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WASTCA Bylaws

28 September 2016

1Interpretation

1.1On Match Days

For the interpretation of playing and match conditions By-Laws on match day only, the Match Day Referee is to be contacted for a determination.

1.2At All Other Times

All other requests for the interpretation of By-Laws are to be made directly to the Board.

1.3Matters not Covered in the Constitution or By-Laws

Any matters arising that are not covered by the Association Constitution or By-Laws will be dealt with at the Boards discretion

1.4Definitions

“By-law” means the WASTCA By-laws in this document.

“CricketWest” means the name given to the body which represents the five primary senior community cricket bodies in the Perth Metropolitan Area. These bodies are Perth Cricket Association (PCA), WA Suburban Turf Cricket Association (WASTCA), South Metropolitan Cricket Association (SMCA), Swan & Helena Districts Cricket Association (SHDCA), North Suburban Community Cricket Association (NSCCA).

“GWL” means interruptions for ground, weather or light, beyond the control of the two teams.

“Law” means one of the Laws of Cricket.

“Laws of Cricket” means the Marylebone Cricket Club Laws of Cricket (2000 Code 5th Edition – 2013).

“WASTCUA” means Western Australian Suburban Turf Cricket Umpires Association.

“WASTCA” means Western Australian Suburban Turf Cricket Association.

“WACA” means Western Australian Cricket Association.

2Club Administration

2.1Notification of Club Officials

Clubs shall submit the names and contact details of the following in the Office Bearers Section for their Club in MyCricket.

(1)Club President
Club Secretary
Club Treasurer

(2)Team Captains

(3)Grounds Officer

Clubs will also advise the Association of 3 nominated contacts for receipt of information from the Association.

All positions other than team captains must be updated not later than 14 days after the Annual General Meeting of the Association. Team Captain details must be updated by the commencement of the second playing fixture.

2.2CricketWest Matches

2.2.1Clubs must nominate a minimum of 1 suitable player for each of the WASTCA CricketWest representative sides (1 x Senior, 1x Colt and 1 x Veteran) prior to the commencement of Round 1 of Saturday Grade cricket. In the absence of any nominations, the Board will nominate players on the club’s behalf.

2.2.2Where a selected player does not play in the match without reasonable excuse or without notifying the WASTCA, such player shall be penalised as per SCHEDULE A. Penalties.

2.3Financials

2.3.1Except as provided in By-Law 2.5.2 if at any Board meeting a club is 2 match payments in arrears they are to be contacted by the Executive Officer and penalised as per SCHEDULE A. Penalties.

2.3.2If, on the Wednesday following the completion of the qualifying rounds, a Club is unfinancial in regard to any account issued before the last day of play of the qualifying rounds, then the Board reserves the right to deny the offending Club the right to participate in any further matches. If such right is denied, the Club drawn to play the offending Club shall be declared the winner of such match.

2.3.3We accept payment only by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). We do NOT accept payment by cheque, credit card, or cash.

2.4Insurance

2.4.1All clubs are covered by the Cricket Australia National Club Risk Protection Programme (NCRPP). The policy covers Public Liability, Personal Injury and Club Management Liability.

2.4.2Each year, clubs must register by September 30 and download a Certificate of Currency from the MyCricket website.

2.4.3If you have to make a claim or enquire as to benefits please refer to the website http://cricket.jltsport.com.au.

2.5Withdrawal of Teams

2.5.1Any team not playing two consecutive matches shall be deemed to have disbanded unless otherwise determined by the Board.

2.5.2Any club that withdraws a team following the allocation and adoption of grounds and fixtures shall be liable for a fine.

2.6Sponsorship

Any club being found in breach of the Associations sponsorship agreements shall be dealt with at the discretion of the Board.

3Player Registration And Eligibility

3.1Registration

3.1.1A player who wishes to play in matches conducted by the Association must register prior to playing. All registrations must be submitted using the MyCricket registration function.

3.1.2The Board at its discretion may levy a Registration Fee.

3.1.3MyCricket will be the register of record for all players of all members clubs.

3.2Overseas Player

3.2.1An overseas player means a person who does not hold Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

3.2.2Overseas players wishing to play in Saturday Grade Competition Divisions 1 and 2 or the Twenty20 Competition are required to obtain a Non-Resident Permit prior to playing.

3.2.3Overseas players may instead obtain a Dispensation Permit by which they shall not count towards the player limits. A permit may be granted where:

(1)They have been transferred to WA in their employment; or

(2)They will permanently reside in WA for a minimum of the next two years; or

(3)Any other extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the board.

3.3Cancellation of Registration

3.3.1The Board, at its discretion, may refuse, cancel or review the registration of any player. The Board’s decision shall be final and binding unless reviewed by the Disciplinary Tribunal as set out in By-Law 3.3.3.

3.3.2The Board shall, as soon as practicable, notify the player and his Club in writing of the refusal, cancellation or review.

3.3.3The player shall, within 14 days of receipt of the Board’s written notice, have the right to have the refusal, cancellation or review reviewed by the Disciplinary Tribunal which shall hear and determine whether such refusal, cancellation or review shall stand and shall have the power to vary such refusal, cancellation or review.

3.4Ineligible Players

3.4.1An ineligible player is any player who:

(1)Is not registered for the club he is playing for;

(2)Has been suspended by this Association or any other Association affiliated with Cricket Australia or its state and territory affiliates;

(3)Has not obtained a clearance as required;

(4)Has not obtained a permit as required;

(5)Has provided false information on his registration, clearance or permit;

(6)Has not been nominated on the Declared Teams List;

(7)Is over the age limit if playing in a Colts match; or

(8)Is in breach of any other eligibility requirement in these By-Laws.

3.4.2Any Club playing an ineligible player shall forfeit the match. Fines as per By-Law 4.3 shall apply.

3.5Clearances

3.5.1A clearance shall be required for any player wishing to transfer from a WACA-affiliated club for which they have played a senior match in the previous 5 seasons. All clearances are required to be approved by the Association.

3.5.2All clearances must be submitted using the MyCricket clearance function, except where the player’s previous club or Association does not use the MyCricket system. In these cases, a paper Clearance Form may be used, which must be submitted by 3pm on the last business day prior to the match in order to be approved.

3.5.3The MyCricket clearance function is also to be used to transfer or link a player who already exists in the MyCricket system but does not require a clearance. In this case, the player’s previous club is not required to approve the clearance.

3.5.4The MyCricket clearance function automatically attempts to register the player when approved by the Association. A player will be considered to have been registered from the time of approval by their previous club. Where the player’s previous club is not required to approve the clearance under By-Law 3.5.3, the player will be considered to have been registered from the time of submitting the clearance request.

3.5.5A club may request the Board to approve a clearance where:

(1)The application has been unreasonably rejected by the player’s previous club; or

(2)The player’s previous club is affiliated with CricketWest and has not responded within 7 days; or

(3)The player’s previous club is otherwise affiliated with the WACA and has not responded within 14 days.

Any such request must be submitted in writing by 3pm on the last business day prior to the match.

3.5.6The Board reserves the power to deny, at its discretion, approval of any clearance.

3.5.7The Board will not approve any clearance application received by the Association after the 31st January, with the exception of students moving from a country zone to attend a tertiary education facility. (Any extenuating circumstances to be considered by the Board).

3.5.8Any player of a disbanded unfinancial Club shall not be permitted to play with any Association Club without the sanction of the Board and, should sanction be granted, a levy to be fixed by the Board may be imposed on the player.

3.6Permits

3.6.1All permits must be submitted using the MyCricket permit function by 10am on the Friday preceding the match.

3.6.2Temporary permit is required for any player who is registered as a senior player with another club, and who is on loan from that club. These permits may be valid for one or more matches in a season.

WACA players who have played in grades 1 to 2 in the WACA competition in the current or preceding season are not eligible for a Temporary Permit.

Temporary Permits will not be approved after January 31 and any extenuating circumstances will be considered at the Board’s discretion.

3.6.3A Non-Resident Permit is required for all overseas players who wish to play in any competition which limits the number of such players in a team. A Non-resident permit shall be valid for one season.

3.6.4A Higher Grade Permit is required for any player who wishes to play in a lower grade than these By-Laws allow, or who wishes to play for another team in the same grade. These permits may be valid for one or more matches in a season.

3.6.5A Dispensation Permit allows a player to be exempted from the count of Overseas Players in a team. A Dispensation Permit shall be valid for one season.

3.6.6An Other Permit may be used for any other reason.

3.6.7The Professional, Curator and Consent Permits are not used by the Association.

3.7One Match

No player shall play in more than one senior WASTCA or WACA affiliated match on any fixtured playing day, without a higher grade permit.

3.8Finals Eligibility

3.8.1In order to be eligible to play in a finals match a player must have played a minimum number of qualifying playing days. The minimum number of playing days required is dependent on the number of fixtured playing days for the team playing the finals match.

Fixtured Days

Days Required

21 – 22

8

18 – 20

7

15 – 17

6

12 – 14

5

9-11

4

7-8

3

5-6

2

1-4

1

(1)Matches in that grade or a lower grade shall count towards the number of days played. For these purposes, the One Day Competition Division 1 shall be considered to be lower than Saturday Grade Competition Division 2 and One Day Competition Division 2 & 3 shall be considered to be lower than Saturday Grade Competition Division 3.

(2)A fixtured playing day means that both days will count even when play only takes place on one day of a 2 day match.

(3)Only matches where play has commenced will count towards finals eligibility. Matches where play has commenced but then abandoned or forfeited WILL count towards finals eligibility for both teams. When play has not commenced they will not count towards finals eligibility and the Fixtured Days for those teams will be reduced to suit.

(4)Only matches where a player has been present during a match will count towards finals eligibility.

(5)In the case of a split player, only one playing day will count for each player.

(6)For the One Day Finals in Saturday Grade Competition, the number of fixtured playing days shall only include those prior to the date of the final.

(7)For the Twenty20 Competition Division 1 finals, in addition to being eligible based on playing days in the Twenty20 Competition, a player will also be eligible to play where they have played the minimum number of playing days required in the Saturday Grade Competition Division 1 or lower based on the number of Saturday Grade Competition Division 1 fixtured playing days prior to the date of the Twenty20 final.

(8)For the Twenty20 Competition Division 2 finals, in addition to being eligible based on playing days in the Twenty20 Competition Division 2, a player will also be eligible to play where they have played the minimum number of playing days required in the Saturday Grade Competition Division 2 or lower based on the number of Saturday Grade Competition Division 2 fixtured playing days prior to the date of the Twenty20 final, provided they have not played any matches in the Saturday Grade Competition Division 1.

(9)For the Colts final, in addition to being eligible based on playing days in the Colts Competition, a player will also be eligible to play where they have played the minimum number of playing days required in the Saturday Grade Competition Division 1 or lower based on the number of Saturday Grade Competition Division 1 fixtured playing days prior to the date of the Colts final.

3.8.2A player shall be eligible to play in a lower-grade semi-final or final match provided that:

(1)The lower-grade team is the next lowest within the club to the grade in which a player is eligible to play under By-Law 3.8.1.

