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SECTION H – POST MATCH & RESULTS

This section of the rules describes how to end the Match Day and submit reports and how we determine who wins the cups and trophies

 

20 After the Match

This section covers what should happen after the game and how the match is closed off.

 

20.1.Sportsmanship

   20.1.1.Post-match handshake

   Please note that this rule will not apply whilst COVID restrictions are in force

     20.1.1.1.It is established practice in our League that all players in both sides shake hands with the umpires and each other as the bowling side leave the field at the end of the second innings.

      20.1.1.1.1.We ask captains to ensure that this practice continues in every game at every level, for the spirit of the game.

 

   20.1.2.Finalising the Game

     20.1.2.1.It is expected that the home captain or representative is available to meet with the captain or representatives of the visiting side and to meet with the umpires shortly after the end of the game

     20.1.2.2.This will ensure that the final scores are confirmed and any issues arising during the game are closed off.

     20.1.2.3.This will also ensure any payments required for scorers and umpires are settled on the day.

 

20.2.Captain’s Report

   20.2.1.Captain’s Reports are Mandatory

     20.2.1.1.Each captain, within the 48 hours following a match, must submit the GMCL Captain’s Match Report found via the GMCL League website.

     20.2.1.2.Fines will be imposed on clubs for late submission of forms after Wednesday Midnight.

 

20.3.Umpire’s Report

   20.3.1.Umpire’s Reports are Mandatory

     20.3.1.1.Each umpire, within the 48 hours following a match, must submit the GMCL Umpire’s Match Report found via the GMCL League website.

 

21 Results, Points, Bonus Points, Table Placings, Promotion & Relegation

This section covers how points and the bonus point are awarded, how tables are decided and how relegation and promotion places are determined.

 

21.1.Cup Result

   21.1.1.Where there are no weather delays or interruptions

     21.1.1.1.the side with the highest aggregate will be the winners.

     21.1.1.2.If the scores are equal at the end of the match,

       21.1.1.2.1.the side losing the least number of wickets shall be declared the winners.

       21.1.1.2.2.If the number of wickets lost by both sides is equal, the result shall be decided on the average scoring rate overall.

       21.1.1.2.3.Should this not bring about a decision, the scoring rate on the first 30 overs (20 overs, 10 overs, 9 overs and then reducing by one over) should be considered until a result has been realised.

 

21.2.League Game Points

   21.2.1.Win, Draw, Tie & Abandoned

     21.2.1.1.Five points for a win, three for a tie, two points where there is no result, no points for a defeat.

 

   21.2.2.Bonus points

     21.2.2.1.No bonus points are awarded in any match where there are reduced overs

     21.2.2.2.Only one bonus point can be awarded in any League Game where either side meets one of the attached criteria

     21.2.2.3.There are two ways to consider the bonus point available

       21.2.2.3.1.Batting First or Second? 

         21.2.2.3.1.1 Bowling Seconda team gets a point for their bowling efforts, where they either:

           21.2.2.3.1.1.1. Bowl the other side out for 75% or less than of their own first innings total

                    21.2.2.3.1.1.1.1. Example - bowling a side out for 150 chasing 200 attracts a bonus point, bowling out for 151 does not

           21.2.2.3.1.1.2 or Lose the game yet still manage to take more than six wickets in the second innings.

                    21.2.2.3.1.1.2.1. Example - Score 150 and lose but the opposition score 151 for 7 attracts a bonus point, if the opposition score 151 for 6 it will not

         21.2.2.3.1.2. Batting Seconda team gets a point for their batting efforts, where they either:

           21.2.2.3.1.2.1. Win, while losing fewer than four wickets themselves

                    21.2.2.3.1.2.1.1. Example - chasing 200 - score 201 for 3 attracts a bonus point - 201 for 5 does not

           21.2.2.3.1.2.2 or Lose, while still scoring more than 75% of the first team's total, but not not being "all out".

                    21.2.2.3.1.2.2.1. Example - chasing 100 - 76 for 9 will attract a bonus point, 75 for 8 will not

       21.2.2.3.2.Winning or Losing? 

