PATRICK MEMORIAL MATCH
17th August 2016 at 2.00pm at
Representative Cricket - 2017
side Captain: George
40s Captain: Andy
Shanks, 81 Tower Ride, Uckfield TN22 1NT, 01825 764346, 07785 510 458
CCC will provide (& pay) both umpires for all matches.
The balls for Round
1 will be sent to the home Team Manager mid May.
We need to know the
ground locations in good time in order to advise the appointed umpires, &
The CCC will host the final, provide trophies, & prize
money of £2000 : Winner £1000, Runner-Up £500, losing semi finalists
The Club Cricket Conference - The Sovereign Trophy 2017
the Competition Rules for the Sovereign Trophy
the bottom of this page**
with last year each Round & Final will be played mid-week on a Wednesday.
The Sovereign Trophy Draw 2017
Round - 10th May
One -24th May v (winner of Surrey Championship, Divs 1-5 v Elliott Davis London
Quarter Finals - 14th June
Finals - 5th July
- 26th July
40s Games - 2017
40s Captain: Andy Shanks, 81 Tower Ride, Uckfield TN22 1NT, 01825 764346, 07785
Vice-captain: Derek Barnard, 150 Southridge Rise, Crowborough TN6
1LL firstname.lastname@example.org 01892 653024, 07801 266 053
10th September, versus Sussex Martlets
start: 1.30pm at Fletching CC
Saturday 23rd September at Linden Park 1pm
Saturday 30th September at Tenterden
Cricket Conference www.club-cricket.co.uk
** Competition Rules for the Sovereign
1. The Conference shall maintain a knockout competition
for the Leagues within its area other than the Premier Divisions of the Premier
Leagues as designated by the England and Wales Cricket Board Ltd. Its title shall
be the Sovereign Trophy.
2. The Competition shall be controlled on behalf
of the Council of the Club Cricket Conference (the Conference) by
a sub-committee of its Board. The decision of the sub-committee in each and every
circumstance shall be final, subject only to the right of appeal to the full Board.
The sub-committee and the Board shall determine their own procedures. By submitting
an application form and entry fee, Leagues indicate their acceptance of these
rules and waive all rights of external redress against the Conference.
The Competition shall be by invitation and open only to Leagues that are members
of the Conference or to such other leagues or other cricketing bodies as the Conference
shall from time to time determine.
4. Players shall
play in the Sovereign Cup in any one year only for the League in which they play
their League cricket on Saturdays. All players shall play in the League concerned.
However, where the League is a multi-division League, players must play in the
side representing the division in which they play. In particular, where the League
is a Premier League, a player who plays in the Premier Division of that League
shall not play in the Sovereign Trophy. Where a player plays in two Leagues in
a season for legitimate reasons (such as being at university for part of the season
in a different part of the country) he shall be able to choose which of the two
Leagues he plays for, subject to the ratification of the Sub-Committee, but he
shall play for only one League in any one season. It shall be the responsibility
of the League wishing to play the player to bring the matter to the attention
of the Conference at least four days before the first match in which he is selected
5. All players in the Competition shall be: (i) British or Irish
passport holders (or, if no passport held, be eligible to hold a British or Irish
passporr); or (ii) have been resident in the United Kingdom for the 24 consecutive
months prior to the start of the season (save for vacations or business trips
lasting not more than 28 days on any one occasion). Players qualifying under (ii)
shall be known as overseas exempt players".
6. No more than two
overseas exempt players as defined in Rule 5 above shall be eligible to play for
a Member League in any one match in the Sovereign Trophy.
7. No player who
is aged 23 or over or who has played for his county first team in a competitive
match who has a full or summer county contract shall be eligible to play in the
Sovereign Trophy unless he qualifies under Rule 8 below. Academy contracts are
not regarded as county contracts for the purposes of this Rule.
8. Rule 7
shall not apply to any player who was a playing member of a Member Club in the
League for which he wishes to play for at least two full seasons prior to obtaining
his county contract.
9. No more than three players in total may play for
a Member League in any one match by virtue of Rules 6 and 8.
10. No player
who is suspended from playing for any reason by the Club or League for which he
normally plays or by any English county or minor county or any national Board
of Control or the International Cricket Council shall be eligible to play in the
Cup during his period of suspension.
11. In case of doubt as to the eligibility
of a player, the Member League that wishes to play him shall contact the sub-committee
through the Conference Office at least four days prior to the match and seek a
12. Any League that plays an ineligible player shall be liable to
be disqualified from the Competition.
Entry, draw and match arrangements
13. Following receipt of an application to enter, applications must be received
at the offices of the Conference by such date as the Conference shall determine,
accompanied by an entrance fee to be determined by the Conference and advised
at the time of issue of the invitation.
14. The draw will be made by the
Conference by no later than 31 March each year. The Conference may decide to award
byes in the early stages of the competition.
