cf76ac2a909ecfd4604cb06db75622d1.png

Greater Manchester Cricket League | Est 2016

Mobile

Tablet

WELCOME TO GMCL FOR YOUR MOBILE

 

GMCL Rules Tabs - F15 - Match Structure & Timings

GMCL Rules 

15.GMCL League & Cup competitions, Match Structure & Timings
15 (a)This section of the rules covers Match Day basics including preparations and the time limits.

Choose tab and scroll to see results

 
 

Updated 9 March 2021

15.1. Laws of the Game
15.1.1. General Laws
15.1.1.1. All matches must be played under the Laws of Cricket produced by the M.C.C. except as provided by these rules, or as the Board might decide

Updated 9 March 2021

15.2. Captain’s Responsibility & Team Attendance
15.2.1. Club Authority
15.2.1.1. The League deem the Club Captain present at the game as the authority over the team attending a match
15.2.1.1.1. The captain is responsible for all interactions with League Officials, scorers, and opponents.
15.2.1.1.2. The captain is responsible for the team’s compliance with the rules, attitude to all participants of the match and behaviour of the team on or off the field whilst present at the match.
15.2.1.2. The Board will hold the captain accountable for any breaches in rules by the team at a match
15.2.2. Attendance and Readiness at the Match
15.2.2.1. Captains will be responsible for ensuring their team is present at the ground on time
15.2.2.2. Captains will be responsible for ensuring their team is ready to start the game on time
15.2.3. Full Team at Start
15.2.3.1. The club’s agreement within the MOU includes only registering in competitions for which they have sufficient players.
15.2.3.1.1. A fine, with a minimum of £10.00 for First XI teams per player and £5.00 for Second XI teams per player, shall be imposed on any club not playing a full team unless the Board, shall excuse them on reasonable grounds.
15.2.3.2. The minimum number of players to constitute a team at the start of play will be 7.
15.2.3.3. MCC law 24.2 will apply to those players who arrive late with regards as to when they may bat/bowl.
15.2.4. Cricket Kit
15.2.4.1. The purpose of this rule is to maintain high standards in the GMCL Competition, and the captains are responsible for ensuring compliance
15.2.4.2. In the Derek Kay Cup, First XI Championship Cup Matches and GMCL20
15.2.4.2.1. Teams are permitted and are encouraged by the GMCL Board to wear coloured kits.
15.2.4.2.2. Each Member Club shall be entitled to choose the colours and design of its playing clothing subject to the following restrictions:
15.2.4.2.2.1. The clothing shall be coloured other than a predominantly pink or red colour which is likely to make the sighting of a pink ball difficult.
15.2.4.2.2.2. The colours and design of the playing clothing (including Logos) and caps shall be uniform to all members of the same team.
15.2.4.2.2.3. There are no restrictions to sponsors, partners or charity badges worn on kit, but these should not be excessive nor detract from the predominant colour of the kit
15.2.4.2.3. Teams not choosing coloured clothing must wear traditional whites
15.2.4.2.4. if caps are worn by any player these must be crested club, league, or county caps ONLY.
15.2.4.3. In the League & Other Cup Matches
15.2.4.3.1. All players must appear in full “whites” cricket attire and
15.2.4.3.1.1. Players wishing to wear a visible base layer underneath a short sleeve shirt may do so, as long as the base layer is the same colour as the shirt or white
15.2.4.3.1.2. There are no restrictions to sponsors, partners or charity badges worn on kit, but these should not be excessive nor detract from the predominant colour of the kit
15.2.4.3.2. if caps are worn by any player these must be crested club, league, or county caps ONLY.
15.2.5. cricHQ requirements
15.2.5.1. It is the Team Captain’s responsibility to ensure that the team’s squad list is up to date prior to the day of a game.
15.2.5.1.1. No Scorer (Home or Away) should be tasked to add players to squad lists shortly before or during a game.
15.2.5.1.2. The team captain will be held responsible for failure to update the CricHQ squad before the day of the game and a fine of £10.00 per player per game can be imposed by the Board.

