California Cricket Festival
Under 12 - Match Regulations
June 21 - June 24, 2018
Except as otherwise stated, the MCC Laws of Cricket (Laws of Cricket 2017 Code - Oct 2017) will apply.
Under-12 is players born on or after 9/1/2005 for Boys and born on or after 9/1/2004 for Girls
- The pitch will be 21 yards in length.
- Junior red balls weighing 4.75 ounces will be used.
- Boundaries will be marked at 55 yards, with the inner circle marked at 30 yards from the stumps.
- Wicket keeper must wear a helmet at all times while the ball is in play.
- All players must wear white uniform and white batting pads.
- Thigh guard, chest guard and the abdomen guard must be worn inside the uniform.
- Both batsmen must wear a helmet while ball is in play.
- No fielder(except wicket keeper) will be allowed to stand within 12 yards of the batsman. The on-field umpires will enforce this strictly.
- A minimum/maximum of 4 fielders (not counting the bowler and wicket keeper) should remain inside the 30 yd circle during play.
- Each innings will be of 30 overs duration.
- Each side will get 2 hours 15 minutes to complete the allocated overs, with 5 minute onfield drinks break at the completion of the 15th over.
- A grace period of 15 minutes may be allowed for the completion of the innings, at the umpire’s discretion, if there are unforeseen delays in the game. The innings break will be shortened by that time.
- The on-field main umpire will be responsible for time management and will make every effort to complete the games on time.
- The on-field main umpire may use his discretion to shorten the duration of the game, if they feel that game will go beyond the allocated time. They will notify both the team Captains and Managers about this at least 45 minutes prior to the end of the first innings.
- A minimum of 15 overs per side will constitute a match.
- No side may declare an innings closed.
Hours of Play
- 1st innings: 8.30 AM - 10.40 AM
- 2nd innings: 11.10 AM - 1.20 PM
- 1st innings: 2.00 PM - 4.10 PM
- 2nd innings: 4.40 PM - 6.50 PM
Umpires to ensure that second innings starts on time and if required reduce the innings break time.
Note1: The notional over rate will be 15 overs per hour & all sides are expected to meet this rate.
Note2: The hours of play will be different for the final day of the festival.
- One 5 min interval for drinks will be taken after 15th over of each innings.
- An individual player may be given a drink, either on the boundary edge or on the field of play at the fall of wicket providing playing time is not lost (umpire’s discretion followed).
Delayed or Interrupted Matches
- The first cumulative 15 minutes of play lost shall be ignored before deducting overs. If after 15 minutes are lost before or during the first innings, 2 overs shall be deducted (one for each side) for each complete 8 minutes lost.
- The side batting second must have the opportunity to bat for at least 15 overs in order to constitute a match.
Number of Players
- Each team will consist of a maximum of 12 players & should be nominated in writing to the umpires before the toss.
- No more than 11 players can bat or be on the field of play at any one time.
- 11 players can bat; 12 players are allowed to bowl.
- There will be no need to nominate which players will bat, ahead of time. Any substitution of a fielder can only take place with the permission of the umpire. That substitute can immediately play a full part on the match.
- A substitute player needs to field for 1 over before being eligible to bowl.
- Retirement: If a batsman is retired, he will not be able to come back for batting. Only batsman retiring due to injury will be permitted to come back to play.
- No runners will be permitted for injured batsman.
Number of Overs Per Bowler
- A maximum of 5 overs per bowler will be allowed in each match.
- If the innings has reduced overs, then maximum over per bowler = (number of overs per innings divide by 6) round up to next whole number.
- In the event of a bowler unable to complete an over, another bowler will bowl the remaining balls. Such part of an over will count as a full over only insofar as each bowler’s limit is concerned.
- The allocation of overs per bowler will not be reduced as a result of the deduction of any penalty overs.
- Any off-side or leg-side delivery which in the opinion of the umpire does not give the striker a reasonable opportunity to score shall be called & signalled “Wide Ball”. There will be a leg side short wide marker to guide the umpires for leg side wides.
- Unplayable deliveries over the batsman’s head height will be deemed as a “Wide Ball”
- Each wide ball will count as 2 runs, and that ball will be counted towards the over (Total 6 balls per over), except for the last over of each batting innings where normal ICC rules (6 legitimate deliveries to be bowled to constitute an over) will be followed. Wide balls in the last over will also be scored as 1 run.
