz leather ball, which must bear the official P.C.C.C. stamp, as approved by the Pembroke County Cricket Club Executive Committee. In the event of any side failing to provide an approved ball, such failure will be reported to the Executive Committee, who may, at their discretion, fine and / or deduct points from the side concerned.

9. Fixture confirmation

Home Club to confirm fixture 7 days in advance. preferably by e mail, phone or text. The away side can also confirm the fixture if they have not heard from the home side.

10. Compilation of League Fixtures/Results

Fixtures shall be compiled by the Junior League Organiser of the County Club, to whom results shall be sent by the home club not later than 3 days after the match has been completed by text or email. A £5 fine will be imposed on clubs not reporting match results.

11. Any other matters

The Executive Committee of the County Club shall have the power to deal with any matter not provided for by the rules.

12. Rule amendments

Any amendments to these Rules shall be made at the A.G.M. of the County 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.

 

JUNIOR LEAGUE U13

RULES

1. Organisation

The competition shall be organised by the Pembroke County Cricket Club.

2. Laws of Cricket

The competition shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket, except where these are varied by the Competition Rules. Note the l.b.w. law does apply.

3. Player eligibility

The age limit will be Under 13 years old for boys (form 8 and below) and Under 14 for Girls (Form 9 and below) on the 1st September prior to the playing season.

A Bona Fide player is one who is eligible to play for his club at this age group and can only play for one club in the Junior Leagues.

Transfers in the season can only be sanctioned by the Junior League Organiser.

If a player whose team does not have a Junior side and wishes to play for another team, an email must be sent to the Junior Organiser to explain the circumstances. This will normally be agreed but creation of Super teams /County teams to be avoided.

No club may include a guest player.

In case of disputes The Junior league Organiser will be the Final Arbitrator Any breach of rules could be subject to forfeiture of the match and or any reasonable penalty in the circumstances.

A right of appeal is available to the County Executive

4. League Structures

The league shall be organised into zones as appropriate, with Semi Finals and a Final played.

If teams are tied in their groups, the winner shall be the team who won the league match between the sides, the team that scored the most runs, then the team that lost the least wickets.

In the Semi Finals and Final, in the event of a Tie, Super overs will be bowled until we have a winner.

5. Match length/Payer retirement/Match result

Each match shall consist of twenty (20) overs for each innings.

No bowler may bowl more than three (3) overs in an innings. Part of an over will count as a full over in so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned.

Batsmen must retire at 25, but can re-bat at the end, in the same batting order.

The team which scores the highest number of runs shall win the match.

6. League Points

The scheme for scoring points shall be as follows:

(a) For a win - 20 points only. No bonus points

(b) For a tie - 10 points only. No bonus points.

(c) Losing team to receive bonus points only as follows -

1pt per 2 wickets taken by the bowling side and 1pt per 20 runs scored by the batting side, to a maximum of 5 batting bonus points.

In an abandoned match should the match be abandoned before the end of the first innings then each side will receive five points plus any bonus points.

However should the match be abandoned at any time during the second innings then each side will receive seven points plus any bonus points.

Should both sides agree to replay the match any points that have accrued during the abandoned match will be forfeited. Both sides to notify the Junior League Organiser within three days of the abandoned match and of the proposed new date.

7. Match arrangements/Abandoned matches

Matches will take place on a suitable night and commence at a time convenient to both Clubs, but should start not later than 6.00 pm.

Should weather intervene, the match may be played on a date mutually agreeable to both Clubs, arrangements of the new date to be notified to the Junior League Organiser within 7 days of the original date.

Fixtures may only be postponed for reasons of weather or a senior match taking priority.

A Club which fails to fulfil a fixture shall forfeit the match. The Club which is ready to play shall report the circumstances to the Junior League Organiser within three days of the fixture and should the game be forfeit, the non-offending Club shall be awarded 20 points.

If a team is unable to fulfil a fixture, the side that is ready to play will offer two alternative dates to the oppositio,n where if the ground is not available, the venue can be reversed. If the club cannot then fulfil the fixture the team that is ready to play can claim the game.

Pitch length should be 19 yards and boundary a maximum 45 yards.

In an abandoned match, should the match be abandoned before the end of the first innings, then each side will receive five points plus any bonus points.

However, should the match be abandoned at any time during the second innings, then each side will receive seven points plus any bonus points.

Should both sides agree to replay the match, any points that have accrued during the abandoned match will be forfeited. Both sides to notify the Junior League Organiser within three days of the abandoned match and of the proposed new date.

8. Ball

The fielding side shall be responsible for providing a suitable 4.75oz leather ball, which must bear the official P.C.C.C. stamp as approved by the Pembroke County Cricket Club Executive Committee. In the event of any side failing to provide an approved ball, such failure will be reported to the Executive Committee, who may, at their discretion, fine and / or deduct points from the side concerned.

9. Fixture confirmation

Home Club to confirm fixture 7 days in advance, preferably by e mail, phone or text.

The away side can also confirm the fixture if they have not heard from the home side.

