The Cheshire Cup Competition Rules
The Cheshire Cup and Shield Playing
Cheshire County Knockout Cup & Shield
Disciplinary Regulations and Procedures.
Some changes have been made for
2017. These changes are in RED
2017 Cheshire Cup
Cheshire Cup & Shield Playing Regulations
Cheshire Club’ Cricket
CHESHIRE COUNTY KNOCKOUT
RULES FOR COMPETITION -
The Competition is only open to clubs who are
currently affiliated to the Cheshire Cricket Board and whose
subscription for the current season has been paid by April 1st. Failure
to comply with this date will result in the elimination of the club concerned
from the Competition.
A deposit of £50 payable to 4CS post dated first of April 2017
returnable if fixtures fulfilled.
THIS YEAR IT WILL BE A STRAIGHT
DRAW OF ALL CLUBS
player shall play in the Cup/Shield Competition for more than one club in
4. If a
player is required by Cheshire County Cricket Club to play either a 1st
or an A XI match, or to travel to play in a match, on the day of a cup
tie, then he is ineligible to play in the Cheshire Cup Competition.
5. If a
club has two or more players required by the County on the date of a
match, then it shall be allowed to request a re-arrangement of the tie
from the Competition Secretary. He shall liaise with the clubs concerned
and direct when the match should take place. No tie may be decided by a
game of less than 20 overs per side.
players must play Saturday league cricket on a regular basis for the club
which they represent in the Competition or be a bona fide member of that
club and not playing any Saturday cricket elsewhere.
club which is found to have played an ineligible player will be
disqualified from the Competition for the season, including the match in
which the infringement occurred. A match for the purposes of this rule
shall be deemed to have been played once the toss has taken place,
notwithstanding that for whatever reason the match was not subsequently
played to a conclusion on the day in question.
A club disqualified under Rule 8 above, shall not be entitled to any
awards won in the previous rounds of the Competition.
The club drawn at
home is responsible for all match arrangements.
BE A FIXED COST OF £30 FOR THE AWAY TEAM FOR TEAS.
dates for each round will be specified in the draw circulated to
clubs. If a club wishes to change the date of a match then the
official club representative shall make a prompt application with full
details to the Competition Secretary and shall notify the other club at
the same time. Both clubs shall immediately provide the Competition
Secretary with full details of their forthcoming fixtures in writing.
Competition Sub-Committee may also request a change of the specified date
and upon being notified of such a request both clubs shall immediately
provide the Competition Secretary with full details of their forthcoming
fixtures in writing.
the Competition Sub-Committee allows a change of specified date then it
shall decide the new specified date and also what procedure the clubs
will adopt in the event of the game not being concluded in accordance
with the playing regulations on that date.
further requests to change the specified date will be treated in
accordance with the same procedure as in Rules 10, 11 and 12, above.
applications to the Competition Sub-Committee shall be made to the
Competition Secretary. The Sub-Committee shall have absolute discretion
in making all its decisions and shall not be bound by precedent. The
Competition Sub-Committee may delegate all or any of its powers to the
Competition Secretary and all decisions made by the Competition
Sub-Committee or the Competition Secretary on its behalf, shall be final
Umpires will be provided for all matches by the Cheshire Umpires &
Scorers Association in liaison with the Competition Secretary. Each club
must pay the expenses of one umpire
(Season 2017 expenses £40)
each game except in the final when their expenses will be paid by the
Cheshire Clubs Cricket Committee Each club must provide a scorer for all
results of all matches, even if not completed,
must be telephoned by the home side or emailed,
the Competition Secretary by 8.30 pm on the day of the match. They shall
also be responsible for ensuring that an official result card, reaches
the Competition Secretary no later than the Thursday following the match.
Failure to comply with either requirement will result in a fine of £10
for each offence. Any club refusing to settle its fines by September
30th, 2017, may be excluded from the Cheshire Cup and Shield competitions
for the 2017 season.
17. Failure of any club to
fulfil a fixture without good reason, or sufficient notice, will render
them liable for any costs incurred by their opponents and they may be excluded
from the Cheshire Cup and Shield competitions
Clubs who cancel after mid-day of
Saturday prior to the game being played will be responsible for the
payment of teas to the home club and full payment to the umpires.
Provided the club’s rules and ground tenure permits, the sponsor acting
in conjunction with the Cheshire Clubs Cricket Committee shall be allowed
to advertise on the ground on the occasion of any match in the
administration of the Competition shall be undertaken by the Competition
Secretary who will be responsible to the Competition Sub-Committee.
Competition Sub-Committee shall be appointed by the Cheshire Clubs’
Cricket Committee and shall consist of the Competition Secretary and
three other members of the Cheshire Clubs’ Cricket Committee.
