U13 National Competition

YORKSHIRE CRICKET BOARD

11-a-side

MCC “SPIRIT OF CRICKET”

ECB Cricket Club Competition

FOR PLAYERS UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE

2004

Players must be under 13 on 1st September 2003 and must be bona- fide members of the adult club they represent

IMPORTANT

Entries will only be accepted from Clubs which are fully affiliated to the Yorkshire Cricket Association ( and through  them  to the YCB and ECB )

Such affiliation fees for 2004 must be in the hands of the YCA either via Leagues or direct by 31st May 2004

No boy shall play for more than one club/team in the competition in any one season. This may result in teams being asked to withdraw from the competition. The Yorkshire Cricket Board deplores the recruitment of players by clubs from outside their areas for  the sole purpose of winning competitions

Entry closing date 5th March 2004

RULES

The current Laws of Cricket shall apply but with the following playing conditions ;

1. Pitch 21 yards
2. Ball 4.75 ozs
3. Stumps  27 inches above ground , 8 inches wide
4. Each team shall consist of ELEVEN players.
5. Each innings shall be 20 overs
6. No bowler shall bowl more than 4 overs in a match
7.When a batsman reaches or passes the personal total of 25, he/she must retire, but may return on the departure of the tenth batsman. Retired batsmen must return in the order of their retirement and take the place of the retiring or dismissed batsman. The batsman shall retire when he/she scores an additional 25 runs on his/her return to the crease.
8.The team scoring the most runs shall be the winner.
9. In the event of the scores being level, the winner shall be determined as follows
(a) The side which lost the fewer wickets
(b) If still equal, the side with the highest score at the end of 19 overs , if still equal at the end of 18 overs and so on
(c) If still equal , 5 players from each side (not wicketkeeper) to bowl at the wickets from the bowlers  end and the team scoring the most hits shall be the winners
(d) If still equal , the same 5 bowlers shall bowl alternately in a sudden death bowl-out until a winner is achieved
10. In all matches , no fielder except the wicketkeeper shall be allowed to field nearer than 11 yards , measured from the middle stump, except behind the wicket on the off side

                          
NB ECB regulations on the wearing of  helmets must be observed

CONCERN HAS BEEN EXPRESSED AT THE LENGTH OF TIME WHICH IS TAKEN TO PLAY THESE GAMES. UMPIRES AND TEAM MANAGERS ARE ASKED TO PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THIS MATTER

Length of intervals , refreshment arrangements etc should be agreed before teams travel. Proper toilet facilities should be available and open

YORKSHIRE FINALS

SUNDAY 11TH JULY 2004

(Venue to be confirmed- if wet the following Sunday)

Yorkshire Cricket Board

Under 13 Club Competition

Club .....................................................................................................................................................................................

The above club being fully affiliated to the ECB and YCB through the Yorkshire Cricket Association wishes to enter a team in the Under 13 Competition

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Signed ........................................................……………………….Date………..................................................................

Please reply to :

S.Pickles
4 Bromley Road
Bingley BD16 4BU
West Yorkshire
Telephone/Fax : 01274-782035 by 5 March 2004

U13 National Finals (provisional at this stage)

Oakham School, Rutland, Tuesday-Friday, 3-10 August 2004

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