         21.2.2.3.2.1. Winning Team Bonus Pointa team gets a point for winning, where they either:

           21.2.2.3.2.1.1. Dismiss their opponents in the second innings for 75% or less of their total.

           21.2.2.3.2.1.2. Win by 7 wickets or more (chasing down a total and losing no more than 3 wickets)

         21.2.2.3.2.2. Losing Team Bonus Pointa team gets a point for losing, where they either:

           21.2.2.3.2.2.1. Bat second but fail to equal or beat their opponents score but score more than 75% of the total and are not “all out” by the end of their innings.

           21.2.2.3.2.2.2. One point for a team taking 7 wickets in the second innings but losing the match.

     21.2.2.4. For Bonus points "All Out" means either 10 wickets have been taken or no more players are able to come into bat.

 

 

21.3.Finding the League Winners

   21.3.1.All Points Count

     21.3.1.1.All points achieved in all league games less any penalty points will count toward the final placing in the Division.

 

   21.3.2.League Champions

     21.3.2.1.The club scoring the most points in each division at the end of the season shall be considered the Champions of that division for that year.

     21.3.2.2.If there are two or more clubs at the top of the division with equal points and promotion is not an issue between the clubs then

       21.3.2.2.1.the club having the most outright (5 & 6 point) wins shall occupy the higher position.

       21.3.2.2.2.If clubs with equal records at this point are at the head of the table and are still level, the title shall be shared.

     21.3.2.3.If the position also relates to promotion places or placing teams for the following season, then

       21.3.2.3.1.the club having the most outright (5 & 6 point) wins shall occupy the higher position.

       21.3.2.3.2.If still equal then the net run rate for the league season as displayed on the league table in cricHQ shall be used and the team with the highest NRR shall take the higher place.

       21.3.2.3.3.If still equal the promotion and relegation or placing will be determined by the club scoring the most runs in the league season, irrespective of games played or completed, taking the higher place.

 

21.4.Promotion and relegation

   21.4.1.Promotion and relegation will flow through the structure

     21.4.1.1.We will continue to maximise the opportunity for promotion and relegation as stated in the prospectus.

       21.4.1.1.1.The GMCL Board will announce the future structure and promotion and relegation which will be determined by the Board after consultation with clubs and announced at the AGM prior to the season, if not earlier.

       21.4.1.1.2.It is not always possible to state the exact makeup of our divisions whilst the County and National Boards and League Cricket Conference allow a resignation date in the middle of the season.

 

   21.4.2.Exemptions to the normal flow of promotion & relegation

     21.4.2.1.No teams from the same club may play in the same division or same tier, except the lowest tier.

       21.4.2.1.1.If a team is relegated and a team from the same club is in the recipient tier then BOTH teams must be relegated, unless the team is being relegated into the lowest tier, in which case clubs will play the following season in separate divisions of the lowest tier.

       21.4.2.1.2.A team cannot be promoted if there is a team from the same club in the division above.

     21.4.2.2.No Second XI can be promoted to play in the same or higher level than the same club’s First XI,

       21.4.2.2.1.Should teams from the same club be playing one tier below the other and the lower one promoted and the higher one relegated then neither team will move and so the teams will retain their places for the following season.

     21.4.2.3.No Third XI playing Saturday league may play in a higher level than the same club’s First XI or Second XI.

 

   21.4.3.New teams and the effect on Promotion and Relegation

     21.4.3.1.Current league regulations across the country require resignation from old leagues in mid-season which gives us little time to prepare for clubs joining us for the following season

     21.4.3.2.The GMCL Board have amended the application date to join GMCL to 31st March prior to the season before the season that the club wishes to join

       21.4.3.2.1.But the GMCL Board therefore reserve the right to review the Promotion and Relegation numbers for the end of season in the July of each season.

       21.4.3.2.2.The GMCL Board will always aim to lessen the impact on current GMCL clubs as much as possible.

     21.4.3.3.The GMCL Board always seek to place new clubs with teams of equal ability

22 League Awards & Qualification

This section covers how we determine the winners of the Annual Individual Awards.

 

22.1.Information on GMCL Awards

   22.1.1.All information will be taken from CricHQ.

