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Bedfordshire County Cricket League 2016 League Handbook

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Contents League Officers 2016

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Chairman’s Report 2015

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Spirit of Cricket

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Greene King Bedfordshire County Cricket League Constitution

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Greene King Bedfordshire County Cricket League Playing Rules 2016

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BACO Guidelines for Panel umpires

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Pitch Marking Criteria for Panel umpires 17 Facilities Reporting Scheme Guidelines

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Previous League Winners

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umpires Panel 2016

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Club Details 2016

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eCB & PCA Guidance: Helmets

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Sovereign Trophy Draw

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2016 FIXTURES Premier Division Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5 Division 6

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Junior Development Division Playing Rules 2016

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eCB Fast Bowling Match Directives

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Development Division Fixtures

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2015 Season Trophies & Facilities Marks

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League Records

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Guide to Post-match Procedures

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Post-Match Requirements

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League Officers 2016

Chairman

Andy Watts

Vice Chairman

Vacant

League Secretary Steve Cobb and BACO Representative

77 Suncote Avenue, Dunstable, LU6 1BN

07811 960350 chair@bedsleague.org.uk

Snowdrop Cottage, 12 Chapel Fields, Biggleswade SG18 0ND

07788 134073 secretary@bedsleague.org.uk

Poplars Farm, 41 The Green, Stotfold, nr Hitchin, SG5 4AN

07946 863262 treasurer@bedsleague.org.uk

Treasurer

Graeme Presswell

Registration Secretary

Geoff May

01767 315572 07767 895421 registration@bedsleague.org.uk

Disciplinary Chairman

Bob Woodward

01234 720570 discipline@bedsleague.org.uk

Facilities Secretary

David Pike

07817 703011 facilities@bedsleague.org.uk

Results Secretary

Colin Keeley

07947 734621 results@bedsleague.org.uk

Fixture Secretary and League Welfare Officer

Ian Smith

01525 841836 07880 850269 fixtures@bedsleague.org.uk

Bedfordshire Martin Cricket Ltd Darlow Representative Groundsman Malcolm Association Wynn Representative IT Manager

Follow the league

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Robert Nunn

webmaster@bedsleague.org.uk

Bedfordshire County Cricket League

@bedsleague


Chairman’s Report 2015

In the run up to the 2015 season we were in a little bit of turmoil when the League’s IT manager upped and quit without a proper handover or advice on how all our systems ran. We were left scratching our heads and we were in the unfortunate situation where none of our reporting tools would be available for the 2015 season. But, we were very lucky that Robert Nunn offered his services to help us to get back to where we were. With his experience and knowledge in the IT sector we managed to get the reporting system up and running through an iframe on the Play- Cricket site. Since then we have had a few teething issues with logins to the reporting system and the text service going down due to lack of credit but these were all things that were kept from the committee. We now have all this under our control and look forward to a brighter 2016. I would personally like to thank on behalf of the rest of the committee a massive thank you to Rob for his hard work. I would also like to thank Mike Wood from the Herts League who supported us through this tricky period. Once again the Premier Division was a very close fought contest, this year the title was between Dunstable and Lutonian. The League champion was decided on the last day of the season when Dunstable played Lutonian at Lancot Park, but, due to some very heavy rain the match was abandoned by the umpires and Dunstable were crowned champions. I’m sure that was not the way that Sam Cherry’s men would have like to

have won the league but congratulations to them for a season where they showed they could consistently ground out winning results. The Premier Division welcome Langford for the first time as they clinched Division One by 25 points, I am sure they will continue to play their brand of attacking cricket into the Premier Division and be successful. Division Two was won by Great Brickhill claiming a third straight divisional win and I am sure Gary Phillips’ men will continue their success into Division One. Bedford stormed Division Three by 45 points and are looking to become a strong force to be reckoned with; newcomers Queens Park cruised Division Four and eggington Foresters second team edged Luton Town and Indian’s fourth team by one point to claim Division Five. unfortunately due to the lack of games played in the Development Divisions it was deemed that there should not be a final. This is something that has to be looked at after all our Development Division Clubs signed our League Charter. We hope that in 2016 the Development Division can be a success again as in previous years. unfortunately during the season three teams pulled out of the league, Hexton second eleven from the main structure, Clifton second XI from the Development Division and Pavenham Ladies also from the Development Division. It was very sad 3


to lose the ladies from the league as they had made massive strides in 2014, but due to work and family commitments, and not having enough players they had no choice but to pull themselves out of the league. We wish all three sides well for the future. With so many clubs looking to join the League it was voted in at the 2014 AGM that a new division be put in place for the 2016 season and that the management committee could invite suitable clubs to fill new spots in a new division. This decision has allowed us to invite some very well run clubs who will strengthen the standard of cricket we already play and also increase the already excellent facilities we have in the league. The League’s Representative side took on the National Cricket League in the first round of the Sovereign Trophy at Cople in May and came out on top winning by 170 runs. The main contributors to the win included Nick Barden scoring 60 and George Darlow hitting 40 from 28 balls. On the bowling front Wayne Goldsmith and Jack Kempster both claimed 4 wickets each. The Representative side were then handed another home tie against the Kent League, Divisions One and Two. Being played at the Hardy Vale, the Representative side batted first and with the score on 25 for 5 after 9 overs, George Darlow turned his head from a bouncer and was caught on the back of the head just under the protective helmet. A paramedic was on scene within 10 minutes and the ambulance after a delay arrived on to the Flitwick outfield. George was taken to Bedford Hospital where a few tests were conducted and he was diagnosed with a heavy concussion, but, as we have seen with the late Philip Hughes this could have been a lot more serious and there were a lot of worried faces on the outfield. Both captains agreed that the match should be abandoned with the Beds team conceding the result. I would like to thank Carl Ferguson and Sam Cherry for organising the team, Tim Sparrow for scoring and finally to Cople and Flitwick cricket clubs for hosting. 4

This year was the first year that we explored the idea of a League sponsor, and that sponsor was Parth Sports. Parth offered the League great support during the season and we were looking forward to building our relationship with Mahesh and the team into 2016. But, unfortunately, Parth have had to close their doors post season due to financial problems. We wish Mahesh and his family well for the future and thank them for their support but we now must move forward and look to another sponsor to support our league. Once again registration seemed to be the cause for most of the frustration, anger and tears in 2015. I have to remind all our member clubs that it was you that voted to keep the current rule after much discussion at our last AGM. We all agree that cricket out in the middle is the most important thing, but the administration of any club in the background is paramount to keep the success on the field of play. I’m sure that a less punitive penalty will be discussed and voted on at length tonight which will alleviate any pain going into 2016. I’m sure you join me in offering sympathies to Dunstable, Hexton and Luton who lost Jim Cox after a long determined battle with cancer. Jim was a well loved umpire who stood on our panel and had many friends around the county circuit. With the blessing of Jim’s family the league has introduced a new award, the Jim Cox award, this is for the most consistent umpire who stands on our panel and your weekly marks that you award to our umpires go towards this trophy. This trophy will be awarded for the first time tonight. Sympathies also to Langford Cricket Club for the loss of Peter Piper and former Bedfordshire County Cricket Club secretary and scorer, Tony Pearce who was well known around our clubs. The umpire’s panel did a sterling job this season covering the Premier League, Division One and some Division Two matches. I sincerely thank our umpires, both panel and club, for the excellent job that they do. Although it has become apparent


that the number of umpires on the Panel is becoming fewer and it is becoming harder to help clubs that are below Division One. I will ask you to go back to your clubs tonight and encourage your playing and non-playing members to go on the umpires courses and consider joining BACO. Another first for the League in 2015 was to introduce a handbook editor, Flitwicks’ Vicky Bodo who did a tremendous job with this year’s publication. I would like to thank Vicky for her hard work and hopefully that the 2016 handbook can be as good as this years. We also published our handbook on to Issuu.com so that all of our member clubs’ players and officials could browse the match rules on their, lap top, tablet or mobile phone, this came in handy to several clubs during rain affected matches, Geoff May had a baptism of fire coming on board as our Registration Secretary and he handled the transition from Graeme Presswell very well and has become an

integral part of our committee. Thank you to Geoff for good first year and I’m sure next year will be quieter for you. Finally I would like to thank Phil Gurney, who has decided to retire from the Management Committee, for all of his hard work, support and playing devil’s advocate for the past 5 years. Phil will be sorely missed but I’m sure he will find the golf course more pleasant and quieter than the umpteen emails he received each week. On your behalf I thank Phil Gurney, Bob Woodward, Ian Smith, Graeme Presswell, Dave Pike, Steve Cobb, Geoff May, Malcolm Wynn and Martin Darlow our Management Committee who I am very proud to act as their Chairman. Andy Watts Chairman Bedfordshire County Cricket League.

Any funds raised are so vital in order for us to continue our services we provide to patients, family and friends within your community. In the words of Millie aged 10, “My sister Zoe comes to Keech

to make her feel better. I love going, everyone is really nice and it’s always lots of fun. My sister loves it too. My mum says we wouldn’t be able to cope without the support of the hospice.” If you would like to know what services we provide and what Keech Hospice care is all about please take a minute out of your day and view our new animation:

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Spirit of Cricket: Preamble to the Laws Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the captains. 1. There are two Laws which place responsibility for the team’s conduct firmly on the captain. Responsibility of captains The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of the Game as well as within the Laws. Player’s conduct In the event of a player failing to comply with instructions by an umpire, or criticising by word or action the decision of an umpire, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute, the umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the other umpire and to the player’s captain, and instruct the latter to take action. 2. Fair and unfair play According to the Laws the umpires are the sole judges of fair and unfair play. The umpires may intervene at any time and it is the responsibility of the captain to take action where required. 3. The umpires are authorised to intervene in cases of: • Time wasting • Damaging the pitch • Dangerous or unfair bowling • Tampering with the ball • Any other action that they consider to be unfair

4. T  he Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for: • Your opponents • Your own captain • The roles of the umpires • The game’s traditional values 5. It is against the Spirit of the Game: • To dispute an umpire’s decision by word, action or gesture • To direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire • To indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, for instance: (a) to appeal knowing that the batsman is not out (b) to advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing (c) t o seek to distract an opponent either verbally or by harassment with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one’s own side 6. Violence There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play. 7. Players Captains and umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match. Every player is expected to make an important contribution towards this. © Marylebone Cricket Club

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Greene King Bedfordshire County Cricket League Constitution 1. Title The name of the League shall be Bedfordshire County Cricket League (hereinafter called the League.) The League name may be prefaced by the name of a sponsor approved by the League Management Committee.

(e) The minimum requirements for facilities will be i) Division 5 and 6

3. Eligibility for Membership

Changing rooms, showers (in full working order) and toilets must be available close to the playing area, together with a suitable room where food can be consumed under hygienic conditions. In the absence of a score box, a scoreboard is required, visible from the pitch. Boundaries shall be clearly marked by a white line, rope or flags. A well-stocked first aid kit shall be available. A clock must be provided, visible from the pitch. Sight screens positioned at each end of the ground.

(a) New members

ii) Divisions 3 and 4

2. Object The object of the League shall be to organise and control an annual competition amongst invited Bedfordshire cricket clubs and cricket clubs with an historical claim to have played cricket against Bedfordshire clubs.

Clubs shall be eligible for membership on a majority vote of all member Clubs. Any cricket club may apply in writing to the League Secretary requesting an invitation to membership. Such applications are to be received at least twelve months before the start of the first season in which such Club wishes to enter the League, except for existing member Clubs wishing to enter additional teams, which must apply by 1st November of the previous year in which the additional team wishes to join. In order to be invited to join the League, Clubs must normally be able to demonstrate that they have fulfilled three years consecutive competitive cricket, immediately prior to their application, before they can be considered. Clubs must meet the criteria for maintaining membership and will be admitted to membership only at the divisional level that the standard of their facilities allows, subject to the discretion of the League Management Committee whose decision is final. All new member Clubs shall pay to the League the designated membership fee within one month of their election to membership. (b) Maintaining Membership To maintain membership of the League, all clubs must be properly constituted and be affiliated to Bedfordshire Cricket Limited. (c) Child Welfare To ensure a duty of care to all players and members, all clubs must adopt and implement the ECB ‘Safe Hands - Welfare of Young People in Cricket’ policy and any future versions of that policy. Each club must appoint a Child Welfare Officer and provide the League with that’s person’s name. (d) Facilities All clubs must have ground and other facilities acceptable to the League Management Committee, including any alternative or occasional ground used for league matches. All clubs must have a wellmaintained playing area, particularly with regard to the square. No club will be eligible for promotion to a higher division unless the minimum standards for that division are attained, or unless otherwise agreed by the League Management Committee in exceptional circumstances.

As above except that changing rooms and other facilities must be adjacent to the playing area. In addition, boundaries must be marked by a white line or rope, with flags where possible. iii) Division 1 and 2 As above, plus permanent sightscreens positioned at each end of the ground. A white line or rope, plus flags must mark the boundary. In addition, there must be a fully functioning score box and a telephone must be available in the pavilion. Umpires changing room must be provided (or separate area in a changing room for umpires to change in.) Pitch must be remarked between innings. iv) Premier Division As above plus bar facilities within the pavilion. Changing rooms must be an adequate size for each team and all players’ kit. (f) Dispensations In Divisions 5 and 6 only, dispensations from the minimum standards for facilities may be granted by the League Management Committee for 3rd XI’s and lower. (g) Non-turf pitches An artificial pitch may not be used in any divisions except the Development Divisions. (h) Voluntary termination of membership Any club wishing to withdraw from the League must give written notice to the League Secretary by 1st November prior to the last season in which it participates in the League. (i) Social Media Policy Membership of the League requires all clubs to abide by the League’s Social Media Policy which states: “Players and club officials shall not make public or media comment which is derogatory or abusive to the League, member clubs, umpires or the game in general. In this instance, media shall include press, radio, television, external websites, club websites, social networking sites and club match programmes. Any such action will be dealt with by the League as a breach of discipline in accordance with the Laws and Spirit of Cricket.”