15. The normal dates on which
each round is to be played shall be determined by the Conference. The teams may
reach a mutually agreed alternative date for the match, subject always to approval
by the Conference. Subject to Rules 16 and 17, the League drawn at home shall
be responsible for all match arrangements. In the event of inclement weather and
either no play is possible or the match is abandoned without a result, the match
shall be replayed. In the event of disagreement as to the date of the replay,
the Conference will decide the day of play. If on that day, because of weather,
the match is cancelled or abandoned without a result, the team to proceed to the
next round shall be determined by the toss of a coin between the two Captains.
Should one or both Captains be unavailable, the toss will be made by the Conference.
In the event of widespread inclement weather, the Conference reserves the right
to delay subsequent rounds or make such other arrangements for the progression
of the competition as it sees fit. For the Final, all arrangements, apart from
the provision of scorers, will be undertaken by the Conference.
for all matches in all rounds shall be appointed by the Conference. In the event
of a match being postponed or abandoned, the originally appointed umpires will,
if possible, officiate at the rearranged match. If this is not possible, the Conference
Office should be advised as soon as possible so that umpires can be appointed
expeditiously. Umpires expenses will be paid direct by the Conference.
19. In all postponed or abandoned games the Home side shall be responsible for
notifying the Conference Office of the details of the rearranged fixture and umpire
20. Each side shall provide one Scorer for all matches in all
21. The Conference will provide two new cricket balls for use in
each match. In the event that either of these is not used it shall be returned
to the Conference office.
22. Each side shall appoint a Match Manager who
shall act as representative of that Club in all matters connected with the Competition.
Each representative must furnish the Club Cricket Conference with his name, address,
telephone number(s) and email address wherever possible so as to enable the Conference
and opponents representatives to make contact with him.
23. The winning team
will notify the result to the Conference by email to email@example.com by
1.00pm on the day following the match. Failure to do this may result in disqualification
from the competition. The e-mail will contain the total runs scored, the wickets
lost and the number of overs bowled in each innings, and any notable performance.
The results will be published on the Conference website, www.club- cricket.co.uk.
Should they wish, Leagues may also forward a full scorecard result to the Conference.
These detailed results will be entered by the Conference onto the Conference Competitions
play-cricket website. - http://clubcricketconf.play-cricket.com.
Playing Conditions for the Sovereign Trophy
1. Laws of Cricket. The M.C.C. Code 2000 (5th Edition 2013) of
the Laws of Cricket will apply except where otherwise stated herein. 2. Duration,
Hours of Play and Interval. The matches shall consist of one innings per side
being limited to a maximum of 45 six ball overs unless all out earlier. Apart
from the final, normal hours of play will be 1:00pm to 7:10pm unless an alternative
starting time is mutually agreed: First innings 1:00pm to 3:50pm
3:50pm to 4:20pm Second innings 4:20pm to 7:10pm Should there be a mutually agreed
alternative starting time, the above times should be rescheduled as appropriate.
Play may continue beyond 7:10pm subject to conditions of ground, weather and light
and subject to the over rate penalties at rule 3. The duration and time of the
interval can be varied at the sole discretion of the umpires in the case of a
match which starts late or is suspended. 3. Over Rate Penalties. Assuming that
the match is not suspended by weather, serious injury, frequent lost balls, slow
play by the batting side, or Acts of God, all sides are expected to be in a position
to bowl the first ball of the last of their 45 overs within 2 hours 50 minutes
allowable 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. If the innings is terminated
before the scheduled or rescheduled cut-off time, no over rate penalty shall apply.
If the innings is suspended, the over rate penalty will apply based on the rescheduled
cessation time for that innings. Over rate penalties will not apply in an innings
of less than 20 overs. In all reduced overs innings the fielding team will be
given one overs leeway in addition to any time that the umpires might allow
for stoppages. The umpires on the day will have sole discretion on the interpretation
and implementation of this rule. 4. Restriction on Field Placements. At the instant
of delivery, there shall not be more than five fieldsmen on the leg side. For
the first 15 overs only of each innings, only two fieldsmen are permitted to be
outside an area bounded by two semi-circles centred on each middle stump (each
with a radius of 30 yards) and joined by a parallel line on each side of the pitch
(the fielding circle). The fielding circle should be marked by painted white dots
at five-yard intervals, each dot to be covered by a white plastic
or rubber (but not metal) disc measuring seven inches in diameter. For the remaining
overs of each innings only five fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the fielding
circle at the instant of delivery. Two inner circles shall be drawn on the field
of play. The circles shall have as their centres the centrepoint of the popping
crease at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of the circles is 15 yards.
The field restriction should be marked by coloured dots. The segment
of the circles reserved for the slip positions shall not be demarcated. For the
first 15 overs only of each innings there must be a minimum of two stationary
fieldsmen (excluding the wicket-keeper) within 15 yards of the striker at the
instant of delivery. When a fast bowler is bowling, the two stationary fieldsmen
may be permitted to stand deeper than 15 yards (in the un-demarcated area) provided
only that they are standing in slip, leg- slip and gully positions. 5. In circumstances
where the number of overs for the team batting first is reduced, the number of
overs in regard to the above restrictions shall be reduced in ratio of 15/45.
