WIC-ket Indoor League - Spring 10 RULES & POINTS

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WIC-ket Indoor League - Spring 10 RULES & POINTS

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A few amendments

Delighted that everyone has confirmed their participation and fixtures for the spring 2010 competition of the Willow Indoor Cricket (WIC-ket) league

Welcome to the two new teams joining in – Cardiff University Staff and Creigiau

A couple of rule changes to draw to everyone’s attention …
· Toss – as it’s a round robin format, there will be a toss before each game. As we need to ensure that matches start promptly, the toss will take place 5 minutes before – any team not present or unable to toss at the requisite time will be deemed to have lost the toss
· Free hit – this trial rule from the autumn has been dropped for the spring competition

For the new teams, just to advise that the wickets are provided by Sophia Gardens and you will be issued with a ball by WIC-ket – it’s up to you to bring all other kit that your team will need, including scorecards so teams are advised to print off a batch of these and have them in their kit bag (plus a pen, of course)

The ball you’re given is the one you always bowl with so make sure that you bring it to every game

Any queries, plse let me or Chris know

1. Laws
The laws of cricket shall apply, with the exception of the following playing regulations:

a) All players should wear appropriate clothing and non-marking soled shoes.
b) Teams shall consist of 6. Wherever possible teams are asked to have a 7th person to assist with umpiring, scoring, etc.
c) Each match shall consist of one innings per team.
d) Each innings shall consist of a maximum of 10 six ball overs.
e) No player shall bowl more than 2 overs.
f) Two batsmen shall be at the wicket at all times. In the event of a team losing five wickets within the permitted 10 overs, the last man shall continue batting with the fifth man out remaining at the wicket as a runner.
g) When a batsman reaches a personal total of 25 he shall retire but may return to the crease in the event of his side being bowled out within the 10 overs. Retired batsmen must return in the order of their retirement.
h) If in the opinion of the umpire, a ball pitches short of the no-ball line, he shall call and signal “no ball”.
i) The law relating to ‘wides’ shall be strictly interpreted by the umpire particularly down the leg side.
j) A team not ready to start on time will lose one over when batting for every three minutes lost.
k) If the ball is lodged in a curtain or part of the building structure, “dead ball” shall be called. Any completed runs shall stand but no further runs added.
l) The toss takes place a minimum of 5 minutes before the scheduled start. If no representative is available to make the toss, the opposition will be deemed to have won the toss and shall decide whether to bat or bowl first.
m) Each team shall be provided with a match ball which they will use when bowling/fielding. Any team that causes a ball to become lost or damaged shall be responsible for replacing it prior to the next round of games.

2. Methods of Dismissal
Apart from the normal methods of dismissal in the Laws of Cricket, the following variations shall apply:

a) The batsmen shall be caught out by a fieldsman after the ball has hit the ceiling, the netting or any ‘wall’ provided the ball has not touched the floor.
b) The last not-out batsman shall be given out if the non-striker running with him is run out.

3. Scoring
a) A ball struck to hit the boundary ‘wall’ behind the bowler without touching the floor or any other ‘wall’ or ‘ceiling’ shall count 4 runs. If however the ball touches the floor and does not touch any of the other ‘walls’ or ‘ceiling’, a fielder or the stumps at the non-striker’s end and hits the boundary ‘wall’ then it shall count as 6 runs.
b) A ball struck to hit one or more of the side or back ‘walls’ or ‘ceiling’ shall count as 1 run, even if the ball subsequently hits the boundary wall. 2 additional runs shall be scored if the batsmen complete a run.
c) 2 runs shall be scored if the striker plays the ball and it does not hit a ‘wall’ and the batsmen complete a run.
d) Wides or No Balls shall count as 1 extra plus if the ball hits a ‘wall’, another run will be added. Additionally in each case if the batsmen complete a run, 2 further extras shall be scored.
e) An overthrow hitting any ‘wall’ shall count as 1 run to the batsmen.
f) A run shall be scored if a batsman is out caught off the ‘walls’ or ‘ceiling’ other than the boundary ‘wall’ when 4 runs will be awarded when the batsman shall be given out. No runs shall be scored for batsmen completing a run in such dismissals.
g) A ‘wall’ is deemed to be any wall, ceiling, netting, curtain, equipment or other attached to any of the aforementioned.
h) Each team is responsible for providing a scoresheet (downloadable from the website) and a pen at each fixture.
i) Results must be submitted by email within 48 hours of the game being completed.

4. Format, Points, Placings

Competition format
Round robin – new teams (Uni Staff and Creigiau play a friendly in the first week to familiarise themselves with the indoor format)
Play everyone competitively once only.

Table positions will be determined by points (see below). If two teams are level on points at the end of the competition, their respective final positions will be decided by the result of the match between them. If this was a tie, then the ratio of wickets taken/lost in that game is used. If equal, then it shall be the team using least overs (or part thereof) to score its runs in that game. If still equal, total number of wins secured by each team across the whole competition will decide their positions. If this is also equal, then it shall be decided on a toss of the coin.

15 points are available per game: 10 for winning and 5 bonus points allocated between the two teams according to the relative closeness of the result (as shown below). If a game is tied, the points are shared equally (7.5 each).

Wicket result
Wickets remaining Winners Losers
1 0 bonus 5 bonus
2 1 bonus 4 bonus
3 2 bonus 3 bonus
4 3 bonus 2 bonus
5 4 bonus 1 bonus
6 5 bonus 0 bonus

Run result
Runs Winners Losers
1-5 0 bonus 5 bonus
6-10 1 bonus 4 bonus
11-15 2 bonus 3 bonus
16-20 3 bonus 2 bonus
21-25 4 bonus 1 bonus
26 or more 5 bonus 0 bonus

In the unlikely event of any dispute the WIC-ket ‘Directors’ decision shall be final in all matters.

5. Match fees
£40 per team at their first game then £20 per team per game thereafter up to and including their penultimate game. All fees due in full on the night without exception. Thank you.

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