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4. Management (a) The management of the League shall be vested in a League Management Committee consisting of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, League Secretary, Treasurer, Results Secretary, Registrations Secretary, Disciplinary Chairman, Fixture Secretary, Facilities Secretary and IT Officer. Representatives of Bedfordshire Cricket Ltd, (b)  Bedfordshire Association of Groundsmen and Bedfordshire Association of Cricket Officials may be co-opted as non-voting members of the League Management Committee. (c) Those wishing to stand for any committee post must submit their nomination to the League Secretary two weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting (with a proposing and seconding club.) (d) All disciplinary matters shall be dealt with either by the Disciplinary Chairman or a Disciplinary Sub-Committee and, if necessary, an Appeals Sub-Committee. The Disciplinary Chairman shall be elected at the AGM. He/she has the right to co-opt on to these committees to carry out the requirements of the League’s disciplinary rules. 5. Function of the League Management Committee (a) Meetings of the League Management Committee shall be held as necessary. At least seven days’ notice will be given. A quorum shall be a majority of the voting (b)  members of the League Management Committee. (c)  The League Management Committee shall be responsible for the efficient running of the League and shall control finances. The Committee shall have the power to: i) Appoint sub-committees as may be deemed necessary from time to time and delegate to each sub-committee any powers deemed necessary. The Chairman of each sub-committee shall be a member of the League Management Committee. ii) Co-opt non-voting representatives of Bedfordshire Cricket Ltd, Bedfordshire Association of Groundsmen and Bedfordshire Association of Cricket Officials. iii) Co-opt from any member club and likewise fill any vacancy until the next Annual General Meeting. iv) Referee all disputes. 6. General Meetings The Annual General Meeting shall be held not (a)  later than 30th November each year. The Officers’ reports and the Statement of Accounts shall be presented at this meeting. (b) A Special General Meeting may be convened by the League Management Committee at any time or shall be convened by the League Secretary within twenty-one days on receipt of a written request signed by not less than four member clubs. (c) Fourteen days notice in writing shall be given by the League Secretary of any General Meeting, this notice to be accompanied by an agenda. 8

(d) Each member club shall be entitled to send more than one representative to General Meetings but only one shall be entitled to vote. Clubs not represented at the AGM or an SGM (e)  will be fined £50; clubs not represented at any other General Meeting will be fined £10. All monies raised by these fines to be donated to a suitable cricketing cause or charity at the League Management Committee’s discretion. 7. Financial Year The Financial Year shall end on 30th September each year. 8. Subscription (a) Each member club shall pay an annual subscription in respect of League membership. This subscription will be agreed at the AGM to cover the following season. For 2016, clubs entering three teams shall pay (b)  £150; clubs with two teams £100, and clubs with one team £50. The subscription for a team playing in the Development Division to be £25. Clubs will also be invoiced for postage costs (c)  associated with the running of the umpires reporting cards and facility reporting system. (d) Subscriptions shall be due on 31st January and are payable by 1st April each year. (e)  Failure to pay the Annual Subscription by 1st April will result in a penalty becoming payable in addition to the subscription; such penalty to be at a rate of 30% for each month or part thereof that the subscription is overdue and will be levied on a monthly compound basis. If the subscription and the penalty additions are not paid within two months the offending Club may not be eligible for membership in the following season. (f) Any clubs wishing to withdraw from the League must inform the League Secretary in writing prior to 1st November of the preceding year. 9. League Rules (a) Membership of the League signifies acceptance of the Constitution and Playing Rules. (b)  The Constitution and Playing Rules shall be contained in the League handbook, which shall be distributed annually to all member clubs. (c) No amendment shall be made to the Constitution, Playing Rules or Constituent Members except at a General Meeting. Any proposal for an alteration to the Constitution, Playing Rules or list of Constituent Members must be made to the League Secretary no later than thirty days before the General Meeting for inclusion on the agenda, and shall take effect if supported by a majority of member clubs present. (d)  The League Management Committee shall deal with any matter not covered by the Constitution. The decision of the League Management Committee will be final.


Greene King Bedfordshire County Cricket League Playing Rules 2016 1. Laws of Cricket All league games shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket as published and amended from time to time by the MCC, except as varied or amended by the Playing Rules contained in the League handbook. All league games shall be played in accordance with the Preamble to the Laws – “the Spirit of Cricket”, and in accordance with any directives, guidelines and policies published by the national governing bodies and adopted by the League.

2. Match Conditions (a) Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches shall consist of forty-five overs per side. (b) Matches in all other Divisions shall consist of forty overs per side. (c) Bowlers are limited to nine overs per innings. (d) For Premier, Division 1 & Division 2 matches only If the match is delayed prior to the start of either innings, the maximum overs per individual bowler in both innings shall be reduced at the rate of one over for every five overs by which the innings has been reduced (see table below). For Divisions 3 to 6 matches If the match is delayed prior to the start of either innings, the maximum overs per individual bowler in both innings shall be reduced at the rate of one over for every four overs by which the innings has been reduced (see table below). Overs per innings (Premier & Div 1)

Overs per innings (Division 2 – 5)

Maximum overs per bowler

25

n/a

5

26 – 30

25 – 28

6

31 – 35

29 – 32

7

36 – 40

33 – 36

8

41 – 45

37 – 40

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(e) At least one umpire must be present at the toss in line with the Laws of Cricket. (f) The side scoring the most runs shall be the winner. (g) No innings can be concluded by a declaration. (A declaration will be deemed to be a forfeiture of the match). (h) In an innings where the number of overs available is reduced after play has commenced, no bowler shall bowl more than one fifth of the total available overs. Where the total overs are not divisible by five, an additional over shall be allowed to the minimum number of bowlers necessary to make up the balance. In the event that a reduction in overs results in one or more bowlers having exceeded the newly calculated maximum then the umpires shall calculate the overs allowed for the remaining bowlers. A bowler who

has exceeded the new maximum will be allowed to complete an incomplete over upon the resumption of play. Examples (i) An innings is reduced to 29 overs, 4 bowlers can bowl a maximum of 6 overs and 1 bowler can bowl a maximum of 5 overs. (ii) An innings is reduced to 20 overs and a bowler has already bowled 7 overs, 1 bowler can bowl a maximum of 4 overs and 3 bowlers can bowl a maximum of 3 overs.

3. Timing of Matches (a) For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only Matches in the Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 will start at 1.30pm up to and including the last Sunday in July, 1pm for the first two Sundays in August and then 12.30pm until the end of the season. For Divisions 3 to 6 matches All other matches will start, promptly at 2pm to the end of July, from 1.30pm for the first two Sunday’s of August, and at 1pm from the third Sunday to the end of the League Season. (b) For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 teams are expected to complete the bowling of forty-five overs in two hours and forty-five minutes. For Divisions 3 to 6 matches Teams in all other Divisions are expected to complete the bowling of forty overs in two hours and thirty minutes. Any reference in these rules to the deduction or (c)  recalculation of overs is based on the duration of each over being three and a half minutes for all Divisions. (d) A tea interval of a maximum of thirty minutes will be taken between innings. Captains may agree to reduce or move the tea interval if the weather or other circumstances so require. (e) For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only i) The toss shall take place at least fifteen minutes before the scheduled start of play and team cards must be given to the umpires. If only one side is present at that time, the Umpires will award them the toss. The Umpires will inform the absent side the result of the toss. ii)  If, at the scheduled start time, only one side is ready to commence the game, the absent side will be deducted one point for every three and a half minutes the game is delayed. iii) Panel umpires will assist the fielding side with their over rate by standing on either the off or leg side 9


at the striker’s end, and not swap sides during the course of an over. iv) Batsmen are reminded not to waste time and their requirement under the Laws of Cricket to cross with an incoming batsman on the field of play. v) The batting team are to be solely responsible for the moving of sightscreens once a match has commenced. Umpires are to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in play whilst waiting for this to happen and that play continues in the absence of batting team members to move the screens. vi) For every over not bowled in that time, the bowling side will be deducted one point. This rule shall be monitored and implemented by the umpires, who may allow additional time in exceptional circumstances (see BACO Guidance below) and their decision will be final. Both the home side and the umpires will be responsible for the reporting of all penalty points awarded. For Divisions 3 to 6 matches A team not in attendance at the toss fifteen vii)  minutes before the scheduled start of play shall be considered to have forfeited the toss. viii) The side batting second shall receive the same number of overs as it itself bowled in the first two hours and thirty minutes from the start of the game. The side batting first shall, however, receive its full entitlement of forty overs. The bowling side cannot regain ‘lost’ overs by bowling out the batting side after the two hours and thirty minutes has elapsed. This rule shall be monitored and implemented by the umpires, who have the sole authority to extend the allowance of two hours and thirty minutes if they decree that circumstances demand such an extension (e.g., drinks intervals, lost balls, etc).

4. Interruptions in Play (a) The first thirty minutes lost during a match shall not count as time lost. This time is cumulative across any number of interruptions. (b) First Innings i) In the event of a delayed start, or any break in the first innings for bad weather, the length of the match will be reduced at a rate of two overs for each full seven minutes of play lost (i.e. one over off each innings). Once the amount of time lost means that the side batting first cannot receive twenty overs, the game will be abandoned. ii) The tea interval may be taken during a first innings interruption if available. iii) No match will start until both teams have at least seven players present at the ground. iv) If the start of a match is delayed due to insufficient players to meet the requirements of playing rule 4(b)(iii), the offending team will be deducted one over from their batting overs allocation for every three and a half minutes of playing time lost. In exceptional circumstances, the umpires (or captains where panel umpires are not appointed) may waive this deduction and their decision will be final. 10

(c) Second Innings i) A  ny stoppages in the second innings will result in a reduction in the length of the innings by one over for every full three and half minutes lost. ii) The number of overs permitted to any bowler may only be set at the start of an innings. Any breaks in play resulting in a loss of overs does not mean a reduction in the maximum overs a bowler is allowed to bowl. iii) When the umpires deem the conditions fit for play, the required total will be recalculated by taking the average run rate of the team which batted first [if a side is bowled out, its run rate will assume that the side has faced the full forty overs (fortyfive in Premier, Division 1 and Division 2), or the number of overs available after recalculation for rain] and multiplying it by the new number of overs available to the side batting second when the innings resumes. This revised total will be multiplied by 1.05 and rounded up to the nearest whole run which will become the new target score. If on this recalculation the side batting second has already exceeded this target no further play is necessary. Once the side batting second cannot receive twenty overs the game will be abandoned as a draw. Example Team A score 180 in 35 overs and Team B have 35 overs available, target score is 181 to win. Example Team A score 200 in 45 overs and there is a rain break after 10 overs of the second innings which is then reduced to 30 overs. Target score is (200 divided by 45 overs)=4.44 runs per over multiplied by 30 overs multiplied by 1.05=139.86 meaning Team B need to score 140 runs to win. iv) If there are further stoppages during the second innings the required total will again be recalculated with further reductions in overs. v) If there is no further play possible in the second innings and the team batting second has received more than twenty overs, the winner of the game will be decided by working out the average run rate of the team batting second at the point at which the game was interrupted, and comparing it with the average run rate of the team batting first. The team with the higher run rate will be the winner. Note that if the side batting first is bowled out then the number of overs shall be the full number available for the innings at the time it was completed.

5. Cancellation of Matches (a) The home side is the ground authority for all games and before the match is the sole arbiter of whether or not the ground is fit for play (except where they are subject to the requirements of Playing Rule 5b.) For the avoidance of doubt, a game should be considered abandoned if the start is delayed by greater than one hundred and thirty-five minutes (one hundred and seventy minutes in Premier and Division 1). This includes the thirty minutes which are not counted by virtue of rule 4(a).


Matches may only be cancelled from the Sunday (b)  morning of the game. (c) For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only Where panel umpires are appointed, in the event of any dispute between the captains over the fitness of the ground for play up to one hour before the scheduled start, the umpires shall be the sole arbiters as to whether the ground is fit for play, both before and after the toss. (d) F or Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only Where the fitness of the ground is in doubt more than three hours before the scheduled start time, the home club must contact their opponents to see if they are happy to call off the fixture. If the opponents do not agree, the home club must get an appointed umpire (or other panel umpire) to inspect the ground to determine whether or not the match can be cancelled (Umpire to be paid £10 fee by the home club for attending ground). The umpire’s decision is final and must be communicated to the opponents by the home club

6. Points system

8. Fixtures and Timing (a) Fixtures will be set by the League Fixture Secretary and cannot be re-arranged once set. (b) Umpires and Captains should ensure that play commences on time at the start of the match and after any intervals.

9. Cricket Balls & Kit (a)  The ball supplier chosen by the League for 2016 is Readers who will provide Sovereign balls for all matches. (b) A new ball must be used at the start of each innings. Both balls will be provided by the home team and will be identical. The captain of the away team may choose which ball his team bowls with. (c) The home side must ensure that an adequate supply of suitable spare balls is available. (d) A team may wear coloured clothing; all players in the team must wear the same kit and it must not clash with a red cricket ball. (Umpires to adjudicate, if necessary, and their decision is final).

10. Umpires and Scorers For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only

(c) Each side shall be awarded ten points for a cancelled or abandoned match.

(a) Umpires will be appointed for all fixtures from the Bedfordshire Association of Cricket Officials Panel. Travelling expenses of £35 must be paid to each umpire before the start of the game. This fee will increase to £40 if paid after the game (each club to pay one of the umpires).

(d) In the event of a tie each side shall be awarded ten points plus bonus points.

(b) If only one panel umpire stands a fee of £50 to be paid (£25 from each club).

(e) A match awarded by default shall count twenty points to the winning side plus bonus points.

(c) Panel umpires will file an online report on playing behaviour and club facilities.

7. Bonus points

(d) Each club must submit an online report card on the two umpires within seven days (failure to do so will result in a £10 fine).

(a) A match won shall count twenty points to the winning side plus bonus points. (b) The losing side shall be awarded bonus points only.

(a) Each team will be awarded one bowling bonus point for every two wickets taken. If a team with less than eleven players is all out, five bowling bonus points will be awarded. (b) Each team will be awarded one batting bonus point for scoring one hundred and fifty runs (Premier and Division 1) or one hundred and twenty-five runs (Divisions 2 to 5), and a further batting bonus point for each additional twenty five runs up to a maximum of five batting bonus points. (c)  If the team batting second exceed the required number of runs needed to win, they shall be awarded one batting bonus point for each whole run per over up to a maximum of five batting bonus points or have the number of batting bonus points awarded under playing rule 7(b) whichever is the greater. (d)  When the number of overs available to the team batting first is reduced, batting bonus points for both teams will be awarded on the basis of playing rule 7(c).

(e) If an umpire travels to, or commences travel to, the ground then the full travelling expenses must be paid. (f) Each team must provide a scorer for the duration of the match, failure to do so will result in a five point penalty. Panel umpires must report any absence of a scorer. For Division 3 matches only (g) Clubs may request a panel umpire to stand in their fixtures; this can either be done en bloc (if a club will have no umpire for the whole season) or only for particular dates. Panel umpires must be paid travelling expenses at the same rate as above. (h) If a club fails to provide an umpire for the whole match (including when a requested panel appointment cannot be made) the club will be deducted five points. If, in the week prior to the match, a previously appointed panel umpire has to withdraw or is withdrawn from standing in the match no points deduction will be made. (i) Umpires appointed to stand in Division 3 fixtures are encouraged to have passed either the Association of Cricket Umpires & Scorers GL6 course or the ECB Association of Cricket Officials Level 1 course. 11


For all matches

14. Unable to Raise a Side

(j)  Teams in all divisions are strongly encouraged to provide umpires.

(a) In the event of a club being unable to fulfil a fixture, thirty points will be awarded to the non-offending team and ten points will be deducted from the offending team.

(k) Where players are required to stand as an umpire, only as a last resort should players aged under eighteen umpire any part of a match unless qualified as an umpire or by agreement between both captains. Where possible, anyone aged under eighteen who is asked to umpire should stand only at the striker’s end with an adult at the bowler’s end. (l) All teams are encouraged to provide a scorer for the duration of the match.

