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GMCL Rules Section E - Grounds & Facilities

SECTION E – GROUNDS & FACILITIES

This section of the rules covers details for your grounds and facilities

13 Ground & Facility Requirements and Standards

This section of the rules covers the requirements for your ground and playing area

13.1.Ground Standards

13.1.1.Grounds - The venue standard

13.1.1.1.All grounds must have changing facilities, tea-room facilities and a suitably cut and managed square

13.1.2.Grounds - GMCL requirement from clubs

13.1.2.1.The Leagues has a Standard Requirement Document for Grounds and Facilities

13.1.2.1.1.This document is distributed to clubs separately but is an Appendix to and forms part of these Rules.

13.1.2.2.GMCL have set out the procedure for setting Ground Standards as Gold, Silver and Bronze

13.1.2.2.1.This will form part of the Ground Accreditation Scheme of the League and sets the protocol for improvements at every venue

13.1.2.2.2.The standard of venue will ultimately determine the club’s status in the league and the tier the club will be permitted to play at.

13.1.2.2.3.The document covers all requirements so here we only cover the basics required.

13.2.Playing Area basics

13.2.1.Watering of Grounds

13.2.1.1.Under no circumstances shall the pitch be watered after 9:00 p.m. on the day but one before the day of the match. (i.e. 9pm Thursday for Saturday)

13.2.2.Boundary Perimeter

13.2.2.1.Clubs should endeavour to remove overhanging trees and branches

13.2.2.1.1.If this is not possible umpires must advise captains of the local rules

13.2.2.2.Clubs must use a Boundary rope / boards where they have them

13.2.3.Sightscreens

13.2.3.1.Boundaries can no longer be moved to accommodate the movement of a sightscreen during a game

13.2.3.2.Where sightscreens would normally be wholly or partly within the field of play

13.2.3.2.1.all clubs must now place a boundary line in front of the screen and supports

13.2.3.2.2.that boundary line must extend wide enough to allow the movement of the sightscreen from side to side to accommodate all bowlers’ actions during the whole game to ensure that the sightscreen remains wholly outside the boundary for the whole of the game.

13.2.3.2.3.Where a rope delineates the boundary, this rope must be in position before start of play to allow the sightscreen to be moved without alteration to the boundary throughout the game to accommodate bowlers over and around the wicket

13.2.3.2.4.Therefore, any ball off the bat pitching behind the line and within the extremities of the sightscreen will count six runs.

13.2.4.Fielding Circle

13.2.4.1.A fielding circle shall be marked for all senior games

13.2.4.1.1.There should be an area made up of two semi-circles behind the stumps at each end, centred on each middle stump at 5 yard intervals by a plastic or rubber disc measuring around 7 inches in diameter.

13.2.4.1.2.Each semi-circle must have a radius of 30 yards and should be joined by a parallel lines at each side of the pitch.

13.2.4.1.3.Note for GMCL20 this should be a 25 yard circle.

13.3.Facilities basics

13.3.1.Scoreboard

13.3.1.1.The scoreboard must be able to display a minimum of

13.3.1.1.1.total runs, wickets down

13.3.1.1.2.overs remaining, current individual batsman’s score, last man’s score,

13.3.1.1.3.total required to win,

13.3.1.1.4.Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Revised Target and D/L/S Par score

13.3.2.Visitor Facilities

13.3.2.1.Clubs should ensure that visitors changing rooms are clean and tidy prior to their arrival

13.3.2.2.Clubs should ensure that Umpires changing rooms are clean and tidy prior to their arrival

13.3.3.First Aid Kit

13.3.3.1.Every club must have a fully stocked First Aid Kit

13.3.3.1.1.A notice showing the location of the kit must be displayed in the umpires’ room and the visitors changing room

13.3.4.Ground Information

13.3.4.1.With many clubs visiting new venues for the first time we ask that clubs make information available in changing rooms to inform visitors of such things as the location of first aid kits, local rules, practice areas, neighbour issues etc.