East Anglian Premier Cricket League

East Anglian Premier Cricket League - 50/50 Win/Lose Match Regulations 2017

50/50 OVER MATCH REGULATIONS 2017


The 2017 120 over match regulations remain unchanged from the 2016 season. As was agreed at the annual AGM, half of the matches during the season will be 120 matches and the other half will be win/lose 50 over matches.

Regulations for Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League 50 over games

Scorer and Duckworth/Lewis Manager

Each Club  shall provide a scorer for each match they play in the competition.

The Home Club shall provide a Duckworth/Lewis Manager who may be the scorer. The Home Club shall provide for the use of the scorers and Duckworth/Lewis manager a computer, configured with the Duckworth/Lewis Professional version software provided by the MCCA, and a printer in order to produce the Par Score for Target sheets
. If the computer is not functional or not available then the scorers and Duckworth/Lewis manager must be competent to carry out the necessary calculations manually using the Duckworth/Lewis Standard version.


East Anglian Premier League 50 Over Competition


1. Playing Conditions

The Playing Conditions for the East Anglian Premier  (including the qualification of players) will apply, with the following  exceptions:

2. Duration


The matches will consist of one innings per side, each innings being limited to maximum of 50 overs. One day will be allocated.


3. Hours of Play and Intervals


3.1 The scheduled hours of play will be 11.00am to 6.25pm  Up to 30 minutes of extra official playing time is allowed to make up for playing time lost - refer to 4.2 .1(a) and 4.2.2 .

3.1.1 There will normally be two sessions of play of 3 hours 20 minutes each, separated by  an interval of 45 minutes from 2.20pm to 3.05pm. If the innings of the team batting first is completed prior to the scheduled time for the interval then the interval may, if considered practicable by the umpires in consultation with the  Ground  Authority,  take  place immediately and the innings of the team batting second will commence correspondingly earlier. Otherwise the interval shall take place at the normal time as calculated by the Umpires.

3.1.2 Where the innings of the side batting first is delayed or interrupted, the Umpires will reduce the length of the interval. In the event of time being lost up to and including 30 minutes in aggregate, the length of the interval shall be reduced by the amount of time lost or, if this is more than 15 minutes, by 15 minutes. In the event of more than 30 minutes being lost in aggregate, the duration of the interval shall be agreed mutually by the Umpires and both Captains subject to it being of not more than 30 minutes' duration nor less than 10 minutes' duration, In the event of disagreement, the interval shall be of 25 minutes  duration.

In circumstances where the side bowling first has not completed the allotted number  of  overs by the scheduled or re-scheduled cessation time for the first innings, the Umpires shall reduce the length of the interval by the amount of time that the first innings overran. The minimum time for the interval will be 10 minutes.

3.1.3 Two drinks intervals per innings are permitted, but no time allowance  shall  be  provided for them. 

3.1.4 Umpires may decide to play a further four overs at the time of the interval if requested by either captain if, in the  umpires' opinion, it would  bring about a definite  result in that session. If the umpires do not believe a result can be achieved no extra time shall be allowed . If it is decided to play such further overs, the whole period shall be played out. The full time  to bowl such overs shall count in respect of the time allocated to bowl the overs in that innings.

4. Length of Innings


4.1 In Uninterrupted Matches (i.e. matches which are neither delayed nor interrupted):

4.1.1 Each team shall bat for 50 overs unless all out earlier.

4.1.2 If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for the cessation of the first innings, play shall continue until the required number of overs has been bowled and Playing Condition 17  will apply.

4.1.3 If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 50 overs, the team batting second  shall be entitled to bat for 50 overs


4.1.4 If the team fielding second fails to bowl 50 overs by the scheduled time for the cessation of the second innings (normally 6.25pm), the hours of play shall, subject to conditions of ground, weather and light, be extended until the required number of overs has been bowled or a result has been achieved and Playing Condition 17       will apply.

4.2 In Delayed or Interrupted Matches

 4.2.1 General
a) The timing and duration of all suspensions  of play (including all intervals) or delays will be taken into account when calculating the  length of time  available  for either  innings.


b) The object shall always be to rearrange the number of overs so that, if possible, both teams have the opportunity of batting for the same number of overs.


c)
Except as provided for in 4.2.2 below the calculation of the number of overs to be bowled shall be based on a rate of one over for every full 4 minutes  in the total time available for play up to 7.15pm. A rescheduled cessation time should be re-calculated for both innings. A minimum of 10 overs must be bowled to the team batting second (unless a result is achieved earlier) in order to constitute a match.


