- The combination of Clubs shall be called the Mid-Yorkshire Sunday Cricket League.
- The object of the League shall be the promotion of the game of cricket in Mid Yorkshire.
- The business of the League shall be in the hands of the General Committee which shall consist of one Club representative, Umpires’ representative and officers of the League and shall meet in April each year.
- Five Club representatives to form a quorum. A fine shall be levied on each Club not represented at the meeting (see Fines & Registration: Rule 1.)
- The officers of the League shall be a President, Vice President, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the general committee. Secretary, Treasurer and Auditors shall be elected annually at the AGM. The Management Committee will consist of League officials and members of the general committee which will include a member of the Umpires Federation who will be elected at the AGM. Each member will have one vote and the Chairman the casting vote.
- This Committee shall have the powers to co-opt for the specific purpose to carry on the business of the League and shall meet when notified. Four members to make a quorum.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM)
- The Annual General Meeting of the League shall be held before 28th February of each year.
- The Secretary shall give at least 14 days notice of the AGM together with full agenda of all items to consider. No restrictions on the admission to the AGM; save that in the event of a vote being taken on any item of the agenda not more than one vote per Club shall be permitted by the Chairman. .
- Notice of proposals in the respect of new rules or amendments to any existing rules must be forwarded to the Secretary in writing no later than August 31st. The proposals shall be considered by the Management Committee and forwarded to all Clubs prior to the full general meeting for consideration. Clubs who wish to propose further amendments to those already submitted must do so by 20th October in writing. The resolutions, amendments, correlated and arranged, will be circulated at least 14 days prior to the AGM and no further amendments will be accepted. The only matters discussed at the meeting will be those circulated to the Clubs on the agenda for the meeting.
- Matters dealt with at the Annual General Meeting:
a. Appointment of officers
ii. Vice President
iv. Vice Chairman
b. Report of the Secretary
c. Treasurer report and statement of accounts
d. Appointment of management committee
e. Amendment of rules
f. Other matters included on the agenda previously circulated to the Clubs.
- A fine for non-attendance of the AGM shall be imposed unless a satisfactory excuse can be given and received three days prior to the meeting and approved by the Management Committee.
- The financial year shall commence on the 1st of November.
- All monies shall be paid into the Yorkshire Bank account in the name of Mid Yorkshire Sunday League by cheque or bank transfer. Accounts to be paid by cheque are to be signed by the Treasurer and one other nominee who is a member of the Management Committee.
- In case the amount levied by subscription does not meet the expenses of the League, the Clubs shall contribute equally such a sum required.
- Rate of subscription are £40 per team per season. Subscriptions to be paid to the Treasurer before 1st July.
- All clubs to purchase a minimum of two handbooks and six new cricket balls (price to be confirmed each season).
Fines and Registration
- Fines shall be imposed for the following offences:
|a.||Failure of a Club to be represented at the AGM||£25.00|
|b.||Failure of a Club to be represented at the general meeting||£25.00|
|d.||Failure to pay League fees by 1st July||£25.00|
|e.||In the event of a team failing to meet their fixtures:|
|Without notification (i.e. after 9.00pm on Friday evening)||£40.00 plus|
|- Umpires’ expenses||£60.00 plus|
|- Home Club’s teas||£42.00|
|With notification (i.e. before 9pm on Friday evening) Notification constitutes the defaulting Club informing the League Secretary and the opponent’s MYSCL nominated contact (or Club Secretary if necessary) by 9pm Friday night and receiving their acknowledgements.||£10.00|
|f.||Late start of a match (report of Umpires)||£10.00|
If any monies due to the League are not paid within 21 calendar days of the invoice date, the fine will be increased at the rate of £5 per week or part there-of. The Treasurer will read out such defaulters at the general meetings.
Membership of the League
- League membership is considered and reviewed by the Committee, who shall inspect the Club’s ground and facilities and report their findings to the AGM.
- The League is committed towards the elimination of all racism.
- Disciplinary action will be taken against any person who abuses any player, official or spectator during any cricket match.
- Any Club wishing to withdraw from the League must notify the League Secretary in writing before February 1st of the new season. If this is not carried out, the Club will remain a League member and is liable for the annual subscriptions.
- No professional players will be allowed to play in the Mid Yorkshire Sunday Cricket League.