Competition Secretary shall have the power to act on behalf of the
complaint that the Rules have been breached by any club or individual
playing for a club may be made by the Competition Secretary, a member of
the Cheshire Clubs’ Cricket Committee or by a club competing in the match
from which the complaint arises.
the case of a complaint by a club, such a complaint must be made in
writing within four days of the game and a copy of the letter must be
given or sent to the other club concerned.
decisions of the Sub-Committee and its interpretation on all rules,
regulations, disputes and other matters shall be final and binding.
Sub-Committee shall have the power to make and apply regulations to cover
any matters not covered in these regulations.
All clubs will be bound by the disciplinary
regulations and procedures issued by the Cheshire Clubs’ Cricket
CHESHIRE CUP & SHIELD PLAYING REGULATIONS
1. The Laws of
Cricket will apply with the following exceptions:
2. The FITNESS OF THE GROUND IS DOWN TO THE UMPIRES ONLY.
captain can insist that both teams assemble at the venue for a ground
inspection to be made prior to the commencement of a match.
The length of an innings shall be 45 overs of six balls
each. Matches shall start no later than 1.00 pm and must be
completed by 7:30pm.
5. No player may
bowl more than 9 overs. If a bowler is unable to complete any over, the
remaining balls shall be bowled by another bowler, such part of an over
being counted as a full over so far as the replacement bowler’s over
limit is concerned.
Restrictions - At the instant of delivery a minimum of four fieldsmen
(plus the bowler and wicket-keeper) must be within an area bounded by
two-semi circles centred on each middle stump (each with a radius of 30
yards) and joined by a parallel line on each side of the pitch. In the
event of an infringement, the square leg umpire shall call “No Ball”. The
fielding circle should be marked by painted white “dots” at five
yard intervals, each “dot” to be covered by a plastic or rubber (not
metal) disc, measuring seven inches in diameter.
7. Wide balls
- Umpires are instructed to apply a very strict and consistent
interpretation in regard to this Law in order to prevent negative bowling
wide of the wicket or over the batsman’s head. The following criteria
shall be adopted as a guide by the Umpires.
Off side wide markings shall be painted between the popping crease
and the bowling crease as follows.
inner-edge of each line: 17 inches (43.2 cm) inside each return crease
i.e. 35 inches (89 cm) on each side of the imaginary Centre-line.
If a ball
passes outside the Off-side Wide-line or outside the line of the
Leg-stump without touching the striker, the Bowlers end Umpire must call
and signal Wide.
NO BALLS WILL BE A FREE HIT.
Fielding positions may be altered within
ONLY ONE SHORT PITCHED BALL
ALLOWED PER OVER.
THIS WILL BE
OVER SHOULDER HEIGHT. NO BALL TO BE CALLED THEREAFTER.
manufactured Grade A quality cricket balls must be used.
Both clubs must use the same make of ball in the event
of clubs playing in a different league the home team will provide both
balls and the away team will pay for the ball at cost.
10. If the
commencement of play is delayed for any reason, the Umpires may, in
liaison with the captains prior to the commencement, reduce the number of
overs per innings from 45 to not less than 20. In this case the number of
overs per bowler shall be proportionately reduced.
Any delayed start two overs will be lost every 7
12. If the scores are
level, the side which lost the least wickets shall be the winner. If
still equal, the winner shall be the side with the highest scoring rate
over the first 25 overs of its innings, or over the first 10 overs in a
match restricted by virtue of Regulation 10.
If still equal, A SIX BALL BOWL OUT ONE BALL
PER PLAYER IF SCORE IS STILL EQUAL USING THE SAME BOWLERS WILL CONTINUE
IN ODER TILL THE WICKETS ARE BROKEN WILL BE THE WINNER
13. In the event of weather
conditions curtailing play after the commencement, if the side batting
second has received not less than 15 overs, the winner shall be the
side with the highest overall scoring rate throughout the innings,
provided that the side batting second bat for as long as conditions (as
determined by the Laws of Cricket) permit. If equal, the scoring
rate of the side batting second shall be calculated from the end of the
penultimate over and so on.
Dates for the
Cheshire cup 2017
First round will
be played on Sunday the 21st May reserve date Sunday 28th
Round 2 will be
June 25th reserve date 2nd July.
Quarter final 23rd
July reserve date 30th July.
Semi final Sunday
20th August reserve date 27th August.
Final Sunday 4th
September reserve date 11th September.
First round will
be played Sunday 4th June reserve date 11th June.
Round 2 to be
played 18th June reserve date 25th June.
Round 3 will be
played Sunday 9th July reserve date 16th July.
Semi final will
be played Sunday 23rd July reserve date 30th July.
Cup final will be
played 13th August reserve date 20th August.
CHESHIRE COUNTY KNOCKOUT
CUP & SHIELD COMPETITIONS
Conduct and Behaviour
All disciplinary will be dealt with
in line with the vivio Cheshire county league. And UKFAST Cheshire
cricket league who will form a committee.