d) The re-calculated number of overs will be the minimum number that ensures that the re-scheduled cessation time is no earlier than the original cessation time

e) If the team fielding second falls to bowl the required number  of  overs  by  the  scheduled cessation time, the hours of play shall, subject to conditions of ground, weather and light, be extended until the overs have been bowled or a result has been achieved, and Playing Condition 17    will apply.

f) The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the team batting first, unless the latter has been all out in less than the agreed number of  overs.


g) After any hold up in play, the Umpires will calculate the number of overs lost. The Umpires will both satisfy themselves as to the correctness of all such calculations before allowing play to take place. The Umpires will notify the Captains, Scorers, Duckworth/Lewis Manager and Match Referee, if there is one, of such decisions
.

h)
During the second innings of a match in which overs have been reduced, the Duckworth/Lewis target score at the end of the over in progress shall be displayed on the scoreboard after the 10th  over


4.2.2
.Delay or interruption to the Innings of the Team Batting First

a) If the number of overs of the team batting first is reduced, a fixed time  will  be specified for the completion of its innings, as calculated by applying the provisions of 4.2.1 (a), 4.2.1(b) and 4.2.1 (c) above. In the event of its innings  being completed prior to the Scheduled time,the interval shall take place immediately and the innings of the team batting second will commence correspondingly  earlier .
b)
The object shall always be to rearrange the number of overs so that, if possible, both teams have the opportunity of batting for the same number of overs.


4.2.3 Delay or interruption to the Innings of the Team Batting Second

If there is a delay or interruption to the  innings of the team  batting second, the overs shall  be reduced at a rate of one over for every full 4 minutes lost, except that when the innings of the team batting first has been completed prior to the scheduled or re-scheduled time for the interval between innings, the reduction of overs will not commence until, in the case of a delay, an amount of time equivalent to that which the first innings finished  early  has  elapsed, or in the case of an interruption, an amount of time equivalent to that by which the second innings started early has elapsed.

(Note also that 3.1 makes provision for the scheduled close of play to be pushed back to 6.55pm before overs are deducted for time lost. A re-scheduled cessation time should be re-calculated for the second innings. The re-calculated number of overs will be the minimum number that ensures that the rescheduled cessation time is no earlier than the original cessation time
.)


5. The Result

5.1 When there is no interruption after play has commenced and when both sides have had the opportunity of batting for the same agreed number of overs, the team scoring the higher number of runs shall be the winner. In the event of a match ending with level scores, the following shall apply:

5.1.1 The team losing the lesser number of wickets shall be the winner .

5.2 If, due to suspension of play after the start of the match, the number of overs in the innings of either team has to be revised to a lesser number than that originally allotted (minimum 10 overs), then a revised target score should be set  for  the  number  of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing. This will be calculated on the Duckworth/Lewis system as set out in the current ECB First Class Regulations and Playing Conditions. An integral target will be set for the team batting second with one run less resulting in a Tie. If after the restart of play it is discovered that the wrong Duckworth/Lewis target has been set, the faulty target shall stand.

6. Power Play Regulations

Law 41- The Fielder shall apply subject to the following:

6.1 Law 41.1 - Protective equipment

The following shall apply in addition to Law 41.1:The exchanging of protective equipment between members of the fielding side on the field shall be permitted provided that the umpires do not consider that it constitutes a waste of playing time.

6.2 Restrictions on the placement of fieldsmen

6.2.1 At the instant of delivery, there may not be more than 5 fieldsmen on the leg side.

6.2.2 In addition to the restriction contained in clause 8.2.1 above, further  fielding restrictions shall apply to certain overs in each innings. The nature of such fielding restrictions and the overs during which they shall apply are set out in the following paragraphs

6.2.3 The following fielding restrictions shall apply:

Two semi-circles shall be drawn on the field of  play. The semi-circles  shall have as(their centre the middle stump at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of the semi-circles shall be 30 yards (27.43 metres). The semi-circles shall be linked by two parallel straight lines drawn on the field. The fielding restriction areas should  be marked by continuous painted white lines or 'dots' at 5 yard (4.57 metres) intervals, each 'dot' to be covered by a white plastic or rubber (but not metal) disc measuring 7 inches {18 cm) in diameter
.

At the instant of delivery:


Powerplay 1
-  no more than two fieldsmen shall be permitted outside this fielding restriction area. In an innings of 50 overs, these are overs 1to 10 inclusive.


Powerplay 2
  -  no more than four fieldsmen shall be permitted outside this fielding restriction area. In an innings of 50 overs, these are overs 11to 40 inclusive.