 

 

Updated 9 March 2021

15.3. Scorers
15.3.1. Mandatory Scorers
15.3.1.1. Competing clubs are to have scorers for all teams.
15.3.1.2. If one team does not have a scorer available for a match, then
15.3.1.2.1. they must, in advance of the game, notify the other team that they do not have a scorer to check that the game will have a scorer and
15.3.1.2.2. the team not supplying the scorer must pay £25 to the scorer in attendance at the tea interval irrespective of the length of the match and irrespective of any fee he receives from his own team
15.3.1.2.3. The umpires must report a team without a scorer.
15.3.1.3. Should neither team have a scorer then
15.3.1.3.1. the home club should immediately contact the league to cancel the game and umpires.
15.3.1.3.2. Should this not be done in time and the umpires attend then they must be paid by the home team.
15.3.1.3.3. A penalty will be levied in the sum of £50 per team and
15.3.1.3.4. No points will be awarded for the game and points deducted from both teams in accordance with game forfeit rules
15.3.2. CricHQ Scoring
15.3.2.1. All matches from Under 11’s to Premier Division MUST be scored using CricHQ with either
15.3.2.1.1. Live ball by ball connected via wi-fi or the phone network to the CricHQ Match Centre or
15.3.2.1.2. Scored on the app and the full scorecards to be uploaded post-match
15.3.2.2. It is mandatory for all Saturday League matches to be scored live and connected to wi-fi or phone data so as to be visible to other users of cricHQ
15.3.2.3. It is requested that all Sunday League matches are scored live and connected to wi-fi or phone data so as to be visible to other users of cricHQ
15.3.2.3.1. However, if not possible they must be scored using the cricHQ app and uploaded no later than 2 hours after the game ends
15.3.2.4. It is mandatory that all GMCL Cup matches be scored live and connected to wi-fi or phone data so as to be visible to other users of cricHQ
15.3.2.5. It is mandatory that all GMCL20 matches be scored live and connected to wi-fi or phone data so as to be visible to other users of cricHQ
15.3.2.6. It is requested that all Junior matches are scored live and connected to wi-fi or phone data so as to be visible to other users of cricHQ
15.3.2.6.1. However, if not possible they must be scored using the cricHQ app and uploaded no later than 24 hours after the game ends

 

 

Updated 9 March 2021

15.4. Preparing for Match Commencement
15.4.1. Team Cards
15.4.1.1. MCC Law 1.2 Nomination of Players: -
15.4.1.1.1. Each Captain shall nominate his players in on an ECB Team Card to one of the umpires before the toss.
15.4.1.1.2. No player may be changed after the nomination without the consent of the opposing captain.
15.4.1.2. Notifying the Scorers
15.4.1.2.1. The Umpires should immediately make the lists available to the scorers to ensure that the CricHQ team on the Scoring App is completed ready to start the game and verify that the players listed on cricHQ match the cards.
15.4.1.2.2. The umpires to be shown the team lists on cricHQ by the scorers to confirm all players are registered to play in GMCL
15.4.2. The Toss
15.4.2.1. Captains shall toss up no earlier than 30 minutes before scheduled start time but no later than 15 minutes before scheduled or agreed start time (“the Toss Time”),
15.4.2.1.1. after which the batting side’s captain can request that the pitch be rolled for not more than 7 minutes.
15.4.2.2. If a captain or person deputising for him is not available at the latest Toss Time then the other team shall have the decision as to whether to bat or bowl first.
15.4.3. The Match Ball
15.4.3.1. Prior to taking the field the captain of the bowling side must hand to the umpires a suitable new match ball and a suitable spare ball for inspection, which the umpires will hand back when on the field, ready for play.
15.4.3.2. The umpires are to report failure to provide the appropriate match ball
15.4.3.3. The Match Balls required in GMCL competition are as follows:
15.4.3.3.1. Saturday Divisions above Divisions 3 & 4
15.4.3.3.1.1. Match to commence with NEW Windsor Ball
15.4.3.3.1.2. Spare Ball must be a Used Windsor Ball
15.4.3.3.2. Saturday Divisions 3 & 4 and all Sunday Divisions
15.4.3.3.2.1. Match to commence with a NEW or used Windsor Ball, a NEW Hampton Ball or a NEW St James Ball
15.4.3.3.2.2. Spare Ball must be a Used Windsor Ball, Used Hampton Ball or Used St James Ball
15.4.3.3.3. Derek Kay 1st XI Cup, Championship 1st XI Cup & GMCL20
15.4.3.3.3.1. Match to commence with NEW PINK Windsor Ball
15.4.3.3.4. 1st XI League Cup and 2nd XI Cups
15.4.3.3.4.1. Match to commence with NEW Windsor Ball
15.4.3.3.4.2. Spare Ball must be a Used Windsor Ball
15.4.3.3.5. 3rd XI, 4th XI & 5th XI in cups
15.4.3.3.5.1. Match to commence with a NEW Windsor Ball, a NEW Hampton Ball or a NEW St James Ball
15.4.3.3.5.2. Spare Ball must be a Used Windsor Ball, Used Hampton Ball or Used St James Ball
15.4.4. The Bell
15.4.4.1. A bell, hand or wall mounted, must be rung 10 minutes prior to the time play should commence, and 5 minutes from the resumption of play after the interval.
15.4.4.1.1. The ringing of the bell is to be the responsibility of the umpires.
15.4.4.1.2. Players must be ready and take the field along with the umpires 5 minutes prior to the time a match shall commence and at the interval.

