Format and Playing Conditions
Winning a match
One team will bat first and score some runs.
The other team will bat next and score some runs.
The team with more runs and the end of the game wins the match.
There will be 4 first round matches followed by the playoffs.
Team rankings at the end of the first round will determine playoff spot.
The top teams will compete in the Gold Division playoffs and the lower other teams will compete in the Silver division playoffs
All teams will play at least 2 playoff matches
Win = 2 points
Tie or abandoned game = 1 point
Loss = 0 points
Net run rate will be used to separate teams with the same number of points
Each team will provide one umpire.
The presiding umpire will be from the batting team.
The square-leg umpire will be from the bowling team.
Number of Players
A team shall consist of no more than 13 nominated players, plus 4 substitutes.
A team that has less than 7 players at the start of the game, shall be considered to have forfeited the game
If both teams have less than 7 players at the start of the game, the game is abandoned.
Games are 12 overs per team with a maximum of 9 balls per over.
If the batting team loses 12 wickets or, has no more wickets (batsmen) left, then their innings shall be considered completed.
After 6 overs, the teams will switch roles.
Ways to get out (lose a wicket)
Any delivery which touches or passes outside the 36” line from the center of the wicket on the OFF Side or the 24” line of the ON or LEG Side of the wicket or passes over the batsman head will be considered to be a wide ball.
1 run is given to the batting team for each Wide Ball, PLUS the number of runs scored by the batsmen.
”No ball” shall be considered when:
A. The ball is thrown or,
B. The ball bounces 3 or more times before reaching the popping crease or,
C. The ball rolls along the ground or,
D. The ball comes to rest in front of the striker’s wicket or,
E. A full-pitched ball that passes above the striker’s waist standing upright at the crease.
The batsman can only be out “Run out” from a No ball.
1 run is given to the batting team for each No Ball, PLUS the number of runs scored by the batsmen.
The next delivery will be a “Free Hit”
The batsman can only get Run Out.
Each bowler may bowl a maximum of 3 overs per game
If a bowler throws the ball 3 times in one over, the bowler will be taken off and a new bowler will finish the over. The new bowler cannot be the preceding or following bowler.
The over will have a maximum of 9 deliveries (legal deliveries, Wide Balls and No Balls)
For the last over of each team’s inning, 6 legal deliveries must be bowled and there will be no limit to the number of deliveries.
Any number of players can bat, providing that the batting side has not lost 12 wickets or 1 less than the total number of players, whichever is less.
Once a batsman is out, he/she cannot return to bat.
Any batsman who has scored 25 runs shall retire his/her innings as soon as he/she scores 25 or more runs.
This batsman may resume his/her innings after all other batsmen have been dismissed or the retirement of another batsman who has scored 25 runs, or when 9 wickets have fallen.
The coach has the option of retiring a player after he/she has batted at least 1 over.
This batsman may return at any time as desired by the coach.
For a Right-Handed Batsman, the ball passes outside of Line 1 or Line 2
For a Left-Handed Batsman, the ball passes outside of Line 3 or Line 4
Batsman Standing Position
The Batsman should stand in front of the wicket, but his or her toes should not go past the center mark, Line 5
When the bowler releases the ball, he or she should be between Line 6 and Line 7 or between Line 6 and Line 8 and the front foot should not go past the crease.