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Section Last Reviewed & Updated 10 March 2021

SECTION H – POST MATCH & RESULTS
H (a)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
20 (a)This section covers what should happen after the game and how the match is closed off.

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Updated 10 March 2021

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
20 (a) 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
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 only where it is safe to do so under current regulations.
20.1.1.1.2. Where hand shakes or fist bumps create skin to skin contact, we would suggest that the current virus spreading prevention technique of bumping covered elbows continues, until we receive the all clear.
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, leaving no matters outstanding
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. The umpires, within the 48 hours following a match, must submit the GMCL Umpire’s Match Report found via the GMCL League website.

 

 

 

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21. Results, Points, Bonus Points, Table Placings, Promotion & Relegation
21 (a) 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 following criteria
21.2.2.3. There are two ways to consider the bonus point available
21.2.2.3.1. Batting or Bowling Second? 
21.2.2.3.1.1. Bowling Second, a 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 Second, a 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 Point, a 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 Point, a 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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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21.4. Promotion and relegation
21.4.1. There are three steps for us to consider to determine promotion and relegation places and for 2021 season and beyond we will create pronnmotion & relegation pots
21.4.1.1. League Position based on Performance
21.4.1.1.1. Promotion and relegation will flow through the structure
21.4.1.1.1.1. We will continue to maximise the opportunity for promotion and relegation as stated in the prospectus.
21.4.1.1.1.2. 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.
21.4.1.1.1.3. 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.
21.4.1.1.2. Exemptions to the normal flow of promotion & relegation
21.4.1.1.2.1. No teams from the same club may play in the same division or same tier, except the lowest tier and then only is separate divisions
21.4.1.1.2.2. 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.
21.4.1.1.2.3. A team cannot be promoted if there is a team from the same club in the division above.
21.4.1.1.2.4. No Second XI can be promoted to play in the same or higher level than the same club’s First XI,
21.4.1.1.2.5. 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.
21.4.1.1.2.6. No Third XI playing Saturday league may play in a higher level than the same club’s First XI or Second XI.
21.4.1.2. New teams and the effect on Promotion and Relegation
21.4.1.2.1. 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
21.4.1.2.2. 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
21.4.1.2.2.1. Because of this imbalance, 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.
21.4.1.2.2.2. The GMCL Board will always aim to lessen the impact on current GMCL clubs as much as possible.
21.4.1.2.3. The GMCL Board always seek to place new clubs with teams of equal ability
21.4.1.3. Ground Standards and the impact on Promotion & Relegation
21.4.1.3.1. From the 2021 Season the GMCL Grounds & Facilities standards document comes into force.
21.4.1.3.2. That document sets out the rules on the restriction of promotion for clubs that are not engaged with the Ground & Facilities Improvement process
21.4.1.3.3. That document sets out the rules on the increased chance of relegation for clubs that are not engaged with the Ground & Facilities Improvement process, irrespective of their finishing place in the division.
21.4.1.3.4. Our wish is that every club in the league is engaged with the G&F team and that improvements that are required are being made year on year and clubs are meeting deadlines for improvements. If every club is making improvements where necessary, then promotion and relegation will be based solely on finishing places & the arrivak of new clubs.
21.4.1.3.5. These rules are replicated in full at Rule 21.5. below
21.4.2. Final Promotion & Relegation determination
21.4.2.1. The final decision on who is promoted and relegated only comes into force after the performance rules, new club rules and ground standards rules have been considered, see 21.5.
21.4.2.2. GMCL will attempt to verify the position by 30 September following the season.