 

 

Updated 9 March 2021

15.5. Late starts, not due to weather
15.5.1. When a time for restart is known,
15.5.1.1. The umpires should calculate the overs lost
15.5.1.1.1. for every 7.5 minutes lost, the match shall be reduced by 2 overs
15.5.1.1.2. This is one per team because the innings must be equal at the start of the game
15.5.1.1.3. down to a minimum of 40 overs, 20 per side.
15.5.1.1.4. Should the calculation go beyond this the game must be abandoned and the league will deal with the issue upon receipt of the Umpire’s report
15.5.2. Umpires should report the reasons given for any late starts other than weather.
15.5.2.1. Where the circumstances were beyond a team or player’s control
15.5.2.1.1. The Board or an Executive Sub-Committee shall record the event and may excuse the offending team on reasonable grounds.
15.5.2.2. Captains will be responsible for ensuring their team is ready to start the game on time
15.5.2.2.1. Prompt starts are expected for all games and a fine of £25.00 shall be imposed for a late start in circumstances that were not beyond the control of the offending players/team,
15.5.2.2.2. Where it is found that a game was deliberately delayed in order to gain an advantage then the league may levy a fine of £100 and apply a points deduction.
15.5.3. When overs are lost to bad weather
15.5.3.1. Overs can be lost due to bad weather before the start of the game – see “Weather Affected Games”

 

 

Updated 9 March 2021

15.6. Timings & Length of League & Cup Games
15.6.1. Start Times for matches in GMCL
15.6.1.1. All start times are fixed except as follows
15.6.1.1.1. For Sunday League competition games only, in certain circumstances, such as where bad weather is forecast and where both teams and umpires agree, the game may be brought forward to allow the fixture to go ahead.
15.6.1.1.2. The deadline to agree an earlier start must be a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled start time whereby both teams and both umpires are notified and agree to the earlier start.
15.6.1.2. Match Overs
15.6.1.2.1. Premier, Premier 2, Championship, Div 1, Div 2 - 50 overs
15.6.1.2.2. Div 3 & Div 4 - 45 overs
15.6.1.2.3. 1st XI & 2nd XI Senior Cup Games - 45 overs
15.6.1.2.4. Sunday League & 3rd & 4th XI Senior Cup Games - 40 overs
15.6.1.3. Length of Innings
15.6.1.3.1. Premier, Premier 2, Championship, Div 1, Div 2 - 3 hrs 10 mins
15.6.1.3.2. Div 3 & Div 4 - 2 hrs 50 mins
15.6.1.3.3. 1st XI & 2nd XI Senior Cup Games - 2 hrs 50 mins
15.6.1.3.4. Sunday League & 3rd & 4th XI Senior Cup Games - 2 hrs 30 mins
15.6.1.4. Start Times - April
15.6.1.4.1. Premier, Premier 2, Championship, Div 1, Div 2 - 12.30 p.m.
15.6.1.4.2. Div 3 & Div 4 - 1:00 p.m.
15.6.1.4.3. All Senior Cup Games - 12:30 p.m.
15.6.1.4.4. Sunday League Games - 1:30 p.m.
15.6.1.5. Start Times - May to 2nd Sunday in August
15.6.1.5.1. Premier, Premier 2, Championship, Div 1, Div 2 - 1:00 p.m.
15.6.1.5.2. Div 3 & Div 4 - 1:30 p.m.
15.6.1.5.3. All Senior Cup Games - 1:00 p.m.
15.6.1.5.4. Sunday League Games - 2:00 p.m.
15.6.1.6. Start Times - 3rd Saturday in August to 31 August (corrected 18 Mar 2021)
15.6.1.6.1. Premier, Premier 2, Championship, Div 1, Div 2 - 12.30 p.m.
15.6.1.6.2. Div 3 & Div 4 - 1:00 p.m.
15.6.1.6.3. All Senior Cup Games - 12:30 p.m.
15.6.1.6.4. Sunday League Games - 1:30 p.m.
15.6.1.7. Start Times - September
15.6.1.7.1. Premier, Premier 2, Championship, Div 1, Div 2 - 12 noon
15.6.1.7.2. Div 3 & Div 4 - 12:30 p.m.
15.6.1.7.3. All Senior Cup Games - 12 noon
15.6.1.7.4. Sunday League Games - 1:00 p.m.
15.6.2. Tea Interval
15.6.2.1. The tea interval will be 30 minutes, with the umpires advising both captains of the restart time after leaving the field
15.6.2.2. If tea has been taken during a weather delay, then the break between innings will be 10 minutes with the umpires advising both captains of the restart time after leaving the field
15.6.3. Tea Costs
15.6.3.1. All tea costs are to be paid by the home side in GMCL League and Cup Competitions

