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Cup rules


Posted by MS on 02/08/2015 04:48



7. Ernest Waddilove, 1st XI Twenty20, Anthony Birtwhistle and Ian Chappell Cups

 

7.1 Competitions

The top 16 placed 1st XI teams in the previous season shall compete on a “knock-out” basis for the Ernest Waddilove Cup. The remaining 1st XI teams shall compete in a 1st XI Twenty20 Cup Competition.

2nd XI teams shall be entered in the Anthony Birtwhistle Cup; If a club wishes to withdraw from this competition they must notifiy the League Secretary not later than 31st October in the previous year.

3rd XIs shall compete for the Ian Chappell Cup.

In the absence of prior decisions by the Council, the Management Committee shall fix the dates for the matches and grounds for the finals.

Where possible, with the exception of the finals, the corresponding grounds in the Waddilove, 1st XI Twenty20 and Birtwhistle Competitions shall be arranged for the same dates.

Waddilove Cup ties shall be scheduled to commence no later than 1.30pm.

1st XI Twenty20 and Birtwhistle Cup ties shall be scheduled to commence no later than 4pm. The default start time shall be 1.30pm, any changes must be agreed with the opposition and advised to the Umpires Appointment & WTU Co-Ordinator (this is the responsibility of the home club) not later than 10 days prior to the fixture.

Chappell Cup ties shall commence no later than 2.00pm. The Chappell Cup Semi-Final shall commence no later than 1.00pm.

All Cup Finals to commence at 1.00 pm except the 1st XI Twenty20 which will follow the conclusion of the Birtwhistle Cup Final.

7.2 - Draw

The Draws for the Cup Competitions shall usually take place at the Annual General Meeting of Council, with other arrangements notified as necessary.
 

7.3 Playing Regulations - Waddilove Cup

(i) Rules 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.10, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15 and 3.16 shall apply.

(ii) Match Duration

All Waddilove Cup matches will be of 45 overs per side, unless reduced by the weather. Where there is a poor weather forecast, the captains and umpires together may agree to reduce the match length prior to the toss. The minimum match length allowed shall be 20 overs per side. Bowling restrctions will reduce as per rule 7.3(xiii)

(iii) No side shall bat fewer than 20 overs on the scheduled date nor fewer than 5 overs on the re-scheduled date, unless a team is dismissed before the minimum overs have been bowled.

(iv) There shall be no deduction of overs in the Final.

(v) Delayed Start due to Ground, Weather or Light Conditions.
Overs shall be deducted on the basis of two for each complete 6 minutes’ time lost since the scheduled start. The overs remaining will be divided equally between the two teams.

 Tea may be taken before the commencement of play if weather conditions dictate. The 25 minutes shall not be time lost.

(vi) Matches Suspended due to Ground, Weather or Light Conditions.
Any match suspended during the 1st innings shall be reduced in overs on the basis of two for every complete six minutes lost. The overs lost shall be divided equally between the two teams.

No overs shall be lost during the tea interval or the interval between innings if tea has been taken early.

Any match suspended after the completion of the 1st innings shall be reduced in overs on the basis of one for every complete three minutes lost.

(vii) Where Weather, Ground or Light Conditions prevent the completion of TWENTY (20) overs in the first innings, the match WILL be abandoned and re-arranged for the re-scheduled date.

In the event of any Waddilove Cup match being re-scheduled for the following (second) Sunday, Clubs with teams involved in the re-scheduled ties shall have the option of re-arranging any third team fixtures that are scheduled for the same day, irrespective of the venue of the third team fixture.

(viii) Where Weather, Ground or Light Conditions prevent the completion of the first innings after Twenty (20) overs have been bowled then a bowl out or toss of the coin will ensue.

(ix) If the first innings is completed within 20 overs on the scheduled day, then the match must be completed on that day. The second innings must consist of at least 5 overs unless a result is achieved earlier, otherwise a bowl out or toss of acoin will ensue.

(x) The Result
The winner shall be the side which scores the most runs. If the runs are level at the end of the match, the side losing fewer wickets will be declared the winner. If both runs and wickets are equal, the match shall be a tie and shall be replayed on the ground of the visiting team in the tied match on the following Sunday.
(xi) In matches where the side batting second has less overs to bat than the side batting first then the run rate of the first innings shall be calculated over the total number of overs batted (with part overs deemed to be completed overs) except where the team is all out and then it shall be the number of overs scheduled to be batted at the time the innings ends and the target for the reduced second innings set accordingly by multiplying that run rate by the number of overs left in the second innings and adding one run.

