League Games - Delayed Starts
start is delayed by 30 minutes or less then the overall length of the game is
still 93 overs.
If the start is delayed by more than 30 minutes then the overall
length of the game shall be reduced
according to the table above.
limited overs game of 20 overs per side may commence after 3.00 pm
pm in the last two weeks of August, 2.00 pm in September) onwards.
of the limited overs game shall be 20 overs per side.
Once a normal game
has commenced it is not possible to start a limited overs game.
1.0 All games shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket save
where the same are inconsistent with the provisions hereof.
2.0 The League
shall be divided into such number of divisions with such number of Clubs as may
be decided from time to time. No division shall consist of more than ten teams.
3.0 Each Club shall play such number of matches as may be decided by the
Committee provided that each Club shall play every other club in its division
at least once. The fixtures shall be played on such dates and at such venues as
are fixed by the League Fixture Secretary unless prior approval of the Committee
has been obtained. Such approval will only be given if the Committee consider
that there are special circumstances and the Clubs have agreed the variation.
If a Club's normal ground is not available on any specific date then that Club
shall notify the League Fixture Secretary as soon as possible and in any case
prior to the A.G.M. in the previous year. In the event of a breach of the above
the Committee will deduct such number of points as they consider appropriate.
4.0 Ground fitness before the start of play shall be the responsibility of
the home groundsman.
5.0 All matches shall commence at 1.30 p.m. (or 1.00
p.m. on the last two Saturdays in August and 12.30 p.m. in September) and shall
continue for a maximum of 93 overs. The side batting first shall not bat for more
than 50 overs. At any time the captain of the side batting first may declare his
innings and any unused overs in that innings become available to the side batting
second. Any part over shall count as a completed over (e.g. 46.4 overs shall be
treated as 47 overs.)
5.1 In the event of the start of the
match being delayed for 30 minutes or less owing to ground and/or weather conditions
then there shall still be a maximum of 93 overs available.
5.2 If the delay
is more than one hour then, unless the provisions of 5.5 apply, the maximum number
of overs available in the game shall be reduced in accordance with the time available
as shown in the accompanying chart.
5.3 (NOTE: examples of the calculations
are set out on page 15)
Matches interrupted by weather
5.4 If at 7:30
p.m. (7:00 p.m. on the last two Saturdays in August; 6:30 p.m. in September) play
is not in progress due to weather or ground conditions then the game shall be
at an end.
Limited overs games
5.5 Where play cannot start before 4.50
p.m. (4.20 p.m. in the last two weeks in August, 3.50 p.m. in September) a limited
overs game will be played. If a toss has been made on the basis of a normal timed
game this toss and any decision made thereunder shall be of no effect and another
toss shall take place.
5.5.1 The limited overs game shall be of 20 overs
5.5.2 Bowlers shall be limited to 5 overs.
5.5.3 The side
which scores the greater number of runs shall be the winners. In the event of
both sides scoring the same number of runs the side losing fewer wickets shall
be the winners. In the event of the scores being level with each side losing the
same number of wickets the game shall be a tie.
5.5.4 The winning side will
receive 18 points and the losing side 9 points. For a tie each side shall receive
5.5.5 In the event of a game not being able to be completed due
to weather or light the match shall be treated as abandoned.
N.B. (i) the
regulations for playing a limited overs game shall only apply if it has not been
possible to start the normal game even if there has been a minimal amount of play.
(ii) There will be no reduction of overs if a limited over game is interrupted
or unable to be completed due to weather.
6.0 Normally the tea interval shall
be taken between the innings, unless the captains otherwise agree. if at the end
of the first innings 37 overs or fewer have been bowled then tea shall be taken
after a total of 50 overs have been bowled.
7.0 The following points shall
7.1 20 points for a win plus bonus points under 7.4 if fielded
first. 30 points for a win if batted first.
7.2 20 points for a tie. In the
event of a drawn game where the scores are level the side batting second shall
score 20 points as if for a tie.
7.3 The batting side shall receive 1 bonus
point when it reaches 120 and one further point for every ten runs up to a maximum
of 10 points on reaching 210.
7.4 The fielding side shall receive 1 bonus
point for every wicket taken. A retirement out shall always count as a wicket
for the purposes of this sub-paragraph. Whenever the fielding side bowl out the
opposition they will receive ten bonus points regardless of the number of players
in the batting side. A batting side with less than eleven players, including sides
who have nominated eleven players but where one or more of their players have
not arrived at the ground at the time will not be permitted to declare their innings
closed at the fall of a wicket if there are no further batsmen available. In such
circumstances the batting side will be deemed to be all out and the fielding side
will receive ten bonus points.
7.5 9 points or bonus points obtained whichever
is the greater for an abandoned match.