11. Reporting of Match Results (a) Results shall be reported to the League by the home club texting to 07800 008108 (details outlined elsewhere in this handbook). (b) The home club is responsible for reporting the result to the Results Secretary. Failure to report the result by the Sunday 10pm deadline will result in the league imposing a five point penalty on the offending club. (c) Additionally, for Division 3 matches only, it is the duty of both teams to report on the failure of a club to provide an umpire. (d) All scorecards are to be recorded on the Play-Cricket website by the home team no later than 11pm of the Tuesday following the match. (e) In the event of a cancelled match, only the home team has to notify the League. Failure to report the result or the full names of the umpires will result in the League imposing a £10.00 fine on the offending club. Also a five point deduction will be imposed on any club that has failed to provide an umpire for the duration of the match, except as provided for in Playing Rule 10(h). (f)  Any club fielding an unregistered player will be deducted all points gained in that fixture plus a further ten points (two points for Development Division fixtures). (g) All fines levied by the League will be published on a weekly basis, together with the League tables. Any club that believes there are grounds to dispute any fine levied must do so within six days of publication. Otherwise the fine will be added to the Club’s Statement of Account and will become payable at the end of the season when there will be no further opportunity to dispute the fine. (h) Any player correctly registered on Play-Cricket and time-stamped prior to 11am on the day of the match will be eligible to play that day.

12. Refusal to Play Clubs refusing to fulfil engagements and/or obligations shall be dealt with as the League Management Committee decides.

13. Pitches (a) The pitch may be completely covered at any time; this includes any interruption of play. (b)  The League recommends that suitable covers be made available and used where appropriate.

(b)  Any club that fails to honour two League fixtures during the course of a season will face an automatic vote on their continued membership at the following League Annual General Meeting. (c) In the event of a club not being able to field the requisite number of teams, that club must honour the higher team’s fixture. If on that particular day it is a ‘double header’ between two clubs, the club with two elevens may request the remaining fixture to be played at home. (d) Where the club that fails to raise a side only has one team, the return match will be played at the nonoffending club’s ground (if that is the wish of the non-offending club). If the offending club is unable to fulfil the return match the points deduction will be doubled. (e) A side that is unable to raise a team in Premier to Division 5 can choose to still honour a Development XI fixture in preference to the higher eleven fixture. This doesn’t prevent the club suffering a points deduction for not honouring a fixture.

15. Discipline The League will conduct its disciplinary procedures in accordance with the principles adopted by Bedfordshire Cricket Ltd, augmented by the following: (a) All clubs and their members are subject to The English Cricket Board’s Disciplinary Rules, Code of Conduct and Guidelines on the Conduct of Hearing and Appeals. (b) Clubs may not select players who are subject to a ban imposed by the League or Bedfordshire Cricket Ltd for any game during the period of that ban. The League shall inform clubs of any such bans as soon as possible. A breach of this requirement renders the club liable to the League’s disciplinary procedures. The League’s disciplinary process will be guided by the English Cricket Board’s “Sentencing Guidelines-Recreational Game” (October 2000) or any subsequent edition and “Directive 2.6-Fixed Penalties”. Any club, player or member shall have the right (c)  of appeal against a decision of the League Management Committee or its nominated members or sub-committee. Within seven days of receiving the decision, a written notice of appeal, setting out full and detailed grounds of appeal, must be sent to the League Secretary, together with a fee of £50 (players) or £150 (clubs) payable to the League. Any penalty or punishment imposed will be suspended, pending the full hearing or abandonment of the appeal. (d) An independent appeal panel will hear the appeal in accordance with the conditions set out in the ECB Guidelines on the Conduct of Hearing & Appeals. (e) If the appeal is successful the fee will be refunded.

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16. Interpretation of Wide Ball and No Ball

17. Fielding Circles

(a) In all Divisions

For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only

If the ball passes either side of the wicket sufficiently wide to make it virtually impossible for the striker to play a normal cricket stroke, both from where they are standing and from where they would normally be standing at the crease, the umpire should call and signal a wide. Umpires are encouraged to prevent negative bowling and should signal a wide ball in the case of persistent leg-side bowling. For the avoidance of doubt, the leg side is defined by the batsman’s stance when the bowler starts his /her runup irrespective of any attempted switch-hit or reverse sweep. (b) For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only i) Umpires are instructed to apply a very strict and consistent interpretation in regard to this Law in order to prevent negative bowling wide of the wicket. ii) A leg side wide shall be called if, irrespective of where the ball pitches, it passes outside the line of the batsman and the leg stump, despite his movement. iii) For additional clarity, a ball that passes between the batsman and the leg stump shall not be considered a wide. If a ball is hit by the batsman or if the ball hits any part of his equipment, it shall not be called a wide irrespective of where it pitched or where it would have passed. iv) Any delivery, irrespective of pace, that passes or would have passed the batsman above waist height in a normal stance on the popping crease will be called a no ball by either umpire.

(a) At the instant of delivery, a minimum of five fielders plus the bowler and wicket-keeper must be within an area bounded by two semi-circles, centred on each middle stump, each with a radius of thirty yards, and joined by a parallel line on each side of the pitch. In the event of infringement, the striker’s end umpire will call and signal ‘no ball’ and when the ball is dead the bowler’s end umpire will repeat the signal to the scorers. (b) The fielding circles will be marked with either painted white dots or marking discs at ten yard intervals. It is the responsibility of the home team to ensure that the markings are in place prior to the start of the game. (c)  Throughout the innings, at the instant of delivery, there may be a maximum of five fielders on the leg side. In the event of an infringement, either umpire may call and signal no ball and when the ball is dead the bowler’s end umpire will repeat the signal to the scorers.

18. Fast Bowling Directive The League fully supports the ECB Fast Bowling Directive, governing the number of overs that may be bowled in one spell and one innings by young quick bowlers, and these guidelines must be observed in all Divisions of this League.

19. Helmets In line with ECB guidance the wearing of helmets by all players under the age of eighteen, when batting or when standing up keeping wicket, is compulsory in all League games.

20. Teas

v) An additional crease marking shall be made 17” inside and parallel with each return crease, joining the popping and bowling creases. Please note that the crease is the inside edge of each new crease marking. An offside wide shall be called if, in the umpire’s opinion, the delivery has passed outside of the additional 17” crease and the striker has not brought the delivery within reach of a normal cricket stroke.

(a) It is the responsibility of the home side to provide a tea of a good standard.

(vi) MCC Law 42.6(a)(i) shall be replaced with: A bowler shall be limited to one fast short pitched ball per over. The umpire at the bowler’s end shall make it clear to both the bowler and the batsmen when such a delivery has been bowled. This ruling shall apply even if the striker has made contact with the ball with his bat, person or equipment. A short pitched ball is defined as one that passes or would have passed over shoulder height of the striker standing upright at the crease. It is unfair if this limit is exceeded and the bowler’s end umpire shall call and signal a no ball on each such occasion. In addition, the umpires shall adopt the procedures of MCC Law 42.7 in respect of warnings.

For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only

(b) Other than c) below there will be no charge to the away club for the provision of teas. (c) If an away club concedes on the day of the match, the away club must pay £70 to the home club to cover the cost of teas and inconvenience.

21. Power Plays (a)  In addition to the restriction contained in Playing Rule 17 above, further fielding restrictions shall apply to certain overs in each innings. The nature of such fielding restrictions and the overs during which they shall apply (hereinafter referred to as the Power Play Overs) are set out in the following paragraphs. (b) During the first block of Power Play Overs only two fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding circle at the instant of delivery. During the second block of Power Play Overs only three fielders shall be permitted outside the fielding circle at the instant of delivery. (c)  Subject to the provisions of sub-section (g) below, the Power Play Overs shall apply for fifteen overs per innings to be taken as follows: i) The first block of Power Play Overs shall be at the commencement of the innings and consist of ten overs.

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ii) The second block of Power Play Overs shall be taken at the discretion of the batsmen at the wicket and will consist of five overs. (d)  A batsman must nominate his team’s Power Play Overs no later than the moment at which the umpire reaches the stumps at the bowler’s end for the start of the next over. (e) Once a member of the batting team has nominated Power Play Overs the decision cannot be reversed. (f) Should the batting team choose not to exercise their discretion, their Power Play Overs will automatically commence at the latest available point in the innings (i.e. in an uninterrupted innings, unclaimed Power Play Overs will begin at the start of the forty-first over). (g) In circumstances when the number of overs of the batting team is reduced, the number of Power Play Overs shall be reduced in accordance with the table below. For the sake of clarity, it should be noted that the table shall apply to both the first and second innings of the match: Innings Duration

First Powerplay

Batting Powerplay

Powerplay Total

For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only (a) Any delivery following a no ball shall be a ‘free hit’ for whichever batsman is facing it. (b) If the delivery for the ‘free hit’ is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or a wide ball) then the next delivery will become a ‘free hit’ for whichever batsman is facing it. (c) For any ‘free hit’, the striker can be dismissed only under the circumstances that apply for a no ball, even if the delivery for the ‘free hit’ is called a wide ball. (d) Field changes are not permitted for ‘free hit’ deliveries unless there is a change of striker, save for a fielder within 15 yards of the striker who may retreat to a distance of 15 yards. (e) 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.

23. League Positions The aggregate number of points scored shall determine league positions. In the event of clubs finishing with the same number of points at the end of the season, league positions will be determined as follows:

25-26

5

3

8

27-29

6

3

9

i) The team that has won the most games.

30-32

7

3

10

ii) The team that has lost the fewest games.

33-35

7

4

11

36-38

8

4

12

iii) The team with the most bonus points. iv) The team that won the game(s) between the two clubs (this rule is only intended for use when two teams are tied).

39-41

9

4

13

42-44

10

4

14

v) The team with the most points after their first ten games.

45

10

5

15

vi) Repeat v) with nine games.

(h) Each block of Power Play Overs must commence at the start of an over. (i) If play is interrupted during Power Play Overs and, on resumption, the total number of Power Play Overs has already been exceeded then the fielding restrictions will be lifted immediately. Note that this is the only circumstance under which the Power Play status can be changed during an over. (j) If following an interruption whilst Power Play Overs are not in progress it is found on resumption that the recalculated number of Power Play Overs remaining equals or exceeds the number of overs to be bowled in the innings, then the Power Play Overs will commence at the start of the next over. (k) At the commencement of each discretionary block of Power Play Overs, the umpire shall signal such commencement to the scorers by rotating his arm in a large circle.

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22. Free Hits

vii) Repeat v) with eight games sequentially down to one game until a determination is reached. viii) Teams to be separated by the drawing of lots.

24. Promotion and Relegation (a) The top team in Division 1 at the end of the season will be promoted to the Premier Division, the bottom team in the Premier Division will be relegated to Division 1. (b) The top two teams in Division 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 at the end of the season will be promoted to the division immediately above and the bottom two teams in Division 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be relegated to the division immediately below for the following season. (c) It is not permissible for two teams from the same club to compete in the same division; if this situation occurs, the following rules apply:

(l) The umpire shall also indicate to the fielding captain before any signal made that the batting side has chosen its Power Play Overs.

i) If a club’s team wins promotion into a division that it already has a team in then it will not be promoted (the next highest positioned team in the League will be promoted instead).

(m) In the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the striker’s end umpire shall call and signal ‘no ball’ and the bowler’s end umpire will confirm the signal to the scorers when the ball becomes dead.

ii) If a club’s team is relegated into a division that it already has a team in then the lower team will also be relegated to allow the higher team’s relegation. Where a higher team is due to be relegated into the lowest division but already has a lower team


in that Division, then the higher team will not be relegated and a side from the lowest division will not be promoted. (d) Promotion Criteria based on facilities i) The result of each team’s facility marks will have a bearing on the team’s ability to be either promoted or, in extreme cases, to remain in their current Division or in the League itself. The Constitution sets out the minimum facilities ii)  required in each division. As a general rule, a side will only be considered for promotion if it attains an overall average mark in excess of 6.5 out of 10 for promotion into the Premier Division and 6.0 out of 10 for all divisions thereafter. Clubs failing to meet the marking criteria can iii)  expect an inspection of their facilities before promotion (probably with conditions attached) can be confirmed. iv) Clubs have the right of appeal (in writing) if there have been significant variation in the level of marks awarded or if, for the ensuring season, the club has specific and finalized arrangements for the necessary improvements. The League Management Committee will be able to exercise discretion but its decision will be final.

iii) Category 2 - Contracted player to a first class county – One per team unless they have been a playing member for the club for more than two years. iv) Category 3 - Overseas Player (resident in the UK for less than two years) – An overseas player may only be registered on completion of the League’s overseas registration form, production of the picture page of the player’s passport and their visa (in line with Governments “Points Based Managed Migration” system). One per team v) Category 3E - Overseas Resident (A player who has been continuously resident in UK for between two and four years). One per team (e) In the event of there being no Category 3 player in the team, two Category 3E players shall be allowed. (f)  A player shall not be deemed to be continuously resident if he has been out of this country for longer than thirty-five days consecutively, or seventy days in total during the previous twenty-four months. (g)  No club may select a player who has played test cricket (other than for England) in the previous twenty-four months.

25. Qualified Players, Registration of Players and Team Cards

(h) All players governed by Category 2, 3 or 3E must be registered in writing with the League no less than seven days before the first match in which they appear.

(a) No player shall receive any payment or payment in kind for playing for a club.

(i) All players governed by Category 1a to be registered on the League Registration Form for Under 13s.

(b) Clubs are to ensure that all players (forenames and surname) are registered with the League on the Play-Cricket website. Any new member clubs are to ensure that a list is submitted to the Play-Cricket web site by 11am on the Sunday of their first match.

(j) Prior to the commencement of a League fixture, teams are required to exchange team cards that must be completed with the full name

(c)  It is the responsibility of the club to ensure that those registered intend to play for that club and that those players on that list who have previously played in the League for another club have been correctly transferred in line with Playing Rule 26. (d) To play in the League, all players must be registered under one or more of the following categories, with restrictions applying as shown, subject to any special exemptions granted in advance by the League Management Committee: i) Category 1 – UK Citizen (i.e. passport holder); EU citizen; UK resident of more than four years No restriction on number per team ii) Category 1a - Under 13 (based on their age as at midnight on 31st August in the previous year)Any player in the Under 13 age group must have explicit written consent from a parent or guardian before participating in League fixtures (all registrations to be complete on the League registration form for Under 13s).Please note that no player Under 12 (based on their age as at midnight on 31st August in the previous year) shall be allowed to play in the League.

(i.e., forename & surname) of each player. Matches must not commence until team cards have been exchanged or given to the panel umpires. (k) In the Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 if the panel umpires will retain the team cards and post to the Registration Secretary; in all other divisions the home side will post the team cards to the Registration Secretary. (l) If a club wishes to register a new Category 1 player on the day of the game, their name must be entered on the Play-Cricket website by 11am on the Sunday of their first match. A player cannot be transferred in this manner. (m) Failure to submit a list of registered players via the Play-Cricket website will result in the Club being fined £25. (If registration has not been received in time for the first fixture then this will result in this fine being repeated). (n) Any player who takes part in a league match and is not registered on the League’s Play-Cricket website in accordance with registration deadlines, or is incorrectly registered, will be deemed ineligible for that match. The penalties incurred by the team will be: Bona-fide club member ineligible player

10pts deduction per

Non club member 10pts deduction per ineligible player plus all points gained in the match 15


The decision as to whether a player is a bona-fide club member will be assessed by the League Management Committee on a case-by-case basis but it is likely that a playing history of at least two seasons with the club would be required to meet this requirement. Any player found to be registered in the wrong (o)  category will be regarded as unregistered and a points fine determined by the League will be levied.

