Youth Competition : RULES - Pembroke County Cricket Club

At a very well supported and constructive meeting of junior team coaches and organisers in November 2002, the following amendments were proposed to the structure and rules of the Junior Leagues for the coming season:

U11s: Friendly cricket (only) to be played on Mondays, or whenever; fixtures to be arranged between clubs, augmented by various club festivals. Structured "pairs" cricket recommended, playing on 20-yard pitches with 4.75 oz ball.

U13s: League cricket to be played on alternate Monday evenings. "Normal cricket" will be played with a maximum of 4 overs per bowler; batsmen to retire at 30 but can re-bat at end in same batting order. Play off between Zone winners at the end of the season

U15s: League cricket to be played on alternate Wednesday evenings. "Normal cricket" will be played with a maximum of 4 overs per bowler; batsmen to retire at 50 but can re-bat at end in same batting order.

All evening league matches will start no later than 6pm.

A play off at the end of season betwwen Zone winners to decide the overall winner.

All league fixtures should be played on the day and date scheduled however, should a postponement occur, the match must be played within seven days - no excuses. The only valid reasons for postponement being a senior cup match arranged for the same date and, of course, ground and weather conditions. In either case, clubs may opt to play the match at the "away" ground. Postponing fixtures because players are selected for their county, region or Wales, would not be accepted as a legitimate excuse!

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

Any player who has reached the age of 16 years by September 1st in the year of the competition shall be ineligible to play. All players playing in the Junior Leagues must be bona fide members of their club. No club may include a guest payer. In the case of dispute the Junior League Organiser will be the final arbiter.Any breach of this rule shall be referred to the Executive Commitee. The offending Club shall be liable to forfeiture of the match and to a fine of £5.

4. League Structures

The league will be organised into Zones as considered necessary by the Executive Committee.

Once the Junior league fixtures have been prepared for the under 13 and under 15 Junior Leagues then should any club drop out that club will be liable to a fine not exceeding £20.

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.

The batsman must retire at 50, 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 25 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 Wednesday 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 18 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.

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

The “home” club shall be responsible for confirmation and arrangements pertaining to fixtures.

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.

13. Finals/Play Offs

The final at the end of season will played by the 2 Zone winners, if two teams are level on points in a zone then the winner of their league game is the winner.

HOME CLUBS MUST CONFIRM ARRANGEMENTS WITH THEIR OPPONENTS AT LEAST THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE FIXTURE

 

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

Any player who has reached the age of 14 years by September 1st in the year of the competition shall be ineligible to play. Young ladies will be permitted to play at any age level e.g a young lady of 14 yoa will be allowed to play in the U 13 league. All players playing in the Junior Leagues must be bona fide members of their club. No club may include a guest payer. In the case of dispute the Junior League Organiser will be the final arbiter.Any breach of this rule shall be referred to the Executive Commitee. The offending Club shall be liable to forfeiture of the match and to a fine of £5.

4. League Structures

The league will be organised into Zones as considered necessary by the Executive Committee. Once the Junior league fixtures have been prepared for the under 13 and under 15 Junior Leagues then should any club drop out that club will be liable to a fine not exceeding £20.

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 30, 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 25 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 Monday 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 18 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.

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

The “home” club shall be responsible for confirmation and arrangements pertaining to fixtures.

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.

13. Finals/Play Offs

. As under 15 Rules

HOME CLUBS MUST CONFIRM ARRANGEMENTS WITH THEIR OPPONENTS AT LEAST THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE FIXTURE

 

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

Any player who has reached the age of 12 years by September 1st in the year of the competition shall be ineligible to play. Young ladies will be permitted to play at any age level e.g a young lady of 12 yoa will be allowed to play in the U 11 league. All players playing in the Junior Leagues must be bona fide members of their club. No club may include a guest payer. In the case of dispute the Junior League Organiser will be the final arbiter. Any breach of this rule shall be referred to the Executive Committee. The offending Club shall be liable to forfeiture of the match and to a fine of £5.

4. League Structures

The League shall be organised into zones or leagues as considered necessary by the Executive Committee.

5. League winners

Should teams end the regular season on equal points at the top of a league table, the following means of tie-break shall be used until a clear winner is found. a) the winner shall be the team who won the league match between the sides in that season. b) the winner shall be the team who scored the most runs in the season. c) the winner shall be the team who lost the least number of wickets in the season.

6. Number of players

Each team shall comprise of 10 players.

7. Wicket length

The home side is responsible for providing a modified pitch wicket length of 20 yards. Each game shall consist of one innings per side. Each innings shall consist of 20 overs.

8. 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, 12th and 16th overs.

9. Penalty for loss of wicket

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

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Scoring system

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

13. Result

The winning team shall be the side scoring the highest number of runs after deductions for the fall of wickets. In the event of scores being equal, a tied match shall be the result.

14. 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.

15. Substitute fielders

In accordance wih the Laws of Cricket, a substitute shall be allowed to take the place of an injured player. Such a substitute shall only act as a non-striker whilst his team is batting. (In such circumstances the “live” batsman shall receive strike continuously). Such substitute shall only act as a fielder whilst his team is fielding. Any over(s) which would have been bowled by the injured player shall be shared between the remaining eight fielders without exceeding their allocation.

16. League points

The scheme for scoring points shall be as follows:-

(a) For a win - 2 points; (b) For a tie - 1 points

17. Fixture confirmation

The “home” club shall be responsible for confirmation and arrangements pertaining to fixtures.

18. Match arrangements/Postponed matches

If matches are played midweek they shall start not later than 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.

19. Ball

The fielding side shall be responsible for providing a 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. The umpire (coach) may assist in field placing, advise bowlers and batsmen, however, due consideration of time should be taken.

20. 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.

21. Any other matters

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

22. Match result

All clubs to send in a match-card within 21 days of the scheduled date. A £5 fine will be imposed on clubs not reporting match results.

We will try to arrange a finals day in August for the top 2 teams in each Zone

23. 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.

HOME CLUBS MUST CONFIRM ARRANGEMENTS WITH THEIR OPPONENTS AT LEAST THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE FIXTURE

 

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