- In order for a player to be eligible to play in a cup quarter-final, semi final, or final, they must have played in four Mid Yorkshire Sunday League Cricket matches during that season.
- A player who has not fulfilled his financial obligations to his past Club will not be allowed to play in the Mid Yorkshire Sunday Cricket League
- Should it be discovered that an ineligible player or players have played for a Club in a Mid Yorkshire Sunday Cricket League match, all points gained shall be forfeited and maximum points awarded to the non-offending Club. In the case of a cup match, should the defaulting Club have won, the result will be reversed. In both cases a fine of £10 per player shall be imposed on the defaulting Club.
- After the 3rd Sunday in September each year, a player moving Clubs for the next season must complete a transfer form from his previous Club certifying that he has no obligations, financial, disciplinary or other to that Club. Transfer forms are available from the League Secretary.
- No junior player under the age of 13 years will be allowed to play in the Mid Yorkshire Sunday Cricket League (See ECB guide lines).
- Umpires to be appointed to all matches by the Umpires Federation.
- If two Umpires attend, a fee of £30 inclusive of expenses is to be made by each team.
- A fee of £40 is shared by both teams if only one Umpire attends and officiates at both ends.
- In the event of matches being called off without a ball being bowled, when both teams and Umpires are in attendance, a fee to cover expenses shall be paid to the maximum of £10 per Umpire. Fees to be shared by both teams.
- Umpires to be paid at the tea interval.
- Umpires’ watches are the official timepiece.
- Umpires’ expenses to be reviewed each year.
- Umpires will award each Club a Fair Play Award.
- Umpires, at their discretion, will award a fielding point to one deserving U21* player in each team. If only one Umpire attends, they may award two fielding points per team.
- Umpires may sign the scorebooks at the end of the match, after the scores have been agreed by both Captains.
* Players must be under 21 years of age on or before August 31st of the season.
- Points to be awarded for League matches:
|a.||Complete win (losing side bowled all out)||6 points|
|b.||Incomplete win (losing side not bowled all out)||5 points|
|c.||Losing side not bowled all out||1 point|
|d.||Scores equal||3 points|
|e.||Draw due to bad weather (fixture can be replayed)||3 points|
|f.||Losing side bowled all out||0 points|
|* Any side declaring before the allocated overs are bowled shall be considered All Out.||* For any unplayed fixture, the allocation of League points is determined by which Club could not fulfil the last agreed date for the fixture.|
- The home Club is responsible for the submission of the result to the MYSCL website (or the Chairman if the website is unavailable). This includes any U21 fielding point awarded by each Umpire. Each Club is provided with their own website log in details. Each Club in each Section is to have an equal number of home fixtures.
- The home Club must enter a summary of the game by Monday 6pm. Failure to do so will incur deduction of a League point.
- The home Club must enter the match score card and other associated information by Wednesday 6pm. Failure to do so will incur deduction of a League point.
- The away Club will check the home Club upload, bringing any errors to the notice of the home Club and League Secretary by Friday 9pm.
- Each Club must email their FAIR PLAY AWARD by Wednesday 6pm to email@example.com Failure to do so will incur deduction of a League point.
- Clubs are requested to follow the above results procedure for friendly fixtures. However, no league points will be deducted for failure to do so.
- Winners and runners up in the League Championship and Sections will be presented with Trophies.
- The League trophies shall be held until June 30th the following year.
- On presentation, a responsible member of the winning Club shall give an undertaking for the safe keeping and return of the League Trophies in a good condition.
- In the event of two or more Clubs topping the League table with equal points, the one with the most outright playing wins shall be the Trophy Winners. If these are the same, the least number of losses will take preference. If after all being equal the Trophy will be shared.
- Qualification for League batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping trophies:
a. Eligibility is restricted to players under the age of 21 years of age on or before 31 August of the season.
a. Batting averages 5 innings and a minimum of 100 runs.
b. Bowling averages 10 wickets taken
In instances where no junior player has met the batting or bowling qualification, this will be eased until a winner is found. Each Club is advised to submit figures in support of their highest qualifying juniors.
c. Fielding 1 umpire fielding point
d. Wicket keeping 1 victim
- A fielding point per League match may be awarded at the discretion of each Umpire to one player in each team who is under 21 years of age*. If only one Umpire attends, they may choose to award two fielding points per team. The player with the most points in each section will be awarded a trophy at the end of the season.