(xii) Declarations
If a team declare its innings closed prior to the end of overs scheduled to be batted in that innings, the team will be deemed to have batted all the scheduled overs should run rate calculations be required as per rule 7.3 (xi)

(xiii) Bowling Restrictions
A minimum of 5 bowlers per side must be used, regardless of the total number of overs played in each innings, unless an innings ends early.

(xiv) No player, whether the match is affected by the weather or not, may bowl more than one-fifth (calculated upward to the nearest percentile of 5 - see table) of the total available overs

A MINIMUM OF 5 BOWLERS PER SIDE MUST BE USED. ECB Fast bowling directives apply.

 

Overs to be played Maximum per Bowler
41-45 9
40-36 8
35-31 7
30-26 6
25-21 5
20-16 4
16-11 3
10-6 2
5 1

(xv) Bowl Out
A bowl-out (outdoors or indoors) will take place to achieve a result where it is not possible to reach one by other means listed above. Five players from each side will alternately bowl two consecutive overarm deliveries each at a wicket (conforming to Law 8) from a wicket pitched at a distance of 22 yards with, if practicable, bowling, popping and return creases marked (conforming to Law 7). The side which bowls down the wicket (as defined in Law 29.1.1) the most times shall be the winner. If the scores are equal, the same bowlers will bowl one ball each alternatively to achieve a result on a ‘sudden death’ basis. The following shall also apply in respect of bowl-outs:

a. No practice shall take place prior to a bowl out.
b. Each team shall use its own ball and shall be responsible for the drying of the same. If this ball becomes wet, it may be changed subject to the Umpires approval.
c. If a bowler bowls a ‘no ball’ as defined in Law 21, it will count as one of his two deliveries but will not count towards the score of the team.
d. If the original match has started, then the five cricketers nominated to take part in the ‘bowl-out’ must be chosen from the eleven cricketers and the 12th man nominated on the ECB Team Card to play in the match. If the toss has not taken place for the match, the five cricketers may be selected from any players in the squad for the match.
e. Each side shall appoint a wicket keeper to stand behind the wicket but out of reach of the stumps.

(xvi) Toss of the Coin
If none of the above is possible, then the match will be decided on the toss of a coin. The home team shall toss and the away team shall call.

(xvii) Free Hits
The delivery following any no ball shall be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it.

If the delivery for the free hit is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or wide), then the next delivery shall become a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it.

For any free hit the batsman can be dismissed only under the circumstances that apply for a no ball, even if the delivery for the free hit is called a wide ball.

Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries unless there is a change of striker, unless the no ball was the result of a fielding breach in which case the field can be altered to the extent required to correct the breach. In all circumstances all fielders within 15 yards of the striker may retreat to a position on the same line no more than 15 yards from the striker.

The umpires shall signal a free hit (after completing all signals to the scorers relating to the no ball delivery) by extending one arm straight upwards and moving it in a circular motion.


7.4 - Playing Regulations  - 1st XI Twenty20 & Anthony Birtwhistle Cup

(i) Rules 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.10, 3.13, 3.15, 7.3 (xvii) shall apply.
Rule 3.16 shall apply however only one ball per over shall be allowed. Rule 3.17 shall apply to the Anthony Birtwhistle Cup only.

(ii) Clothing & Bails
Full whites shall be worn – coloured clothing is not permitted. Zings flashing bails are permitted to be used.

(iii) Additional Crease Markings As a guideline to the umpires for the calling of wides on the offside an extra crease marking will be made 17” inside the return crease towards the stumps, at each end of the pitch.

(iv) Match Duration
Each side shall bat for a maximum of 20 overs. Where there is a poor weather forecast, the captains and umpires together may agree to reduce the match length prior to the toss.  The minimum match length allowed shall be 5 overs per side.

(v) Cancellation
A day’s play can be cancelled on account of Ground, Weather or Light conditions at any time on the day of the match up to 2 hours before the scheduled start by mutual consent between the Club’s concerned except for the Cup Finals which may only be cancelled by mutual consent between the participating Clubs and the League Management Committee. After cancellation has been accepted by the Secretary or other authorised Officer of the visiting team no protest under Rule 8.1 can be considered (See ‘Note’ under Rule 2.5).
NB - If, through adverse weather or ground conditions, no play is possible on the scheduled date, then the match can be moved to a mutually convenient weekday evening or to the following Sunday. Clubs shall notify the league as soon as possible and in any event not later than 10pm on the Tuesday after the secheduled date. Any 3rd XI League games scheduled for that Sunday may have to be postponed.