Fractions are to be ignored in all calculations regarding the number of overs.
Where the number of overs for the team batting second is reduced, the aim will
be to retain the restrictions for the same proportion of the second innings that
they were maintained for the first innings (fractions to be ignored). 6. In the
event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the umpire
at the strikers end shall call and signal No Ball. 7. Declarations.
The Captain of the batting side may not declare the innings closed at any time
during the course of the match. 8. Delayed Start to the match. The number of overs
shall be arranged so that both teams have the opportunity of batting for the same
number of overs (minimum 10 overs each team). A result can only be achieved in
a match of less than 20 overs per side if both sides have the opportunity to bat
for the full number of overs originally allocated. The calculation of the number
of overs to be bowled shall be based on one over for each full 7.5 minutes (7
minutes 30 seconds) in the time remaining before close of play (normally 7:40pm).
Time for the interval must be allowed for in the calculations. 9. Suspended matches.
When play is suspended during the first innings, the object shall be to rearrange
the number of overs so that both sides have the opportunity of batting for the
same number of overs (minimum 20 overs per side). If, owing to a delayed start
to the second innings or a suspension of play during the second innings, there
is insufficient time for the side batting second to face the same number of overs
as the side batting first, then the number of overs to be bowled will be those
that could be bowled by the scheduled close of play assuming a rate of 16 overs
per hour (3.75 minutes per over) subject to a minimum of 20 overs. 10. Number
of overs per bowler. No bowler may bowl more than 9 overs. However, where an innings
is reduced in length no bowler may bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs
allowed (unless such 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.
11. When a suspension of play occurs in mid-over and on resumption the bowler
has exceeded the new maximum allocation, he will be allowed to finish the incomplete
over. In the event of a bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over,
another bowler will bowl the remaining balls. Such part of an over will count
as a full over only in so far as each bowlers limit is concerned. 12. Wide
Ball Judging a Wide. Umpires are instructed to apply a very strict and
consistent interpretation in regard to this law in order to prevent negative bowling.
Any offside or legside delivery which in the opinion of the umpire does not give
the batsman a reasonable opportunity to score shall be called a wide. For guidance
purposes, a legside wide should be called if a ball passes on the legside outside
the pads of the batsman in a normal guard position. 13. Dangerous and Unfair Bowling.
A bowler shall be limited to a total of one fast short pitched ball per over.
The umpire will make it clear to the bowler and the batsmen at the wicket when
a delivery within this limit is bowled. It is unfair if the limit is exceeded
and the umpire shall call and signal No ball on each such occasion. In addition
the umpire will adopt the procedures of Law 42.7. Any high full pitch 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 signalled No ball by the umpire
at the bowlers end. In addition, if the high full pitched ball is fast,
it shall be deemed dangerous and unfair and the umpire at the bowlers end,
in addition to the call and signal of No ball, will adopt the procedures of Law
42.7. 14. The Result. When there is no interruption to the match and when both
sides have had the opportunity of batting for the same agreed number of overs,
the side scoring the higher number of runs shall be the winner. If the scores
are equal, the result shall be determined by the loss of wickets with the side
losing the fewer number of wickets being declared the winner. If still equal,
or if both sides were all out, the side with the higher score at the end of the
completed penultimate over shall be the winner, and if still equal, at the end
of the previous over, and so on until a winner can be decided. 15. 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 originally allotted (minimum
20 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 based
on average run-rate of the side batting first. 16. If a match is abandoned before
it has been played to a conclusion and before the team batting second has received
its allotted number of overs (providing that it has received not less than the
minimum overs), the result shall be decided by average run-rate. The minimum overs
shall be either the recalculated number of overs (minimum 10) for a late start,
20 overs for a suspended match, or if the match has a delayed start and a suspension,
the recalculated number of overs at the suspension if less than 20 overs. 17.
If it is not possible to obtain a result in the Final on the original scheduled
date, the Committee will make arrangements for the match to be re-staged. 18.
Average Run-Rate. A teams average run-rate is calculated by dividing the
number of runs scored in the innings by the number of legitimate balls received
during that innings. In the case of a team batting first being dismissed in less
than the number of overs allocated for their innings, the calculation will be
based on the number of balls that the team was scheduled to receive and not the
number actually received. In the case of the team batting second being unable
to receive their allocated overs, the calculation of their average run-rate will
be based on the actual number of legitimate deliveries received by them during
their innings. The average run-rate can be calculated to any number of decimal
positions and a tie can only be achieved if the average run-rates are identical.
If average run-rates are identical the match shall be replayed unless already
replayed when the winner shall be determined by the toss of a coin by the Captains
(see Rules for the Competition).