Twenty/20 Rules 2009

i) The Competition shall be called the Dyson Insulations Cup and played under Laws of Cricket (2000 Code. Second Edition 2003) and JCT 600 Bradford League rules as provided below.
ii) The Competition shall be played on a League basis consisting of four ’pool’ groups of 5 teams. (Groupings for 2009 will be based on geographical areas wherever possible.)

The Quarter finals, Semi finals and Final will all be played at Bradford & Bingley C.C.

All players must be registered by their clubs prior to the commencement of this Twenty/20 competition.
No additional registrations will be allowed after May 11.
No player may play for more than one team.

The fielding circles as used in the Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup & Shield Competitions shall be marked on the ground.
Sight screens shall be white, exception may be made in matches under floodlights.

Each club will use its own standard red ball and ‘spares’, not necessarily new, but of acceptable quality and approved by the Match Umpires.

The use of coloured clothing is optional provided that no such clothing is red in colour. The league rules on clothing advertising shall apply ( i.e. sensible squad  numbers  1 – 12 etc  may be used on the back of shirts only.)

All fees will be paid by the League.
Fee – Matches played – £15each.
Matches – no play £5each.
Umpires will be paid the match fee for officiating in the Final.

ALL match dates will be confirmed by the League.
Start times will be agreed by the clubs and notified to the Chief Executive.
Admission charges are not compulsory. The home club shall retain all proceeds from any raffle undertaken.

Captains shall toss for choice of innings & exchange team cards in the presence of the Umpires not later than ten minutes before the scheduled start time

One innings per side limited to a maximum of 20 overs. (Reduced over matches are permissible in a ratio of 16,12, 8 & 5 overs providing both sides are agreeable.)
If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 20 overs, the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for 20 overs.

If, in the first innings, after 1hr 15 mins, 20 overs have not been completed the side batting second will only receive the same number of overs in their innings.
If, in the opinion of the Umpires, a batsman is guilty of wasting time, for each occasion this occurs 5 penalty runs shall be awarded against the batting side and playing time extended.

Where weather delays the start or intervenes during play, overs shall be deducted at the rate of one over per 3 minutes (or part thereof ) lost.
After any deductions, both teams must have the opportunity to bat for the same number of overs down to a minimum of 5 overs per team.

At the instant of delivery, there may not be more than 5 fieldsmen on the leg side.
In addition to the restriction above, the following shall apply –
For the first six overs of each innings, only two fielders are allowed outside the “fielding circle”.
After the sixth over only five fielders are allowed outside the “fielding circle”.( For fielding restrictions In ‘reduced overs’ games – see  Appendix  1)
In the event of any infringement of these restrictions, the Umpire  shall call & signal ‘no ball’
Bowlers  – Bowlers shall only be allowed a run up of a maximum of ten yards when bowling and shall not bowl more than four overs in an innings.
Where start of play is delayed or interrupted during the first innings of a match and the total overs are reduced for both teams, no player shall bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs remaining. (see Appendix 2)
In the event of a bowler being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls shall be bowled by another bowler but will count as a full over for that bowler’s allocation.
Short Pitched Bowling – One short pitched ball will be allowed per over, but if a short pitched ball should be over head high the umpire should call “no ball. The penalty will be two runs. An extra ball will not be given and the free hit does not apply.
Batsmen  – ‘Timed out’ –  The incoming batsman must be in position to take guard, or for his partner to receive the next ball, within 90 seconds of the fall of the previous wicket. Failure to do this will result in the batsman being “timed out”. This rule shall be strictly applied.
The incoming batsman shall be ready to make his way to the wicket immediately a wicket falls.

In order not to prolong games NO extra balls are allowed following a no ball or wide, with the exception of a “front foot” no ball off the last delivery of an innings, one more ball will then be bowled by the offending bowler, this delivery will be a “free hit”.
No Balls –2 runs will be given for a no ball in addition to any other runs scored.
– Front foot no ball – NEXT ball bowled is a ‘FREE HIT’

Wides – An offside or leg side delivery which, in the opinion of the Umpire does not give the batsman a reasonable opportunity to score shall be called ‘a wide’
All wides will incur a penalty of two runs in addition to any other runs scored.               

All umpires have been instructed to apply a strict interpretation of negative bowling, particularly in the final stages of an innings

In all group matches.
The team scoring most runs in their allotted overs shall be “the winner”.
If the scores are level the team losing least wickets shall be declared the winner.
If scores are level and both teams have lost the same number of wickets the team scoring most runs in the first 5 overs will be declared the winner. If, at this stage, the scores remain level the team losing fewer wickets will be the winner.

If a winner has still not been determined the calculation is carried back one over at a time until a solution is reached.
Where WEATHER prevents the second batting side receiving the same number of overs as their opponents and providing 5 overs of the innings have been bowled, scores of the 2 sides will be compared at the end of the last completed over prior to play ceasing. The side with the most runs at that stage are declared to be the winners.
e.g.  1st inns. –  Side A score 140 for 5 in 20 overs.
2nd inns –  Side B 52 for 2 (after 7 overs, no further play possible )
Side A after 7 overs were 48 for 1
Team B are declared the winners.

Win – 4 points: Loss 0 points .
Rain interrupted / unfinished game – 2 points to each side
No Play possible – 1 point to each side.

Notification of Result – Text details to 07534 210769  at conclusion of game. This number does not receive voice calls. If you have difficulties or prefer to give the details by phone you must call 0774-9802684
This must include;
1 Details of both teams scores and the number of wickets they lost and the number of overs they batted
2 Names of batsmen scoring 30 or more
3 Names of bowlers taking three wickets or more
E mail report sheet (filled in electronically) to NO LATER than FRIDAY evening (6pm) after match. Please make sure you use the proper competition results sheet which can be downloaded from the front page of the website. Or by clicking the link below.

Please ensure that you give the names of both umpires on the results sheet. This is because the league is responsible for paying umpires’ expenses and needs to know who officiated at the match.

The winners & runners up from each group will go through to the quarter final stages. Where two teams finish level on points the final positions will be determined by the difference between total runs scored minus total runs conceded.

In the Quarter finals and Semi Finals if the scores are level at the end of the match the result will be determined by a “one over play off” per side.
For this “play off” each side MUST nominate prior to the toss for first innings, one bowler and three batsmen to take part.
In the event of less than 5 overs or ‘no play’ at all, a ‘bowl out’ at Bradford & Bingley will determine a result ( See Appendix 3 for ‘Bowl Out’ regulations.)

Appendix 1
– Fielding Restrictions in reduced overs games.
Total overs                                                    Number of overs fielding
in innings                                                       restrictions apply.

5 – 6                                                                            First   2 overs
7 – 9                                                                            First     3 overs
10 – 13                                                                        First     4 overs
14 – 16                                                                        First     5 overs
17 – 20                                                                        First     6 overs

Appendix 2
  – Bowlers’Restrictions in reduced overs games
Total overs                                        Overs permitted
in innings                                           per bowler

5  –  10                                                       2
11  –  15                                                       3
16  –  20                                                       4

Appendix 3
– Bowl Out
Each side nominate 5 players to bowl alternatively at stumps, placed at normal pitch length (22 yards ) from single stump.
Ball to bounce at least once before batting crease.
After 5 balls each, greater number of ‘hits’ determines winner.
If ‘hits’ equal after 5 each, sudden death system with 5 players from remaining members of team will come into operation.
If still equal – ‘sudden death’ system continues until result achieved.

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