Hackney & Leigh

Hackney & Leigh

Carnforth 133-5 v Shireshead 131-9

Man of Match - Tom Parkinson 39 & 4-24

By entering a cup competition, a club accepts that in the event of winning a competition, that club will send a representative to the League Dinner to receive the relevant trophy. The League reserves the right to refuse entry to future competitions to any club who fails to send
such a representative.


1. For period covering the 2017 season the Hackney & Leigh Cup Competition
will be based on the following format.

2. The Management Committee will review the operation of the competitions
in time for the 2017 A.G.M.

3. The League will arrange umpires for all rounds. Normal League rules will apply
to payment of these umpires.

4. The batting side will provide the fielding side with the match ball to use which
must be a Westmorland League Ball. In rounds 3 and after this shall be a NEW ball. In the final this will be supplied by the League.

5. For Rounds 1 & 2 f matches are rained off they are to be re-played on the reserve date. For rounds 3 & semi final they are to be rearranged under League rule 15d
All Cup matches shall commence at 2.00 pm unless otherwise mutually agreed
by both clubs beforehand, in which case any umpires appointed must be
notified in good time.

6. All matches shall be decided on one innings each of 35 (and not less than 25) six ball overs, or a complete innings, whichever is the least, and the side scoring the most runs in the allotted period shall be the winners. No bowler may bowl more than one fifth of agreed overs. In the event of any bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls shall be bowled by another bowler and such remaining balls will count as a full over as far as a bowlers limit is concerned.

7. All innings shall be completed within 2 hours 15 minutes including 1 drinks break. For every over not bowled within this time the batting side shall be awarded 6 penalty runs. The umpires shall advise the fielding captain the time at the end of every 10th over.

8. Any match resulting in tied scores shall be awarded to the side that has lost
the least number of wickets. In the event that both sides have lost the same
number of wickets, the match shall be replayed on the visiting team’s ground
prior to the date of the next round. If the 2nd attempt at playing is incomplete, or tied with both teams having lost the same number of wickets, the match will be decided by a bowl out.

9 The bowl out
(a) Each player shall bowl one ball. The team that hits the wickets the most times shall be deemed the winner.
(b) Where the bowl out results in a tie, it will continue in a sudden death format with the players bowling in the same original order.
(c) All balls must pitch in front of the popping crease.
(d) Where a bowler balls a no ball, it shall count as a ball not hitting the wicket
(e) Both umpires as detailed in “3” above shall officiate

10 At the instant of delivery
(a) for the first 10 overs only of each innings (or pro-rata if overs reduced to nearest full over), 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
or a white plastic or rubber disc (not metal) at five yard intervals.

(b) for the remaining overs of each innings, only five fieldsmen are permitted
to be outside the fielding circle.

11 The penalty for all no balls will be 2 runs. In addition, the delivery following a
no ball called for a foot fault (Law 24.5) shall be 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. Field changes are permitted for free hit
deliveries. The umpires will signal a free hit (after the normal No Ball signal) by
extending one arm straight upwards and moving it in a circular motion. NB: If
the free hit delivery is not a legal delivery the batsman can still only be out
under circumstances that apply to a no ball and the free hit shall continue until
a legal delivery is bowled.

12 Existing League Cup rules (rules 11, 15 & 16) will apply regarding qualification
of players, leg side wides and all other matters not covered above.

In addition, where a club has 2 teams in the competition, if the 1st XI is eliminated, all 11 players who played in that fixture will not be eligible for the 2nd XI in any future game

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