Wanderers Ladies T10 Tournament
Subject to the provisions of these conditions, the Laws of Cricket Code 2017 and the By-laws and General Regulations of the Board shall apply.
- 8 players permitted to field at a time (including one wicketkeeper and one bowler)
- 7 batsmen wickets must be out to constitute the end of an innings or 10 overs are bowled
- HOURS OF PLAY
The match duration will be 2 x Innings of thirty-five minutes (35 minutes) each separated by a 5 minute interval between innings.
The team that bowls first will decide which side they will begin bowling from.
5 overs will be bowled from one end and the last 5 overs from the opposite end.
No match will start earlier than scheduled even if the venue is available and both teams are present at the venue, unless agreed to by the Tournament Director.
- THE BALL
- The ball to be used will be supplied by the umpire.
- Only a pink IXU ball will be utilised during the tournament.
- FITNESS OF GROUND, WEATHER AND LIGHT
As per the laws of cricket the umpires are the sole judges of ground, light and weather conditions. No interference from teams will be tolerated and will be viewed in a serious light.
- EXTRA TIME
No extra time is permitted where the start of play is delayed or play is suspended.
- The toss is determined by the game schedule, the team highlighted bowls the first innings
excludes the Quarter finals, Semi-final and Final. Toss for the final matches must be made 5 minutes before the start of the innings between the captains.
- The captains must also make sure that they are aware of all the restrictions and safety measures relating to these all adult and junior players as reflected in the By-Laws and General Regulations.
- Before the game commences, at least 6 of the nominated players from each team must be present.
- The team defaulting in regards to the number of nominated players present at start of play will forfeit the games points to the opposition. If both teams fail to arrive then both teams forfeit the points.
6 PRACTICE ON THE FIELD OF PLAY
Refer to the Laws of Cricket Code 2017.
6.1 PRACTICE ON THE SQUARE
6.1.1 There shall be no practice of any kind, at any time on any day of the match, on the pitch or on either of the two strips parallel and immediately adjacent to the pitch, one on either side of it, each of the same dimensions as the pitch.
- FIELDERS ABSENSE; SUBSTITUTES
Law 24 – Substitutes or fielder leaving the field,
Law 24 shall apply subject to the following:
Law 24.2.2 shall be amended as follows –
The umpires shall have the discretion to allow for other wholly acceptable reasons, a substitute fielder to act for a nominated player, at the start of the match, or at any subsequent time.
7.1 Law 24.2.2 – Fielder absent or leaving the field.
Law 24.2.2 shall be replaced by the following:
If a fielder fails to take the field with his team at the start of the match or at any later time or leaves the field during a session of play, the umpire shall be informed for the reason of his absence and he shall not thereafter come to the field during a session of play without the consent of the umpire. The umpire shall give such consent as soon as is practicable.
The player shall not be permitted to bowl in that innings after his arrival or return until he has been on the field for at least that length of playing time for which he was absent.
7.2 PENALTY TIME CARRIED FORWARD INTO BATTING INNINGS
The player shall not be permitted to bat unless or until, in the aggregate, he has returned to the field and/or his side’s innings has been in progress for at least that length of playing time for which he has been absent (the penalty time for such a player returning to the field of play shall not exceed 20 minutes) or, if earlier, when his side has lost five wickets.
7.3. PENALTY TIME NOT INCURRED
7.3.1 The restriction in clauses 7.1 and 7.2 above shall not apply if the player has suffered an external blow (as opposed to an internal injury such as a pulled muscle) whilst participating earlier in the match and consequently been forced to leave the field. Nor shall it apply if the player has been absent for very exceptional and wholly acceptable reason.
7.3.2 In the event of the fieldsman already being off the field at the commencement of an interruption in play through ground, weather or light conditions or for other exceptional circumstances, he shall be allowed to count any such stoppage time as playing time, provided he personally informs the umpires when he is fit enough to take the field had play been in progress.
7.3.3 Similarly, if at the commencement of an interruption in play through ground, weather or light conditions or for other exceptional circumstances, a player is on the field but still has some unexpired penalty time remaining from a previous absence, he shall automatically be allowed to account any such stopping time as playing time.