(2)The higher-grade team for which the player is eligible to play is also qualified to participate in the semi-final or final match.

(3)Such player, having played in a lower-grade semi-final match shall be eligible to play in the final match in that lower grade whether or not the higher-grade team is defeated in the semi-final.

3.8.3Having played in a semi-final a player shall be eligible to play in a lower-grade final match provided it is the clubs next lowest team.

3.8.4Notwithstanding the foregoing, a player having played in a semi-final in any grade shall not be eligible to play in the final of any lower grade if the team in which he played the semi-final is defeated, unless he has played at least 80% of fixtured days in that grade.

3.8.5Only eligible players shall be entitled to act as substitute fielders during a semi-final or grand-final match, unless the Umpire, in exceptional circumstances, allows subsequent additions.

3.9Movement between Grades

3.9.1A player whose last qualifying round match in the current season was for:

(1)A club’s 1st XI, may not play any lower than the club’s 2nd XI; or

(2)A club’s 2nd XI, may not play any lower than the club’s 4th XI

without first obtaining a Higher Grade Permit.

4Forfeits

4.1Points

Where a team forfeits a match, the allotted points shall be awarded to the opposing team.

4.2Must Forfeit Lowest Grade

Clubs are expected to forfeit their lowest grade first, except that no One Day Competition team shall be required to forfeit before a Division 3 team playing a 2-day match. The Board reserves the right to determine that teams from any lower grades shall also forfeit if this By-Law is not complied with.

4.3Penalties

4.3.1Any club which forfeits a match will be penalised as per SCHEDULE A. Penalties.

4.3.2Should the club fail to advise the association of their intention to forfeit the match by 11 a.m. on the Friday preceding the match a penalty shall apply.

4.4Points from Withdrawn Teams

All points gained by a team against a club which disbands, or a team of a club withdrawn from competition, at any time during the season, are to be considered null and void in determining final team placings or at the Board’s discretion may be recalculated in any form it feels necessary.

5Points

5.1Board to Decide Points

The Board, after the annual General meeting each season, shall decide the method to be adopted for the scoring of points for matches and deciding the premiership teams.

5.2Discrepancy in the Points Allocation

Any team or club finding any discrepancy in the points allocation for a fixture, must notify the Executive officer of any such discrepancy before the completion of the next fixtured match, or in the case of any discrepancy in the points allocated for fixture 11, by 12 noon on the Friday prior to the semi final.

6Trophies

6.1Annual Wind-up

The association shall present trophies at the annual wind up to be held no later than four weeks following the completion of the finals.

6.2Batting and Bowling Awards

6.2.1The Association shall award batting and bowling trophies in the Saturday Grade Competition and One Day Competition.

6.2.2Only performances in qualifying round matches shall count for these awards. The awards will be determined using the data in MyCricket as of the match reporting time in By-Law 13.6 Match Reporting Requirements for the last qualifying round for each grade.

6.2.3The qualifying criteria for Saturday Grade Competition shall be:

(1)Batting – to have batted in a minimum of 7 innings and scored a minimum of 250 runs;

(2)Bowling – to have bowled in a minimum of 7 innings and taken a minimum of 25 wickets.

6.2.4The qualifying criteria for One Day Competition shall be:

(1)Batting – to have batted in a minimum of 7 innings and scored a minimum of 250 runs ;

(2)Bowling– to have bowled in a minimum of 7 innings and have taken a minimum of 20 wickets.

6.2.5The Association shall publish the best ten batting and bowling averages in each Grade.

6.3Saturday Grade Competition Division 1 Player Awards

6.3.1The Association shall award the following trophies in Saturday Grade Competition Grade 1:

(1)“Cricketer of the Year” as voted for by the umpires,

(2)“Grade 1 Champion Cricketer” based on season statistics.

6.3.2The Association shall award the following trophies in Saturday Grade Competition Grade 2:

(1)“Best Player in Grade 2” as voted for by the umpires,

(2)“Grade 2 Champion Cricketer” based on season statistics.

6.3.3The Association shall award the following trophies in Saturday Grade Competition Grade 3:

(1)“Best Player in Grade 3” as voted for by the umpires,

(2)“Grade 3 Champion Cricketer” based on season statistics.

6.3.4Any player during the season reported to the tribunal and found guilty shall be ineligible to win these awards.

7Umpires

7.1Umpires Attire

Umpires must wear an approved WASTCA shirt, black trousers, predominantly white shoes/boots, white wide brim hat or white cap and name badge.

7.2Substitute Umpires

7.2.1Any player, or other person, acting as a substitute umpire, whether at the bowlers end or square leg, shall be recognized as, and have the authority of, an official WASTCA umpire, and shall check count the balls in the over with the official umpire.

7.2.2The minimum acceptable standard of dress for a substitute umpire shall be shorts, shirt and footwear. No match shall proceed until this standard is complied with.

7.2.3Distinguishing attire, as approved by the Board, shall at all times be worn by a player acting as a substitute square-leg umpire.

7.3Required To Have a Copy of These By-Laws

At all matches, umpires shall have a copy of these By-Laws and the Laws of Cricket.

7.4Umpires Shall be in Position

Umpires shall be in a position 5 minutes prior to the prescribed starting time. If an umpire is not present 15 minutes prior to the prescribed starting time, the two captains shall arrange substitute umpires. Should the umpire arrive after play has commenced he shall assume control of the match.

7.5Report by Duty Umpire

The duty umpire shall forward to the Executive Officer of the Association, not later than 3.00 p.m. on the Tuesday following the conclusion of the match. Team lists and a Match Report on the approved form or through MyCricket.

7.6No Umpire In Attendance

If on any scheduled fixture date no umpire is in attendance by the scheduled start of the play and both captains are in disagreement as to whether play shall commence the captain of the home team is to contact the Umpires Advisor, whose decision shall be binding.

7.7Control of Ball between Days

If the ball, having been taken charge of by the umpires, be not available due to causes determined by the Board to be within the control of the umpires, then such umpires shall be subjected to a fine by the Association of one day’s match payment.

8Reporting Of Players And Officials

8.1Jurisdiction

8.1.1An infringement during a match shall include any infringement during the period commencing 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of play and extending 30 minutes past the close of play, and on the field of play or the ground on which the match is played.

8.1.2Substitute Umpires presiding at the time are fully entitled to issue cautions and to make reports of players.

8.1.3At its discretion, the Board may extend the deadlines for any notification or reporting requirements.

8.2Cautions

8.2.1An umpire may issue a caution to a player who has committed a minor infringement of these By-laws during an Association sanctioned match.

8.2.2The umpire shall notify the captain, club official or the player at the time of the offence.

8.2.3The umpire shall, no later than 5:00pm on the next business day after the conclusion of the match, lodge a written report to the Executive Officer.

8.2.4If a player receives two or more cautions during the current season, the player will be suspended for 2 playing dates on each occasion.

8.2.5Cautions may be appealed to the Board, subject that any appeal for the first caution issued to a player during the current season shall only be heard once a second caution is received by that player.

8.2.6The decision of the Board will be final.

8.3Reports by Umpires

8.3.1An umpire shall report a Club, Player or Member of a Club who has committed an infringement of these By-laws during an Association sanctioned match.

8.3.2The umpire shall, not later than 30 minutes after the close of play on the day of the offence being committed, notify the captain, or player acting in that capacity, or an Official of the Club concerned, of his intention to report and the nature of the charge.

8.3.3The umpire shall, no later than 5:00pm on the next business day after the conclusion of the match, lodge a written report to the Executive Officer.

8.4Complaints by Clubs

8.4.1The President or Secretary of a Club may lodge a complaint against another Club, Player, Official or Member of another Club regarding an infringement of these By-laws.

8.4.2The Club shall, no later than 5:00pm on the next business day after becoming aware of the infringement, lodge a written report to the Executive Officer.

8.4.3Should the complaint be deemed to be without merit, the Club will be penalised $100 by the Association.

8.5Investigation

8.5.1The Board may investigate any report or complaint received by it under By-Laws 8.3 or 8.4

8.5.2The Board may initiate an investigation into any infringement of these By-Laws on its own motion.

8.5.3After investigation the Board may charge any Club, Player, Official or Member of a Club with an infringement.

8.5.4The Disciplinary tribunal shall hear and determine the matter as soon as practicable in accordance with the Association’s constitution.

8.6Persons Required to Give Evidence

All players and Club officials named in the report of the umpire or Board investigation are, if requested by the Executive Officer, required to provide evidence to the disciplinary tribunal in a manner deemed appropriate by the Executive Officer or Tribunal Chairman.

8.7Failing to Attend a Tribunal

8.7.1If a player or club official that has been reported fails to attend the Disciplinary Tribunal convened to consider that report then that player or Club official shall be penalised.

8.7.2If a player or Club official that is not on report is requested by the Executive officer to attend the Disciplinary Tribunal or a Board investigation to give evidence and fails to attend then the Board may, in its absolute discretion, impose a penalty on that player or Club official.

8.8Early Guilty Plea

8.8.1The Board may in its absolute discretion notify any player or official against whom a charge has been brought that they may elect to plead guilty to that charge and accept a penalty prescribed by the Board without the necessity for the matter to be determined by the Disciplinary Tribunal.

8.8.2If the Board decides to exercise the discretion contained in By-Law 8.8.1 then it must notify the player or official (“Notification”) against whom the charge has been brought

(1)The nature of the charge;

(2)That they may elect to plead guilty to the charge without the necessity for the matter to be heard by the Disciplinary Tribunal; and

(3)The penalty prescribed by the Board in respect of that offence.

8.8.3Any player or official charged with an offence that receives Notification may elect:

(1)To plead guilty to that charge and accept the penalty prescribed by the Board without a hearing of the Disciplinary tribunal; or

(2)To have the matter heard by the Disciplinary tribunal.

8.8.4If a player or official charged with an offence receives Notification and elects to plead guilty to that charge and accept the penalty prescribed by the Board without a hearing of the Disciplinary Tribunal then that player or official must notify the Executive Officer of their election by no later than 12pm on the day after the Executive Officer gave the Notification.

8.8.5If any player or official receives Notification and that player or official notifies the Board by no later than 12pm on the day after they receive that Notification that they plead guilty to the charge then that player or official shall automatically be subject to the penalty imposed by the Board without a hearing by the Disciplinary Tribunal.

8.8.6If :

(1)any player or official charged with an offence does not receive the Notification, then the matter shall be heard by the Disciplinary Tribunal.

(2)any player or official receives Notification but fails to notify the Board of their election by 12pm on the day after the Board gave the Notification, then the matter shall be dealt with by the Disciplinary Tribunal.

(3)any player or club official is suspended as a result of having committed an offence, the Board shall notify the club in writing of the offending player advising the nature of the penalty and the date upon which the suspended player may resume playing.

9Responsible Alcohol Practices

9.1Responsibility for players, officials and supporters

9.1.1Each club will be held responsible for ensuring its players, officials and supporters do not breach this by-law, and will be held liable for any penalties imposed by the Board.