Powerplay 3 -   no more than five fieldsmen shall be permitted outside this fielding restriction area . In an innings of 50 overs, these are overs 41 to 50 inclusive.

6.2.4 In circumstances when the number of overs of the batting team is reduced, the number of overs within each phase of the innings shall be reduced in accordance with the table below. For the sake of clarity, it should be noted that the table shall apply to both the 1st  and 2nd innings of the match.

6.2.4 I
n circumstances when the number of overs of the batting team is reduced, the number of overs within each phase of the innings shall be reduced in accordance with the table below. For the sake of clarity, it should be noted that the table shall apply to both the 1st  and 2nd innings of thematch.

Innings Duration Powerplay 1 Powerplay 2 Powerplay 3




10 2 6 2
11 2 7 2
12 3 7 2
13 3 8 2
14 3 8 3
15 3 9 3
16 3 10 3
17 4 10 3
18 4 11 3
19 4 11 4
20 4 12 4
21 4 13 4
22 5 13 4
23 5 14 4
24 5 14 5
25 5 15 5
26 5 16 5
27 6 16 5
28 6 17 5
29 6 17 6
30 6 18 6
31 6 19 6
32 7 19 6
33 7 20 6
34 7 20 7
35 7 21 7
36 7 22 7
37 8 22 7
38 8 23 7
39 8 23 8
40 8 24 8
41 8 25 8
42 9 25 8
43 9 26 8
44 9 26 9
45 9 27 9
46 9 28 9
47 10 28 9
48 10 29 9
49 10 29 10
50 10 30 10


6.2.5 If play is interrupted during an innings and the table in 6.2.4 applies, the appropriate Power play takes immediate effect. For the avoidance of doubt this applies even if the interruption has occurred mid-over.

Illustrations:

- A 50 over innings is interrupted after 8.3  overs and reduced to 32 overs. The new phases are 7+19+6. Therefore, the middle phase fielding restrictions take immediate effect when play resumes and last for a further 17.3 overs. The final phase begins after 26 overs have been bowled.

- A 40 over innings is interrupted after 18.5 overs and reduced to 22 overs. The new phases are 5+13+4.When play resumes, the final phase fielding restrictions apply for the remaining 3.1 overs.

6.2.6 At the commencement of the middle and final phases of an innings, the umpire shall signal such commencement to the scorers by rotating his arm in a large circle

6.2.7 If possible the scoreboard shall indicate the current Power play in progress.

6.2.8 In
in the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the square leg umpire shall call and signal 'No Ball'.

6.2.9
In the event of the striker's end Umpire failing to call and signal No Ball when the fielding restrictions in this playing condition have been breached or when Law 41.5 has been breached (at the point of delivery, not more than two fielders other than the wicketkeeper shall be behind the popping crease on the on side), immediately the ball becomes dead the striker may draw the matter to that Umpire’s attention.

- If the
striker's end Umpire is able to verify the breach he shall call and signal No Ball.

-
If the strikers end umpire is unable to verify the breach, then he shall confirm that the events of the delivery shall be unchanged.


7. Number of Overs Per Bowler


No bowler may bowl more than ten overs. However in a delayed start or interrupted match, where the overs are reduced for both sides or for the side bowling second, no bowler may bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs allowed (unless such a number has been  exceeded before the interruption), except that where the  total overs  are  not divisible  by five, an additional over shall be allowed to the minimum number of bowlers necessary to make up the balance;

- e.g. after 16 overs, rain interrupts play and the innings is reduced to 32 overs. Both opening bowlers have bowled 8 overs. Two bowlers can bowl 7 overs and three bowlers can bowl 6. Bowlers 1 and 2 have already exceeded this limit. They count as the two bowlers who were allowed the extra over (7 as opposed to 6) and so any other bowlers are limited to 6 overs.

When an interruption occurs mid-over and on resumption the bowler has exceeded the new maximum allocation, he will be allowed to finish the uncompleted over.

In the event of a bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls will be bowled by another bowler. Such part of an over will count as a full over only in so far as each bowler's limit is concerned.

The number of overs bowled by each individual bowler shall be indicated on the scoreboard from the commencement of an innings.


8. Declarations


Law 14 will not apply in this competition. The Captain of the batting side may not declare his innings closed at any time during the course of a match.

9. Law 24.6 - Ball bouncing more than twice or rolling along the ground


Law 24.6 is replaced by:

The Umpire at the bowler’s end shall call and signal "No Ball" if a ball which he considers to have been delivered without having previously touched bat or person of the striker
Either (I) bounces more than once or (ii) rolls along the ground before it reaches the popping crease.