- Example: If the umpires call a ball “Wide”. 2 runs will be added to the total and no extra ball will be bowled. Any runs completed of a wide ball will count . (e.g) 1 run completed of a wide ball will be scored as 3, of if the ball crosses the boundary, 6 wides will be scored.
- Double bounce (between the wickets - stump to stump) deliveries will be treated as no-balls.
- Any full pitched delivery (regardless of speed - yes even for spin bowlers) which passes or would have passed above waist height of the striker standing upright at the crease shall be called & signalled “No Ball”.
- Two bouncers are allowed in an over. The third bouncer will be deemed a “No-Ball”. Bouncer Definition: A ball which after pitching passes or would have passed above the shoulder of the striker standing upright at the crease.
- Dangerous & Unfair Bowling:
Law 42.6(b) - Bowling of high full pitched deliveries- shall be amended to read:
In addition, if the high full pitched delivery is not slow, then the bowler’s end umpire will, in addition to calling & signalling “No-Ball”, shall adopt the procedures of Law 42.7.
- If the bowling team violates the fielding restrictions (only 4 fielders inside the circle at all times), the umpire will call a no ball. Umpires may give a first warning to teams before calling no balls for repeat fielding restriction violations.
- The delivery following a “No-Ball” will be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. Wide ball on a free hit delivery will not be considered as a legitimate delivery and the ball has to be re-bowled. If the delivery for the free hit is not a legitimate delivery (eg a wide or another no ball) then the next delivery shall be a free hit. For any free hit, the striker can be dismissed only under the circumstances that apply for a no ball. Field changes are NOT permitted for free hit deliveries if the batsman on strike remains the same.
- The winning side shall be the one scoring most runs.
- In the event that the scores are level in a match unaffected by weather, there will be a “Super over” where each team must nominate 3 batsmen and 1 bowler .
- The super-over will be deemed completed at the fall of 2 wickets should the batting side be unable to play out the “super-over”.
- If the game remains tied at the end of the Super-over, another super-over may be played with the teams nominating a another set of 3 batsman and 1 bowler (it can be the same players too).
- If the game remains tied after the second super-over, the result will be decided at the flip of a coin.
- In the super-over, no-ball and wide ball will result in 2 runs and an additional ball. Super-over will be deemed complete if 6 legit balls are bowled or if two of the players get out. Note: Super-over scoring will be done on paper. Scorers will need to manually update the result in CricClubs.
- In an interrupted match, if the side batting second is unable to receive the number of overs they are entitled, the result shall be determined by calculation of scoring rates.
The runs/overs average of the whole of the first innings shall be compared with the runs/overs average of the second innings at the time the match ended. The revised target becomes the average runs/overs of the first innings multiplied by the number of overs received in the second.
- In these calculations, if a side bowled out before receiving their full allocation of overs, the side shall be deemed to have batted for the full allocation.
- A partly completed over shall be counted as a full over.
- The match umpires interpretation of all matters concerning the conduct of play shall be final.
- The tournament organiser’s ruling on all other matters shall be final.
- Winning Team will be awarded 5 Points for each win.
- No points will be awarded to the losing team
- 2 points will be awarded to each team if the match is abandoned
- Tied Games will follow the tiebreak system mentioned in Section 10 ( The Result)
No Result/Abandoned Match
Practice on the ground
- All forms of practice and fitness will be permitted on the outfield before the start of play or after the close of play or during the lunch and between innings provided such practice will not cause significant deterioration in the condition of the outfield and won’t delay the game.
- No bowling or batting practice will be permitted on the pitch before start of the play until game is called finished. On-pitch practice is only allowed after all the games are over on that day provided such practice will not cause any damage to the pitch.
Any dispute arising from the application or interpretation of the rules and playing conditions shall be referred to the festival organizing committee, who will make the final decision.
Only coach and/or Manager are allowed to advise the players on the field – No parents’ intervention/advice should happen when the match is in progress.
- Scoring will be done using cricclubs app and a scorer user account will be provided to each team for scoring.
- Each team will appoint one scorer(s) for each game played. Batting team is responsible for scoring. Both scorers and umpires have to tally score sheets after each inning & approve for correctness in consultation with captains of both teams.
- Any discrepancy in cricclubs score cards have to be reported in the CCF whatsapp group by 10pm on the game day.
- For any reason, if online scoring cannot be done during the game, scores will be updated in cricclubs from manual scoring sheets