9.1.2This by-law shall apply to any ground on which the host club or an associated body holds a current Liquor License, and shall cover the entire ground including but not limited to the playing area, surrounds, carparks and changerooms in addition to any licensed area.

9.2Bringing and consuming alcohol

9.2.1The club will ensure its players, officials and supporters do not bring alcohol into the ground at which they are guests.

9.2.2The club will ensure that all alcohol consumed by its players, officials and supporters at the ground has been purchased from the bar of the host club, and is consumed within the confines of the host club’s licensed area.

10Competition Rules – Saturday Grade And One Day Competitions

10.1Incorporated Playing Conditions

10.1.1General Playing Conditions

All matches shall be played in accordance with By-Law 13 Conditions Of Play – All Matches.

10.1.2Two Day Matches

All matches designated as two day matches by the Competition Committee shall be played in accordance with By-Law 14 Conditions Of Play – Two Day Matches.

10.1.3One Day Matches

All matches designated as one day matches by the Competition Committee shall be played in accordance with By-Law 15 Conditions Of Play – One Day Matches.

10.2Divisions

10.2.1The Saturday Grade Competition shall be composed of the following Divisions:

(1)Division 1

1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade

(2)Division 2

4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grade

(3)Division 3

8th, 9th & 10th Grade

10.3Limit on Overseas Players

A maximum of two overseas players are eligible to play in any Saturday Grade Competition Division 1 or 2 team.

10.4The Ball

10.4.1Only the following red leather cricket balls are approved by the Board for use in matches:

(1)Kookaburra Regulation (four piece),

(2)Kookaburra Club Match (four piece),

(3)Kookaburra Special Test (two piece),

(4)Kookaburra Tuf-Pitch (two piece)

10.4.2Four piece balls must be used in all Saturday Grade Competition Division 1 and 2 matches played on turf wickets, and any other matches played on turf wickets.

10.5Ladders

10.5.1Rankings

For the purpose of the ladder, teams will be awarded points for results gained as per SCHEDULE C. Points. In the event of teams having received equal points then net run rate will be used to further rank teams.

10.5.2Net Run Rate

A team’s net run rate is calculated by deducting the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition.

Net Run Rate = Ave runs per over for – Ave runs per over against.

In One Day matches, in the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.

In Two Day matches, the calculation of net run rate shall be based on the actual number of overs in which the team was dismissed.

10.6Finals

10.6.1Semi Finals

The team ranked first shall play the team ranked fourth in the First Semi Final.

The team ranked second shall play the team ranked third in the Second Semi Final.

10.6.2Grand Finals

The winners of the Semi Finals will play in the Grand Final at a venue to be decided by the Competition Committee.

10.6.3No Result or Drawn or Tied Final

In the case of a final being drawn or tied, or no result for any other reason, the higher ranked team will be declared the winner.

10.7One Day Finals

10.7.1Grand Final

Teams will be ranked based on One Day games designated by the Competition Committee.

The team ranked first shall play the team ranked second in the Grand Final.

10.7.2No Result or Drawn or Tied Final

In the case of there being no play or the minimum number of overs to constitute a match not being available, the Competition Committee will endeavour to reschedule the match.

In the case of the final being drawn or tied, or no result for any other reason, the higher ranked team will be declared the winner.

11competition Rules – Colts Competition

11.1Incorporated Playing Conditions

11.1.1General Playing Conditions

All matches shall be played in accordance with By-Law 13 Conditions Of Play – All Matches.

11.1.2Matches

All matches shall be played in accordance with By-Law 16 Conditions Of Play – Twenty20 Matches.

11.2Eligibility

To be eligible to play in the Colts Competition, the player:

(1)Is under 21 as at August 31 of the year the season commenced;

(2)Must not have played in the WACA 1st or 2nd Grades that season;

(3)Must not have played in the WACA Colts or Sunday League that season;

(4)Must not have played in a WACA or Cricketwest (except WASTCA) match that weekend;

(5)Clauses (2), (3) and (4) do not apply to any player under 17 as at August 31 of the year the season commenced; and

(6)Meets all other eligibility requirements to play for the club.

11.3Limit on Overseas Players

A maximum of three overseas players are eligible to play in a Colts team.

11.4Number of players

(1)A team shall consist of 12 players.

(2)Only eleven fielders shall be allowed on the field at any one time.

(3)Only eleven players are allowed to bat.

11.5The Ball

Only the following red leather cricket balls are approved by the Board for use in matches:

(1)Kookaburra Regulation,

(2)Kookaburra Club Match,

(3)Kookaburra Senator.

11.6Ladders

11.6.1Rankings

For the purpose of the ladder, teams will be awarded points for results gained as per SCHEDULE C. Points. In the event of teams having received equal points then net run rate will be used to further rank teams.

11.6.2Net Run Rate

A team’s net run rate is calculated by deducting the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition.

Net Run Rate = Ave runs per over for – Ave runs per over against.

In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.

11.7Finals

11.7.1Grand Final

The team ranked first shall play the team ranked second in the Grand Final.

11.7.2No Result or Drawn or Tied Final

In the case of there being no play or the minimum number of overs to constitute a match not being available, the Competition Committee will endeavour to reschedule the match.

In the case of the final being drawn or tied, or no result for any other reason, the higher ranked team will be declared the winner.

12Competition Rules –Twenty20 Competition

12.1Incorporated Playing Conditions

12.1.1Laws of Cricket

All matches shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket except where modified in these By-Laws

12.1.2General Playing Conditions

All matches shall be played in accordance with By-Law 13 Conditions Of Play – All Matches.

12.1.3Twenty 20 Matches

All matches shall be played in accordance with By-Law 16 Conditions Of Play – Twenty20 Matches.

12.2Limit on Overseas Players

A maximum of three overseas players are eligible to play in a Twenty20 team.

12.3Division 2 Eligibility

A player who has played in a Saturday Grade Division 1 match that season shall not be eligible to play in the Twenty20 Division 2 competition.

12.4The Ball

12.4.1Only the following leather cricket balls are approved by the Board for use in matches:

(1)White Regulation four-piece Kookaburra balls will be used,

The WASTCA will supply all balls used in the competition.

(2)Kookaburra Special Test (two piece),

(3)Kookaburra Tuf-Pitch (two piece),

(4)Kookaburra Red King (two piece).

Options 2, 3, & 4 are only applicable when games are played on synthetic wickets.

12.4.2Four piece balls must be used in any matches played on turf wickets.

12.5Finals

12.5.1Division 1

The two teams that head the ladder in each Group after the Qualifying Matches will go forward into the Quarter Finals.

The winners of the Quarter Finals will play in the Semi Finals.

The winners of the Semi Finals will play in the Grand Final.

12.5.2Division 2

The two teams that head the ladder in each Group after the Qualifying Matches will go forward into the Semi Finals.

The winners of the Semi Finals will play in the Grand Final.

12.6Unfinished Matches

If turf pitches are unsuitable for play, the match will be transferred to a synthetic pitch.

In the case of the final being unfinished, the match will be rescheduled.

12.7Tied Matches (Finals only)

Law 21.5(a) (a tie or draw) - Modified as follows:

In matches in which both teams have had the opportunity of batting for the agreed number of overs, the team scoring the higher number of runs shall be the winner. If the scores are equal, then the teams shall contest a Super Over, subject to fitness of ground, weather and light. The Super Over shall commence 10 minutes after the cessation of the match, at the same ground and using the same pitch.

(1)The team batting second in the match will bat first in the Super Over. The fielding side shall choose which end to bowl from. The Umpires shall not change ends.

(2)Prior to the commencement of the Super Over each team shall nominate three batsmen and one bowler to the Umpires.

(3)Fielding restrictions shall be as of the last over of an uninterrupted match.

(4)The same ball used at the end of each team’s innings in the match, or a similar ball if that ball is unsuitable for any reason, shall be used for its innings in the Super Over.

(5)Each team shall bat for one over unless all out earlier.

(6)In the event of both teams having the same score in the Super Over the team that hit the most number of sixes combined from its two innings in both the main match and the Super Over shall be the winner.

(7)If the number of sixes hit by both teams is equal the team that hit the most number of boundaries (fours and sixes) in the Super Over will be declared the winner.

(8)In the event that the result is still a Tie after the Super Over and clauses (6) and (7) above have been applied the Super Over clauses (1) to (5) shall be repeated until a winner is obtained.

(9)If, for reasons of GWL, a Super Over is not possible the team that hit the most number of boundaries (fours and sixes) in the match shall be declared the winner. If the result is still a Tie the match will be determined by a coin toss, except in the Grand Final where joint winners will be declared.

12.8Net Run Rate

A team’s net run rate is calculated by deducting the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition.

Net Run Rate = Ave runs per over for – Ave runs per over against

In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.

Net run rate calculations will only apply to matches where a result has been achieved.

13Conditions Of Play – All Matches

13.1Laws of Cricket

All matches shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket except where they are negated or modified in these By-Laws.

13.2Team Not Ready to Commence

Any team not ready to commence play within 30 minutes following the stipulated starting time on either day of a match shall forfeit the match.

13.3Minimum Players

If on either day of a match, a team has only seven or fewer players who are named on the teams list present 30 minutes after the prescribed starting time, such team forfeit the match, even if play has begun.

13.4Team Not Ready to Start

Should any team be not ready to start or resume play at the appointed time, the Club in default shall be liable to a penalty.

13.5Nomination of Players

Law 1.2 – Nomination of players shall apply with the following additions:

13.5.1Captains shall nominate players using the Declared Teams List form. Where no umpire is in attendance the form shall be given to the opposing captain.

13.5.2Captains shall enter the nominated players into the MyCricket teams list for that match prior to the start of play.

13.5.3Captains must before the start of play on each day of the match indicate on the Declared Teams List to be submitted to the Umpires:

(1)any player who is an Under-age Player by writing the age (as at 1st of September in the current season) of the Under-age Player next to his name on the Declared Teams List; and

(2)the number of overs of Pace Bowling bowled by any Under-age Player in any Juniors’ Match played earlier in the day by writing the number of such overs next to the name of the Under-age Player in the Declared Teams List.

13.6Match Reporting Requirements

13.6.1On each day of the match, the teams shall enter progress scores into MyCricket:

(1)during the scheduled tea break and,

(2)within 45 minutes of the close of play.

13.6.2On each day of the match, the home team shall submit the scores to the approved score service by 6.45pm.

13.6.3No later than 24 hours following the completion of the match, each team shall enter in to Mycricket:

(1)Result or confirmation of the result of the match,

(2)Individual player scores,

(3)Captains Report

13.7No Ball

Law 24 – No Ball shall apply with the following addition:

In a matches played on a synthetic wicket, a ball pitched outside the extremity of the covered surface of the wicket shall be deemed to be a no-ball, the umpire shall call and signal No ball and immediately call and signal Dead ball.

13.8Scorebooks

13.8.1The Score Books shall show full and accurate details of the match together with the names of the teams declared to the umpires prior to the commencement of play, and shall be checked and signed by the umpires in the presence of captains, who shall also sign the Score Books.