10. Compilation of League Fixtures/Results

Fixtures shall be compiled by the Junior League Organiser of the County Club, to whom results shall be sent by the home club, not later than 3 days after the match has been completed, by text or email. A £5 fine will be imposed on clubs not reporting match results.

11. Any other matters

The Executive Committee of the County Club shall have the power to deal with any matter not provided for by the rules.

12. Rule amendments

Any amendments to these Rules shall be made at the A.G.M. of the County 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.

 

 JUNIOR LEAGUE U11

1. Organisation

The competition shall be organised by the Pembroke County Cricket Club.

2. Laws of Cricket

The competition shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket, except where these are varied by the Competition Rules. Note the l.b.w. law does apply.

3. Player eligibility

The age limit will be Under 11 years old for boys (form 6 and below) and Under 12 for Girls (Form 7 and below), on the 1st September prior to the playing season.

A Bona Fide player, is one who is eligible to play for his club at this age group and can only play for one club in the Junior Leagues.

Transfers in the season can only be sanctioned by the Junior League Organiser.

If a player whose team does not have a Junior side and wishes to play for another team, an email must be sent to the Junior Organiser to explain the circumstances. This will normally be agreed, but creation of Super teams /County teams to be avoided.

No club may include a guest player.

In case of disputes, The Junior league Organiser will be the Final Arbitrator,

Any breach of rules could be subject to forfeiture of the match and or any reasonable penalty in the circumstances.

A right of appeal is available to the County Executive

4. League Structures/Winners

The league shall be organised into zones as appropriate, with Semi Finals and a Final played.

If teams are tied in their groups, the winner shall be the team who won the league match between the sides, the team that scored the most runs, then the team that lost the least wickets.

In the Semi Finals and Final, in the event of a Tie, Super overs will be bowled until we have a winner.

5.Number of Players

Each team shall consist of 8 players.

6. Wicket length

The home side is responsible for providing a modified pitch wicket length of 17 yards.

Each game shall consist of one innings per side. Each innings shall consist of 16 overs.

7. Batting in pairs

The batting side shall be divided into pairs. Each pair shall bat for 4 overs. Pairs shall change at the end of the 4th, 8th, and 12th overs.

8. Penalty for loss of wicket

Batsmen shall have unlimited “lives”, but each “life” shall result in five runs being deducted from the total. Batsmen shall change ends at the fall of each wicket, except on the last ball of an over.

9. Bowling restrictions

Each player on the fielding side MUST bowl, with the exception of the wicket-keeper. No player shall bowl more than 3 overs.

10. No ball rule

A delivery which bounces more than twice before the batsman, or his batting crease, shall be deemed a “no-ball” and shall not be rebowled.

A delivery which is deemed wide shall be so called, but shall not be re-bowled.

In both instances two runs shall be added to the “extras” of the batting side.

Note: The “no-ball” rule is included to ensure a batsman does not lose his wicket to a rolling ball and should be used to this end and not to penalise a bowler.

11. Scoring system

Each team shall commence its innings with a score of 200 runs.

12. Fielding restrictions

In ALL matches, no fielder, except the wicket-keeper, shall be allowed to field nearer than 11 yards, measured from the middle stump, except behind the wicket on the off-side.

13. Substitute fielders

Substitute fielders can play a full part in the game.

14. League points

For a win 20 points; Tie 10 points. Losing team receive 1 batting point for every 10 runs above 200 and 1 bowling point per 2 wickets taken, subject to a maxixmum of 5 each.

15. Fixture confirmation

Home Club to confirm fixture 7 days in advance, preferably by e mail, phone or text. The away side can also confirm the fixture if they have not heard from the home side.

16. Match arrangements/Postponed matches

If matches are played midweek they shall start at 6pm. Should weather intervene, the match may be played on a date mutually agreeable to both Clubs, arrangements of the new date to be notified to the Junior League Organiser within 7 days of the original date.

Fixtures may only be postponed for reasons of weather, or a senior match taking priority.

A Club which fails to fulfil a fixture shall forfeit the match. The Club which is ready to play, shall report the circumstances to the Junior League Organiser within three days of the fixture.

If a team is unable to fulfil a fixture, the side that is ready to play will offer two alternative dates to the opposition, where if the ground is not available the venue can be reversed. If the club cannot then fulfil the fixture the team that is ready to play can claim the game.

Boundaries: maximum should normally be 30 yards wide.

17. Ball

The fielding side shall be responsible for a providing a suitable 4.75 oz leatherball, which must bear the official PCCC stamp. However with the permission of the Junior organiser, Clubs can use a inccredo ball, if agreed at the start of the season.

18. Compilation of League Fixtures/Match result

Fixtures shall be compiled by the Junior League Organiser, to whom results shall be sent not later than three days after the match has been played, by text or email.

A £5 fine will be imposed on clubs not reporting match results.

19. Any other matters

The Executive Committee of the County Club shall have power to deal with any matter not provided for by these rules.

20. Match result

In the Final play off, if the game is tied, a super over will be bowled until a result is obtained.

21. Rule amendments

Any amendments to these Rules shall be made at the A.G.M. of the County 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.

 

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