Don Bradman Week ! Register for Ivy League, Mid West, North East & Mid Atlantic Regionals Now!

Don Bradman batting.

Don Bradman batting.

Aug 27 is the birthday of Sir Donald Bradman, and “Don Bradman Week” marks the beginning of our season as many colleges resume and our teams resume playing ‘Home & Away’ matches leading up to Regionals.

American College Cricket did the 1st web stream of cricket in USA in March 2010, the 1st TV in Oct 2011 & the 1st ESPN in March 2014.  We have done 54 matches on TV & 15 more streamed on the internet.

The Mid West Championship was the first American College Cricket Regional back in Sept 2010. The Finals was played on the Ohio State campus, and attended by then Ohio State University President Dr E. Gordon Gee. Dr Gee presented the winner’s Trophy bearing his name to the OSU Cricket team, and also joined the American College Cricket Advisory Board.

This Fall will be our 8th season of Regionals. American College Cricket member clubs may begin registering by contacting Lloyd, for the Ivy League (Sept 23 or 24) for the Colin Michael Jodah Trophy, Mid West (Sept 30 & Oct 1) for the Gordon Gee Trophy, North East Championships (Oct 7 & 8 ) for the Deryck Aaron Jodah Trophy and the Mid Atlantic (Oct 14 & 15). Teams should register asap, subject to eligibility.

LOCATIONS : Ivy League – to be decided; Mid West Championship – either Columbus or Detroit; North East – Boston or NYC; Mid Atlantic – confirmed for Philadelphia, at the British Officers’ Cricket Club. As soon as locations are confirmed they will announced.

Register by emailing ACC Founder & President Lloyd Jodah. Email :

American College Cricket member clubs only play in American College Cricket events, and participating in our events is agreement by each player to our rules, and consent to be photographed and filmed for use in media.

All matches are 20/20 and must finish in 3 hours.

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, and most importantly the rules of your college’s Club Sports. This List is not exhaustive, but just a reminder of some main points.

1 – All players must “Like” the American College Cricket page on Facebook & SHARE our news & articles, to help grow the game :
Instagram, follow us:

2 – Each 20 overs must be bowled in 75 mins – if not completed, bowling team will bat number of overs bowled in 75 minutes as determined by umpires, but must finish bowling 20 overs to team batting first.
– team bowling 2nd will be penalized 8 runs for every over past 75 mins.

3 – As usual for American College Cricket :
– Balls deemed playable, just outside leg (about 6 inches or less) will NOT be called wide.
– Maximum of 6 fielders on any one side of the field.
Standard ICC T20 rules apply otherwise.

4 – ROSTERS : Teams may include Undergrads, Masters & PhD students. A maximum of 2 alumni may be in the playing XI (where school rules permit). All players must be verified, by email, by the appropriate College Official.
NO player, team or any one travelling with the team may question Rosters at the field or Championship. Doing so may result in the offending player NOT being allowed to play further.Come to play,not to look for excuses for losing, or to be disruptive. Other penalties may apply to the team.

5 – 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. Next batsman up must have helmet & gloves on, waiting. 2 batsmen must be padded up waiting.

6 – 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 = a Dot ball will be assigned. Time out for injury will not cause penalties.

7 – Water : to be taken at fall of wicket, lost ball ONLY. Person bringing water must at least jog (not walk) onto field.

8 – NO unauthorized logos on helmets, uniforms etc . Lloyd (ACC President) must be informed of all potential sponsors, for approval.
9 – HELMETS must be worn by ALL batsmen against ALL bowlers; the Wicket keeper standing up, or any close fielder.

10 -YELLOW or RED Cards may be applied for physical threats/actions, “over the line sledging”, any disciplinary matter– these are judgement calls by the Umpires. Arguing with, or demonstrating against the Umpire is cause for ejection.

11 – SHIRTS must be tucked in your pants, & RE-tucked in when it comes out, for ALL matches. Players with shirts not tucked in will cause their team to be penalized. If, from the fielding team penalty will be loss of a delivery. If a batsman, penalty will be a dot ball. Additionally we do not take, or post pics where a player’s shirt is out.

12 – NO white Pads, NO white under shirt (skins).

13 – FORMAT – Each team will play 2 matches in the Group stage starting at 8.30 am on Saturday. The Semis and Finals will played on Sunday starting at 8.30 am. Assuming Groups of 3 in a Regional, team in a Group play each other & a team with 2 wins advances. The # 2 team would be on based on Head to Head, then Net Run rate.

It is extremely important that we build a fan base for American College Cricket, your club & the game. We cannot progress without a fan base and those teams that understand this, and do their part are more valuable to the our Mission, and deserve to be rewarded, so they get Points towards Ranking, and Qualification for Nationals.

A sport can not survive without an audience, supporters & sponsors.

TIED Game = Super Over

UMPIRES – Umpires’ decision is final in all matches.

REDUCTION of overs : if the umpires suggest a Reduction of Overs for a match, this must be communicated by the teams’ Captains to American College Cricket President Lloyd or the Field Manager for consideration.Only if approved by Lloyd or the Field Manager can overs be reduced.

CONDUCT – every club is an official representative of its college, and must abide by their Club Sports rules regarding behavior. Additionally as a member of American College Cricket every club must act appropriately .

Social Media – Making negative posts about teams, players, umpires, the organisation & administrators is NOT in the “spirit of the game” and individuals & their teams are subject to penalties, including disqualification.

NO SMOKING – at cricket fields by any member of the touring squad, NOR anywhere whilst in uniform. Its an athletic event. Anyone breaking this Rule will be Disqualified from playing the game & tournament.

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