13.8.2The Board and the Disciplinary Tribunal shall have the right to demand inspection of any Club’s Score Book for any team at any time. Failure by a Club to submit the Score Book for inspection at the Association’s office within 48 hours of receipt of the demand from the Executive Officer, Board Director, or the Disciplinary Tribunal, shall result in the said Club being dealt with at the discretion of the Board. Notwithstanding By-Law 8.3.1 in the event of a long weekend the report must be received within 72 hours.

13.8.3In the event of a dispute in the scores, both Score Books shall be impounded by the umpire, who will forward them to the Association’s office within 48 hours of the close of play on the day of the dispute

13.9Home Team

13.9.1The home team is the team named first in the fixtures. This applies even where the match is to be played at a neutral venue

13.9.2The home team shall be responsible for ensuring that wickets and grounds are properly prepared and presented for each days play.

All maintenance issues should be carried out with the guiding principle that they should ensure that conditions are as similar as possible for both sides.

Any club failing to take all steps possible to ensure that this occurs resulting in the start of play being delayed or play being abandoned for the day shall be penalised according to SCHEDULE A. Penalties.

13.9.3The home team will be responsible for the cleanliness of all neutral grounds and changerooms.

13.10Preparation of Turf Wickets

In the event of rain during the week affecting the preparation of turf wickets, the Home team must contact the governing body controlling the wicket and notify the Competition Committee forthwith of its state of preparation.

13.11Inspection of Wickets

13.11.1All turf grounds must be inspected by the Home Club on each playing day. If for any reason a ground or pitch may be unfit for play to commence at the scheduled time, the Club must advise the Competition Committee by 10 am.

13.11.2All finals grounds including those with synthetic wickets must be inspected by the Home Club on each playing day. If for any reason a ground or pitch may be unfit for play to commence at the scheduled time, the Club must advise the Competition Committee by 10 am.

13.12Spikes

13.12.1All bowlers, batsmen and wicket keepers when playing on a non-turf wicket, must not wear spiked footwear. Any player not complying shall not be allowed on the playing area.

13.12.2All bowlers, batsmen and wicket keepers when playing on a turf wicket, must wear spiked footwear. Any player not complying shall not be allowed on the playing area until they return wearing spikes. Note: half spiked footwear is permissible.

13.13Attire

13.13.1Players shall wear strict cricketing attire which is: Long white or cream trousers, white or cream shirt with collar, white or cream jumper (with or without current club colours), white or cream socks, predominantly white boots or shoes and white hat or current club or association hat or cap.

13.13.2Clubs may wear coloured clothing subject to prior approval by the Board in the Twenty20 and Colts competition.

13.13.3Clubs may display Logos on the playing shirts subject to prior approval by the Board as follows:

(1)Club Logos: In two positions, namely the upper left of the chest - not exceeding 10 square inches (64.5cm2) and the right arm sleeve not exceeding 10 square inches (64.5cm2).

(2)Commercial Logos: In two positions, namely the chest (middle) - not exceeding 32 square inches (206.45cm2) and the left arm sleeve not exceeding 10 square inches (64.5cm2). Note that as an alternative to the Logo being positioned in the middle of the chest, the Logo may be positioned on the upper right of the chest. In such instance however the Logo may not exceed 10 square inches (64.5cm2).

13.14Law 4 - The Scorers

Sponsors score boards must be displayed at clubs home ground and updated by the batting team every two (2) overs.

13.15Law 8 - The Wicket

13.15.1The home team is to:

(1)supply all stumps and bails; and

(2)on turf pitches, ensure that stump holes are made for the stumps; or

(3)on synthetic pitches, ensure that adequate soil is provided in the wicket boxes to enable the proper construction of the wickets.

13.15.2Stumps with metal ferrules and/or points are prohibited.

13.16Law 9 - The Bowling, Popping and Return Creases

The home team is to ensure that creases are to be correctly and clearly marked.

13.17Law 10 - Preparation and maintenance of the playing area

13.17.1For matches played on non-consecutive days, the rolling and watering of turf pitches between each days play shall be at the discretion of the Ground Authority.

13.17.2The rolling of the pitch before the start of each innings, other than before the start of each day’s play, shall only be allowed with the agreement of both captains reached before the match.

13.17.3On synthetic pitches, a broom shall be provided to allow the pitch to be swept. The pitch may be swept as often as deemed necessary by the umpire, especially when considering the safety of players. A broom shall not be retained on the ground except at the request of the umpire.

13.18Law 11 - Covering the Pitch

13.18.1Covers shall be used when required for all turf matches unless dispensation is given by the Board.

13.18.2Ground Authorities shall be permitted to use the covers at their discretion in order to obtain the best possible pitch preparation.

13.18.3The Board may require that covers be used on the night before any match day, and at any other times. A notice that covers are required on any given night shall mean that covers shall be required to be in place by dusk.

13.18.4Any Board requirement for covers shall be communicated to the Clubs’ nominated Grounds Officers.

13.18.5Covers shall be removed before 8.30am on each morning of the match provided it is not raining at the time, but they will be replaced if rain falls prior to the commencement of play.

13.18.6Covers shall comprise two layers to be used together when used overnight.

(1)Top covers shall be a minimum of 30 metres by 10 metres Nylex Lite cover material

(2)Hessian underlay shall be used.

(3)The Board may approve any other material

13.18.7The umpires shall assume sole control thirty minutes prior to the scheduled starting time for play and make all decisions regarding the use of covers during the course of the days play.

At the umpires’ discretion top covers, with or without hessian, may be used during the course of the days play. It shall be the responsibility of both competing teams to assist with any labour required.

13.18.8Any club failing to carry out the instructions issued by the Board in relation to the use of covers shall be deemed to have failed to take all steps possible to ensure that the pitch was properly prepared and presented.

13.19Law 19 - Boundaries

13.19.1Where practicable, boundaries are to measure 68.58m (75yds) from the centre wicket. Overlapping boundaries are not permitted without the sanction of the Board.

13.19.2Boundaries shall be marked with a minimum of 24 approved markers.

All Division 1 and 2 matches and all finals matches shall also be required to have continuously marked or mown boundaries.

13.19.3Where there is no marked boundary line, a boundary shall be determined by a straight line between the approved markers.

13.20Law 21 - The Result

The Board shall have the authority to amend or overturn any result.

13.21Over Restrictions for Under Age Players (Fast & Medium Pace Bowlers)

The Board follows Cricket Australia’s “Junior Cricket Policy” for fast and medium pace bowling. Subject to the following, in matches no fast or medium pace bowler who is underage may bowl more than one-fifth of the scheduled overs.

The following restrictions apply to all medium and fast bowlers due to age:

(1)Under 13 - Maximum 8 overs per day (4 overs max. per spell)

(2)Under 15 - Maximum 12 overs per day (5 overs max. per spell)

(3)Under 17 - Maximum 16 overs per day (6 overs max. per spell)

(4)Under 19 - Maximum 20 overs per day (8 overs max. per spell)

13.21.1Bowlers under the age of 19 must have a minimum of 30 minutes rest between.

13.21.2A Bowler who has bowled a spell less than the maximum permitted may resume bowling prior to the elapse of 30 minutes, but this will be considered a continuation of the same bowling spell, and the maximum limit for that spell shall still apply. Following the completion of the spell, the normal requirement for a break of 30 minutes shall apply; a break of less than 30 minutes between the two part-spells has no effect on the subsequent 30 consecutive minute break being required.

13.21.3It is the responsibility of the Umpires to calculate the number of overs that may be bowled by a Junior Player, to inform the fielding team when the maximum number of overs has been bowled or this clause is being breached, and when the relevant rest period has been completed. It is the responsibility of the captains, Junior Players and Umpires to ensure this clause is complied with.

13.21.4The age of the player is their age on 1 September before the season commence.

13.22Heat Policy

13.22.1The Forecast maximum Temperature issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Perth Metropolitan Area in effect at 10 am on the day of a match shall be used to determine whether the Heat Policy shall be enacted for that day.

13.22.2Saturday Grade Competition Division 1 will play under Revised Conditions where the forecast is for 40° Celsius or more, and be cancelled where the forecast is for 42° Celsius or more.

13.22.3Saturday Grade Competition Divisions 2 & 3 and the One Day Competition will be cancelled where the forecast is for 40° Celsius or more.

13.22.4The Colts Competition will be cancelled where the forecast is for 40° Celsius or more.

13.22.5The Twenty20 Competition will be cancelled where the forecast is for 40° Celsius or more.

13.22.6Revised Conditions - Two Day matches

Where Revised Conditions are enacted on the first day of a match, the first innings of the both teams shall be reduced by 8 overs to.

(1)Division 1 - 72 overs.

(2)Division 2 - 64 overs.

13.22.7Revised Conditions - One Day matches

Maximum quota shall be reduced from 40 to 35 overs.

13.22.8Extreme Heat Guidelines

Cricket is a summer sport and as such it is inevitable that at times, matches will be scheduled for play during extreme heat conditions. As such, all captains, officials, team managers, coaches and umpires must acknowledge that they have a fundamental ‘Duty of Care’ to all players & officials.

Symptoms of Heat Injury or Heat Stroke

High intensity exercise in a hot environment can lead to: Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion and Heat stroke. Heat stroke is a potentially fatal condition and must be treated immediately by a medical professional.

The symptoms of heat injury or heat stroke are:

(1)Fatigue

(2)Nausea

(3)Headache

(4)Confusion

(5)Light-headedness

These symptoms indicate players should stop playing, drink more fluids and cool down. Seek medical treatment if these symptoms don’t improve rapidly. Also remember to keep an eye on other players or officials who may not realise they are suffering from dehydration or heat stress.

13.23Lightning Policy

13.23.1All coaches, managers/captains and anyone else with delegated responsibility for players are instructed to exercise extreme caution during thunderstorms. The 30/30 rule is to be applied for measure.

(1)If lightning and thunder are separated by a period of time of less than 30 seconds, then the lightning is close enough to be a threat and you are to leave the field immediately and seek shelter in a building or motor vehicles – not under trees.

(2)A period of 30 minutes must elapse before play is resumed, that is, after seeing the last lightning flash, wait 30 minutes before leaving shelter. If during this time lightning is again observed contrary to the 30/30 rule, the 30 minutes starts again.

Common sense should also prevail. If lightning is observed in your vicinity, leave the field. Do not hesitate to take the initiative and lead your players off if the opposition and/or umpires do not agree.

13.24Blood Rule

13.24.1Any player who bleeds for any reason shall leave the field of play immediately and shall not return until the bleeding has stopped to the satisfaction of the umpire/s or opposition captain. Normal rules for leaving the field of play shall apply. If this rule applies to the last two batsmen of the innings, one period to a maximum of 10 minutes will be permitted to stop the bleeding, before the injured player is declared retired hurt.

14Conditions Of Play – Two Day Matches

14.1The Ball

14.1.1Law 5.2 (b) - Approval and control of balls shall apply with the following addition:

If there is no appointed umpire, the captain of the fielding side shall take possession of the ball at the close of play on the first day.