- League batting, bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping awards will be presented for each League Section annually.
- Only Mid Yorkshire Sunday Cricket matches played for league points qualify for these awards (not cup ties or friendlies).
- Names of qualifiers and averages must be submitted to the League Secretary by each Club for verification by the Wednesday following the last Sunday for matches. A League acknowledgement should be requested .
- A fair play trophy will be awarded annually to a Club in each League Section. All Mid Yorkshire Sunday Cricket matches (League, Cup and friendlies) count towards this award.
* Players must be under 21 years of age on or before August 31st of the season.
Discipline and Appeals
- Any Club lodging a complaint about any player, Club or person involved in any League match shall deposit a sum of £5 (which will be forfeit if the complaint is not upheld). A copy of the complaint must be sent to the Club or person who is the subject of the complaint. All complaints must be submitted in writing to the League Secretary within 7 days of the match. Complaints and appeals will be dealt with in accordance with ECB disciplinary rules and procedures. All complaints and appeals must be posted to the League secretary by recorded post.
- The Management Committee shall decide any difference of opinion as to the interpretation of these rules. Unless raised at the general meeting, the Chairman shall decide. Any such decision shall be accepted as a true meaning of the rules until otherwise interpreted at a general meeting.
Any questions arising in connection with the League or Cup competition which are not already dealt with in these rules will be decided by the Management Committee.
- In the event of a Club being expelled from the League, the whole of that Club’s League matches shall be declared void. Result of any cup-ties in which the offending Club was concerned shall be dealt with be the Management Committee.
Rules of Play
- Matches shall start at 2pm prompt except in September when they start at 1pm. A team not present to toss up 15 minutes before play is due to start will forfeit the choice of innings.
- A late start of a match shall be reported by the Umpires and a fine shall be imposed (Fines and Registration).
Both teams shall turn up for all appointed matches as (i) notified by League Officials or (ii) website or (iii) handbook, in that priority. In the event of a ground being unfit or if there is bad weather and no prospect of play, if both captains and Umpires agree, the match can be called off prior to teams travelling to the relevant ground.
If the home Club’s ground is unavailable, the match must be played on another ground to be arranged by the home Club. All necessary League officials must be notified in good time.
Teams contravening this rule shall be awarded no points unless prior notice of groundsman and Umpires has been given.
- The League’s intention is that all fixtures are played and that they are 40 over fixtures. Where a game is called off prior to the game being played, for whatever reason, both Teams will seek to re-arrange at the next opportunity. League officials must be kept informed. If there are no Sundays available for a 40 over fixture, a Saturday or bank holiday Monday should be considered. If no dates are available, a T20 may be considered, but ONLY with the agreement of both Clubs. In a situation where there are no Sundays available but where both Clubs still have the reverse fixture to play, and ONLY if both Clubs agree, they may change the remaining 40 over game to two T20s. The section ‘T20’ identifies MYSCL requirements that apply.
- The duration of play shall be 80 x 6 ball overs, with 30 minute tea interval between innings.
- The League specifies the type of new ball to be used in Mid Yorkshire Sunday Cricket League matches. The Captains are to hand the match balls to the Umpire for inspection. (A new ball must be a League approved ball)
- The first batting side shall not occupy more than half the available overs.
- The second batting side shall occupy the balance of the overs not used by the first batting side. An over that has started counts as a full over.
- Captains must exchange team sheets at the toss of the coin and hand them to the Umpires for inspection (players under 21 must be identified to the Umpires).
- In the event of a team being a player short at the start of the match, a substitute shall be allowed for the first 10 overs. However, if the player is not in attendance or on the field of play after this period, he cannot take any part in the match. The substitute may continue to field but not bat, bowl or keep wicket; the Umpires must be kept informed at all times of the situation.
- A team shall be not less than 8 players. If 8 players are not in attendance for the start of the match, the game will be forfeit and maximum points awarded to the non-offending team.
- All players to be dressed in full whites during play.
- Each team will have a competent paid scorer.
- Bowlers are restricted to a maximum of 8 overs per match (ECB RESTRICTIONS APPLY.)
- A batsman who is under the age of 18* years to retire out after his score passes 100 runs. The player(s) who scored 100 runs may return at the end of the innings in the order they retired.