27. Facility and Umpire Reporting

(q) A player that registers for one club in the Development Division may also register for a separate adult team for a different club.

A facilities reporting scheme will be operated throughout the League. The objective of this is to aid the continued improvement of standards throughout the League for the benefit of all clubs and the enhanced status of the League. To achieve this, with the assistance of the Bedfordshire Cricket Limited, we are able to offer guidance on methods of obtaining technical advice and the raising of funds via grants and loans.

26.Transfers and Selection

For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only

(a) Out of season

(a) Facility reporting will be the responsibility of the panel umpires. If no panel umpires appointed, the visiting captain must complete the report.

(p) All non-Category 1 players must be removed from the Play-Cricket web site at end of the season and will be required to be re-registered.

With the agreement of both clubs, a player may transfer from one club to another (the transfer will be viewed as allowed by the League if his/her name has been removed from the online list of registered players by the club the player is leaving). A club is entitled to ask for financial debts to be cleared prior to granting a transfer request. (b) During the playing season With the agreement of both clubs and the League Management Committee, a player may transfer from one club to another, but for his new club he is not allowed to play against any club he has already played against (any team).

For Division 3 matches only (b)  Facility reporting will be the responsibility of the visiting captain. (c) Clubs will carry out reporting using an online system via the League Play-Cricket website. The long-term aim of this initiative is to set out the criteria that a club will have to meet to gain promotion (d) Facility Marks to be logged by visiting side by 11pm Tuesday night. (e) Failure to log a report will result in a fine of ÂŁ10 For all matches

(c) No transfers will be allowed after 30th June of each season.

(f)  Both teams are required to mark both umpires, whether panel appointments or club appointments.

(d)  No new players may be registered to play in the Premier, Division 1and Division 2 matches from midnight on August 1st of each season.

28.Supplementary

(e) It shall be generally understood that regular first team players shall not be selected for a second team (or lower) fixture when that fixture is likely to have a bearing on potential promotion or relegation. In the event that a club believes the spirit of this guidance was breached, that club may report the matter to the League Management Committee who will seek a justification from their opponents of their team selection for that particular match. The League Management Committee reserves the right to take appropriate action in such circumstances, including the deduction of points from a club that fails to provide a satisfactory justification.

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(f) An Under 18 who plays for a club whose only team in the League is in the Development Division can transfer to a club in the main League structure. Once he has played in the main structure he cannot transfer back to the Development Division.

For any breach of a playing rule where no sanction is specified in that rule, the League Management Committee may impose any sanction it deems appropriate.


BACO Guidance for Panel Umpires BACO are issuing the following guidance on how to interpret Playing Rule 3(b). This will ensure a consistent approach, which clubs have specifically requested, and give the clubs a clear indication of the stance adopted by BACO panel umpires. The wording makes it clear that the 2 hours and 45 minutes applies equally to both innings of the match and that it is 2 hours and 45 minutes actual time, not playing time. There will be occasions when exceptional circumstances apply, however, BACO believe it would be beneficial to clarify when allowances should or shouldn’t be made. These lists are indicative only, not exhaustive, and umpires are requested to apply the same principles to other situations arising during a match. Exceptional circumstances Injury to players, injury to umpires, frequent lost balls, umpires leaving the field for medical or other reasons, additional drinks intervals at the umpires’ discretion due to weather conditions.

NOT exceptional circumstances Moving sight-screens (other than the first instance if fielders move the screen until members of the batting side arrive), frequent field changes, drying the ball in damp conditions, drinks/kit changes for the batting side, occasional lost balls.

BACO would also like to remind umpires of the following provisions available within the Laws of Cricket: Law 42 (9)

Timewasting by the fielding side

Law 42 (10) Batsman wasting time Finally umpires are reminded that batsmen should cross on the outfield at the fall of a wicket; captains should be reminded of this at the toss. In the event that this does not happen, the provisions of timed out will apply on appeal or the umpires have the option of utilising Law 42(10).

It is the responsibility of the home team to ensure that an adequate supply of suitable spare balls is made available to the umpires prior to the start of the match. Ideally, these should be kept in the score box to ensure that a lost ball can be replaced without undue delay. Please ensure that you remind clubs of this requirement at the toss.

Pitch Marking Criteria for Panel Umpires BCCL Pitch Marking Table Pitch/Grading Criteria

Uneveness of Bounce

Seam Movement

Carry & Bounce

Turn

Very Good

None

None

Good

None/very little

5

Good

Little

Little

Just lacking

Little

4

Average

Occasional

Occasional

Lacking

Occasional

3

Below Average

More than occasional

More than occasional

Minimal

More than occasional

2

Poor

Excessive

Excessive

Very minimal

Excessive

1

Unfit

Dangerous

Unreasonable

Unreasonable

Unreasonable

0

Mark

Guidance for Umpires The marking of the pitch should be a joint discussion between the umpires who should assess the pitch against each of the four separate categories. Pitch marking is not designed to be punitive, the guidelines below are set nationally by ECB in order to raise the standards of club pitches and enable intervention where assistance is needed by clubs in improving their facilities. The relative skill of the bowlers should

be taken into consideration, remembering a good quality spinner can often turn the ball on any surface similarly a good seam bowler can seam the ball on any surface and pitches should not be marked down for that. Whilst not an ideal mark, when spinners are not used in a match a mark of three should be awarded for the ‘turn’ category.

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Facilities Reporting Scheme Guidelines Objectives

2. Outfield

The continued improvement of standards throughout the League for the benefit of all clubs and to enhance the status of the League. To achieve this, we are able to offer guidance on methods of obtaining technical advice and the raising of funds via grants and loans.

(a) Basic: adequately mown to provide reasonably true fielding surface. Properly maintained and repaired so that it is free from stones, holes and other hazards. Reasonably flat (slight slopes and undulations not to be penalised.)

Notification of Facilities Marks

(b) Additional: finely mown, free from grass cuttings and rolled to provide a fast and true surface. Flat and spacious. Well grassed over entire area.

A Club perceived to have problems with any facility will be advised approximately halfway through the season of its own results compared with the average for the division, which should enable clubs to start to take action on necessary improvements. At the end of the season full details on a club-by-club basis will be made available.

Marks below six These represent areas where there may be a shortfall where probable remedial action or extra effort is required. Marks of six and below must be accompanied by helpful comments on the reporting card and in exceptional cases comments should be emailed the League Facilities Secretary, David Pike, at facilities@bedsleague.org.uk

Marks between eight and ten inclusive For achieving ‘additional’ standard, described below, or making an outstanding and obvious effort. 1. Pitch For Premier and Division 1 matches only (a) The marking of pitches is based on the ECB guidelines which may be found on earlier in this handbook. Pitches will be marked on Unevenness of Bounce, Seam Movement, Carry and/or Bounce and Turn. For Division 2 matches only (b) Basic: properly prepared (mown and rolled) to a width of ten feet. Properly and clearly marked to conform to MCC Regulations and Recommendations (i.e. fivefoot and one-foot lines.) Be of reasonable, consistent bounce throughout the match and not affording excessive spin or movement off the seam. Adequate set of stumps and bails to be provided together with bowling markers (not left to umpires to provide). Sawdust and cloths available during wet conditions. (c)  Additional: pitch ends to be cleaned up between innings and necessary re-marking to be done. Pitch to offer reasonable pace throughout the match. 1st XI matches to be located in central area of the square. The whole square to be closely and evenly mown and old pitch-ends repaired to give as true a fielding surface as possible. Stumps and bails to be properly matched sets and in good condition. Heavy set of bails to be available for windy conditions.

3. Sightscreen (a)  Basic: one provided at each end of the ground. Adequate size (width and height), in good repair and of acceptable white/light coloured façade. Easily moved and in position before commencement of play. (no sightscreen = no points; a sightscreen at one end of the ground only = four points maximum.) (b) Additional: very large if single variety or two (split) screens at each end. Clean and in really good condition giving excellent sighting for batsmen. 4. Boundaries (a) Basic: marked with rope or line. Adequate number of flags or markers. Straight and uniform within contours of ground. At least fifty yards from centre of the pitch. (b)  Additional: numerous and prominent markers or flags. Separately mown to give added prominence. Reasonably equidistant in relation to siting of pitch on square 5. Scorers’ facilities and scoreboard (a) Basic: main total to be clear. Overs, wickets and firstinnings score also to be clearly displayed and easily changed. Seating and table for scorers, clean and tidy and providing adequate protection from the elements. A clock, visible from the pitch. (b)  Additional: flip-over numbers or lights. Facility for recording individual batsmen. Light or other clear method of acknowledging signals from umpires. Large, clear clock suitably positioned.

Online Facility Reporting All facility reports are logged online at www.bedsccl.play-cricket.com In order to use this web site we must set you up as a user. To do this, send an email to facilities@bedsleague.org.uk

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Previous League Winners Yr

Premier

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Division 4

Division 5

2015

Dunstable Town

Langford

Great Brickhill

Bedford

Queens Park Westfield

Egginton Foresters II

2014

Luton T & Indians

Eversholt

Langford

Luton T & Indians 3XI

Great Brickill

Biddenham

2013

Lutonian

Clifton

Waresley

Ickleford

Clifton 2XI

Great Brickhill

2012

Flitwick

Sharnbrook

Luton T & Indians 2XI

Ampthill Town 2XI

Ickleford

Harrold 2XI

2011

Ampthill Town

Ickwell

Clifton

Luton T & Indians 3XI

Pilgrims Oakley

Ickleford

2010

Flitwick

Henlow

Eggington Foresters

Clifton

Harrold

Aspley Guise

2009

Leighton Buzzard

Biggleswade Town

Waresley

Luton T & Indians 2XI

Eggington Foresters 2XI

2008

Vauxhall Motors

Southill Park

Potton Town

Waresley

Kempston Sports

2007

Vauxhall Motors

Leighton Buzzard

Caldecote

Blunham

Eggington Foresters 2XI

2006

Dunstable Town

Clifton

Henlow

Caldecote

Sharnbrook 2XI

2005

Bedford Town

Ickwell

Vauxhall Motors 2XI

Henlow

Flitwick 2XI

2nd XI Div 1

2nd XI Div 2

3rd XI Div

2004

Bedford Town

Dunstable Town

Dunstable Town

Ickwell

Ampthill Town

2003

Clifton

Kempston Hammers

Luton T & Indians

Bromham Nomads

Ampthill Town

2002

Luton Town

Sharnbrook

Luton Town

Biggleswade Town

Dunstable Town

2001

Vauxhall Motors

Cope Argus

Vauxhall Motors

Luton Town

Ampthill Town

2000

Vauxhall Motors

Biggleswade Town

Dunstable Town

Cutler Hammer

1999

Vauxhall Motors

Clifton

Dunstable Town

Ampthill Town

1998

Flitwick

Bedford Town

1997

Flitwick

Flitwick

1996

Eversholt

Ampthill Town

1995

Luton Town

Cutler Hammer

1994

Luton Town

Ampthill Town

1993

Luton Town

Luton Town

1992

Bedford Town

Flitwick

1991

Luton Town

Eversholt

1990

Southill Park

Leighton Buzzard

Development XI Division (Formed 2007) Yr

20

Play off Winners

North

South

2015

No play off

Leighton Buzzard

Queens Park Youth

2013

Great Brickill 2nd XI*

Great Brickell 2nd XI

Queens Park Youth

2013

Queens Park Youth*

Elstow

Queens Park Youth

2012

Elstow*

Elstow

Luton T & Indians 4XI

2011

Blunham

2010

Biddenham

2009

Aspley Guise

2008

Waresley

2007

Biddenham

* Play-off winners


Umpires Panel 2015 Phil Anderson

07760 736965

Jerry Lake

01707 322354

07758 774641

Paul Barnes

01234 364595

07754 093888

Ian Letting

01525 875105

07506 114381

Mohammed Bashir

01582 415754

07737 118431

Geoff May

01767 315572

07767 895421

Geoff Blackmore

01462 892623

07747 042567

Stefan Bodo

01525 718544

07788 996735

Dan Brennan

01582 411084

07912 691568

Bob Browning

01525 717644

07970 156982

Peter Burgess

01438 869395

07557 435684

Gary Chester

01582 618946

07921 646116

Steve Cobb

01767 316332

07788 134073

Trevor Cooper

01234 712664

Adrian Dell

01582 614010

07908 450080

Dipen Dixit

01582 519824

Trevor Dungate

01582 431836

Martin Field

01604 409320

William Gibbings Norman Gillam

01234 713883

Steve McKinley

01234 305334

07821 640152

John Medlock

01462 817383

07796 326673

Atif Mehboob

01582 943976

07597 483174

Linsard Miller

07956 431150

Ralph Morris

01582 707193

07968 409247

Hitu Naik

01582 522663

07720 170213

Robert Nunn

01234 866667

07903 351305

Bevis Rotherham

07447 924218

Maulik Shah

07983 025426 01462 700489

07743 117786

07947 198609

Kingsley Simmons

07966 171753

Steve Searle

01908 503017

07910 226671

07738 259347

John Sweedy

01923 404163

07854 374597

07740 825503

Geoff Swinden

01767 631231

07710 273220

07594 440572

Alan Thompson

01234 854538

07523 917295

Peter Gurney

01767 681211

07919 241096

Brian Valentine

01525 755024

07787 537276

Jan Hilhorst

01438 718751

+31 (0)6 224 63 159

Ray Ward

01908 370057

07836 330858 07527 014492

01234 822701

07860 269300

Steve Waterhouse

01582 422574

Paul Hutt Bernard Johnson

01582 723723

07831 572211

Hemal Wijesuriya

07801 763542

All panel umpires appointed by the League will be entitled to a match expenses of ÂŁ35

Post-Match Umpire Reports

Umpire & Scorer Training

All Match, Facility & Pitch reports are logged online at www.bedsccl.play-cricket.com

The Bedfordshire Association of Cricket Officials (BACO) organise training courses for prospective and current Umpires and Scorers in your Club. Even if you do not intend to neither umpire nor score on a regular basis, these courses will help extend your knowledge of the game. If you would like to take a course during the 2013/14 close season then contact Paul Barnes on 01234 344150 or Paul.Barnes780@ntlworld.com

In order to use this web site we must set you up as a user. To do this, send an email to webmaster@bedsleague.org.uk Any comments relevant to the game are welcome. In exceptional cases a letter or email may be sent to the League Secretary.

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Club Details 2015 AMPTHILL TOWN Ground

The Park, Woburn Road, Ampthill, MK45 2HX

Dev. XI Ground

Marston C.C.

