Under 13 Competition
Fixtures shall be played on a mutually agreed date at anytime in the season before the deadline of 31 July.
The winners of the competition, will be the league winners. There will be NO end of season play offs.
Games will be played on a pitch of 21 yards using a 4 ¾ oz cricket ball.
Any plate competition will be played using the ECB format on a 19 yard pitch.
Matches shall consist of 20 x 6 ball overs per innings, with no bowler bowling more than 3 overs. Batsmen shall retire on reaching 30 runs and shall not be allowed to return.
In a reduced overs game, the number of overs allowed per bowler shall be reduced pro rata (to the nearest whole number).
Clubs can use a Liverpool Competition, Northern League or Palace Shield stamped cricket ball in all 20 over matches, but the competition stamp must still be visible to allow the ball to be used. The fielding side shall provide the ball, which shall be approved by the Captains and Umpires, in all matches.
Regulations regarding the safety of batsmen applies in all matches.All batsmen must wear a helmet whilst batting or when wicket-keeping and standing upto the wicket.
Junior players (BOYS) who attain the age of 13 years before 1st September of the year preceding the year in progress, will not be able to play in any round of the competition. Girls a year older are permitted to play in the U13 Competition.
AGE GROUPS ARE BASED ON THE AGE OF A PLAYER AT MIDNIGHT ON 31st AUGUST, IN THE YEAR PRECEDING THE CURRENT SEASON.
POINTS IN GAMES
7 points will be awarded for a win,
6 points to each side with NO batting or bowling points being awarded in a tied game.
2 points to each side for any game not being played.
3 bowling bonus points are awarded in any forfeited match (10 points in total, max).
Bonus points to be awarded after the completion of the first innings (20 overs or when a team is all out), in all INCOMPLETE GAMES where the game cannot be rearranged.
BOWLING points shall be available to both sides.
One point upon taking 3 wickets,
a SECOND on taking 5 wickets
and a THIRD one for taking 7 or more wickets.
No bowling points will be awarded in a tied game.
Teams BATTING first or second and losing shall be awarded
ONE batting point upon reaching a run rate of 3 runs per over (eg 60 runs in a 20 over innings),
a SECOND upon reaching 4 runs per over
and a THIRD upon reaching 5 runs per over.
No batting points will be awarded to either side in a TIED game.
The WINNING TEAM is responsible for entering the result of the game on the website and must enter a full scorecard as well. Scorecards are required for ALL age groups. The result to be recorded by 10pm the day after the game was played. A full scorecard must be on the website within 72 hours of the game having been played; any winning club that fails to do so to be fined £10 for each missing / late scorecard.
A further £5 per week fine will be incurred where reminders need to be sent.
Where there are unsures recorded on a scorecard, this usually indicates that one or more players are unregistered. Where this happens the offending club will be fined NOT NECESSARILY THE CLUB ENTERING THE RESULT / SCORECARD.
Team sheets: Team managers to exchange team sheets prior to the game. The team sheet to show each players full name as registered on the play cricket website. This will assist both scorers and the completion of the online scorecards.
Any rained off games can be rearranged but the new date must be notified to the secretary within 7 days of the original game having been cancelled.
UCLAN SUPER SIXES
The Competition will be called the UCLAN SUPER SIXES
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) has agreed to sponsor the competition and will be providing trophies and prizes.
6 a side for players under 12 years of age as at 1st September 2016.
The aim of this competition is inclusion and participation with the rules being formulated to provide all players with an opportunity to be fully involved and have some input / chance to influence the outcome. The rules are also intended to reduce the chances of any match being dominated by a single player. Finally it is hoped that the social aspect of the game will be a significant factor, bringing together players from different clubs and giving as many as possible a chance to play in what is an exciting format.
Rules Match length and Bowling
The game consists of one innings per team 7 overs a side (each over being 8 balls long).
Everyone EXCEPT the wicketkeeper must bowl one over, with 2 players bowling 2 overs.
All the overs are bowled at the same end (saving time changing round between overs). The end to be used to be agreed before the games start.
Those who bowl 2 overs CANNOT open the batting.
Wides to count as 2 runs (extras), but no additional ball shall be bowled unless in the last 7th over of the innings, when an extra ball(s) will be bowled as well as the 2 run extras.
Batters retire at 35 unless last man and cannot return.
Last man / woman stands. Upon the loss of the 5th wicket the batter stays at the crease and the not out batsman shall face all of the remaining deliveries. At the loss of the 6th wicket or when the final ball of the 7th over is bowled the innings is closed.
Both teams to finish their innings, irrespective of the scores, ie even if team batting 2nd have scored enough runs and have already won the game, still to complete their overs.
2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.
When all games have been completed the team with the most points shall proceed through to the next round or final (depends on number of entries)
In the event of two or more teams finishing level on points, it shall result in a bowl out. All 6 players to bowl 1 legitimate delivery which must bounce once. If the number of hits is still level after 6 balls, the bowl out continues (in the same order) until a winner is determined through sudden death.