- Players who do not qualify as under 18 years of age must retire when their score passes 50 runs. The player(s) who scored 50 runs may return at the end of the innings. If more than one over age batsman scores 50 runs, they must return in the order they retired.
- To reduce lost time, the fielding team may only change their wicket-keeper once, unless there is a wicket-keeping injury during play.
- Should the weather interfere with a game commencing at the appointed starting time, time lost in the first innings shall be equally shared at the rate of one over per team for every 6 minutes lost. If, owing to inclement weather a start is not possible at the appointed time, both teams and Umpires must remain at the ground for 90 minutes, after which no further time shall lapse, match drawn. No match will be less than 50 overs.
- Visiting Clubs shall purchase 8 full teas, if less than 8 teas are required the visiting Club officials must inform the home Club before 9pm on the Friday prior to the match. For every tea not required a sum of £1.50p to be paid to the home team as compensation for lost revenue.
* Players must be under 18 years of age on or before August 31st of the season.
- 1. The League’s intention is that all fixtures are 40 over fixtures. However, if no dates are available, a T20 may be considered, but ONLY with the agreement of both Clubs. This section identifies MYSCL Rules for any T20:
Changes to Fines and Registration for a T20
- 1. To read: Cancellation by 9pm two days before the fixture – no charge
- 2. To read: Cancellation between 9pm two days before the arranged date £10 + £30 Umpire expenses
- 3. To read: Late start of the fixture (Umpire report £10)
The Players – no change for a T20
Changes to Rules of Play for a T20
- Rule 1: Match start time will be as agreed in the arrangements with the League.
- Rule 2: A late start of a match shall be reported by the Umpire and a fine shall be imposed (see Fines and Registration).
- Rule 3: No change: – rearrange fixture if possible.
- Rule 4: The duration of play shall be 40 x 6 ball overs, with 10 minutes between innings unless an alternative arrangement is agreed by Umpire and Captains.
- Rule 5: No change: The League specifies the type of new ball to be used in Mid Yorkshire Sunday Cricket League matches. The Captains are to hand the match balls to the Umpire for inspection. (A new ball must be a League approved ball)
- Rule 6: No change: The first batting side shall not occupy more than half the available overs.
- Rule 7: No change: The second batting side shall occupy the balance of the overs not used by the first batting side. An over that has started counts as a full over.
- Rule 8: No change: Captains must exchange team sheets at the toss of the coin and hand them to the Umpire for inspection (players under 21 must be identified to the Umpire).
- Rule 9: No change: In the event of a team being a player short at the start of the match, a substitute shall be allowed for the first 10 overs. If however, the player is not in attendance or on the field of play after this period, he cannot take any part in the match. The substitute may continue to field but not bat, bowl or keep wicket; the Umpire must be kept informed at all times of the situation.
- Rule 10: No change: A team shall be not less than 8 players. If 8 players are not in attendance for the start of the match, the game will be forfeit and maximum points awarded to the non-offending team.
- Rule 11: No change: All players to be dressed in full whites during play.
- Rule 12: No change: Each team will have a competent paid scorer.
- Rule 13: Bowlers are restricted to a maximum of 4 overs per match (ECB RESTRICTIONS APPLY.)
- Rule 14: All batters retire when they reach 25 (not at the end of the over) and return in the order they retire.
- Rule 15: All batters retire when they reach 25 (not at the end of the over) and return in the order they retire.
- Rule 16: Wicket-keepers may only be changed if injured during play.
- Rule 17: Should the weather interfere, the match is drawn.
- Rule 18: If a tea interval has been agreed, the visiting Club shall pay for the agreed number of teas.
Results – No change, points for a T20 are as for a 40 over fixture.
- The Home Club must upload a match summary by 6pm the following day and the scorecard within 3 days to avoid point deductions. Receipt of fair play awards from both Clubs is required within 3 days to avoid point deductions.
Trophies – No change, all U21 performances are recognised
- 1 to read: For a single T20 event, the League will appoint one Umpire. If none are available, the Clubs must agree on an alternative umpiring arrangement before the game can be confirmed.
- 2 to read: The Umpire shall receive expenses at a single T20 event are £15 from each Club – reduced to £10 per Club if the game is not started.
- 3 to read: For a double T20 event, the League will endeavour to appoint two Umpires. Sunday Umpire expenses apply.