Secretary 1st XI Captain

AT1

Andy Roberts

01525 404602

Daniel Bennett

07817 125314

2nd XI Captain

AT2

Andy Passman

07802 748638

3rd XI Captain

AT3

Graeme Presswell

07946 863262

Dev XI Contact

AT4

Colin Ruddick

07938 235004

Jeremy Degnan

07958 524613

League Rep

ASPLEY GUISE Ground

The Common, West Hill, Aspley Guise, MK17 8DX

Secretary

Geoffrey White

01525 384420

James Carr

07758 268919

Richard Armstrong

07961 801860

Ground

The Bury, Church Lane, Goldington, Bedford MK41 0UZ

01234 210968

Secretary

Claire Cummings

07973 561914

1st XI Captain

AG1

League Rep

BEDFORD

1st XI Captain

BF1

Dom Mawdsley

07492 571475

2nd XI Contact

BF2

Tom Carr

07792 831699

Tom Carr

07792 831699

League Rep

BIDDENHAM Ground

Deep Spinney, Biddenham, MK40 4QP

Secretary 1st XI Contact

BD1

League Rep

Richard Fone

07818 678697

Will Lowerson

07533 807353

Richard Fone

07818 678697

BIGGLESWADE TOWN Ground

The Cricket Field, Fairfield Road, Biggleswade

Dev. XI Ground

Contact Captain

Secretary

Nick Birch

07817 171281

1st XI Captain

BG1

Kevin Wright

07768 075123

2nd XI Captain

BG2

Jerry Keen

07714 667557

Dev XI Contact

BG3 Jerry Keen

07714 667557

League Rep

22

07952 435437


BLUNHAM Ground

Phoenix Gardens, Barford Road, Blunham, MK44 3ND

Dev. XI Ground

Park Road, Roxton

Secretary

Krish Narain

07468 483786

1st XI Captain

BL1

Michael Pickard

07710 699061

2nd XI Captain

BL2

Martin Sadler

07711 028082

Nick Harding

07791 689011

League Rep

CALDECOTE Ground

The Playing Fields, Upper Caldecote

Secretary

Sherry Sizer

07799 680396

Jason Welsh

07826 846627

Jason Welsh

07826 846627

1st XI Captain

CD1

League Rep

CLIFTON Ground

Claybridge Ground, Stanford Lane

Secretary

Jo Saunders

1st XI Captain

CL1

League Rep

Daniel Hyde Julian Boothby

COPLE Ground

Grange Lane, Cople, MK44 3TT

Secretary

Brian Ebbs

01234 838659

1st XI Captain

CA1

George Gregory

07939 467506

2nd XI Captain

CA2

Adam Houghton

07769 942654

Kevin Draper

07730 553455

League Rep

DUNSTABLE TOWN Ground

Lancot Park, Totternhoe, Dunstable, LU6 1QP

Secretary 1st XI Captain

DU1

Andy Boocock

07703 485494

Rob Simpkins

07736 933533

2nd XI Captain

DU2

Ciaran Newton

07837 656484

3rd XI Captain

DU3

Dean Woods

07837 412726

Rob Simpkins

07736 933533

League Rep

EATON BRAY Ground

The Rye Gardens, The Rye, Eaton Bray, LU6 2BQ

Secretary 1st XI Captain League Rep

EA1

Jon Marum

07502 434354

Aaron Gauntlett

07950 610413

Ian Jones

07956 340888

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EATON SOCON Ground

Peppercorn Lane, Eaton Socon, St Neots

Secretary

Bob Humphrey

01480 391181

1st XI Captain

ES1

Terry Day

07866 052512

2nd XI Captain

ES2

Garry Sibley

07732 697843

Jonathan Taylor

07711 625084

League Rep

EGGINGTON FORESTERS Ground

Mill Road, Stanbridge

Secretary

Tauqeer Ahmed

07944 686667

1st XI Captain

EF1

Adnan Yousuf

07931 286100

2nd XI Captain

EF2

Amjad Ali

07984 937574

Faisal Iqbal

07832 222786

League Rep

ELSTOW Ground

The Warren, Wilstead Road, Elstow, Bedford, MK42 9YD

Secretary 1st XI Captain

EL1

League Rep

Ian Russell

07947 484208

Hani Thiarra

07939 804029

Henry Wisson

07738 364191

EVERSHOLT Ground

Recreation Ground, Eversholt

Secretary

Menish Parmar

07711 640231

1st XI Captain

EV1

James Garratt

07787 330867

2nd XI Captain

EV2

Dean Lawson

07990 502604

James Garratt

07787 330867

League Rep

FLITWICK Ground

The Hardy Vale, Westoning Road, MK45 5AA

01525 705100

3rd. XI Ground

Henlow CC

Contact Captain

Dev. XI Ground

Wrest Park, Silsoe

Contact Captain

Secretary 1st XI Captain

FW1

01234 766750 07851 041867

2nd XI Captain

FW2

Mike Bodo

07805 418237

3rd XI Captain

FW3

Andrew Summerfield

07851 041867

Dev XI Contact

FW4

Jeremy Jones

07450 002944

Andrew Summerfield

07851 041867

League Rep

GREAT BRICKHILL

www.brickhillcricket.co.uk

Ground

Horsepond, Great Brickhill, MK17 9BA

Secretary

Mike Slatter

01525 378720

1st XI Captain

GB1

Arjun Jhala

07453 325358

2nd XI Captain

GB2

Lee Morgan

07812 073427

Lee Morgan

07812 073427

League Rep 24

Mrs. Lyn Alder Andrew Summerfield


HARROLD Ground

The Pavilion, Carlton Road, Harrold

Secretary

Robert Latham

07795 377366

1st XI Captain

HA1

Will Spencer

07843 056205

2nd XI Captain

HA2

Rick Davis

07778 544244

Barry Wilson

07539 488974

League Rep

HENLOW

Please note: No dogs allowed at the venue

Ground

The Pyghtles Ground, Groveside, Henlow

Secretary

Samantha Crawley

07952 513814

Andy Fookes

07780 704325

Andy Fookes

07780 704325

Dev XI Captain

HN1

League Rep

HEXTON Ground

Higham Gobian Road, Hexton

Secretary

Angela Smylie

07502 393198

Neil Smylie

07884 054039

David Smith

07808 538853

1st XI Captain

HX1

League Rep

HORTON HOUSE Ground

Denton Road, Horton, Northants

Secretary

Cliff Shelley

07827 447544

Kiron Das

07801 750881

Cliff Shelley

07827 447544

1st XI Captain

HH1

League Rep

ICKLEFORD Ground

Sports Field, Walnut Way, Ickleford, SG5 3XX

Secretary

Roy Izzard

07803 202498

Luke Marsden

07711 299567

Roy Izzard

07803 202498

1st XI Captain

IK1

League Rep

ICKWELL Ground

Ickwell Green, Ickwell SG18 9EE

Secretary 1st XI Captain

IC1

2nd XI Captain

IC2

League Rep

Paul Hirst

07939 209761

Darren Williams

07765 890241

Paul Hirst

07939 209761

KEMPSTON HAMMERS Ground

Kempston Hammers Sports & Social Club, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7BN

Secretary

Leon Harvey

07577 756168

David Roberts

07540 291356

Leon Harvey

07577 756168

1st XI Captain League Rep

KH1

25


KEMPSTON SPORTS Ground

Cryselco Park Playing Field, Cryselco Close, Kempston, MK42 7TJ

Secretary 1st XI Captain

KS1

League Rep

Kabir Ahmed

07597 482868

Kabir Ahmed

07597 482868

Kabir Ahmed

07597 482868

LANGFORD Ground

Mill Lane, Langford, SG18 9QB

Secretary

Bernard Morse

07885 778228

1st XI Captain

LA1

Joel Craven

07801 701702

2nd XI Captain

LA2

Les Soden

07737 014349

Joel Craven

07801 701702

League Rep

LEIGHTON BUZZARD Ground

Bell Close, Lake Street

Secretary

Allan Whatmore

07706 914758

1st XI Captain

LB1

Brad Gates

07572 574391

Dev XI Contact

LB2

Nick Scott

07941 306460

Allan Whatmore

07706 914758

League Rep

LETCHWORTH Ground

Whitethorn Lane, Letchworth, SG6 2DN

Secretary

Roger Thomson

01462 623613

David Humphreys

07740 041771

Les Aitkenhead

07801 194118

1st XI Captain

LE1

League Rep

LUTON TOWN & INDIANS Ground

Wardown Park, Old Bedford Road,Luton, LU2 7NX

Second Ground

Lancaster Avenue, Luton, LU2 7AD

Secretary

Ashwin Patel

07711 151025

1st XI Captain

LT1

Tom Mills

07792 613099

2nd XI Captain

LT2

Peter Bonham

07810 553643

3rd XI Captain

LT3

Yousuf Alim

07927 788666

4th XI Captain

LT4

Shailesh Patel

07906 738784

Haroon Afridi

07958 196391

League Rep

LUTONIAN Ground

Lower Wardown Park, New Bedford Road, Luton, LU3 1LP

Secretary

Avesh Odedra

07939 025347

1st XI Captain

LN1

Asif Khan

07956 333911

2nd XI Captain

LN2

Anil Ishaq

07716 415673

Asif Khan

07956 333911

League Rep

26


OFFLEY & STOPSLEY Ground

Kings Walden Road, Great Offley, SG5 3DS

Secretary

Colin Williams

01462 768689 07725 563338

1st XI Captain

OS1

Josh Hook

07889 540971

Dev XI Captain

OS2

Darren Lunney

07765 577879

Colin Williams

07725 563338

League Rep

POTTON Ground

The Hollow, Biggleswade Road

Secretary

Geoff Swinden

01767 631231 07725 974334

1st XI Captain

PT1

Sean Stevens

2nd XI Captain

PT2

Tom Hearn

League Rep

Sean Stevens

07725 974334

PRESTON Ground

The Cricket Ground, Preston, Near Hitchin

Secretary 1st XI Captain

PR1

League Rep

David Norman

07773 336171

Peter Murrell

07880 738675

Matt Burleigh

07795 054537

QUEEN’S PARK WESTFIELD Ground

Allens Park, Ford End Road, Bedford

Secretary 1st XI Captain

QP1

Hassan Yousaf

07805509489

Madaser Yousaf

07595 850795

2nd. XI Captain

QP2

Mohammad Aqeeb

07847 335841

Dev. XI Captain

QP3

Hassan Amin

07830 880666

Tariq Iqbal

07812 206365

League Rep

SANDY Ground

Recreation Ground, Engayne Avenue, Sandy

Secretary 1st XI Captain

SA1

League Rep

Mick Reynolds

01767 680887

James Kier

07919 386712

Mick Reynolds

01767 680887

SHARNBROOK Ground

Lodge Road, Sharnbrook, MK44 1JL

Secretary 1st XI Captain

SH1

League Rep

Yvette Harding

01234 782330

Tom Smith

07511 557738

Mick Harding

07803 935236

SOUTHILL PARK Ground

Southill Park, Southill Estate, nr Biggleswade, SG18 9LJ

Secretary

Ben Slater

07563 553503

1st XI Captain

SP1

Jack Good

07772 434417

2nd XI Captain

SP2

Graham Simpson

07977 433153

Martin Darlow

07760 171467

League Rep

27


STEVENAGE Ground

Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, SG1 3LJ

Secretary

John Northall

07773 796490

1st XI Captain

ST1

Rhys Stewart

07736 305952

2nd XI Captain

ST2

Chris Welch

07725 040983

David Carr

07505 416843

League Rep

WARESLEY Ground

Waresley Park, off Manor Farm Road, Waresley, SG19 3BX

Secretary

Phil Masdin

07988 724214

Pete Colebrook

07511 414817

Phil Masdin

07988 724214

1st XI Captain

WA1

Dev XI Captain

WA2

League Rep

ECB and PCA GUIDANCE: HEAD PROTECTORS/HELMETS The ECB and PCA strongly encourage all cricket clubs and cricketers to review their existing head protector equipment. In this Guidance Note, references to “head protectors” means helmets with a faceguard or grille. The design and manufacture of cricket head protectors is now governed by British Standard BS7928:2013, which has been adopted by the ICC as the international standard. The standard ECB/PCA playing contract for professional cricketers also specifies that any helmet provided to a player by his employer club must meet this safety standard. Note that BS7928:2013 specifies different tests for helmets to be used in senior and junior cricket, reflecting the smaller ball size used in the latter. The helmets listed below are those for which evidence has been provided to the ECB by the relevant manufacturer that the standard has been met and the appropriate authority to display a “CE quality mark” granted. That list distinguishes between helmets which are approved for use in senior and junior cricket, and also includes some helmets which have been approved for use at both levels. 1. K  ey Features of the New Safety Specification The key features of the new specification, BS7928:2013, are: • it now includes a facial contact projectile test that assesses for penetration of the ball through the faceguard, and contact of the faceguard onto the face, using realistic ball impact speeds and conditions. •h  ead protectors have been tested separately against men’s and junior sized cricket balls (a five-and-a-half ounce ball and a four-and-three-quarter ounce ball, respectively). 2. Women’s cricket There was neither a pre-existing specific women’s head protector nor is there any BSi specification for women’s cricket head protectors. However, as the size of the standard women’s cricket ball is between the standard men’s and junior’s balls, it is recommended that women use head protectors which have been tested against both the men’s and junior sized ball or at least against the junior size ball (because the smaller ball could potentially get through the gap above the faceguard on a men’s head protector). 3. Junior cricket Since 2000, the ECB has published safety guidance regarding the wearing of head protectors by all cricketers under the age of 18. The ECB’s current guidance is that all cricketers under the age of 18 must wear a head protector whilst batting in matches or practice sessions. The ECB also now strongly recommends that junior players use head protectors which have been tested against the junior sized ball.

Wicketkeepers under the age of 18 should wear a head protector with a faceguard, or a wicketkeeper face protector, at all times when standing up to the stumps. Any individual taking responsibility for any player(s) under the age of 18 should take reasonable steps to ensure this guidance is followed at all times. No parental consent to the non-wearing of a head protector should be accepted. 4. Risk of injury Whilst the ECB and PCA consider that head protectors are an essential part of a cricketer’s kit to mitigate the risk of death, injury or disability, it must be remembered that wearing a head protector cannot entirely eliminate that risk. The new specification makes head protectors safer than before, but cannot eliminate the risk of injury.  hings to look out for in purchasing a new head 5. T protector The ECB and PCA has issued this guidance in order to heighten understanding, so that informed decisions as to which head protectors to purchase and use can be made by all cricketers. Head protectors that have been tested against and comply with the new specification will be clearly labelled “ BS7928:2013” and will contain clear labelling setting out whether the head protector has been tested against (i) a men’s standard ball size of 5 ½ ounces, (ii) a junior standard ball size of 4 ¾ ounces, or (iii) both men’s and junior size balls.