     22.1.1.1.Named Professionals and Overseas Players are not included in League awards

       22.1.1.1.1.Their averages are displayed on the cricHQ stats on the league website

     22.1.1.2.Awards will be presented at the Annual Presentation Evening for each Senior Division

     22.1.1.3.The details of the Senior Awards Dinner will be placed on the league website and newsletters

 

   22.1.2.The awards categories for each division are:

     22.1.2.1.Highest Batting Average

     22.1.2.2.Lowest Bowling Average

     22.1.2.3.Wicket Keepers, Highest number of victims

     22.1.2.4.Fielding, most catches

     22.1.2.5.MVP, highest score for the season as determined by CricHQ

 

   22.1.3.Qualification is from a minimum 12 league matches

     22.1.3.1.Cup matches will not be included in the League Awards

     22.1.3.2.Category Qualification

       22.1.3.2.1.Batting – minimum 400 runs

       22.1.3.2.2.Bowling – minimum 30 wickets

       22.1.3.2.3.Wicket-keeping - highest number

       22.1.3.2.4.Fielding – highest number

Scorecard Issues and Corrections

How to deal with Scorecard Issues

Contents:

  • Scorecard not uploaded
  • Player statistics not included in League cricHQ stats
  • League cricHQ stats include multiple records for the same person
  • Scorecard includes "Unsure" Players
  • Scorecard uploaded but there are errors

Scorecard not uploaded

Where the scorer has scored the match on the cricHQ app and the game has not recorded on the GMCL scores and tables there are several possible scenarios:-

  1. If the game is shown here (enter team name in search box) in the "LIVE" section then the scorer has scored the game on the "official" fixture but has not uploaded the result.
    1. The scorer should log in to their app on the same device that they scored on, making sure they are connected to wi-fi or data, and then
    2. find the game in "saved", "active" or "finished" (try all 3)
    3. The scorer should then click on the game and then go to Options and "end match and upload"
    4. The game should then move into the Results section on cricHQ and be allocated to the GMCL record
  2. If the game is shown here (enter team name in search box) in the "LIVE" section then the scorer has scored the game on an "unofficial" fixture but has not uploaded the result.
    1. The scorer should log in to their app on the same device that they scored on, making sure they are connected to wi-fi or data, and then
    2. find the game in "saved", "active" or "finished" (try all 3)
    3. The scorer should then click on the game and then go to Options and "end match and upload"
    4. You will then have to e-mail GMCL at fixtures@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk and state
      1. Division, Date of Game and teams
      2. and request that the unofficial game is uploaded to results.
      3. The league will request cricHQ to upload the game for you.
  3. If the game is shown here (enter team name in search box) in the "RESULTS" section then the scorer has scored the game on an "unofficial" fixture..
    1. You will then have to e-mail GMCL at fixtures@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk and state
      1. Division, Date of Game and teams
      2. and request that the unofficial game is uploaded to results.
      3. The league will request cricHQ to upload the game for you.

If the game is not to be found anywhere in the cricHQ system using the methods above then the game must still be on the app on the device used by the scorer. The scorer must be connected to wi-fi or data and log in to the app using their login details they used when scoring. The user must select the game and select End Match and Upload.  Without an uploaded game we cannot do anything centrally. 

The alternative is that the club's cricHQ admin / scorer can manually enter a new scorecard here and select Result Overdue at the right of the screen next to the fixture, they should choose "New Full Scorecard" to enter the stats.

Player statistics not included in League cricHQ stats

The most common error is that the scorer has not used an official player record when adding to the team-

You can see here that the unofficial name is in light type face so these stats will not be included in the leagues official stats. 
If you identify such entries on your scorecard that havent been corrected by the league then you should

  1. Ask your club's cricHQ admin to add the player to the team
    1. Log In to cricHQ 
    2. Select "Admin" then
    3. Select "Teams",
    4. select the team for the match (1st XI or 2nd XI etc) and then
    5. click on "Select Player" (Green Box) to add them to the team
  2. E-mail fixtures@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk and state
    1. Division, Date of Game and teams
    2. and request that the official player (state name) is uploaded to replace (state name)
    3. The league will make the amendment for you.

League cricHQ stats include multiple records for the same person

The most common scenarios are that -

  1. There are multiple records at a club for the same player 
    1.  you can ask your club's cricHQ admin to merge you records or
    2. you can e-mail enquiries@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk and ask for your records to be merged
      1. you will need to state clearly which records and when you have seen the duplication
  2. The team at the club does not have the correct players in the squad and so scorers continually create multiple records for the same player
    1. you should ask your club's cricHQ admin to check that all players are allocated to all the teams they play in..

