Below are some of the playing rules & conditions for all of our tournaments. In addition all players are expected to follow the usual standards of sportsmanship, and cricket. This List is not exhaustive, but just a reminder of some main points.
All matches must finish on time – in the 2010 National Championship ALL 47 matches finished in 3 hours !
1 – Each 20 overs must be bowled in 75 mins – if not completed, the Umpires may determine which team is at fault, & deduct overs from that team. Teams must be at field 30 minutes before start time.
2 – New Batsman must be at the wicket (striker or non-striker end) & be ready for next delivery in 90 seconds – or batsman will be timed OUT.
3 – Delay of game may be called by Umpires, or off-field Manager . Penalties : delays by fielding team = a Free Hit for each incident. Delays by the batsmen = loss of delivery for each incident.
4 – Time out for injury will not cause penalties (same for TV timeout)
5 – Water – to be taken at fall of wicket, lost ball, or end of over when authorised. Person bringing water must at least jog onto field.
6 – As usual for American College Cricket :
1- Balls deemed playable, just outside leg (about 6 inches) will NOT be called wide.
2 – Maximum of 6 fielders on one side of the field.
Standard ICC T20 rules apply otherwise.
7 – Sunday’s Matches will be shown on TV – another reason for each player’s conduct to be perfect !
8 – NO unauthorised logos on helmets etc .
9 – Helmets must be worn:
by batsmen against any bowler who is not a spinner
by the Wicket keeper standing up, or any close fielder
10 – Penalties may be applied for physical threats/actions and “over the line sledging” – these are judgement calls by the Umpires.
Arguing with, or demonstrating against the Umpire is cause for ejection.
11 – Advancing to the next round is based on Points, in the Nationals top 2 teams in each Group advancing. As it has been for the past 4 years, and will always be.
12 – Scoring must be done with the CricHQ app, available for iPhones & Android phones.
Remember, American College Cricket is NOT just about playing the game – we are the future of the game in the USA and the world.
We were the first to webstream then televise cricket in America & Canada and will continue to set the bar high in developing the game.