For a list of head protectors that have met BS7928:13 as of 18 April visit www.ecb.co.uk/information/ecb-and-pca-guidance-head-protectorhelmets 28


The Sovereign Trophy Draw 2016 Preliminary Round – May 11th MATCH 1

Kent CL, Divs 3-5

v

Caribbean Cup Competition XI

MATCH 2

Hertfordshire CL

v

South East Sunday CL

MATCH 3

Essex County CL

v

Gujarati Metropolitan CL

MATCH 4

South London Sunday CL

v

NCL (National Cricket League)

Round One – May 25th MATCH 5

Winner of Match 1

v

Elliott Davis London CL

MATCH 6

East Sussex CL

v

Surrey Championship, Divs 1-5

MATCH 7

Bedfordshire County CL

v

Chilterns CL

MATCH 8

Thames Valley CL

v

Surrey County League

MATCH 9

Winner of Match 2

v

Essex League, Divs 1-3

MATCH 10 Mid-Essex CL

v

BTCL (British Tamils CL)

MATCH 11 Herts & Essex CL

v

Winner of Match 3

MATCH 12 Kent CL Divs 1&2

v

Winner of Match 4

Round Two – June 15th MATCH 13 Winner of Match 5

v

Winner of Match 6

MATCH 14 Winner of Match 7

v

Winner of Match 8

MATCH 15 Winner of Match 9

v

Winner of Match 10

MATCH 16 Winner of Match 11

v

Winner of Match 12

Semi Finals – July 6th MATCH 17 Winner of Match 14

v

Winner of Match 13

MATCH 18 Winner of Match 16

v

Winner of Match 15

Final – July 27th (at neutral venue after finalists known)

MATCH 19 Winner of Match 17

v

Winner of Match 18

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2016 Fixtures Premier Division MAY – 1.30 STARTS

1

8

15

22

29

19

Waresley

v

Luton Town & Indians

Eversholt

v

Langford

Dunstable Town

v

Southill Park

Lutonian

v

Flitwick

Langford

v

Luton Town & Indians

Southill Park

v

Eversholt

Luton Town & Indians

Dunstable Town

v

Langford

Waresley

v

Lutonian

Blunham

v

Eversholt

Flitwick

v

Blunham

Luton Town & Indians v

Eversholt

Langford

v

Lutonian

Waresley

v

Southill Park

Dunstable Town

v

Blunham

Waresley

v

Flitwick

Flitwick

v

Eversholt

Luton Town & Indians v

Lutonian

Southill Park

Blunham

26

JULY

3

Luton Town & Indians v

Blunham

Langford

v

Eversholt

Southill Park

v

Dunstable Town

Waresley

v

Dunstable Town

Southill Park

v

Flitwick

Blunham

v

Flitwick

Eversholt

v

Luton Town & Indians

Lutonian

v

Langford

10

v

Luton Town & Indians v

Dunstable Town

Langford

v

Waresley

Lutonian

v

Blunham

Southill Park

v

Waresley

Flitwick

v

Southill Park

Flitwick

v

Langford

Dunstable Town

v

Luton Town & Indians

Waresley

v

Langford

Blunham

v

Lutonian

Dunstable Town

12

v

Blunham

v

17

24

JUNE

5

Flitwick

Southill Park

v

Flitwick

Luton Town & Indians v

Waresley

Blunham

v

Langford

Eversholt

v

Lutonian

31

Southill Park

v

Lutonian

Dunstable Town

v

Eversholt

Waresley

v

Blunham

Flitwick

v

Luton Town & Indians

Langford

v

Southill Park

Eversholt

v

Waresley

Dunstable Town

v

Lutonian

AUGUST – 1PM starts

Luton Town & Indians v

Flitwick

Eversholt

v

Flitwick

Southill Park

v

Langford

Lutonian

v

Luton Town & Indians

Waresley

v

Eversholt

Blunham

v

Southill Park

Lutonian

v

Dunstable Town

Dunstable Town

v

Waresley

Langford

v

Flitwick

Luton Town & Indians v

Southill Park

Lutonian

v

Southill Park

Langford

v

Dunstable Town

Eversholt

v

Dunstable Town

Lutonian

v

Waresley

Blunham

v

Waresley

Eversholt

v

Blunham

7

14

31


12.30 PM STARTS Flitwick 21

v

Lutonian

Flitwick

v

Dunstable Town

Luton Town & Indians v

Langford

Waresley

v

Luton Town & Indians

Eversholt

v

Southill Park

Langford

v

Blunham

Blunham

v

Dunstable Town

Lutonian

v

Eversholt

Great Brickhill

v

Ickleford

Dunstable Town II

v

Lutonian II

Biggleswade Town

v

Ampthill Town

28

DIVISION 1 MAY - 1.30 STARTS

1

8

15

22

29

Eggington Foresters

v

Ickleford

Cople

v

Dunstable Town II

Ampthill Town

v

Great Brickhill

Cople

v

Potton Town

Lutonian II

v

Biggleswade Town

Potton Town

v

Ampthill Town

Biggleswade Town

v

Potton Town

Biggleswade Town

v

Eggington Foresters

Lutonian II

v

Eggington Foresters

Cople

v

Lutonian II

Ickleford

v

Dunstable Town II

19

26

Great Brickhill

v

Cople

Ickleford

v

Ampthill Town

Ampthill Town

v

Potton Town

Potton Town

v

Great Brickhill

Eggington Foresters

v

Biggleswade Town

Eggington Foresters

v

Cople

Lutonian II

v

Cople

Ickleford

v

Lutonian II

Dunstable Town II

v

Ickleford

Biggleswade Town

v

Dunstable Town II

Potton Town

v

Ickleford

Lutonian II

v

Potton Town

Dunstable Town II

v

Eggington Foresters

Great Brickhill

v

Eggington Foresters

Cople

v

Ampthill Town

Ickleford

v

Biggleswade Town

Great Brickhill

v

Biggleswade Town

Dunstable Town II

v

Ampthill Town

Ickleford

v

Potton Town

Potton Town

v

Biggleswade Town

Eggington Foresters

v

Dunstable Town II

Eggington Foresters

v

Lutonian II

Ampthill Town

v

Cople

Cople

v

Great Brickhill

Biggleswade Town

v

Great Brickhill

Ampthill Town

v

Ickleford

Ickleford

v

Great Brickhill

Potton Town

v

Dunstable Town II

Lutonian II

v

Dunstable Town II

Ampthill Town

v

Eggington Foresters

Ampthill Town

v

Biggleswade Town

Biggleswade Town

v

Cople

Potton Town

v

Cople

JULY

3

10

17

JUNE

5

12

32

24

Lutonian II

v

Great Brickhill

Potton Town

v

Eggington Foresters

Eggington Foresters

v

Potton Town

Cople

v

Ickleford

Ickleford

v

Cople

Great Brickhill

v

Dunstable Town II

Dunstable Town II

v

Great Brickhill

Lutonian II

v

Ampthill Town

Ampthill Town

v

Lutonian II

31


AUGUST – IPM STARTS

7

14

12.30 PM STARTS

Potton Town

v

Lutonian II

Great Brickhill

v

Potton Town

Eggington Foresters

v

Great Brickhill

Cople

v

Eggington Foresters

Biggleswade Town

v

Ickleford

Lutonian II

v

Ickleford

Ampthill Town

v

Dunstable Town II

Dunstable Town II

v

Biggleswade Town

Ickleford

v

Eggington Foresters

Dunstable Town II

v

Potton Town

Dunstable Town II

v

Cople

Eggington Foresters

v

Ampthill Town

Great Brickhill

v

Ampthill Town

Cople

v

Biggleswade Town

Biggleswade Town

v

Lutonian II

Great Brickhill

v

Lutonian II

21

28

DIVISION 2 MAY - 1.30PM STARTS

1

8

15

22

29

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Ickwell

v

Queen's Park

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Ickwell

Queen's Park

v

Caldecote

Caldecote

v

Preston

Eaton Socon

v

Preston

Eaton Socon

v

Clifton

Clifton

v

Stevenage

Letchworth Gdn City

v

Queen's Park

Stevenage

v

Letchworth Gdn City

Preston

v

Ickwell

12

19

Clifton

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Clifton

v

Caldecote

Queen's Park

v

Preston

Eaton Socon

v

Stevenage

Ickwell

v

Eaton Socon

Letchworth Gdn City

v

Eaton Socon

Eaton Socon

v

Letchworth Gdn City

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Stevenage

Stevenage

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Clifton

v

Queen's Park

26

Queen's Park

v

Clifton

Caldecote

v

Ickwell

Ickwell

v

Caldecote

Ickwell

v

Letchworth Gdn City

Preston

v

Letchworth Gdn City

Caldecote

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Queen's Park

Eaton Socon

v

Queen's Park

Ickwell

v

Clifton

Stevenage

v

Preston

Caldecote

v

Stevenage

Letchworth Gdn City

v

Ickwell

Clifton

v

Letchworth Gdn City

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Caldecote

Preston

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Queen's Park

v

Eaton Socon

Stevenage

v

Ickwell

Preston

v

Stevenage

JULY

3

10

JUNE

5

Letchworth Gdn City

Caldecote

v

Letchworth Gdn City

Eaton Socon

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Stevenage

v

Queen's Park

Clifton

v

Preston

17

Eaton Socon

v

Caldecote

Letchworth Gdn City

v

Stevenage

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Clifton

Preston

v

Queen's Park

Eaton Socon

v

Ickwell

33


24

31

Queen's Park

v

Letchworth Gdn City

Ickwell

v

Preston

Caldecote

v

Clifton

Stevenage

v

Eaton Socon

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Letchworth Gdn City

Queen's Park

v

Ickwell

Preston

v

Caldecote

Clifton

v

Eaton Socon

14

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Caldecote

v

Queen's Park

Preston

v

Eaton Socon

Stevenage

v

Clifton

Letchworth Gdn City

v

Preston

Queen's Park

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Clifton

v

Ickwell

Stevenage

v

Caldecote

12.30 PM STARTS

21

AUGUST 1pm STARTS

7

Ickwell

Letchworth Gdn City

v

Clifton

Letchworth Gdn City

v

Caldecote

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Preston

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Eaton Socon

Ickwell

v

Stevenage

Queen's Park

v

Stevenage

Caldecote

v

Eaton Socon

Preston

v

Clifton

28

DIVISION 3 MAY - 2PM STARTS

1

8

15

22

29

34

JUNE

Bedford

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Flitwick II

v

Harrold

Harrold

v

Dunstable Town III

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Ampthill Town II

Kempston Hammers

v

Ampthill Town II

Dunstable Town III

v

Blunham II

Sharnbrook

v

Blunham II

Kempston Hammers

v

Sharnbrook

Blunham II

v

Flitwick II

Flitwick II

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Sharnbrook

Bedford

v

Dunstable Town III

Dunstable Town III

v

Kempston Hammers

Harrold

v

Kempston Hammers

Ampthill Town II

v

Bedford

Sharnbrook

v

Ampthill Town II

Flitwick II

v

Ampthill Town II

Flitwick II

v

Dunstable Town III

Blunham II

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Kempston Hammers

v

Bedford

Sharnbrook

v

Dunstable Town III

Sharnbrook

v

Harrold

Bedford

v

Harrold

Ampthill Town II

v

Blunham II

Flitwick II

v

Bedford

Ampthill Town II

v

Flitwick II

Harrold

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Blunham II

Ampthill Town II

v

Dunstable Town III

Dunstable Town III

v

Sharnbrook

Blunham II

v

Kempston Hammers

Harrold

v

Bedford

Bedford

v

Flitwick II

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Harrold

Flitwick II

v

Kempston Hammers

Dunstable Town III

v

Ampthill Town II

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Dunstable Town III

Kempston Hammers

v

Blunham II

Blunham II

v

Harrold

Bedford

v

Sharnbrook

5

12

19

26

JULY

3


10

17

24

31

Sharnbrook

v

Flitwick II

Kempston Hammers

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Flitwick II

v

Sharnbrook

Blunham II

v

Bedford

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Kempston Hammers

AUGUST 1.30pm STARTS

7

Ampthill Town II

v

Harrold

Bedford

v

Blunham II

Flitwick II

v

Blunham II

Harrold

v

Ampthill Town II

Sharnbrook

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Bedford

Kempston Hammers

v

Dunstable Town III

Dunstable Town III

v

Harrold

Bedford

v

Ampthill Town II

Ampthill Town II

v

Kempston Hammers

Dunstable Town III

v

Flitwick II

Blunham II

v

Sharnbrook

Bedford

v

Kempston Hammers

Harrold

v

Sharnbrook

v

Flitwick II

Blunham II

v

Ampthill Town II

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Flitwick II

Dunstable Town III

v

Bedford

Sharnbrook

v

Bedford

Kempston Hammers

v

Harrold

Harrold

v

Flitwick II

Ampthill Town II

v

Sharnbrook

Ampthill Town II

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Blunham II

v

Dunstable Town III

Sharnbrook

v

Kempston Hammers

Biddenham

v

Biggleswade Town II

Kempston Sports

v

Offley & Stopsley

Southill Park II

v

Queen's Park II

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Hexton Biggleswade Town II

14

1PM STARTS Kempston Hammers 21

28

Dunstable Town III

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Harrold

v

Blunham II

DIVISION 4 MAY - 2PM STARTS

1

8

15

22

Biddenham

v

Kempston Sports

Offley & Stopsley

v

Queen's Park II

Hexton

v

Southill Park II

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Sandy

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Biggleswade Town II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Sandy

v

Kempston Sports

Southill Park II

v

Kempston Sports

Hexton

v

Queen's Park II

Queen's Park II

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Southill Park II

v

Biddenham

Sandy

v

Hexton

29

JUNE

5

Biggleswade Town II

v

Southill Park II

Kempston Sports

v

Biggleswade Town II

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Kempston Sports

Queen's Park II

v

Biddenham

Queen's Park II

v

Sandy

Offley & Stopsley

v

Hexton

Biddenham

v

Offley & Stopsley

Sandy

v

Southill Park II

Biggleswade Town II

v

Biddenham

Queen's Park II

v

Biggleswade Town II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Kempston Sports

Biddenham

v

Hexton

Queen's Park II

v

Southill Park II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Sandy

Hexton

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Southill Park II

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

12

19

35


26

Southill Park II

v

Biggleswade Town II

Kempston Sports

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Sandy

v

Queen's Park II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Biddenham

JULY

3

10

17

24

Biggleswade Town II 31

v

Kempston Sports

Biddenham

v

Queen's Park II

Hexton

v

Offley & Stopsley

Southill Park II

v

Sandy

AUGUST 1.30pm STARTS Hexton

v

Biggleswade Town II

Sandy

v

Biggleswade Town II

Queen's Park II

v

Kempston Sports

Kempston Sports

v

Hexton

Biddenham

v

Sandy

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Biddenham

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Offley & Stopsley

Southill Park II

v

Offley & Stopsley

Biggleswade Town II

v

Sandy

Kempston Sports

v

Biddenham

Hexton

v

Kempston Sports

Queen's Park II

v

Offley & Stopsley

Biddenham

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Southill Park II

v

Hexton

Offley & Stopsley

v

Southill Park II

Sandy

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Biggleswade Town II

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Kempston Sports

v

Sandy

Biggleswade Town II

v

Hexton

Kempston Sports

v

Queen's Park II

Sandy

v

Biddenham

7

14

1PM STARTS

Queen's Park II

v

Hexton

Biddenham

v

Southill Park II

Biggleswade Town II

v

Queen's Park II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Hexton

v

Biddenham

Biggleswade Town II

v

Offley & Stopsley

Sandy

v

Offley & Stopsley

Kempston Sports

v

Southill Park II

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Southill Park II

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Queen's Park II

Hexton

v

Sandy

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Ickwell II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Harrold II