14.1.2Law 5.4 - New ball in match of more than one day’s duration shall be replaced with the following:

The captain of the fielding side shall have the choice of taking a new ball at any time after 80 overs have been bowled with the previous ball. The umpires shall indicate to the batsman and the scorers whenever a new ball is taken into play.

14.2The Pitch

14.2.1Law 7.4 – Changing the pitch shall apply with the following addition:

Except that with the prior approval of the Board and in exceptional circumstances, an alternative strip of similar condition may be given dispensation to be used without requiring the consent of both captains.

14.3Split Player Option

14.3.1Teams may name two players (11A and 11B) to split the duties of a regular player in all matches, provided:

(1)That neither player plays in any other grade on either of the two fixtured playing days;

(2)Only player 11A can participate on day one, with player 11B only participating on day two; and

14.3.211B shall be treated as a full replacement for 11A, including taking their place in the batting or bowling duties. There are no restriction on their activities except that for an innings continuing into the second day:

(1)If 11A has been dismissed, then 11B may not bat.

(2)If 11A was not out at the close of play on the first day, then they shall be recorded as “Retired NO”, and 11B shall commence batting at the start of the second day.

(3)If 11A bowled the last over on the first day, then 11B may not bowl the first over on day 2.

(4)Any player (including 11B) shall be eligible to complete an unfinished over by 11A.

14.4Hours of Play

14.4.1All matches shall be played at such days and times as the Board may determine, and on such grounds as are arranged by the Board.

14.4.2Where the scheduled start of play is varied by the Board, all times for intervals and the close of play shall be adjusted accordingly.

14.4.3The scheduled start of play shall be:

(1)Division 1 – 1.00 pm.

(2)Divisions 2 & 3 – 1.30 pm.

14.4.4The scheduled close of play shall be:

(1) Divisions 1 – 6.00 pm.

(2)Divisions 2 & 3 – 6.00 pm.

14.4.5The latest close of play shall be:

(1)Division 1 – 6.30 pm.

(2)Divisions 2 & 3 – 6.30 pm.

14.5Drinks Intervals

14.5.1Drinks intervals shall be taken at:

(1)Division 1 – 2.20 pm and 4.57 pm.

(2)Divisions 2 & 3 – 2.35 pm and 4.57 pm.

14.5.2The provisions of By-Law 14.5.1 shall be strictly observed except that under conditions of extreme heat the umpires may permit extra intervals for drinks. An individual player may be given a drink either on the boundary edge or at the fall of a wicket, on the field, provided that no playing time is wasted. If individual drinks have been brought onto the field at the fall of a wicket, the fielding side must be ready to continue play as soon as the new batsman reaches the wicket. No other drinks shall be taken onto the field without the permission of the umpires.

14.5.3The batting side shall be responsible on all occasions to make drinks available to the umpires.

14.6Tea Interval

14.6.1A 20-minute tea interval shall be taken at 3.40 p.m.

14.6.2Law 15.7 - Changing agreed time for tea interval shall be replaced by

(1)If an innings ends when 10 minutes or less remains before the agreed time for tea, the interval shall be taken immediately. It shall be of the agreed length and shall be considered to include the 10 minute interval between innings.

(2)If because of adverse conditions of ground, weather or light, or in exceptional circumstances, a stoppage occurs when 10 minutes or less remains before the agreed time for tea, then, notwithstanding Law 15.5, the interval shall be taken immediately. It shall be of the agreed length. Play shall resume at the end of this interval or as soon after as conditions permit.

(3)If the players have occasion to leave the field for any reason when more than 10 minutes remains before the agreed time for tea then, unless the umpires and captains agree together to alter it, tea will be taken at the agreed time

14.6.3Law 15.8 - Tea interval – 9 wickets down shall not apply.

14.7Overs to be Bowled

14.7.1The target number of overs to be bowled on each day shall be:

(1)Division 1 - 80 overs.

(2)Divisions 2 & 3 - 72 overs.

14.7.2An over uncompleted at the close of play on the first day that was finished on the second day shall not be counted in the target overs.

14.7.3Each change of innings shall result in a reduction in the target number of overs by three (3) overs, except that no overs shall be deducted if the change of innings occurs wholly during a break in play due to a delay in play, tea interval, or if the change of innings is the result of a team forfeiting its innings.

14.7.4Law 16.6, 16.7 and 16.8 – Over to be bowled in last hour does not apply

14.8Close of Play

14.8.1Play shall cease on the first day when either:

(1)The target overs have been completed, or

(2)A wicket falls in any innings except the first innings of the team batting first and the time for the latest close of play has been reached, or

(3)There is an interruption to play after or in progress at the scheduled close of play, or

(4)The time for the latest close of play has been reached. An over in progress should be completed.

14.8.2Play shall cease on the second day when either:

(1)The target overs have been completed and the time for the scheduled close of play has been reached. An over in progress should be completed, or

(2)There is an interruption to play after or in progress at the scheduled close of play, or

(3)The time for the latest close of play has been reached. An over in progress should be completed.

14.8.3On the second day, the two captains may agree to cease play up to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled close of play.

14.9Delays in Play

14.9.1If 15 minutes or more of playing time is lost on any day then the target overs remaining to be bowled that day shall be reduced according to By-Law 14.9.4.

14.9.2If 15 minutes or more, but less than one hour of playing time is lost during the first innings of the team batting first, then the quota of overs for the first innings of both teams shall be reduced according to By-Law 14.9.4.

14.9.3If one hour or more of playing time is lost during the first innings of the team batting first, then:

(1)the quota of overs for the first innings of both teams shall be reduced by half the number according to By-Law 14.9.4 after adding an additional 10 minutes to the lost playing time to allow for the change of innings.

(2)By-Law 14.10.3 shall not apply, and the scheduled close of innings time for the purposes of By-Law 14.10.4 shall be calculated by allowing 3.5 minutes on the second day for each over reduced from the quota.

14.9.4In the event of overs being reduced as a result of lost playing time, the number of overs to be deducted shall be calculated on the basis of:

1 over for each 3.5 minutes of playing time lost, rounded up.

14.9.5In the event that no play is possible on the first day before the scheduled tea break then play shall be abandoned and a One Day game will be played.

14.10Duration of Match

14.10.1Matches will consist of two innings per side.

14.10.2The first innings of the both teams shall be limited to a maximum quota of:

(1)Division 1 - 80 overs.

(2)Divisions 2 & 3 - 72 overs.

14.10.3The first innings of the team batting first shall be limited to the first day of the match.

14.10.4In the event the team batting first does not receive their quota of overs by:

(1)the scheduled close of play, or

(2)in the case of an innings to be continued on the second day, the scheduled close of innings time,

the quota of overs for the first innings of the team batting second shall be reduced to the number of completed overs received by the team batting first (including any received after the scheduled close of play).

14.10.5Overs received by the team batting second on the first day or an unfinished over completed on the second day shall not be included in their quota.

14.10.6In the event the quota of overs is reduced, a minimum quota of 25 overs shall be required to constitute a match.

14.11Short Overs

14.11.1Overs will be calculated at the end of the match for the purpose of penalties in on this basis. The playing time and overs of the 1st and 2nd innings will be combined.

14.11.2The actual playing time, that is the time used to calculate penalties, will be calculated using the following formula: actual playing time = total playing time – deductions.

14.11.3The actual playing time will be divided by 3.5 to determine the target number of overs to be completed.

14.11.4Target number of overs shall be assessed subject to the following deductions:

(1)2 minutes for every wicket taken which results in the subsequent batsman immediately commencing his innings. For the avoidance of doubt no allowance shall be given for the final wicket in an innings or for a wicket that falls prior to an interval.

(2)Actual time where treatment by authorised medical personnel is required on the ground and/or for a player leaving the field due to serious injury, or any other exceptional circumstance.

14.11.5For each over short of the target number of overs to be completed, the team will be penalised as per SCHEDULE A. Penalties.

14.11.6The Board may determine the result of a match where a fielding team does not complete the target overs for an innings by the latest close of play on the second day.

14.12Negative Bowling

14.12.1Law 25.1 - Judging a Wide shall apply with the following addition:

For bowlers who umpires consider to be bowling down the leg side as a negative tactic, the One Day Match wide interpretation shall be applied.

14.13Short Pitched Bowling

14.13.1Law 42.6 (a) – Bowling of fast short pitched balls shall be replaced with the following:

(1)The bowling of more than two fast short-pitched deliveries per over shall be considered unfair and dangerous bowling.

(2)A fast short-pitched ball is defined as a ball which passes or would have passed above the shoulder height of the batsman standing upright at the crease, but not clearly above the batsman’s head so that it is so high it prevents him from being able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke.

(3)The umpire at the bowler’s end shall advise the bowler and the batsman on strike when each fast short pitched delivery has been bowled.

(4)For the purpose of this regulation, a ball that passes clearly above head height of the batsman standing upright at the crease , that prevents him from being able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke shall be a wide and shall count to the number of short balls for that over.

14.14Result

14.14.1Points are to be awarded based on the First Innings Result at the completion of both sides first innings as well as the Outright Result at the conclusion of the match. The points to be awarded are detailed in SCHEDULE C. Points.

14.14.2Law 21 - The Result shall apply for determination of the Outright Result.

14.14.3The First Innings Result shall be determined as:

(1)A Win to the side which has scored in its first innings a total of runs in excess of that scored by the opposing side in its completed first innings.

(2)A Tie when the scores of both sides completed first innings are equal.

(3)A Draw when a match is concluded without a first innings result being determined by (1) or (2) above.

15Conditions Of Play – One Day Matches

15.1Hours of Play

15.1.1All matches shall be played at such days and times as the Board may determine, and on such grounds as are arranged by the Board.

15.1.2Where the scheduled start of play is varied by the Board, all times for intervals and the close of play shall be adjusted accordingly.

15.1.3The scheduled start of play shall be 12.45 pm.

15.1.4The scheduled close of play shall be 6.15 pm.

15.1.5The latest close of play shall be 6.30 pm.

15.2Drinks Intervals

15.2.1Drinks intervals shall be taken after half the overs in an innings have been bowled.

15.2.2In case of extreme heat, an extra drinks break may be taken with the agreement of the Umpire(s) and both captains.

15.3Tea Interval

15.3.1A tea interval of 20 minutes shall be taken at the conclusion of the innings of the team batting first. In uninterrupted matches this is scheduled for 3.20 p.m.

15.4Duration of Match

15.4.1Matches will consist of one innings per side, each innings being limited to a maximum quota of 40 overs. In the event the quota of overs is reduced, a minimum quota of 20 overs shall be required to constitute a match.

15.5Delay or Interruption to the Innings of the Team Batting First

15.5.1If 15 minutes or more playing time is lost during the innings of the team batting first, then:

(1)the quota of overs for the innings of both teams shall be reduced by half the number according to By-Law 15.5.2

(2)the scheduled close of innings time for the purposes of By-Law 15.7.1 shall be calculated by allowing an additional 3.5 minutes for each over reduced from the quota.