8 BATTER’S INNINGS; RUNNERS
Law 25 will be replaced by the following:
No runners will be allowed
9. RESTRICTION ON PLACEMENT OF FIELDSMEN
- No field restrictions – except no more than 2 fielders behind square on the leg side.
9.2 MOVEMENT BY FIELDERS
Law 28.6 – Movement by any fielder other than wicket keeper shall be replaced by the
Any movement by any fielder, excluding the wicket keeper, after the ball comes into play and before the ball reaches the striker, is unfair except for the following:
- minor adjustments to stance or position in relation to the striker’s wicket.
- movement by any fielder in the outfield towards the striker or the striker’s wicket that does not significantly alter the fielder’s position.
- movement by any fielder in response to the stroke that the striker is playing or that his actions suggest he intends to play.
Notwithstanding (iii) above, in all circumstances Law 28.4 (Limitation of on side fielders) shall apply.
In the event of such unfair movement, either umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible after the delivery of the ball.
Note also the provisions of
Law 41.4 (Deliberate attempt to distract the striker) and
Law 27.4 (Movement by the wicket-keeper)
9.3 BOWLING RESTRICTIONS
One bowler may bowl a maximum of 3 overs, the remaining bowlers may only bowl a maximum of 2.
A free hit will be given until such time the over has been concluded.
The last over of the innings will continue until 6 legal deliveries are bowled.
In the event of a reduced innings, no bowler can bowl more than 1/5th of the available overs.
If the remaining overs are not divisible by 5, one additional over shall be allowed to the maximum number per bowler to make up the balance.
– Innings Reduced to 7 Overs
– 7 Overs divided by 5 bowlers = 1.4
– Therefore: 2 bowlers x 2 Overs & 3 bowlers x 1 over
- NO BALL
10.1 In addition to Law 21 please note the following
Free hit after a No Ball – Only applies where official GCB umpires are present.
The delivery following a no ball (all modes of 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.
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.
Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries unless there is a change of striker (the provision of clause 13 shall apply).
Except if the No Ball was the result of a fielding restriction breach. The field may then be changed but only to the extent of correcting the breach.
The umpires will signal a free hit by (after the normal no ball signal) extending one arm straight upwards and moving it in a circular motion.
10.2 BALL PITCHING MORE THAN ONCE, ROLLING ALONG THE GROUND OR PITCHING OFF THE PITCH
The umpire shall call and signal No ball if a ball which he/she considers to have been
delivered, without having previously touched bat or person of the striker,
– bounces more than once
– or rolls along the ground before it reaches the popping crease.
– or pitches wholly or partially off the pitch as defined in Law 6.1 before it reaches the line
of the striker’s wicket. When a non-turf pitch is being used, this will apply to any ball
that wholly or partially pitches off the artificial surface.
- WIDE DELIVERIES
A line shall be drawn, 17 ins/43.18cms, in from the return crease and shall extend from the popping crease to the bowling crease. This line must be used to adjudge off-side wides only.
Umpires are instructed to apply very strict and consistent interpretation in this regard in order to prevent negative bowling wide of the wicket. Any leg side delivery while the batsman is in his normal stance shall be called a wide.
A penalty of one run for a wide shall be scored. The penalty shall stand in addition to any other runs which are scored or awarded. All runs which are run or result from a wide ball which is not a no ball shall be scored as wide balls.
A fast short pitched delivery which passes above the head of the striker standing in an upright position at the popping crease shall be called wide. However, the procedure as set out in clause 14.2 (short pitched deliveries) shall apply, i.e. warning related to short pitched deliveries.
12. LAW 41: UNFAIR PLAY
12.1 CHANGING CONDITION OF THE MATCH BALL
Law 41.3 shall apply subject to the following:
If the umpires together agree that the deterioration in the condition of the ball is greater than is consistent with the use it has received, they shall consider that there has been a contravention of this law. They shall than together decide if they can identify the player(s) responsible for such conduct, irrespective of the player or players concerned.
The opposing side will be asked if they want the match ball replaced. If so requested the umpires will select the replacement ball.