Eversholt II

v

Eaton Socon II

21

28

DIVISION 5 MAY – 2pm STARTS

1

8

15

36

Ickwell II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Eversholt II

v

Harrold II

Aspley Guise

v

Eaton Socon II

Aspley Guise

v

Elstow

Great Brickhill II

v

Elstow

Ickwell II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Elstow

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Eggington Foresters II

v

Great Brickhill II

22

29

Harrold II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Eaton Socon II

v

Eversholt II

Elstow

v

Aspley Guise

Eversholt II

v

Aspley Guise

Eaton Socon II

v

Ickwell II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Eaton Socon II

Harrold II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Elstow

v

Eggington Foresters II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Eaton Socon II

Eversholt II

v

Great Brickhill II

Harrold II

v

Ickwell II

JUNE

5

Elstow

v

Eversholt II

Great Brickhill II

v

Aspley Guise


12

19

26

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Eggington Foresters II

Eversholt II

v

Ickwell II

Aspley Guise

v

Harrold II

24

10

17

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Aspley Guise

v

Ickwell II

Great Brickhill II

v

Harrold II

Great Brickhill II

v

Eaton Socon II

Eaton Socon II

v

Elstow

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Eversholt II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Ickwell II

v

Aspley Guise

Ickwell II

v

Eversholt II

Harrold II

v

Great Brickhill II

Harrold II

v

Aspley Guise

Eaton Socon II

v

Great Brickhill II

31

Elstow

v

Eaton Socon II

Eaton Socon II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Eggington Foresters II

v

Elstow

Great Brickhill II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Great Brickhill II

v

Eversholt II

Aspley Guise

v

Eggington Foresters II

Ickwell II

v

Harrold II

Elstow

v

Ickwell II

Eaton Socon II

v

Harrold II

AUGUST – 1.30pm STARTS

7

JULY

3

Eversholt II

Aspley Guise

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Eggington Foresters II

v

Ickwell II

Eversholt II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Harrold II

v

Eversholt II

Eaton Socon II

v

Aspley Guise

Elstow

v

Great Brickhill II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Aspley Guise

Eggington Foresters II

v

Eversholt II

Ickwell II

v

Great Brickhill II

14

Great Brickhill II

v

Ickwell II

Harrold II

v

Elstow

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Great Brickhill II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Aspley Guise

Ickwell II

v

Elstow

Harrold II

v

Eaton Socon II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Elstow

Elstow

v

Harrold II

Great Brickhill II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Harrold II

Aspley Guise

v

Eversholt II

Eaton Socon II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Ickwell II

v

Eaton Socon II

Eversholt II

v

Elstow

Aspley Guise

v

Great Brickhill II

Potton Town II

v

Ampthill Town III

Horton House

v

Stevenage II

1PM STARTS

21

28

DIVISION 6 MAY – 2pm STARTS

1

8

Horton House

v

Bedford II

Langford II

v

Eaton Bray

Cople II

v

Langford II

Ampthill Town III

v

Flitwick III

Eaton Bray

v

Bedford II

Stevenage II

v

Cople II

Bedford II

v

Potton Town II

Potton Town II

v

Stevenage II

Eaton Bray

v

Horton House

Cople II

v

Horton House

Ampthill Town III

v

Langford II

Flitwick III

v

Langford II

Flitwick III

v

Stevenage II

Bedford II

v

Ampthill Town III

15

22

37


29

Potton Town II

v

Bedford II

Stevenage II

v

Potton Town II

Horton House

v

Eaton Bray

Horton House

v

Cople II

Langford II

v

Ampthill Town III

Langford II

v

Flitwick III

Stevenage II

v

Flitwick III

Ampthill Town III

v

Bedford II

Langford II

v

Potton Town II

Eaton Bray

v

Potton Town II

Flitwick III

v

Bedford II

Ampthill Town III

v

Horton House

Cople II

v

Eaton Bray

Langford II

v

Stevenage II

Ampthill Town III

v

Stevenage II

17

JUNE

5

12

19

26

Cople II

v

Flitwick III

Horton House

v

Potton Town II

Potton Town II

v

Horton House

Bedford II

v

Langford II

Langford II

v

Bedford II

Eaton Bray

v

Flitwick III

Flitwick III

v

Eaton Bray

Ampthill Town III

v

Cople II

Cople II

v

Potton Town II

Flitwick III

v

Horton House

Stevenage II

v

Bedford II

Cople II

v

Ampthill Town III

Potton Town II

v

Langford II

Bedford II

v

Flitwick III

Eaton Bray

v

Cople II

10

38

31

AUGUST – 1.30pm STARTS

7

Stevenage II

v

Ampthill Town III

Ampthill Town III

v

Eaton Bray

Ampthill Town III

v

Potton Town II

Bedford II

v

Horton House

Stevenage II

v

Horton House

Eaton Bray

v

Langford II

Langford II

v

Cople II

Flitwick III

v

Ampthill Town III

Bedford II

v

Eaton Bray

Cople II

v

Stevenage II

JULY

3

24

14

1PM STARTS Flitwick III

v

Potton Town II

Potton Town II

v

Flitwick III

Horton House

v

Langford II

Langford II

v

Horton House

Cople II

v

Bedford II

Bedford II

v

Cople II

Stevenage II

v

Eaton Bray

Eaton Bray

v

Stevenage II

Potton Town II

v

Cople II

Potton Town II

v

Eaton Bray

Horton House

v

Flitwick III

Horton House

v

Ampthill Town III

Bedford II

v

Stevenage II

Stevenage II

v

Langford II

Eaton Bray

v

Ampthill Town III

Flitwick III

v

Cople II

21

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Junior Development Division Playing Rules 2016 All MCC laws and ECB Regulations and Directives apply. Captains should be fully aware of the ECB Directives relating to Young Players 1) Duration a) Matches shall be forty overs per side b) All matches shall start at 2.00pm (1.30pm for first two Sundays of August and 1pm after that until the end of the season). c) All matches shall finish by 8.00pm (7.30pm for first two Sundays of August and 7pm after that until the end of the season). 2) Interference by Weather a) In the event of the first innings being curtailed because of inclement weather, or any other reason, a match of shorter duration (to be agreed by both captains) according to the time available should be played. If the captains cannot agree the umpires will arbitrate. In this event the minimum number of overs in the first innings will be twenty. b) In the event of the weather intervening in the second innings, twenty overs must be bowled to constitute a match 3) Player Restrictions a) Each side shall have a maximum of four adult players b) Adult bowlers to bowl no more than sixteen overs. In a reduced overs match the adult bowling limit shall be reduced so it does not exceed 40 % of the overs available in the innings c) Adult batsmen will retire when they have scored fifty runs. They may return when all other members of the team have batted. No bowler shall bowl more than eight overs per d)  innings. In a reduced overs match-bowling limitation shall be reduced accordingly at the rate of five bowlers being used per innings e) Youth players must be under seventeen on 1st September of the previous year. [Note: female youth players must be under twenty-one on 1st September of the previous year] Prior to the commencement of a fixture, teams f)  are required to exchange team cards that must be completed with the full name (i.e., first and second name) of each player. It is the responsibility of the home side to post both teams cards to the Results & Registration Secretary. (All players must be registered in line with main Playing Rule 25 above). In agreement with the League Management g)  Committee, clubs can field joint elevens in the Junior Development Divisions. No County U15 or U17 designated male squad h)  members are allowed to play in the Development Division(s). Any player registered to play in the Development i)  Division may also register to play for a separate adult team for a different club.

j) Development players not registered on Play-Cricket in accordance with the League’s registration requirements can be registered on the day of the match if the player is listed on the team card which must be signed by both captains. Online registration must be completed within 7 days of the match. 4) Match Balls The League will be responsible for providing the balls for this Division, one new ball for each innings of the match 5) Result a) The team that scores the most runs shall be deemed the winner. b) The winners in matches where weather intervening in the second innings, and a minimum of twenty overs have been completed, shall be determined by the side with the faster run per completed over rate c) If a run rate calculation is required, for a side batting first, and that team is “bowled out” prior to the completion of its allotted overs, then (for run rate purposes) they will be deemed to have received the maximum number of overs available to them 6) Result reporting a) All results (including cancelled or abandoned matches) shall be reported to the League Results Secretary. b) Both sides shall nominate an opposition player who has put most effort into the match Any Club fielding an unregistered player will be c)  deducted all points gained in that fixture plus a further two points. 7) Points Points are awarded as follows: Win (including win by default)

5 points

Tie (runs equal, wickets lost irrelevant)

3 points

Loss

1 point

Cancelled due to ground conditions

3 points per side

Failure to raise a side

-1 point

8) Divisional League position Divisional league positions shall be determined as follows: a) Firstly by most points, if equal b) Secondly by most wins, if equal, c) Thirdly by team with highest run per over rate per matches played 9) Umpires & Scorers a) Each side will try to provide an adult umpire b) If only one adult umpire then he/she may stand at both bowlers’ ends.

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13) Welfare

c) If no umpires are available then adult players will stand at the bowler’s end. d) Scorers should keep a record of runs and wickets at the end of each over.

a) Each team must have in attendance, for the duration of the match, an adult (other than an Umpire or Scorer) who is suitably Enhanced DBS checked. b) In the Development Division(s) the captain of the team must be an adult (over the age of eighteen years). The intention of this rule is to ensure that an adult has overall responsibility for the conduct of the team and in particular to fulfil the roles required of a captain under the ECB disciplinary codes. However this does not prevent clubs being able to develop the captaincy role through junior players by allowing them to exercise control over playing matters during a match. In such circumstances the umpires should be informed of any such arrangement.

10) Facilities a) Each Club will attempt to provide acceptable playing conditions. b) Good artificial wickets can be used. 11) Teas a) It is the responsibility of the home side to provide a tea of a good standard. b) Other than c) below, there will be no charge to the away club for the provision of teas. c) If an away club concedes on the day of the match, the away club must pay £70 to the home club to cover the cost of teas and inconvenience.

14) Code of Conduct a) All clubs participating in the Development Division(s) will be required to sign and adhere to a Code of Conduct which will outline the League’s principles for the development of young players. b) Any club failing to observe the Code of Conduct may be removed from the competition.

12) Fixtures a) The League will provide the fixtures for the season b) Re-arrangements can be made with the agreement of both clubs onto a Sunday that is suitable to both clubs. c)  All re-arrangements shall be completed by the 1st February in the year the matches are to be played, thus enabling correct fixture dates to be published in Bedfordshire County Cricket League Handbook and website.

ECB FAST BOWLING MATCH DIRECTIVES Age groups are based on the age of the player at midnight on 31st August in the year preceding the current season. AGE

MAX OVERS PER SPELL

MAX OVERS PER DAY

Up to 13

5

10

U14, U15

6

12

U16, U17, U18, U19

7

18

For the purpose of these Directives a fast bowler is defined as a bowler to whom a wicket keeper in the same age group would in normal circumstances stand back to take the ball.

ECB Safety Guidance on the Wearing of Cricket Helmets by Young Players For all young players up to the age of eighteen: • helmets with a faceguard or grille should be worn when batting against a hard cricket ball in matches and in practice sessions; • young players should regard a helmet with a faceguard as a normal item of protective equipment when batting, together with pads, gloves and, for boys, an abdominal protector (box); • young wicket keepers should wear a helmet with a faceguard, or a wicketkeeper face protector when standing up to the stumps.

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ECB Fielding Restrictions for Young Players Age groups are based on the age of the player at midnight on 31st August in the year preceding the current season. • No young player in the Under 15 age group or younger shall be allowed to field closer than eight yards from the middle stump, except behind the wicket on the off side, until the batsman has played at the ball. • For players in the Under 13 age group and below the distance is eleven yards. • Any young player in the Under 16 to Under 18 age groups, who has not reached the age of 18, must wear a helmet and (for boys) an abdominal protector when fielding within six yards of the bat, except behind the wicket on the off side.


DEVELOPMENT division JUNE - 2PM STARTS

5

12

19

26

Flitwick IV

v

Biggleswade Town III

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Offley & Stopsley II

Queen's Park III

v

Ampthill Town IV

Henlow

v

Waresley II

Biggleswade Town III

v

Waresley II

Flitwick IV

v

Offley & Stopsley II

Queen's Park III

v

Henlow

Ampthill Town IV

v

Biggleswade Town III

Henlow

v

Offley & Stopsley II

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Queen's Park III

Waresley II

v

Flitwick IV

Biggleswade Town III

v

Offley & Stopsley II

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Henlow

Queen's Park III

v

Flitwick IV

Waresley II

v

Ampthill Town IV

Biggleswade Town III

v

Leighton Buzzard Town II

Henlow

v

Flitwick IV

Offley & Stopsley II

v

Queen's Park III

JULY 3

10

17

24

31

Ampthill Town IV

v

Offley & Stopsley II

Henlow

v

Biggleswade Town III

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Waresley II

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Ampthill Town IV

Waresley II

v

Queen's Park III

Flitwick IV

v

Leighton Buzzard Town II

Henlow

v

Ampthill Town IV

Offley & Stopsley II

v

Waresley II

Queen's Park III

v

Biggleswade Town III

Flitwick IV

v

Ampthill Town IV

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2015 Season Trophies and Facilities Marks The David Faill Trophy

David Faill Trophy Winners

Umpires marks for Premier Division matches

2003

Dunstable Town

2004

Ampthill Town

2005

Ampthill Town

2006

Dunstable Town

9.00

2007

Luton T & Indians

9.36

8.95

2008

Flitwick

9.13

8.40

8.73

2009

Southill Park

9.00

8.82

8.73

8.50

2010

Flitwick

8.21

8.71

8.43

8.57

8.48

2011

Luton T & Indians

Blunham I

7.50

8.79

8.64

8.50

8.36

2012

Flitwick

Eversholt I

8.38

8.38

8.38

8.23

8.35

2013

Leighton Buzzard

Ampthill Town I

7.58

8.83

8.83

8.08

8.33

2014

Flitwick

Flitwick I

8.33

8.08

8.00

7.83

8.06

2015

Southill Park

Respect for & Welcome of Umpires

Acceptance of Umpires Decisions

Behaviour on & off the Field of play

Language on & off the Field of play

Overall

Southill Park I

8.53

9.20

9.07

9.20

Lutonian I

8.45

9.00

9.00

Dunstable Town I

8.20

9.20

Waresley I

7.45

Luton T & Indians I

Team

ian smith Trophy Winners

The Ian Smith Trophy Umpires marks for First Division matches Respect for & Welcome of Umpires

Acceptance of Umpires Decisions

Behaviour on & off the Field of play

Language on & off the Field of play

Overall

Luton T & Indians II

9.08

9.00

8.69

8.69

8.87

Lutonian II

8.11

8.67

8.67

9.00

8.61

Potton Town I

8.33

8.75

8.67

8.33

8.52

Dunstable Town II

8.67

8.50

8.25

7.92

8.33

Biggleswade Town I

8.36

8.57

8.14

8.21

8.32

Ickleford I

7.83

8.00

8.50

8.50

8.21

Langford I

8.14

8.79

7.93

7.43

8.07

Ickwell I

7.69

8.08

7.85

7.69

7.83

Eggington Foresters I

7.70

7.70

7.10

7.70

7.55

Team

42

2012

Potton Town

2013

Luton T & Indians II

2014

Dunstable Town II

2015

Luton T & Indians II


League Records Highest Team Scores 422 for 6

Pavenham & Felmersham v Dunstable Town 3, 2007

415 for 3

Ickwell 1 v Leighton Buzzard 1, 2008 (Premier Div. record)