You can also find out how many records there are for an individual in cricHQ by going to www.crichq.com and entering your name in the search box at the top of the page then clicking on the magnifying glass to search in "Players"

you can search for j davis, john davis or "John Davis" (with the quotes) to see different variants, and you can click on each record to see if it relates to you and, if it does make a note of the number in the toolbar at the top. Every record has a separate number. So if you have multiple records make a note of the numbers and 

  1. E-mail fixtures@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk and state
    1. Your name and current club
    2. state that you have multiple records and list the player numbers
    3. We will merge the records for you.

Scorecard includes "Unsure" Players

Where the scorer does not have the player names during a game or doesnt know fielders names then cricHQ allows the use of "Unsure", "Unsure 1", "Unsure 2" etc.

If you see a scorecard with your name or a team mate's name missing please ask your club's cricHQ admin to follow the Scorecard error procedure below.

Please note that where a club has players shown as "unsure" this may prevent the clubs inclusion in end of season averages and therefore they should be corrected as soon as possible...

Scorecard uploaded but there are errors

It is possible to amend a scorecard after the game but you must contact the league to do this.

The procedure is detailed below, dependent on what you want to do

Please Note:

  • The request must come from the scorer, team captain or a club official.
  • Individuals cannot request that their own or family members batting scores, bowling figures or catches are amended.
  • Amendments will only be carried out if they do not affect the result.
    • Where there is an error that affects the result both captains must agree the amendments requested. 
  • At the end of a match the first scorecard submitted to cricHQ is the one automatically accepted as the official result for the game. 
    • If both scorers have scored the game on the app then both scorecards will be uploaded but only the first received will be recorded as the official result.  

If you require another scorecard to be accepted as the Official Result 

Where there are two scorecards uploaded and the scorecard used as the Official Result is not the preferred scorecard and has incorrect figures or you have uploaded a correct manual scorecard

  1. The scorer, captain or club official should e-mail GMCL at fixtures@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk and state
    1. Division, Date of Game and teams
    2. and request that the scorecard created by "xxxxxx" is uploaded to results.(this name is visible in the Match Info on the View Scorecard option)
    3. and the e-mail should state why this is required.

If you require an amendment to the scorecard accepted as the Official Result 

  • If the whole scorecard is incorrect then you should go to your administration pages and enter a new full scorecard 
  • In order to amend a scorecard please copy the following text into an e-mail, enter the details requested and send to fixtures@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk (do not send as an attachment).
  • PLEASE SEND ONE E-MAIL PER GAME THAT YOU REQUIRE AMENDMENT, ,EACH WITH FULL DETAILS

Match Details must be provided

Please state Open Age or which Age Group …………………….

Please state division ……………………………… Date of Game …………………………………

Home Team …………………………………. ……. Away Team ……………………………….…………..


Player Replacement

Player Named ……………………………… Team ........................................ should be replaced by player ……………………………

Player Named ……………………………… Team ........................................ should be replaced by player ……………………………

Player Named ……………………………… Team ........................................ should be replaced by player ……………………………

You may add as many lines as you wish

Before submitting please check that the player being entered is a member of the team squad on your admin page
 

Batter’s score

Player Named …………………………..  Should read       

How Out ......................   Fielder ......................... Bowler .........................   

…….….Runs          ……...Balls Faced          ……...4s and …….6s

Player Named …………………………..  Should read       

How Out ......................   Fielder ......................... Bowler .........................   

….…....Runs          ……...Balls Faced          ……...4s and …….6s

Player Named …………………………..  Should read       

How Out ......................   Fielder ......................... Bowler .........................     

…….….Runs          ……...Balls Faced          ……...4s and …….6s

You may add as many lines as you wish

if you alter an individuals score, other scores nuts be balanced to equal the innings total

Bowling figures

Player Named …………………………..  Should read …….….Overs …Runs…...Maidens  …Wickets

Player Named …………………………..  Should read …….….Overs …Runs…...Maidens  ...Wickets

Player Named …………………………..  Should read …….….Overs …Runs…...Maidens  ….Wickets

You may add as many lines as you wish

If you are changing a bowler's wickets you must also change the batters details of how out

1st Innings Score

Runs ……………….. Wickets ……………………….. Overs ……………...

2nd Innings Score

Runs ……………….. Wickets ……………………….. Overs ……………...

If any other changes are needed please explain in full below

The following changes (not covered above) are required