15.5.2In the event of overs being reduced as a result of lost playing time, the number of overs to be deducted shall be calculated on the basis of:

1 over for each 3.5 minutes of playing time lost, rounded up.

15.6Fielding Restrictions

15.6.1Field Markings and Fielding Restrictions will be applicable to finals matches in all grades.

Field Markings and Fielding Restrictions will be applicable to qualifying matches in Saturday Grade Competition Divisions 1 & 2 where a WASTCA appointed umpire is officiating.

15.6.2Field Markings

A fielding restrictions “circle” shall be clearly marked on each ground.

Two semi-circles are drawn on the field of play. The semi-circles have as their centre the middle stump at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of the semi-circles is 30 yards (27.432m). The ends of each semi-circle are joined to the other by a straight line drawn on the field on the same side of the pitch. (See SCHEDULE D. Fielding Circle)

15.6.3Fielding Restrictions

At the instant of delivery there shall not be more than five fieldsmen on the leg side

For the first 8 overs of each innings, herein known as the Fielding Restriction Overs (FRO’s), only two fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the fielding restriction circle.

For the remaining overs of each innings, only five fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the fielding circle at the instant of delivery.

Note: There is no requirement to have 2 fielders in catching positions.

In the event of an infringement of the Fielding Restrictions, the umpire shall call and signal “No ball”.

15.6.4In circumstances where the number of overs of the batting team is reduced, the number of fielding restriction overs shall be reduced in accordance with the table below. For the sake of clarity, it should be noted that the table will apply to both the first and second innings of the match.

Table 1. Number of Fielding Restriction Overs in Reduced Matches

Total Overs in Innings

Number of Fielding Restriction Overs (FRO’s)

20 – 22

4

23 – 27

5

28 – 32

6

33 – 37

7

38 – 40

8

15.7Short Overs

15.7.1If the team batting first does not receive their quota of overs by the scheduled close of innings time :

(1)play shall continue until the overs have been received; and

(2)the umpires shall reduce the length of the tea interval by the amount of time that the first innings over-ran. The minimum time for the interval will be 10 minutes;

(3)the quota of overs for the team batting second shall be reduced to the number of overs commenced by the scheduled close of innings time. This shall only apply for matches where a WASTCA appointed umpire is in attendance; and

(4)the team fielding first shall be penalised according to SCHEDULE A. Penalties.

15.7.2If the team batting second does not receive their quota of overs by the scheduled close of play:

(1)play shall continue until the overs have been received; and

(2)if there have been no interruptions during the innings of the team batting second, the team fielding second shall be penalised according to SCHEDULE A. Penalties.

15.7.3If the team batting second does not receive their quota of overs the Board may determine the outcome of the match.

15.8Bowling Restrictions

15.8.1No bowler shall bowl more than 8 overs in an innings.

15.8.2In a delayed or interrupted match where the overs are reduced for both teams or for the team bowling second, no bowler may bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs allowed.

15.8.3Where the total overs is not divisible by 5, one additional over shall be allowed to the maximum number per bowler necessary to make up the balance.

15.8.4In the event of a bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls will be allowed by another bowler. Such part of an over will count as a full over only in so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned.

15.9Wide

15.9.1Law 25.1 - Judging a Wide shall apply with the following addition:

Umpires are instructed to apply very strict and consistent interpretation in regard to this Law in order to prevent negative bowling wide of the wicket. Any delivery which in the opinion of the umpire does not give the striker a reasonable opportunity to score shall be called a wide.

15.9.2To assist with the adjudication of off side wides, lines shall be drawn from the popping crease to the bowling crease, parallel with the return crease, measured 34 inches (86.5cm) from either side of the middle stump to the outside edge of the line marking, on both sides of the wicket, hereby referred to as “Off-Side Wide Lines” (See SCHEDULE E. Wide Markings).

(1)A delivery passing the striker on the off side outside the Off Side Wide Line shall be a Wide provided he maintains a normal batting position and has not brought the ball within reach. If, in the opinion of the umpire, the striker has brought the ball within reach, the Off Side Wide Line shall be disregarded and the umpire shall apply a general interpretation consistent with the normal operation of Law 25.

(2)Any delivery that passes the striker outside the return crease shall be a Wide regardless of whether he has brought the ball within reach.

15.9.3To assist with the adjudication of leg side wides, lines shall be drawn, parallel with the return crease, measured 12 inches (30.48 cm) from either side of the middle stump to the outside edge of the line marking, on both sides of the wicket, hereby referred to as “Leg-Side Wide Lines” (See SCHEDULE E. Wide Markings).

(1)A delivery passing the striker on the leg side outside the Leg Side Wide Line shall be a Wide unless it has come into contact with the striker’s bat or person

(2)If the striker is attempting to play, or has aborted an attempt to play, a reverse sweep or switch hit then only a delivery passing the striker outside the Off Side Wide Line on the leg side shall be a Wide.

15.10No Ball

15.10.1Law 24 – No Ball shall apply with the following addition:

In a matches played on a synthetic wicket, a ball pitched outside the extremity of the covered surface of the wicket shall be deemed to be a no-ball, the umpire shall call and signal No ball and immediately call and signal Dead ball.

15.11Short Pitched Bowling

15.11.1Law 42.6 (a) – Bowling of fast short pitched balls shall be replaced with the following:

(1)The bowling of more than one fast short-pitched deliveries per over shall be considered unfair and dangerous bowling.

(2)A fast short-pitched ball is defined as a ball which passes or would have passed above the shoulder height of the batsman standing upright at the crease, but not clearly above the batsman’s head so that it is so high it prevents him from being able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke.

(3)The umpire at the bowler’s end shall advise the bowler and the batsman on strike when each fast short pitched delivery has been bowled.

(4)For the purpose of this regulation, a ball that passes clearly above head height of the batsman standing upright at the crease , that prevents him from being able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke shall be a wide and shall count to the number of short balls for that over.

15.12Duckworth/Lewis Method

15.12.1Duckworth/Lewis method will be applicable to finals matches in all grades.

Duckworth/Lewis method will be applicable to qualifying matches in Saturday Grade Competition Divisions 1 & 2 where a WASTCA appointed umpire is officiating.

15.12.2If due to 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 originally allotted, then a revised target score (to win) should be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing (subject to By-Law 15.13.1). This revised target is to be calculated using the current Duckworth/Lewis method. The target set will always be a whole number and one run less will constitute a Tie.

15.12.3If the innings of the side batting second is suspended and it is not possible for the match to be resumed, the match will be decided by comparison with the Duckworth/Lewis Par Score determined at the instant of the suspension by the Duckworth/Lewis method (subject to By-Law 15.13.1). If the score is equal to the par score, the match is a Tie. Otherwise the result is a victory, or defeat, by the margin of runs by which the score exceeds, or falls short of, the Par Score.

15.13Result

15.13.1A result can only be achieved in a match if each team has had the opportunity to bat for a minimum of 20 overs, notwithstanding one or both teams had been dismissed in fewer than 20 overs. A match shall be declared a draw if both teams have not had the opportunity to bat for a minimum of 20 overs, because the innings of the team batting second would be reduced to less than 20 overs as a result of an interruption to play after its commencement.

16Conditions Of Play – Twenty20 Matches

16.1Duration of Match

Matches will consist of one innings per side, each innings being limited to 20 overs. A minimum of 5 overs per team shall constitute a match.

16.2Hours of Play

The Board shall determine the hours of play, however teams can negotiate a different starting time but innings duration remains at 75 minutes.

16.3Interval between Innings

A tea interval of 20 minutes shall be taken at the conclusion of the innings of the team batting first.

If the innings of the team batting first is completed prior to the scheduled time for the Interval, the Interval shall take place immediately and the Innings of the innings of the team batting second will commence correspondingly earlier.

In circumstances where the side bowling first has not completed the allotted number of overs by the scheduled or re-scheduled cessation time for the first innings, the umpires shall reduce the length of the interval by the amount of time that the first innings overran. The minimum time for the interval will be 10 minutes.

On all occasions where play is delayed or interrupted the Umpires will reduce the length of the Interval to 10 minutes.

16.4Intervals for Drinks

No drinks intervals are permitted.

16.5Length of Innings - Uninterrupted match (i.e. The match is neither delayed nor interrupted):

16.5.1Each team shall bat for 20 overs unless all out earlier.

16.5.2If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for the cessation of the first innings, play shall continue until the required number of overs has been bowled and By-law 16.16 shall apply.

16.5.3If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 20 overs, the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for only 20 overs.

16.5.4If the team fielding second fails to bowl 20 overs by the scheduled time for the cessation of the second innings, the hours of play for the match shall, subject to conditions of ground, weather and light, be extended until the required number of overs has been bowled or a result has been achieved and By-law 16.16 shall apply.

16.6Length of Innings - Delayed or Interrupted Match:

In all matches, the intention will be to achieve the full 20 overs for each team even if this means amending the hours of play. If achieving 20 overs each is not possible, By-laws 16.6.1 to 16.6.3 shall apply.

If play is not possible on a turf pitch, attempts shall be made to transfer the match to a synthetic pitch.

16.6.1Delay to the start of the match:

If the match cannot be commenced at the scheduled time, the umpires may delay the start of the match on the agreement of both captains providing it does not affect the start time of subsequent matches on that day.

16.6.2Delay or interruptions to the innings of the team batting first.

(1)When playing time has been lost the revised number of further overs to be bowled in the match shall be based on a rate of 4 mins per over in the total remaining time available for play. When calculating the length of remaining playing time available for the match the duration of the interval between innings will be taken into account. Should calculations regarding numbers of overs result in a fraction of an over, the fraction shall be ignored. In the event of a suspension occurring in the middle of an over, the number of total overs to be bowled in the match will be calculated as if the over in progress at the time of the interruption had been completed. The innings of the team batting first will continue from the point of the interruption. The revision of the number of overs should ensure, whenever possible, that both teams have the opportunity to bat for the same number of overs. (Where this is possible, if the total number of overs in the match thereby calculated results in an odd number of total overs in the match, then one over shall be added and the new total divided in half).

(2)The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated overs.

16.6.3Delay or interruptions to the innings of the team batting second.

(1)When playing time has been lost (see above) and, as a result, it is not possible for the team batting second to have the opportunity of receiving its allocated, or revised allocation of overs in the playing time available, the number of overs shall be reduced at a rate of 4 minutes per over in respect of the aggregated lost playing time. However, should the innings of the team batting first have been completed prior to the scheduled, or rescheduled time for the commencement of the interval, then any calculation relating to the revision of overs shall not be effective until an amount of time equivalent to that by which the second innings started early has elapsed. Should the calculations result in a fraction of an over the fraction shall be ignored. In the event of a suspension occurring in the middle of an over, the number of total overs lost will be calculated as above and the innings of the team batting second will continue from the point of the interruption. If a match remains unfinished after one day, the winner will be the side which has scored the greater number of runs in the equivalent completed overs provided at least 5 overs have been bowled at the side batting second. In the case of the team batting first, the overs to be utilised in the assessment of its score to be computed on the same number of completed overs (commencing from the beginning of its innings) as received by the team batting second, the second team’s score being, of course, assessed on the number of completed overs bowled to it. If the team batting second has not received 5 overs and a result has not been achieved the match will be a draw.