414 for 6

Henlow 1 v Dunstable Town 2, 2007

408 for 5

Ickwell 1 v Southill Park 1, 2009

384 for 6

Bedford Town 2 v Biggleswade, 2003

Highest score chasing to win 367 for 7

Dunstable Town v Ickwell, 2004

Development Division 286 for 3

Biddenham v Blunham, 2009

271 for 6

Potton Town v Biggleswade Town, 2011

265 for 6

Bedford v Elstow, 2011

259 for 4

Waresley v Flitwick, 2008

256 for 8

Aspley Guise v Potton Town, 2009

Highest individual Scores 275*

Matt Hicks, Henlow 1 v Dunstable Town 2, 2007

214

Dan Moss, Cople 2 v Luton Town & Indians 4s, 2013

205*

Kevin Wright, Biggleswade Town 1 v Caldecote 1, 2009

204*

Howard Cherry, Eggington 2 v Ickwell 2, 2002

199

Andy Trott, Sharnbrook v Hexton, 2002

181*

Earl Lee, Langford v Sharnbrook, 2014

180*

Sachin Wagh, Luton Town & Indians, 2015

Development Division

122*

Thomas Blythman, Bedford, 2014

111*

Adam Perkins, Biddenham, 2009

111*

Conor Robson, Langford, 2014

111*

Emilio Gay, Bedford, 2013

106*

Gurraj Galsin, Elstow, 2013

105

Lewis Perrin, Aspley Guise, 2009

104*

Ben Chilwell, Flitwick, 2010

103

Dipech Patel, Waresley, 2008

101

James Gage, Aspley Guise, 2009

101

James Gage, Aspley Guise, 2009

100*

Advait Vaidya, Bedford, 2014

Highest partnership Jimmy Hart & Roy Bloxham, Biggleswade Town 2, 2002

348

Best Bowling 10 for 57

Phil Clark, Southill Park v Henlow, 1995

8 for 10

Scot Crouch, Ickleford 2015

Development Division 7 for 11

Jamie Barker, Waresley, 2015

7 for 27

Oliver Evans, Ampthill Town, 2010

6 for 5

Robert Kraus, Biddenham, 2010

6 for 15

George Chappell, Ampthill Town, 2009

6 for 19

Natasha Bawa, Bedfordshire Ladies, 2014

6 for 26

Sami Younis, Queens Park Youth, 2015

6 for 27

Ben Fensome, Ickwell, 2010

Chairman’s Players of the Year for 2015 Prem.

Kashif Ali

Dunstable

Philip Salvesen, Biddenham, 2009

1st

Scot Crouch

Ickleford

154*

Michael Bodo, Flitwick, 2010

2nd

Rob Draper

Cople

138

Edward Else, Bedford, 2014

3rd

Will Spencer

Harrold

133*

Rahul Sheemar, Bedford, 2014

4th

Iftikhar Hussain

Queens Park Westfield

126

Ahad Khan, Great Brickhill, 2014

5th

Rickesh Patel

Luton Town & Indians

163*

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averages for 2015 premier division Batsman

Club

Sachin Wagh

Luton Town & Indians

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Sachin Wagh

Luton Town & Indians

867

66.69

180*

27

16.67

4 for 35

Kashif Ali

Dunstable

513

46.64

Michael Pickard

Blunham

507

42.25

111*

George Darlow

Southill

25

14.16

5 for 27

86

Kalim Khan

Eversholt

24

20.46

4 for 37

Guy Hill

Dunstable

495

45

109

Jimmy Hart

Flitwick

24

21.58

4 for 30

Hassam Mushtaq

Eversholt

456

45.6

81

James Gage

Eversholt

24

23.5

3 for 39

Daniel McGovern

Flitwick

454

41.27

87

Chris Watt

Southill

23

13.78

4 for 28

Sam Cherry

Dunstable

452

64.57

98

Hamid Riaz

Lutonian

23

15.61

4 for 29

Jimmy Hart

Flitwick

439

33.77

94

Sam Cherry

Dunstable

20

12.5

5 for 56

Hamid Riaz

Lutonian

431

43.1

67

Wayne Goldsmith

Blunham

18

14.61

4 for 24

Kanchana Rodrigo

Blunham

426

47.33

105

Muhammad Kamran

Lutonian

18

17.83

5 for 30

Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Kyle Blanchard

Ickleford

585

58.5

155

Scot Crouch

Ickleford

32

11.03

8 for 10

Jordan Cleghorn

Langford

436

36.33

114

Luke Marsden

Ickleford

25

11.4

4 for 14

Adam Dagless

Biggleswade

394

39.4

78*

Adnan Yousuf

Eggington

23

10.83

4 for 16

Adam Parkins

Langford

375

41.67

101*

Chris Gentle

Langford

22

13.64

3 for 15

Kelvin MacFarlane

Potton

369

30.75

103*

Stephen Williams

Potton

21

14.71

6 for 16

Earl Lee

Langford

367

61.17

82

James Howlett

Potton

21

18.1

4 for 16

Jack Edwards

Ickleford

365

33.18

91*

Thomas Westwood

Langford

20

18.5

3 for 26

Jeremy Page

Luton Town & Indians

347

43.38

89*

Muhammad Imran

Eggington

19

9.68

5 for 34

Harry Jerome

Ickwell

341

56.83

82

Ramesh Subasinghe

Langford

19

17.21

4 for 36

Naveed Ahmad

Eggington

308

38.5

71

Matthew Twigg

Biggleswade

19

22.74

3 for 28

Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Robert Draper

Cople

475

52.78

121*

Josh Edwins

Flitwick

25

19.08

5 for 34

Rick Monaghan

Clifton

421

42.1

89*

James Potter

Ampthill

21

16.52

5 for 35

George Gregory

Cople

419

46.56

102*

Jack Brown

Clifton

21

16

3 for 27

Anton de Beer

Great Brickhill

390

130

159

James Vallom

Caldecote

21

15.71

5 for 31

Sam Kumar

Sharnbrook

388

43.11

93

Andy Watts

Kempston Hammers

19

21.79

4 for 74

Peter Cooley

Cople

374

46.75

66

Peter Cooley

Cople

18

17.61

4 for 23

Michael Bodo

Flitwick

360

36

90

Martin Warman

Ampthill

17

27.59

3 for 27

Sameem Shafi

Caldecote

359

35.9

51*

Sameem Shafi

Caldecote

16

23.06

3 for 37

Simon Pritchard

Sharnbrook

339

33.9

107

Robert Draper

Cople

16

24.19

5 for 19

Jack Brown

Clifton

333

33.3

95

Nick Harding

Blunham

15

21.4

3 for 16

FIRST division

SECOND division

44


averages for 2015 THIRD division Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

James Cooper

Sandy

439

146.33

102*

Craig Fowler

Harrold

26

10.81

4 for 28

Farook Yunas

Southill

424

47.11

84

Kieran Fowler

Harrold

26

15.35

4 for 43

Will Spencer

Harrold

396

39.6

79

Will Spencer

Harrold

25

11.88

7 for 21

21

16.27

5 for 17

Andrew Simpkins

Ickwell

370

30.83

91

Haroon Afridi

Luton Town & Indians

Dave Carr

Sandy

342

68.4

117*

Ciaran Newton

Dunstable

19

9.21

6 for 26

Kieran Fowler

Harrold

338

37.56

99

Rashid Afridi Snr

Luton Town & Indians

19

9.53

7 for 18

Gary Fowler

Harrold

311

25.92

67

Ifzaal Hussain

Kempston Sports

18

13.22

5 for 33

Edward Lamb

Sandy

309

34.33

71

Jonathan Dove

Bedford

17

23.12

5 for 53

Southill

17

21.71

5 for 34

Kishore Silva

Hexton

302

33.56

65*

Domenic Pasquariello

Emilio Gay

Bedford

281

140.5

143*

MD Shomser Ali

Sandy

17

22.29

3 for 17

Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Iftikhar Hussain

Queens Park Westfield

606

67.33

176

Hamza Waqar

Biddenham

23

7.7

6 for 27

Bruce Ditcham

Biggleswade

493

70.43

105*

Wajahat Ali

Queens Park Westfield

20

7.9

5 for 20

Josh Hook

Offley & Stopsley

359

51.29

81

Tayub Hussain

Queens Park Westfield

18

7.44

5 for 5

James Raine

Leighton Buzzard

333

55.5

135

Nazim Shah

Queens Park Westfield

17

4.18

7 for 8

Hassan Yousaf

Queens Park Westfield

311

77.75

95

Marc Childs

Leighton Buzzard

17

9.88

7 for 27

Brad Gates

Leighton Buzzard

280

35

82*

Amarpal Singh

Biddenham

17

14.53

7 for 31

Jatinder Singh

Biddenham

263

32.88

116

Max Bowman

Harrold

15

16.2

4 for 10

Nicholas Key

Ampthill

262

43.67

86*

Bruce Ditcham

Biggleswade

14

17.07

3 for 30

Harjeet Sehmbi

Biddenham

227

75.67

104*

Thomas Boyd

Biggleswade

14

19.5

4 for 34

Joe Tomlin

Aspley Guise

225

37.5

106*

Josh Hands

Harrold

14

26.57

7 for 22

FOURTH division

45


averages for 2015 FIFTH division Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

27

9.07

5 for 0

Ben Carter

Potton

321

165.5

169*

Rickesh Patel

Luton Town & Indians

Harry Kearns

Great Brickhill

300

50

98

Dharmesh Mistry

Luton Town & Indians

16

8.38

5 for 24

Adam Goldberg

Great Brickhill

254

42.33

82*

Adam Henchy

Eversholt

15

13.67

4 for 19

Dan Sherlock

Potton

252

84

104

Khuram Aziz

Eggington

15

16.8

3 for 19

Roger Lewis

Eversholt

236

33.71

69

Simon Avis

Eversholt

14

8.57

5 for 16

Amjad Ali

Eggington

225

28.13

68

Asif Khan

Great Brickhill

14

15.29

3 for 23

13

13.85

3 for 11

Adeel Iqbal

Eggington

224

37.33

82

Sailesh Patel

Luton Town & Indians

Adam Sibley

Eversholt

214

35.67

70*

Ash Hussain

Eggington

13

17.46

4 for 32

Tom Hearn

Potton

211

52.75

68*

Chris Lucas

Cople

12

13.83

7 for 29

Tom Sibley

Eversholt

210

42

70*

Ryan Wing

Flitwick

12

14.42

3 for 18

DEVELOPMENT divisionS

46

Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Taiyub Hussain

Queens Park Youth

203

40.6

85

Ben Irish

Waresley

13

12.54

4 for 40

Ben Irish

Waresley

169

28.17

48

Sami Younis

Queens Park Youth

11

7

6 for 26

Harry Roberts

Biggleswade

165

41.25

73

Charlie Piper

Henlow

11

5.64

3 for 16

Jack Flynn

Elstow

145

145

75*

Rory Fookes

Henlow

10

12

3 for 16

Jenson Smailes

Biggleswade

126

25.2

48

Harry Roberts

Biggleswade

10

9.2

4 for 38

Nigel Gadsby

Waresley

124

124

57*

Jamie Baker

Waresley

9

4.89

7 for 11

Tynan Collins

Henlow

119

119

70*

Bertie Barrett

Leighton Buzzard

8

4.75

3 for 11

Oliver Gadsby

Waresley

114

22.8

58*

Richie Ellingham

Waresley

8

8.75

4 for 36

Haseeb Hanif

Queens Park Youth

104

34.67

53*

Max Smith

Biggleswade

8

10.75

3 for 1

Bilal Hussain

Queens Park Youth

101

101

100*

Matthew Clark

Langford

7

3.29

5 for 7


2016 Guide to Post-match Procedures Results are reported by text message to 07800 008108 All results, including cancelled and abandoned games, must be reported by 10.00pm on the day of the match Each team playing in the League has been allocated a 3-character code which is listed in the Club Details pages. The result is sent as a text message and made up of a number of parts: Outcome

Team1

Runs1

Wkts1

Ovs.Bs1

Teams2

Runs2

Wkts2

Ovs.Bs2

Toss

with a SPACE between each part A confirmation message will be sent in return Meaning Outcome

Match Outcome Code (see below)

Team1

Team Code for the team batting first

Runs1

Runs scored by the team batting first

Wkts1

Wickets lost by the team batting first (10 if a side is all out)

Ovs.Bs1

Overs and balls bowled during the 1st innings

Team2

Team Code for the team batting second

Runs2

Runs scored by the team batting second

Wkts2

Wickets lost by the team batting second (10 if a side is all out)

Ovs.Bs2

Overs and balls bowled during the 2nd innings

Toss

T1 – Toss won by team batting first; T2 – Toss won by team batting second

Code

Match Outcome

RR

Normal result (this is assumed, so can be omitted)

RA

Rain affected match

RE

ONLY use this when a match is not won by either side

CA

Replacement result (to replace an erroneous result)

CO

Cancelled match without a ball being bowled

EXAMPLE RESULTS Normal Result

Cancelled Match

Ampthill Town 1 – 210 for 8 wickets off 45 overs Flitwick 1 – 150 all out off 41.4 overs (Won Toss)

Match between Flitwick 1 and Ampthill Town 1 was cancelled without a ball being bowled.

AT1 210 8 45.0 FW1 150 10 41.4 T2

CA FW1 AT1

Rain Result – use only when neither side has won

Conceded Match

Flitwick 1 – 210 for 8 wickets off 45 overs (Won Toss)

Match between Flitwick 1 and Ampthill Town 1 was conceded by Ampthill Town 1

Ampthill Town 1 – 100 for 6 off 17.4 overs RA FW1 210 8 45.0 AT1 100 6 17.4 T1 Replacement

CO FW1 AT1 Note: the team that conceded must be reported second in the message

To replace a result when the original report had an error RE AT1 210 8 45.0 FW1 120 6 33.4 T1

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Post-match Requirements A summary, by Division, of what you need to do Facility & Umpire Reports must be logged by 11pm of the Tuesday following the match Premier Division, Division 1 and Division 2

Divisions 4 to 6

HOME TEAM

HOME TEAM

Text result Online Umpires report,

AWAY TEAM

Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website

Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website

AWAY TEAM

Online Umpires report (online facility report ONLY if no panel umpires present)

Development Division HOME TEAM

Online Facility report

Text result Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website

Division 3 HOME TEAM

Text result

Text result

AWAY TEAM

No actions required

Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website AWAY TEAM

Online Facility report (include Umpire’s names)

All Facility & Umpire reports are logged online at www.bedsleague.org.uk In order to use this web site we must set you up as a user. To do this, send an email to webmaster@bedsleague.org.uk Marks of six and below must be accompanied by helpful comments in the space provided and, in exceptional cases, a letter or email may be sent to the League Secretary.

Fines are published on a weekly basis Any disputes over fines must be made within six days of their publication

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