7.6 In the event of a side being unable
to fulfil a fixture its opponents shall receive 25 points and the side unable
to fulfil the fixture shall be deducted 5 points.
8.0 Each side shall provide
a competent Umpire and Scorer unless an umpire is appointed by the committee in
which case the Club to which such umpire is allocated shall be responsible for
paying that umpire's fees and expenses as fixed by the committee.
each game each club shall provide a ball as approved by the League Committee.
The Club playing at home shall be responsible for providing any spare or replacement
9.1 The team bowling first shall use a new ball provided as in 9.0
9.2 The team fielding second may use a new ball as in 9.0 at any time
10.0 The League tables shall be drawn up in accordance with the scoring system
in 7 hereof. In the event of an equality of points the side winning the most matches
will take precedence. If still equal, precedence shall be decided by the side
gaining the more points in the match or matches between the sides and if still
equal by the side losing the fewer matches.
11.0 Any club proposing to increase
or decrease the number of its teams participating in the League shall give the
Hon. Secretary written notice (including all the necessary details) to reach him
prior to the Annual General Meeting the previous year.
11.1 Subject to sub-
2 to 5 hereof the bottom two teams in Divisions 1,2 & 3 and the bottom three
teams in Divisions 4 and below will be relegated. The top two eligible teams in
Divisions 2, and the top two teams in Divisions 3 & 4 and the top three teams
in Divisions 5 and below will be promoted.
11.2 In the case of any club being
accepted as a member of the League the P.C.S.C. shall decide in which Division
its team(s) shall play and may as a consequence of that decision resolve that,
in order to maintain the number of teams in any Division at ten, a team shall
not be promoted despite finishing second or third as appropriate.
new team entering the league following relegation from the Sussex Premier Cricket
League will from the 2017 season normally enter directly into Division 1.
11.3 Only 1st
and 2nd XIs of clubs shall be eligible to play in Division 1.
11.4 Save in
the bottom Division in no circumstances shall a club have more than one team in
the same Division or its 2nd/3rd/4th XI in a higher Division than its 1st/2nd/3rd
11.5 Similarly no team shall be promoted if this would conflict
11.6 Where a team is relegated to a Division in which another
team of that club was playing then that other team would also be relegated irrespective
of its position in order to comply with 11.4.
11.7 At the end of the first
season in which a new team plays in the league the P.C.S.C. shall have the authority
to promote or demote that club by more than the usual one division.
individual must be a bona fide member of the Club for whom he plays and no individual
may play for more than one league Club in Sussex (to include all competitions
organised by that league) in any season unless a transfer is agreed between all
leagues involved in that transfer. Players can only make one transfer a season
and no transfers will be allowed after 30th June each year. Further, no player
who has played in a competitive match for any Premier League Club can play in
the League except for that particular club. NOTE: For further information about
which clubs are on the ECB's Premier League list, refer to the PBSESCL Hon. Secretary.
12.1 An overseas
player cannot play for any club in the League or in any competition organised
by the League unless the club has registered that player with the Hon. Secretary
before any match in which he plays but cannot play in the League or in any competition
organised by the League until he is so registered. No such overseas player shall
be registered after June30th except with the consent of the Committee.
No team in the League shall have more than one overseas player in any match.
12.3 A player is an overseas player unless he satisfies one of the following conditions
a. He was born in the U.K.
b. He is a British citizen or holds a U.K. passport.
c. He is and has been resident in the U.K for at least 4 years.
d. He is under
18 years of age and is either living with a parent who satisfies one of the above
conditions or is receiving full time education.
12.4 No person who is subject
to a current suspension imposed by any recognised cricketing authority, whether
in this country or abroad, shall be eligible to play in the league or any competition
organised by the league.
12.5 Any team fielding an ineligible player in any
game will not receive any points from that game and in addition will forfeit 30
points. Its opponents will receive 25 points or the points earned in the game
whichever is the greater.
13.0 All clubs must report all their results (including
cancelled and abandoned games) in accordance with regulations for the time being
in force laid down by the Committee.
NOTE: The current regulations are:
(a) ALL SIDES are responsible for reporting the result by 10.00 a.m. on the Sunday
immediately after the game using the reporting facilities on the Play-Cricket
(b) It is the responsibility of both clubs that the information,
league points and details are correct.
14.0 All First Division clubs must
have adequate sight screens at both ends, unless it is deemed by the leagues
management committee that it is not reasonably practical.
14.1 Where a club
is unable to fulfil all its fixtures on a particular day then the higher rated
team(s) must take preference.
15.0 The ECB Directives as set out in the directory
shall apply to all league matches and in all the other competitions organised
by the League. The League will adopt any subsequent amendments made by ECB and
it is therefore the responsibility of all clubs to make themselves familiar with
the latest versions of all ECB Directives.
16.0 Any dispute or query under
this Appendix shall be referred to the Committee whose decision shall be final.