Posted by Kevin Owens on 02/08/2015 04:48
7. Waddilove, Birtwhistle and Ian Chappell Cups
7.1 All Clubs shall compete on a “knock-out” basis for the Waddilove (1st XIs), Birtwhistle (2nd XIs) and Ian Chappell (3rd XIs) Cups.
In the absence of prior decisions by the Council, the Management Committee shall fix the dates for the matches and grounds for the finals. With the exception of the finals, the corresponding rounds in the Waddilove and Birtwhistle Competitions shall be arranged for the same dates. All Waddilove and Birtwhistle Cup ties shall commence no later then 1.30pm.
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.
7.2 - Draw
The Management Committee shall make the draw for the first and subsequent rounds of the Waddilove Cup. The matches for the first and subsequent rounds of the Birtwhistle Cup shall follow the Waddilove Cup, with the venues reversed. Separate draws/arrangements shall be made for the Chappell Cup for the 3rd XIs.
7.3 - Rules of Play
Matches shall be played under the following conditions:
(i) All Waddilove and Birtwhistle Cup matches, with the exception of the finals, shall be completed on the day scheduled to each round, other than in the event of a tie.
(ii) All matches will be of 45 overs per side, unless reduced by the weather.
(iii) The winner in all cases to 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.
(iv) Any match affected by the weather before or during the 1st innings shall be reduced in overs on the basis of one for every three minutes lost. The side batting second must have at least the same number of overs as the side batting first.
(v) 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 over's have been bowled.
(vi) ON THE SCHEDULED DATE in the event that weather prevents the completion of TWENTY overs in the first innings, the match WILL be abandoned and re-arranged for the re-scheduled date. WHEN AFTER TWENTY OVERS OF THE FIRST INNINGS ARE BOWLED, AND FURTHER PLAY IS PREVENTED BY WEATHER, THEN A BOWL OUT OR TOSS OF THE COIN WILL ENSUE.
In the event of any Waddilove or Birtwhistle Cup matches 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.
(vii) 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 a coin will ensue.
(viii) Any match affected by the weather in which the side batting first completes its innings shall be reduced in overs on the basis of one over for every three minutes lost. 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 schuedled overs should run rate calculations be required as per rule 7.3 (viii). 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.
(ix) 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.
(x) 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 and ECB Fast Bowling Directives apply.
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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’ 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 selected to play in the match. If there has been no play in the original match (the toss has not taken place), 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.
(xii) 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.
(xiii) The Final of the Waddilove and Birtwhistle Cups shall be of 45 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.
(xiv) There shall be no loss or deduction of overs in any Final due to weather conditions. If the match cannot be completed on the appointed day, it will continue on successive or otherwise agreed Sundays until completed.
If less than 10 overs are completed on the original date, the match will start afresh on the previously arranged date. No options of bowl-outs or tossing a coin will apply to Finals.
(xv) Notwithstanding the provision of Rule 7.3(ix) a day’s play can be cancelled on account of weather or ground 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 two 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 will be moved to the re-scheduled date. Any 3rd XI League games scheduled for that 2nd Sunday will have to be postponed.
(xvi) Waddilove Cup matches only: Rule 3.17 shall apply.
(xvii) Fielding Circles - Rule 3.16 shall apply to Waddilove & Birtwhistle Cup matches.
7.4 - Notification of Results
Rule 2.6 applies.
7.5 - 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 play in 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 the current season, excluding bonafide junior playing members of the Club shall not be eligible to play in the Waddilove, Birtwhistle or Ian Chappell Cups without the prior 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.
7.6 - 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, and shall provide 12 trophies for awarding to players of each team.
(i) Matches shall always and only be played on a knockout basis.
(ii) If, through adverse weather or ground conditions, no play is possible on the allocated Sunday, then the match will be moved to the following Sunday and completed by bowl out 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 a team is dismissed before the minimum over's have been bowled.
(vii) Rules 7.3 (iii), (iv), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii), (xiv), (xv), 7.4 and 7.5 shall apply.