(2)A rescheduled time for the close of play will be fixed by applying a rate of 4 minutes per over in respect of each over already bowled and/or re-scheduled to be bowled in the innings. (The timing and duration of all relative delays and interruptions in play with respect to the second innings will be taken into account in specifying this time.) This calculation must not cause the match to finish earlier than the original time for cessation of play on the final scheduled day for play. If required the original time shall be extended to allow for one extra over for the team batting second. To constitute a match, a minimum of 5 overs have to be bowled to the team batting second subject to the innings not being completed earlier. The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated overs.

(3)If the team fielding second fails to bowl the revised overs by the scheduled or re-scheduled close of play, the hours of play shall be extended subject to conditions of ground, weather and light until the overs have been bowled or a result achieved, and By-law 16.16 shall apply. In all reduced overs matches the fielding team will be given one over’s leeway in addition to any time that the Umpires might allow for stoppages. Allowances prior to a stoppage are carried forward for the purposes of the application of By-law 16.16 only - they do not influence the recalculated number of overs or the scheduled close of play.

16.7Field & Pitch Markings

A fielding restrictions “circle” shall be clearly marked on each ground.

Two semi-circles are drawn on the field of play. The semi-circles have as their centre the middle stump at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of the semi-circles is 30 yards (27.432m). The ends of each semi-circle are joined to the other by a straight line drawn on the field on the same side of the pitch. (See SCHEDULE D. Fielding Circle).

16.8Fielding Restrictions

16.8.1At the instant of delivery there shall not be more than five fieldsmen on the leg side

16.8.2For the first 6 overs of each innings, herein known as the Fielding Restriction Overs (FRO’s), only two fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the fielding restriction circle.

16.8.3For the remaining overs of each innings, only five fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the fielding circle at the instant of delivery.

Note: There is no requirement to have 2 fielders in catching positions.

16.8.4In the event of an infringement of the Fielding Restrictions, the umpire shall call and signal “No ball”.

16.9Team Batting First

16.9.1In circumstances where the number of overs for the team batting first is reduced, the number of FRO’s shall be reduced in accordance with the Table below for that innings only. Fractions are to be ignored in all calculations re the number of overs. (If on resumption the number of overs for fielding restrictions has already been exceeded this should take effect immediately).

Table 2. Number of Fielding Restriction Overs in Reduced Matches

Total Overs in Innings

Number of Fielding Restriction Overs (FRO’s)

5 or 6

1

7 to 9

2

10 to 13

3

14 to 16

4

17 to 19

5

20

6

16.10Team Batting Second

Where the number of overs for the team batting second is reduced the aim will be to maintain the restrictions in By-law 16.8 for the same proportion of the second innings that they were maintained for the first innings (fractions to be ignored).

16.11Number of Overs per Bowler

No bowler may bowl more than four overs in an innings.

In a delayed start or interrupted match, where the overs are reduced for both sides or for the side bowling second, no bowler may 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 bowlers necessary to make up the balance. - e.g. after 8 overs, rain interrupts play and the innings is reduced to 12 overs. Both opening bowlers have bowled 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 uncompleted over. In the event of a bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls will be bowled by another bowler. Such part of an over will count as a full over only in so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned.

16.12Wide

16.12.1Law 25.1 - Judging a Wide shall apply with the following addition:

Umpires are instructed to apply very strict and consistent interpretation in regard to this Law in order to prevent negative bowling wide of the wicket. Any delivery which in the opinion of the umpire does not give the striker a reasonable opportunity to score shall be called a wide.

16.12.2To assist with the adjudication of off side wides, lines shall be drawn from the popping crease to the bowling crease, parallel with the return crease, measured 34 inches (86.5cm) from either side of the middle stump to the outside edge of the line marking, on both sides of the wicket, hereby referred to as “Off-Side Wide Lines” (See SCHEDULE E. Wide Markings).

(1)A delivery passing the striker on the off side outside the Off Side Wide Line shall be a Wide provided he maintains a normal batting position and has not brought the ball within reach. If, in the opinion of the umpire, the striker has brought the ball within reach, the Off Side Wide Line shall be disregarded and the umpire shall apply a general interpretation consistent with the normal operation of Law 25.

(2)Any delivery that passes the striker outside the return crease shall be a Wide regardless of whether he has brought the ball within reach.

16.12.3To assist with the adjudication of leg side wides, lines shall be drawn, parallel with the return crease, measured 12 inches (30.48 cm) from either side of the middle stump to the outside edge of the line marking, on both sides of the wicket, hereby referred to as “Leg-Side Wide Lines” (See SCHEDULE E. Wide Markings).

(1)A delivery passing the striker on the leg side outside the Leg Side Wide Line shall be a Wide unless it has come into contact with the striker’s bat or person

(2)If the striker is attempting to play, or has aborted an attempt to play, a reverse sweep or switch hit then only a delivery passing the striker outside the Off Side Wide Line on the leg side shall be a Wide.

16.13Free Hit After a Foot Fault No Ball

The delivery following a No ball called for a foot fault (Law 24.5) 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 a Wide ball), then the next delivery will become a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. The umpire will indicate the free hit delivery by making a circular motion with one arm above the head.

For any free hit, the striker can be dismissed only under the circumstances that apply for a No ball, even if the delivery for the free hit is called Wide ball. Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries.

16.14Short Pitched Bowling

Law 42.6 (a) – Bowling of fast short pitched balls shall be replaced with the following:

(1)The bowling of more than one fast short-pitched deliveries per over shall be considered unfair and dangerous bowling.

(2)A fast short-pitched ball is defined as a ball which passes or would have passed above the shoulder height of the batsman standing upright at the crease, but not clearly above the batsman’s head so that it is so high it prevents him from being able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke.

(3)The umpire at the bowler’s end shall advise the bowler and the batsman on strike when each fast short pitched delivery has been bowled.

(4)For the purpose of this regulation, a ball that passes clearly above head height of the batsman standing upright at the crease , that prevents him from being able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke shall be a wide and shall count to the number of short balls for that over.

16.15Law 31 – Timed Out

Law 31 will apply except that the incoming batsman must be in position to take guard or for his partner to be ready to receive the next ball within 1 minute 30 seconds of the fall of the previous wicket. The incoming batsman is expected to be ready to make his way to the wicket as soon as a wicket falls and is expected to jog to the wicket.

16.16Over-Rate Penalties

All sides are expected to be in position to bowl the first ball of the last of their 20 overs within 1 hr 15 minutes playing time.

In the event of them failing to do so, the full quota of overs will be completed, and the batting side will be credited with 6 runs for every whole over that has not been bowled. This will apply to both innings of the match.

If the side batting second is credited with runs in this way and this consequently takes their score past that of the side batting first then the match shall be deemed to be won by the side batting second.

All penalties in this regard will be imposed immediately the ball first becomes dead after the scheduled or re-scheduled cessation time for the innings.

If the innings is terminated before the scheduled or re-scheduled cut-off time, no over-rate penalty shall apply.

If the innings is interrupted, the over-rate penalty will apply based on the rescheduled cessation time for that innings.

The Umpire shall inform the fielding team Captain when taking the field for the first time and on every subsequent occasion if play is interrupted by the weather, the scheduled cessation time for that innings. The Umpire at the bowler’s end will inform the fielding Captain, the batsman and his fellow Umpire of any time allowances as and when they arise. (This matter will not be subject to retrospective negotiation).

In addition, in all reduced overs matches, the fielding team will be given one over’s leeway. Over-rate penalties apply only to innings of 10 overs or more duration. In innings of less than 10 overs duration, Umpires shall strictly apply the penalty run Laws for time wasting. This is the only penalty for a slow over-rate.

16.17Duckworth/Lewis Method

16.17.1Duckworth/Lewis method will be applicable to all Twenty20 matches.

16.17.2If due to 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 originally allotted, then a revised target score (to win) should be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing (subject to By-Law 16.18.1). This revised target is to be calculated using the current Duckworth/Lewis method. The target set will always be a whole number and one run less will constitute a Tie.

16.17.3If the innings of the side batting second is suspended and it is not possible for the match to be resumed, the match will be decided by comparison with the Duckworth/Lewis Par Score determined at the instant of the suspension by the Duckworth/Lewis method (subject to By-Law 16.18.1). If the score is equal to the par score, the match is a Tie. Otherwise the result is a victory, or defeat, by the margin of runs by which the score exceeds, or falls short of, the Par Score.

16.18Result

16.18.1A result can only be achieved in a match if each team has had the opportunity to bat for a minimum of 5 overs, notwithstanding one or both teams had been dismissed in fewer than 5 overs. A match shall be declared a draw if both teams have not had the opportunity to bat for a minimum of 5 overs, because the innings of the team batting second would be reduced to less than 5 overs as a result of an interruption to play after its commencement.

SCHEDULE A. Penalties

By-Law

Description

Penalty

2.1

Failure to Notify Details of Club Officials

$100 plus $50 for each week these details remain outstanding.

2.2.2

Failure to play in CricketWest matches

Suspension of player for 2 playing dates

2.3.1

Club is financially in arrears

Fine of up to $100 and/or the suspension of gaining points from qualifying matches and/or the ineligibility to participate in finals matches.

 

2.5.2

Withdrawal of team after adoption of fixtures.

$200

3.7

Playing in more than one match in the same set of fixtures.

$20

4.3.1

Forfeiting a match

$100 plus any costs incurred by the association.

4.3.2

Failure to notify intent to forfeit in time

$100

7.2.3

Failure to wear distinguishing attire as a substitute square leg umpire

$20

7.3

Umpires failure to have a copy of these By-Laws

$50

7.5

Umpires failure to lodge a match report

$50

8.7.1

Failing to attend tribunal when charged

Ineligible to play until charge determined by tribunal

8.7.2

Failing to attend tribunal when requested

Up to $100

9.2.2

Consuming alcohol not purchased on the premises or not within the licensed area

Up to $1000 per club. Note: This penalty will be issued to the club as the responsible entity.

13.4

Team not ready to start

$50

13.5

Failure to nominate team in writing or properly list junior players.

$100

13.6.1

Failure to enter progress scores

$25

13.6.2

Failure to communicate scores to score service or enter team lists

$50

13.6.3

Failure to enter full match results into MyCricket

$50

A further penalty of $50 shall apply for each round these details remain outstanding.

13.9.2

Failure to take reasonable steps to ensure wickets and grounds are properly prepared and presented

On the first day of a 2 day match, a penalty of up to 4 premiership points. On the second day of a match, a penalty of up to 4 premiership points and/or the Board determining the result of the match.

13.9.3

Failure to ensure cleanliness of all neutral grounds and changerooms

$100 plus any costs incurred by the association

13.10

Failure to advise of affected preparation

Fine of up to $500 and/or forfeit and/or loss of premiership points at the discretion of the Board

13.11

Failure to inspect wickets

Fine of up to $500 and/or forfeit and/or loss of premiership points at the discretion of the Board

13.13

Failure to wear approved attire

$50 per player.