12.1.1 Furthermore, If it is possible to identify the player(s) responsible,
Additionally the bowlers end umpire shall:
Award twenty-five (25) penalty runs to the batting side
Inform the captain of the fielding side of the reason for the action taken
Inform the captain of the batting side as soon as practicable of what has occurred
Together with the other umpire report the incident to the GCB who shall take the necessary action against the player(s) responsible.
12.1.2 If it is not possible to identify the player(s) responsible
(a) The Bowler’s end umpire shall issue the captain with a first and final warning
(b) Advise the captain that should there be any further incident by his team during the remainder of the match where the player(s) responsible cannot be identified; the captain will be deemed to be the player responsible and the steps as per 16.1.1. will be followed.
12.2 SHORT PITCHED DELIVERIES
Law 41.6: The bowling of fast short pitched balls
Law 41.6 shall be replaced by the following:
A bowler shall be limited to one fast short pitched deliveries per over.
A fast short pitched delivery is defined as a ball which passes or would have passed above the shoulder height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease.
The umpire at the bowler’s end shall advise the bowler and the batsman on strike when each fast short pitched delivery has been bowled.
In addition, for the purpose of this regulation and subject to clause 8, a ball that passes above head height of the batsman that prevents him from being able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke shall be called a wide.
For the avoidance of doubt, any fast short pitched delivery that is called a wide under this playing condition shall also count as one of the allowable short pitched deliveries in that over.
In the event of a bowler bowling more than one fast short pitched deliveries in an over as defined in clause 8 above, the umpire at the bowler’s end shall call and signal no ball on each occasion. A different signal shall be used to signify a fast short pitched delivery. The umpire shall call and signal no ball and then tap the head with the other hand. The bowler will then not continue her over and will not be allowed to continue to bowl in that innings.
The umpire will report the occurrence to the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and, as soon as possible, to the captain of the batting side.
The umpires will then report the matter to the Tournament Administrator who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain and the bowler concerned. (Refer also to Law 41.1: Fair and Unfair Play – Responsibility of the captains).
The above is not a substitute for law 41.6, which umpires are able to apply at any time.
12.3 BOWLING OF HIGH FULL PITCHED DELIVERIES
Law 41.7 shall be replaced by the following –
Any delivery, which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease is deemed unfair, whether or not it is likely to inflict physical injury on the striker.
In the event of a bowler bowling a high full pitched ball as defined above, the umpire at the bowler’s end shall call and signal no ball.
If, in the opinion of the umpire, such a delivery is considered likely to inflict physical injury on the batsman, the umpire at the bowler’s end shall, in addition to calling and signaling no ball, when the ball is dead, caution the bowler and issue a first and final warning. The umpire shall inform the other umpire, the captain of the fielding side and the batsmen at the wicket of what has occurred.
Should there be any further instance where a high full pitched ball is bowled and is considered likely to inflict physical injury on the batsman) by the same bowler in that innings, the umpire shall in addition to calling and signaling no ball, when the ball is dead, direct the captain to take the bowler off forthwith. If necessary, the over shall be completed by another bowler, who shall neither have bowled the previous over, or part thereof, nor be allowed to bowl the next over, or part thereof.
The bowler thus taken off shall not be allowed to bowl again in that innings.
The umpire will report the occurrence to the other umpire, the batsman at the wicket and as soon as possible to the captain of the batting side and the Tournament organizer.
Note: The above is not a substitute for Dangerous and Unfair Bowling, which umpires are able to apply at any time.
Note also the provisions of:
Law 41.4 (Deliberate attempt to distract the striker),
Law 41.5 (Deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of a batsman) and
Law 41.8 (Bowling of deliberate front foot no ball).
13. TIME WASTING
13.1 TIME WASTING BY THE FIELDING SIDE
Law 41.9 shall apply:
In the first instance of any waste of time in that innings by any member of the field side, the umpire shall, call and signal dead ball if necessary, issue a first and final warning to the fielding side –
If there is a further incident of time wasting by the fielding side in that innings the umpire shall:
Call and signal dead ball if necessary; and
if the waste of time is not during an over, award 25 Penalty runs to the
batting side and inform the captain of the fielding side of the reason for this
if the waste of time is during the course of an over, direct the captain of the
fielding side to suspend the bowler immediately from bowling
The bowler thus suspended shall not be allowed to bowl again in that innings.