 

21.5. Grounds & Facilities Standards rules affecting Promotion & Relegation
21.5.1. Relegation & Promotion Pots
21.5.1.1. As the league pushes to raise standards of Grounds & Facilities across all our divisions, and across all our standards, we will now create relegation and promotion pots at the end of the season for each pair of divisions where there is movement between those divisions.
21.5.1.2 Each relegation pot will contain 
21.5.1.2.1. all the teams finishing in the relegation places in the table and
21.5.1.2.2. all other team in the division not making improvements required, irrespective of finishing place.
21.5.1.3. Each promotion pot will include 
21.5.1.3.1 all teams finishing in the promotion places meeting or moving to the required standard of the division above AND
21.5.1.3.2. other teams in the top 6 of the division already at the standard of the division above.
21.5.1.4. The number of teams from those pots moving between divisions will then be determined by criteria as detailed below.
21.5.2. Clubs Impacted by this rule
21.5.2.1. If your club is not at the required standard for their current division AND is not making improvements towards the required standard, then the team will be placed in the relegation pot.
21.5.2.2. If your team finishes in the promotion places for the division but the club is at the standard one level below that of the league above AND has not made improvements towards meeting the standard required above, then they cannot be promoted.
21.5.2.3. To make it clear - any club that is working with the GMCL Grounds & facilities team and is progressing towards the next standard will not be impacted by this rule.
21.5.3. Promotion Pot - Determining Promotion place order
21.5.3.1. Teams will be guaranteed promotion where the team finishes in the pre-agreed promotion places AND
21.5.3.1.1. EITHER their club is already at the G&F standard of the division above OR
21.5.3.1.2. Their club is currently at the next standard below, but they have made progress, agreed by the grounds team, during the past season towards the higher standard AND they will achieve that higher standard by the end of the next season.
21.5.3.2. Teams may also be promoted where the team finishes in the 3 places immediately below the agreed promotion places AND they are already at the G&F standard of the division above but,
21.5.3.2.1. These teams can only be promoted where they are replacing teams from the division above that have not met the improvements required.
21.5.3.3. The ranking of the promotion pot will be any teams meeting either 1a or 1b in their finishing order (so for example, a team finishing first and meeting 1b will be ranked higher than a team meeting 1a and finishing third and any team qualifying in 2 will be ranked below all the teams ranked in 1a and 1b).
21.5.4. Relegation Pot - Determining Relegation place order
21.5.4.1. At the end of the season any team,
21.5.4.1.1. finishing in the pre-agreed relegation places OR
21.5.4.1.2. finishing the season in any position in the division and their club does not have the required ground standard AND
21.5.4.1.2.1. has not engaged with the league G&F team AND
21.5.4.1.2.2. does not make improvements towards the required standard in line with the G&F document
21.5.4.1.3. will be placed in the relegation pot.
21.5.4.2. The ranking of the relegation pot will be the teams in 2 (lowest first) followed by the teams in 1 not already listed in 2 (so for example if the lowest placed team who has not made required improvements finishes 8th they will be ranked higher for relegation than teams in 12th, 11th and 10th)
21.5.5. Determining who is promoted and who is relegated
21.5.5.1. At the end of the season up to 6 clubs could be promoted / relegated between divisions or there may be none but if every club meets the requirements of the G&F document it will be 3 (or the allocated number for the respective divisions as detailed above).
21.5.5.2. To determine who is promoted and who is relegated we will use the following template
21.5.5.2.1. 1. The lowest ranked team in the relegation pot from the higher division will be replaced by the highest ranked team in the promotion pot from lower division.
21.5.5.2.2. 2. The second lowest ranked team in the relegation pot will be replaced by the second highest ranked team in the promotion pot.
21.5.5.2.3. 3. The third lowest ranked team in the relegation pot will be replaced by the third highest ranked team in the promotion pot.
21.5.5.2.4. 4. The fourth lowest ranked team in the relegation pot will be replaced by the fourth highest ranked team in the promotion pot.
21.5.5.2.5. 5. The fifth lowest ranked team in the relegation pot will be replaced by the fifth highest ranked team in the promotion pot.
21.5.5.2.6. 6. The sixth lowest ranked team in the relegation pot will be replaced by the sixth highest ranked team in the promotion pot.
21.5.5.3. Examples can be found here https://www.gtrmcrcricket.co.uk/pages/determining-promotion-relegation-from-2021-season-onwards

 

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22. League Awards & Qualification
22 (a) 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

 

 

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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