13.14

Failure to display and update scoreboards

$50

13.15.1

Failure to supply and maintain construction of wickets

$50

13.16

Failure to correctly mark creases

$50

13.17.3

Failure to supply a broom

$50

13.19

Failure to correctly mark boundaries

$50

13.21

 

Exceeding Bowling Restrictions for Junior Players

 

$20/over

Excessive (5 overs or more) or repeated (3 or more) breaches will also be dealt with at the discretion of the Board.

14.11 and 15.6

Failure to bowl the minimum number of overs required

0.5 points/over

Excessive (5 overs or more) or repeated (3 or more) breaches will also be dealt with at the discretion of the Board.

SCHEDULE B. Code of Conduct

1.Guidelines

Each of the Rules for behaviour has a guideline. The guidelines are intended as an illustrative guide only and in the case of any doubt as to the interpretation of the Rule, the provisions of the Rule itself shall take precedence over the provisions of the guidelines. The guidelines should not be read as an exhaustive list of offences or prohibited conduct.

Rule 1:Level 1 Offences

The offences set out at 1.1 to 1.5 below are level 1 offences. The range of penalties which may be imposed for a level 1 offence are set out in Section 2 of this code.

Players and, where applicable, officials must not:

No

Rule

Guidelines

1.1

Abuse cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings.

Includes actions outside the course of normal cricket actions such as hitting or kicking the wickets and actions which intentionally or negligently result in damage to the advertising boards, boundary markers or any part of, or contents of, any building or structure at the ground.

1.2

Show dissent at an umpire’s decision by action or verbal abuse

 

  • Includes excessive, obvious disappointment with an umpire’s decision or with an umpire making the decision and obvious delay in resuming play or leaving the wicket.
  • This rule does not prohibit the bowler involved in the decision or a team captain from asking an umpire to provide an explanation for a decision, or the captain from commenting on the umpires’ performance in their Captains’ Report.

1.3

Use language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and/or the making of an obscene gesture

  • This includes swearing and offensive gestures which are not directed at another person such as swearing in frustration at one’s own poor play or fortune.
  • The extent to which such behaviour is likely to give offence shall be taken into account when assessing the seriousness of the breach.

1.4

Engage in excessive appealing

Excessive shall mean repeated appealing when the bowler/fielder knows the batsman is not out, with the intention of placing the umpire under pressure. It is not intended to prevent loud or enthusiastic appealing. However, the practice of celebrating or assuming a dismissal before the decision has been given may also come within this rule.

1.5

Point or gesture towards the pavilion, or behave aggressively or derisively towards either batsman, upon the dismissal of a batsman.

Includes charging or running up to the batsman and getting “in his/her face”.

 

Rule 2:Level 2 Offences

The offences set out at 2.1 to 2.8 below are level 2 offences. The range of penalties which may be imposed for a level 2 offence are set out in Section 2 of this code.

Players and, where applicable, officials must not:

No

Rule

Guidelines

2.1

Show serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by action or verbal abuse

Dissent should be classified as serious where the dissent is expressed by a specific action such as the shaking of the head, snatching cap from the umpire, pointing at pad or bat, other displays of anger or abusive language directed at the umpire or excessive delay in resuming play or leaving the crease.

This rule does not prohibit the bowler involved in the decision or a team captain from asking an umpire to provide an explanation for a decision, or the captain from commenting on the umpires’ performance in their Captains’ Report.

2.2

Engage in inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with other players or officials in the course of play

Without limitation, players will breach this regulation if they deliberately walk or run into or shoulder another player, official or match official.

2.3

Public or media comment that is detrimental to the interests of cricket, irrespective of when or where such comment is made

NOTE: Without limitation, Players and Player Support Personnel will be deemed to have made comment detrimental to the interests of cricket in breach of Article 2.3 if they:

  • Criticise members/clubs/association/umpires or any other person involved in Cricket whether or not in relation to incidents which occurred in a Match;
  • Engage in bullying behaviour including but not limited to name-calling or making condescending, offensive (including racist or sexist) or abusive remarks about any members/clubs/association/umpires; or
  • Engage in any other behaviour which the WASTCA reasonably determines, in its absolute discretion, to have breached this by-law.
  • Comment on the likely outcome of a hearing of a Report or an appeal;
  • Criticise the outcome of a hearing of a Report or an appeal under this Code of Behaviour; or
  • Criticise any evidence, submission or other comment made by any person at the hearing of a Report or any appeal under this Code of Behaviour.

When assessing the seriousness of the breach, the context within which the comments have been made and the gravity of the offending comments must be taken into account. It is also not relevant that the Person making the remarks was not aware that the content could or would be made publicly available.

2.4

Charge or advance towards the umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing

Self explanatory

2.5

Deliberately and maliciously distract or obstruct another player or official on the field of play

  • This is not intended to replace Law 42 (4) and (5) of the Laws of Cricket.
  • Without limitation, players will breach this rule if they deliberately attempt to distract a striker by words or gestures or deliberately shepherd a batsman while running or attempting to run between wickets.

2.6

Throw the ball at or near a player or official in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner

This rule will not prohibit a fielder or bowler from returning the ball to the stumps in the normal fashion.

2.7

Use language that is obscene, offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player, official or spectator

This is language or gestures which are directed at another person. See comments under rule 1.3 above in relation to the seriousness of the breach.

2.8

Change the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3

Prohibited behaviour includes picking the seam or deliberately throwing the ball into the ground for the purpose of roughening it up and the application of moisture to the ball, other than perspiration and saliva.

2.9

Attempt to manipulate a match in regard to the result, net run rate, performance points or otherwise. The captain of any team guilty of such conduct shall be held responsible

Prohibited conduct under this rule will include incidents where a team bats in such a way as to either adversely affect its own, or improve its opponent’s performance points or net run rate.

Rule 3:Level 3 Offences

The offences set out at 3.1 to 3.3 below are level 3 offences. The range of penalties which may be imposed for a level 3 offence are set out in Section 2 of this code.

Players and, where applicable, officials must not:

No

Rule

Guidelines

3.1

Intimidate an umpire whether by language or conduct

Includes appealing in an aggressive or threatening manner.

3.2

Threaten to assault another player, team official or spectator

Self explanatory

3.3

Use language or gestures that offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify another person on the basis of that person’s race religion, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin

Self explanatory

Rule 4:Level 4 Offences

The offences set out at 4.1 to 4.4 below are level 4 offences. The range of penalties which may be imposed for a level 4 offence are set out in Section 2 of this code.

Players and, where applicable, officials must not:

No

Rule

Guidelines

4.1

Threaten to assault an umpire or referee

Self explanatory

4.2

Physically assault another player, umpire, referee, official or spectator

Self explanatory

4.3

Engage in any act of violence on the field of play

Self explanatory

4.4

Use language or gestures that seriously offends, insults, humiliates, intimidates, threatens, disparages or vilifies another person on the basis of that person’s race religion, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin

Self explanatory

Rule 5:Laws of Cricket and Spirit of the Game

No

Rule

Guidelines

5

Players must obey the Laws of Cricket and play within the spirit of the game. The captain and team coach must use their best efforts to ensure that their team and individual members of the team comply with this rule

  • This is meant as a general rule to deal with situations where the facts of or the gravity or seriousness of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by the offences set out in rules 1-4 (inclusive) of the Code.
  • Conduct which will be prohibited under the clause includes time wasting and any other conduct which is considered “unfair play” under Law 42 of the Laws of Cricket.
  • This rule is not intended to punish unintentional breaches of the Laws of Cricket.
  • Reference may be made to any statement or explanation of the Spirit of Cricket published in conjunction with the Laws of Cricket.
  • Nothing in this Rule or the Code alters the onus on the captain to ensure that the Spirit of the Game is adhered to as stated and defined in the preamble to the Laws of Cricket.

Rule 6:Unbecoming Behaviour

No

Rule

Guidelines

6

Without limiting any other rule, players and officials must not at any time engage in unbecoming behaviour that could bring the game of cricket into disrepute or be harmful to the interests of cricket

  • This is also meant as a general rule to deal with situations where the facts of or the gravity or seriousness of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by the offences set out in rules 1-4 (inclusive) of the Code.
  • It is intended to include serious or repeated criminal conduct, public acts of misconduct, unruly public behaviour, cheating during play, smoking on the field, drinking during the match and playing whilst under suspension.

2.PENALTIES

It must be noted that the following Penalty Range is only a guideline.

Level of Offence

Penalty Range

1

Official reprimand and/or a fine up to $500 and/or a ban of up to 2 playing dates.

2

Ban of up to 4 playing dates.

3

Ban of up to 8 playing dates.

4

Ban of 10 or more playing dates or a life ban

Rule 1:

In the event the Tribunal decides that any person is guilty of breaching any of Rules 1-4 (inclusive) of Section 1 of this Code of Behaviour, they will normally apply a penalty within the normal range of penalties for each level of offence set out in the table above. However, they may also apply any or all of the penalties set out in Rule 3 of this section where circumstances require a greater penalty than the guideline (such as in the case of a player having been found guilty of previous offences, whether in this or other competitions, or where the offence is particularly serious).

Rule 2:

Any part, but not the whole, of a suspension imposed may be suspended.

Rule 3:

Without limiting the penalties in Rule 1 of this section, in the event the Tribunal decides that any person has breached any of Rules 5 or 6 of Section 1 of this Code of Behaviour, the following penalties may be applied:

  • Ban the person from participating in any match;
  • Fine the person any amount up to $2,000.00; and/or
  • Reprimand the person

Rule 4:

Without limiting Rule 1 of this section, when imposing a penalty upon a person who has breached this Code of Behaviour, the Tribunal may take into account any circumstance it considers relevant, including the following:

  • The seriousness of the breach;
  • The harm caused by the breach;
  • The person’s seniority and standing in the game;
  • Remorse shown by the person and the prospect of further breaches;
  • The person’s prior record; and/or
  • The impact of the penalty on the person.

SCHEDULE C. Points

MATCH RESULT

POINTS

WON OUTRIGHT & ON FIRST INNINGS

16

WON OUTRIGHT, TIE FIRST INNINGS

14

WON OUTRIGHT, LOST FIRST INNINGS

12

WON FIRST INNINGS

12

TIE OUTRIGHT, WIN FIRST INNINGS

8

TIE OUTRIGHT, TIE FIRST INNINGS

8

TIE OUTRIGHT, LOSS FIRST INNINGS

8

TIE FIRST INNINGS

8

 

LOST OUTRIGHT, WON FIRST INNINGS

4

LOSS OUTRIGHT, TIE FIRST INNINGS

2

LOST OUTRIGHT & ON FIRST INNINGS

0

LOST FIRST INNINGS

4

MATCH DRAWN

8

MATCH ABANDONED

8

WON ON FORFEIT

Best Result in Grade that round

 

LOST ON FORFEIT

Worst Result in Grade that round

SCHEDULE D. Fielding Circle

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SCHEDULE E. Wide Markings

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