Inform the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and, as soon as possible, the captain of the batting side of what has occurred;
13.2 TIME WASTING BY THE BATTER
Law 41.10 shall apply, subject to the following (Umpires to apply strict interpretation in this regard)
If the incoming batsman is not in a position to take guard or his partner not ready to receive the next ball within 1 minute & 30 seconds of the fall of the previous wicket, the action should be regarded by the umpires as time wasting and the provisions of Law 42.10 shall apply.
Batsman timed out
An incoming batsman shall, on appeal, be timed out if he takes more than 1 minute & 30 seconds to come in, timed from the moment a wicket falls until he arrives at the wicket to take guard, or if not the striker, the striker is ready to take guard.
13.3 OBSTRUCTING THE FIELD
Refer to Law 37
In addition and for the avoidance of doubt, if an umpire feels that a batsman, in running between the wickets, has significantly changed his direction without probable cause and thereby obstructed a fielder’s attempt to affect a run out, the batsman should, on appeal, be given out obstructing the field. It shall not be relevant whether a run out would have occurred or not. If the change of direction involves the batsman crossing the pitch, law 41.14 shall also apply.
14. STRIKER IN PROTECTED AREA
(Law 41.15 refers)
The striker shall not adopt a stance in the protected area or so close to it that
frequent encroachment is inevitable.
The striker may mark a guard on the pitch provided that no mark is unreasonably
close to the protected area.
If either umpire considers that the striker is in breach of any of the conditions in Law
41.15.1, if the bowler has not entered the delivery stride, he/she shall immediately call
Dead ball, otherwise, wait until the ball is dead; he/she shall then inform the other
umpire of the occurrence.
The bowler’s end umpire shall then
– warn the striker that the practice is unfair and indicate that this is a first and final
warning. This warning shall apply throughout the innings. The umpire shall so
inform the non-striker and each incoming batsman.
– inform the captain of the fielding side and, as soon as practicable, the captain of
the batting side of what has occurred.
If there is any further breach of any of the conditions in Law 41.15.1 by any batsman in
that innings, the umpire seeing the contravention shall, if the bowler has not entered
his/her delivery stride, immediately call and signal Dead ball, otherwise, he/she shall
wait until the ball is dead and then inform the other umpire of the occurrence.
The bowler’s end umpire shall
– disallow all runs to the batting side
– return any not out batsman to his/her original end
– signal No ball or Wide to the scorers if applicable.
– award 25 Penalty runs to the fielding side.
– award any other 25-run Penalty that is applicable except for Penalty runs under Law
28.3 (Protective helmets belonging to the fielding side).
– inform the captain of the fielding side and, as soon as practicable, the captain of
the batting side of the reason for this action.
The umpires together shall report the occurrence as soon as possible after the match
to the Executive of the offending side and to any Governing Body responsible for the
match, who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain,
any other individuals concerned and, if appropriate, the team
14.1. NON STRIKER LEAVING HIS/HER GROUND EARLY
(Law 41.16 refers)
If the non-striker is out of his/her ground from the moment the ball comes into play to the
instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the bowler
is permitted to attempt to run him/her out. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one in the over.
If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal
Dead ball as soon as possible.
- If the innings of the team batting first is completed prior to the scheduled time for the interval, the interval shall take place immediately and the innings of the team batting second will commence correspondingly earlier.
- 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 over-ran. The minimum time for the interval will be 5 minutes.
- The interval shall in all cases be 5 minutes.
- Uninterrupted Matches
- Each team shall bat for 10 overs unless all out earlier.
- If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for cessation of the first innings, play shall not continue. For every over lost to the batting team, penalty runs of 15 runs per over will be awarded.
- The interval shall be reduced to enable the second innings to commence at the scheduled time, subject to there being a minimum of 5 minutes.
The team batting second shall receive its full quota of 10 overs irrespective of the number of overs it bowled in the scheduled time for the cessation of the first innings.
Any time wasting will be severely dealt with by the umpires as per clause 20.3.