 

 

Updated 9 March 2021

15.7. Declarations
15.7.1. In the League
15.7.1.1. In matches in all Saturday and Sunday League matches the side batting first has the right to declare its innings.
15.7.1.1.1. In the event of a declaration, any remaining overs from the first innings will be lost, there is no carry forward of overs.
15.7.1.2. The side batting second will not be allowed to declare.
15.7.2. In the Cup
15.7.2.1. There can be no declaration in the GMCL Cup competitions

 

 

Updated 9 March 2021

14.2. (a) If you need to notify a GMCL fixture cancellation please follow the procedures detailed below
14.2. (b) Please note that penalties may arise for late notification and we cannot guarantee that the umpires can be stopped from travelling. 
14.3. (c)  Games should not be cancelled within 2 hours of the start time,
   
14.2.1. NOTIFICATION OF JUNIOR FIXTURE REARRANGEMENT
14.2.1.1. Please send an e-mail to the following fixtures@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk AND juniors@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk AND the e-mail contact of your opponents
14.2.1.2. If we do not receive this notification the game may not be available to score on your new match day. Please give us at least 48 hours notice
14.2.1.3. Copy the following text to the body of your e-mail and complete the details

Please change the following fixture date
Full Division name …………………………………….
Scheduled Date of Match …………………………….
Home Team ………………………………. Away Team ……………………………….
New Date of Match ……………………...
Revised Start Time ……………………...
Your name and club …..............................................................

14.2.2 NOTIFICATION OF SENIOR FIXTURE CHANGES / CANCELLATIONS
14.2.2. (a) THIS IS THE PROCEDURE FOR CHANGES PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED MATCH DAY, THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE NOTICE SHOULD BE GIVEN IN ALL CASES. 
14.2.2.1. Please send an e-mail and copy in all of the following umpires@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk;  sundayumpires@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk;  fixtures@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk; umpappts@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk 
14.2.2.2. For GMCL20 fixtures also copy in umpirecompliance@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk
14.2.2.3. The umpires reps will record this for the umpires and the league will record the change on the schedule
14.2.2.4 Copy the following text to the body of your e-mail and complete the details

FIXTURE CHANGE - DATE dd/mm/yy
COMPETITION AND DIVISION of the game : ………………………………...
DATE:.....................................................
HOME TEAM: ……………………………. AWAY TEAM:.....................................................
The venue for this fixture has changed to _________________________________
or
The revised date for this fixture will be _______________ and we have agreed this with our opponents
or
This fixture has been cancelled and the game awarded to _______________
And (for all options)
The reason for this is ____________________________________
Your name and club …..............................................................

14.2.2.5. If you need contact details for an opponent please e-mail secretary@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk
14.2.2.6. You will receive e-mail confirmation from the league when changes are noted. If you do not receive confirmation it is your responsibility to ensure all parties are aware of the change so please follow up.
14.2.2.7. Cancellations on the match day should only be for weather and be approved by the rain panel or umpires attending at the scheduled time otherwise costs and fines may be incurred. 
14.2.2.8. There are fines for non fulfillment of fixtures