EXISTING LEAGUE RULES REGARDING QUALIFICATION OF PLAYERS AND 15 & 16 APPLY IN ALL CASES
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 an experimental period covering the 2017 season the division 4 cup competition will be based on a 20/20 FORMAT. The Management Committee will review the operation of the competitions in time for the 2017 A.G.M.
2 Clubs will be required to provide their own umpires for all rounds up to semi finals, however where possible an umpire listed in the handbook should be used. The League will arrange umpires for all semi finals and finals. Normal League rules will apply to payment of umpires.
3 The batting side will provide the fielding side with the match ball to use. In the final this should be a Westmorland League new ball which will be provided by the League.
4 The home team shall offer the visitors two dates for each divisional tie unless a fixed date has been allocated or unless playing under rule 15d. For the 1st round the agreed date should be confirmed to the Fixtures Secretary no later than 14 days prior to the match. For subsequent rounds this should be no later than 7 days prior to the match. If matches are rained off they are to be rearranged under League rule 15d . Ties should be played mid-week where possible and the Management Committee strongly recommends that all such matches start promptly at 6pm prompt. If matches are rained off they are to be re-arranged under League rule 15d
5 The matches will consist of one innings per side of 20 six bowl overs, 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. Prior to the game, if weather conditions dictate, a game may be reduced up to a minimum of 10 overs per innings if both captains agree.
6 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 lots the same number of wickets, the match will be decided by a bowl out.
7 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 “2” above shall officiate
8 Existing League Cup rules (rules 11, 15 & 16) will apply regarding qualification of players leg side wides and all other matters not covered above.
No further rules will apply until semi final /finals.
SEMI FINAL AND FINAL RULES
9 At the instant of delivery
a there shall not be more than five fieldsmen on the leg side.
b for the first 6 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.
c for the remaining overs of each innings, only five fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the fielding circle.
10 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.