- If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 10 overs, the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for 10 overs.
- If the team fielding second fails to bowl 10 overs by the scheduled cessation time, then 15 runs per over will be awarded to the batting team.
Delayed or Interrupted Matches
- Delay or Interruption to the Innings of the team batting first
- When playing time has been lost the revised number of overs to be bowled in the match shall be based on a rate of 5 overs to 20 minutes in the total remaining time available for play.
- The revision of the number of overs should ensure, whenever possible, that both teams have the opportunity of batting for the same number of overs. The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated overs. To constitute a match, a minimum of 5 overs have to be bowled to the side batting second, subject to the innings not being completed earlier.
- Delay or Interruption to the innings of the team batting second
- When playing time has been lost and, as a result, it is not possible for the team batting second to have the opportunity of receiving its overs allocated or revised allocation of overs in the playing time available, the number of overs shall be reduced at a rate of 5 overs per 20 minutes, in respect of the lost playing time.
- To constitute a match, a minimum of 5 overs have to be bowled to the team batting second subject to the innings not being completed earlier.
- The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated overs.
- A fixed time will be specified for the close of play by applying a rate of 5 overs per 20 minutes. With the exception of drinks intervals, the timing and duration of all relative delays, and interruptions in play, will be taken into consideration in specifying this time.
- If the team fielding second fails to bowl the revised overs by the scheduled close of play, then 15 runs will be awarded per over to the batting team.
- Revised target
In any case whether the number of overs to be faced by the team batting second it less than the number of overs faced by the team batting first, a target revision needs to be implemented. The procedure for this is as follows:-
At the completion of the innings of the team batting first, the umpires will confirm the correctness of the score of the team batting first with the scorers. When satisfied that the score is correct, they shall add one run to the score to determine the target required by the team batting second.
The umpires will now calculate the TARGET run rate (to 2 decimal points) applicable to the second innings. Should there be a reduction in overs for the team batting second, the reduced overs as allocated will then be multiplied by the TARGET run rate as calculated above. Where the calculation involves a fraction, such fraction would be rounded up to determine the TARGET score to be achieved. The umpires would inform the team batting second of the required TARGET score.
Side A scores 98 runs in 10 Overs +1 = 99 @ rate 9.90
Side B 5 Overs left @9.90 = 49.50 therefore would require 50 runs
- LAW 42: PLAYERS CONDUCT
Law 42 to be amended as follows:
The disciplinary committee of the CGL will determine the different levels of misconduct and all disciplinary processes. No player will be suspended during a match.
- LOG POSITION
In the event of two teams finishing on equal points on the log, the final log will be determined in the following order of priority (if relevant).
- The team with the most number of wins
- If still equal, the team with the least number of losses
- If still equal, the team with the most sixes
- If still equal, the team with the most fours
- If still equal, the team with the least amount of wides
- If still equal, the team with the least amount of no balls
- If still equal ,the team with the highest batting innings score
- If still equal, the team with the highest amount of runs in the tournament
- If still equal, the toss of a coin
- TIE MATCH
In the event of two teams finishing on equal runs, the winner will be determined in the following (if relevant).
Bowl out (in the artificial nets) at a prescribed time
- One bowler from each team
- 6 legal deliveries
- Who ever hits the wickets the most times wins the game
If tied then the one who misses first looses
- Quarter final, Semi-finals and Finals
Super overs rules only apply to a tie result
- 3 batsmen per team only
- 1 over to be bowled only by each team ( 1 separate bowlers)
If a team has 2 wickets fall this constitutes losing team
If no wickets fall then the team with the most runs after 2 overs bowled win the super overs
One over per bowler
In the event of two teams finishing on equal runs after the super overs, the winner will be determined in the following order of priority (if relevant).
- If still equal, the team with the most sixes in the semi-final/final
- If still equal, the team with the most fours in the semi-final/final
- If still equal, the team with the least amount of wides in the semi-final/final
- If still equal, the team with the least amount of no balls in the semi-final/final
- If still equal ,the team with the highest individual batting score in the semi-final/final
- If still equal, the team with the highest amount of runs in the tournament
- If still equal, the toss of a coin