(vi) Delayed Start due to Ground, Weather or Light Conditions.
60 minutes shall be allowed before the deduction of overs takes place.

Overs shall be deducted on the basis of two for each complete 8 minutes’ time lost since the scheduled start. The overs remaining will be divided equally between the two teams.

(vii) Matches Suspended due to Ground, Weather or Light Conditions.

60 minutes elapsed time shall be allowed before the deduction of overs takes place.

Any match suspended during the 1st innings shall be reduced in overs on the basis of two for every complete 8 minutes lost. The overs lost shall be divided equally between the two teams.

No overs shall be lost during the interval between innings.

Any match suspended after the completion of the 1st innings shall be reduced in overs on the basis of one for every complete 4 minutes lost.

(viii) Bowling Restrictions
No bowler may bowl more than four overs, however in a delayed start or interrupted match, where the overs are reduced for both sides or for the side bowling second, no bowler my bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs allowed (unless such a number has been exceeded before the interruption), except that where the total overs are not divisible by five, an additional over shall be allowed to the minimum number of bowler’s necessary to make up the balance.

E.g. after 8 overs, rain interrups play and the innings is reduced to 12 overs. Both opening bowlers have bowed 4 overs. Two bowlers can bowl 3 overs and three bowlers can bowl 2.

Bowlers 1 and 2 have already exceeded this limit. They count as the two bowlers who were allowed the extra over (3 as opposed to 2) and so any other bowlers are limited to 2 overs. When an interruption occurs mid-over and on resumption the bowler has exceeded the new maximum allocation, he will be allowed to finish the incompleted over.

(ix) Declaration
The Captain of the batting side may not declare his innings closed at any time during the course of the match.

(x) Intervals
There shall be a 10-minute interval between innings. There is no requirement for Teas to be provided. Clubs are encouraged to provide a BBQ or similar throughout the afternoon.

(xi) The Result
The winner shall be the side which scores the most runs. No account shall be taken of wickets lost. If the scores are level the teams shall compete in a Super Over.
In order to achive a result the side batting second must bat at least 5 overs unless a result is achieved sooner.

Rule 7.2 (xi) shall apply where the team batting second has batted fewer overs than the side batting first unless they are all out.

Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (Trail in selected Birtwhistle Cup Matches Season 2018)

If, due to a suspension of play after the start of the match, the number of overs in the innings of either team has to be revised to a lesser number than that originally alloted (minimum 5 overs) then a revised target score should be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing, this revised target being calculated by the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method. A par score will be set for the second innings. If this is exceeded a win for the team batting second will be the result.

If the par score is equalled then the scores are tied. If after the restart of play it is discovered that the wrong DLS target has been set the faulty target will stand.
If a match is abandoned before it has been played to conclusion and before the team batting second has received its alloted number of overs (providing it has received not less than 5 overs) shall be decided by the Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method, otherwise the match will be abandoned as no result and a bowl out or toss of a coin will occur in accordance with Rule 7.3 (xv) & (xvi).

(xii) Super Over
The Super Over will take place at a time determined by the umpires, usually 10 minutes after the conclusion of the match.

The Super Over will take place on the pitch allocated for the match.

The Umpires shall stand at the same ends they stood in the match.

In both innings the fielding side shall choose which end to bowl.

Only nominated players in the main match may participate in the Super Over. Substitutes
shall be allowed in accordance with the Laws of Cricket.

Any penalites issued under Law 42 shall be carried forward to the Super Over.

The team batting second in the match shall bat first in the Super Over.

The same match ball as used in the match shall be used in the Super Over.

The loss of two wickets in the over ends the teams one over innings.

In the event of the teams having the same score after the Super Over has been completed, a count-back from the final ball of the Super Over shall be conducted.
The team with the higher scoring delivery shall be the winner.

If a team loses two wickets during its over, then any unbowled deliveries shall count as dot balls. Note that for this purpose, the runs scored from a delivery is defined as the total team runs scored since the completion of the previous legitimate delivery; ie including any runs from wides, no balls or penalty runs.

 

Ball 6 5 4 3 2 1
Team A 1 4 2 6 0 2
Team B 1 4 1 2 1 6


If still equal, then another Super Over shall be played.