10. Law 24.12 - No Ball
- Penalty

Law 24.12 will apply except that the penalty for a "No Ball" will be 2 runs.

11. Free Hit after a No Ball


11.1 In addition to 10 above, the delivery following any no ball shall be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. If the delivery for the free hit is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or a wide ball) then the next delivery will become a free   hit for whichever batsman is facing it

11.2 For any free hit, the striker can be dismissed only under the circumstances that apply for a no ball, even if the delivery for the free hit is called wide ball.

11.3 Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries unless there is a change of striker save that in all circumstances, any fielder within 15 yards of the striker may retreat to a position on the same line no more than 15  yards from the striker.

12. Law 25 - Wide Ball


12.1
In addition to Law 25 the following willapply:

- Umpires are instructed to apply a very strict and consistent interpretation in regard to this Law in order to prevent negative bowling wide of the wicket.

12.2 Pitch markings should be expanded to include lines, 17 inches (43.18cms) inside either return crease as an aid to umpires in judging whether an offside wide has been bowled. A diagram showing this is attached as Appendix 1and can also be seen in the ECB First Class Regulations and Playing Conditions.

12.3 A Wide Ball shall be called if, irrespective of where the ball pitches, it passes on the leg side of the striker and the leg stump, despite the striker's movement. (For additional clarity, a ball that passes between the batsman and the leg stump shall not be called a wide. If a ball is hit by the batsman or if the ball hits any part of his equipment, it shall not be called a wide, irrespective of where it pitched or would have passed.)

12.4 If the striker plays a switch hit or reverse sweep or gets into a position to play such a shot, he shall be deemed to bring the ball equally within his reach on the leg side as on the off side. Consequently, in these circumstances, Clause 12.3 shall not apply and the guidance given in Clause 12.2 shall apply on both the off side and the leg side

13. Law 42.G (b)  - Bowling of high full pitched balls

Law 42.6(b) is replaced by the following:

Any high full pitched ball (regardless of its pace) which passes or would have passed above waist height of the striker standing upright at the crease shall be called and signaled No Ball by the umpire at the bowler's endIn addition, if the high full pitched ball is fast, it shall be deemed dangerous and unfair and the umpire at the bowler's end, in addition to the call and signal of No Ball, will adopt the procedures of Law 42.7.


14. Short Pitch Bowling

A bowler shall be limited to only one short pitched delivery per over as defined in the Unicorns Counties Championship Regulations - Playing Condition 18.

15.Over Rate Penalties

15.1 All sides are expected to be in position to bowl the first ball of the last of their 50 overs within 3 hrs. 20 minutes playing time. In the event of them failing to do so, the full quota of overs will be completed, and the batting side will be credited with 6 runs for every whole over that has not been bowled. This will apply to both innings of the match.  If the side batting second is credited with runs in this way and this consequently takes their score past that of the side batting first, then the match shall be deemed to be won by the side batting second. All penalties in this regard will be imposed immediately the ball first becomes dead after the scheduled or re-scheduled cessation time for the innings.

15.2 If the innings is terminated before the scheduled or re-scheduled cut off time no over rate penalty shall apply. If the innings is interrupted, the over rate penalty will apply based on the re-scheduled cessation time for that innings.

15.3 The Umpires shall inform the fielding team Captain when taking the field for the first time and on every subsequent occasion if play is interrupted by the weather, the scheduled time for that innings. The Umpire at the bowler's end will inform the fielding Captain, the batsman and his fellow Umpire of any time allowances as and when they arise. (This matter will not be subject to retrospective negotiation).  In addition, in all reduced overs matches,the fielding team will be given one over's leeway.

15.4 Over rate penalties apply only to innings of 15 overs or more duration.

15.5 In the event of sightscreens having continually to be moved (i.e. for a bowler changing regularly for whatever reason from over to round the wicket and vice versa) then in the absence of requisite ground staff/helpers the batting side shall assume responsibility for their movement.


For the purpose of net run-rate calculations, any runs accrued through application of this clause shall be included in calculations.

16. Match Points


Win - 25 Points

Tied - 8 points + bonus points

Loss - 0 Points + Bonus points


Cancelled/Abandoned - 7 points (where 50 overs of 1st Innings has been completed.

Points for a game subsequently abandoned will be 7 points plus any bonus points

from 1st Innings)

Bonus Points

One BATTING point each for reaching 150,175,200.225,250

One BOWLING Point for taking 2,4,6,8 & 10 if a side is all out regardless of wickets actually taken.


(Rules correct as of 1st February 2017)