Matches will be played in coloured clothing with
a 6.30 p.m. start.
If both teams agree the starting time
can be brought forward but any time lost is only calculated as
if the match had started at 6.30pm, ie if a game starts at
6.15pm and 20 minutes is lost to rain then only 5 minutes
playing time is deemed to have been lost.
If weather conditions delay the start then after
the loss of the first 10 minutes one over is deducted from
each innings for each complete seven minutes lost.
The minimum number of overs shall not be less
than ten overs to each side. No bowler may bowl more than
one-fifth of the available overs.
14 - Number of Overs
Matches normally will be 20 overs each but can
be reduced to accommodate adverse weather or light
Any match with an innings less than 10 overs
will be void unless a result has been obtained. If there is a
break in the second innings then the number of overs will be
reduced by one over for each completed 3.5 minutes lost.
The winner shall be the team with the highest
run-rate subject to the following provisions:
(i) ten or
more overs have been bowled AND
(ii) The side batting
second has not lost wickets as follows:
5 wickets or more-
10 to 12 overs received;
6 wickets or more- 13 to 15 overs
7 wickets or more- 16 to 18 overs received;
wickets or more- 19 to 20 overs received.
Therefore if the team batting second loses its
8th wicket before they reach their target score then the team
batting first wins.
For run-rate calculations a team bowled out in
the first innings shall be deemed to have completed its full
quota of overs. An uncompleted over counts as a full over for
run-rate calculations, ie: 10.3 overs counts as 11 overs.
15 - Fielding Circle and Number of Fielders on Leg
There will be a thirty yard fielding circle with
four players plus the bowler and wicketkeeper within the
circle at all times.
No more than 5 players on the Leg
There will be a Power Play during the first 6 overs of the innings during which the fielding side will be allowed no more than 2 players outside the circle
16 - Bowlers Overs
Bowlers are restricted to a maximum of 4 overs.
Bowlers will be restricted to a 15 yard run up.
In shortened games bowlers are allowed one fifth of the total and the remainder shared.
e.g. 17 overs - 3,3,3,4,4.
17 - Wide Balls
Balls outside the leg stump will be classed as
wides and any ball over shoulder height will be a no ball.
18 - Free Hit
There will be a free hit for a foot fault no ball.
The field can be rearranged for a free hit
19 - Colour of Balls
All clubs shall use the pink balls provided by Readers and paid for by the clubs