If it is not possible to play a Super Over then a bowl out or toss of the coin shall ensue in accordance with Rule 7.3 (xv) & (xvi)

(xiii) No Ball The penalty for a no ball will be 2 runs.

(xiv) Timed Out
Law 40 is amended from 3 minutes to 1 minute, 30 seconds.

(xv) Fielding Restrictions
a) At the instant of delivery there shall not be more than five fieldsmen on the leg side.
b) For the first 6 overs of each inning, at the instant of delivery no more than two fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the Fielding Restriction Area as defined in Rule 3.14
c) For the remaining overs of each innings no more than five fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the Feilding Restriction Area at the instant of delivery.
d) In circumstances when the number of overs of the batting team is reduced, the number of powerplay overs above shall be reduced in accordance with the table below. For the sake of clarity, it should be noted that the table shall apply to both the 1st and 2nd innings of the match.

 

 

Total Overs in Innings No of overs fielding restrictions in (b) above apply
5-8 2
9-11 3
12-14 4
15-18 5
19 6

e) If following an interruption, on resumption the total number of powerplay overs for the innings has already been exceeded, then there will be no further  powerplay deliveries bowled in the innings. Note that this is the only circumstance under which the powerplay status can be changed during an over.
f) In the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the striker’s end Umpire shall call and signal ‘No Ball’.


7.5 - Notification of Results
Rule 2.6 applies
 

7.6 - Qualification of Players
(i) League Rules 5.1 and 5.5 shall apply to Waddilove and Birtwhistle Cup matches.

(ii)
(a) No player shall be allowed to play in both the Birtwhistle and Waddilove Cup Finals in the same season without the consent of the Management Committee.
(b)No player who has played in the Waddilove Cup shall play in the same round of the Birtwhistle Cup.
(c)No player who has played in the Birtwhistle Cup shall playin the same round of the Waddilove Cup except in the case of a replayed Waddilove Cup tie.
(d)When the Club has been defeated in a Waddilove Cup tie, a player shall be ineligible to play in the Birtwhistle Cup if, by the date of the game, he has
played more 1st XI games than 2nd and 3rd XI games, unless special permission is granted by the Management Committee.
(iii) Players transferring under Rule 5.2 shall not be eligible to play for more than one Club in the same season in either the Waddilove, Birtwhistle or Ian Chappell Cups.
(iv) From the 2nd Round onwards, players transferring under Rule 5.1, or who have not played in a League match in thecurrent season, excluding bonafide junior playing members of the Club shall not beeligible to play in the Waddilove, Birtwhistle or Ian Chappell Cups without theprior consent of the Management Committee.
(v) Any Club found to have played an ineligible player in the Waddilove, Birtwhistle or Chappell Cups will be automatically expelled from the Competition and the tie will be awarded to their opponents.


7.7 - Finance
The receipts from the Finals shall be paid into the League funds. The League shall pay all expenses properly incurred including a donation to the Club staging the
 match.


7.8 - Ian Chappell Cup Regulations
(i) Matches shall always and only be played on a knockout basis.

(ii) If, through adverse weather orground conditions, no play is possible on the allocated Sunday, then the match will be moved to the following Sunday and completed by bowl out or toss of the coin if necessary.

(iii) All matches will be of 40 overs per side, unless reduced by the weather.

(iv) No side shall bat fewer than five overs, unless an innings is completed before the minimum number of overs have been bowled.

(v) The Final of the Chappell Cup shall be of 40 overs per side. The winner shall be the side which scores the most runs or, if runs are level, which has lost the fewer wickets. If both runs and wickets are level, the match shall be a tie and shall be replayed at a venue and on a date at the discretion of the Management Committee.

(vi) Qualification of Players - No player who has played in the Semi-Final or Final of the Waddilove or Birtwhistle Cups shall be allowed to play in the Semi-Final or Final of the Ian Chappell Cup without the prior sanction of the Management Committee
or they are eligible under Rule 5.5. When a Club has been defeated in the Waddilove or Birtwhistle Cups a player shall be ineligible for the Ian Chappell Cup if, by the date of the game, he has played more 1st and 2nd XI games than 3rd XI games, unless special permission has been granted by the Management Committee, or they are eligible under Rule 5.5

(vii) Rules 7.3 (i), (iv), (v), (vi), (x), (xi), (xii), (xiii), (xiv), (xv), (xvi), (xvii) inclusive, 7.5 and 7.6 shall apply.