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BEDFORDSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET LEAGUE 2017 LEAGUE HANDBOOK Affiliated to the Club Cricket Conference Sponsored by Readers

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Contents League Officers 2017

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Chairman’s Report 2016

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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 2017

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BACO Guidelines for Panel Umpires

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Pitch Marking Criteria for Panel Umpires 17

2017 FIXTURES Premier Division Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5 Division 6

31 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Junior Development Division Playing Rules 2017

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Facilities Reporting Scheme Guidelines

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ECB Fast Bowling Match Directives Development Division Fixtures

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Previous Winners

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ECB & PCA Guidance: Helmets

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Umpires Panel 2017

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Ground, Weather & Light Guidance

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Club Details 2017

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Lightning: What should you do?

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Sovereign Trophy Draw

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League Records

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Results Service

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Post-Match Requirements

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We at Greene King are very keen to support all levels of sport from our recent release of becoming the official beer of England Cricket to sponsoring a local village team, all forms of the game are supported and hugely encouraged. Greene King are therefore delighted to partner with the Bedfordshire County Cricket league to become the league sponsor for this season with a view to supporting the league and it’s clubs for years to come.

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League Officers 2017

Chairman

Andy Watts

Vice Chairman

Vacant

77 Suncote Avenue, Dunstable, LU6 1BN

07811 960350 chair@bedsleague.org.uk

07788 134073 secretary@bedsleague.org.uk

07830 880666 treasurer@bedsleague.org.uk

League Secretary and BACO Representative

Steve Cobb

Snowdrop Cottage, 12 Chapel Fields, Biggleswade SG18 0ND

Treasurer

Hassan Amin

37 Barnstaple Road, Bedford, MK40 3AS

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

01582 705191 results@bedsleague.org.uk

Fixture Secretary Ian Smith and League Welfare Officer Bedfordshire Cricket Ltd Representative (non-voting)

Martin Darlow

Groundsman Association Representative (non-voting)

Malcolm Wynn

IT Manager

Robert Nunn

Follow the league

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01525 841836 07880 850269 fixtures@bedsleague.org.uk

webmaster@bedsleague.org.uk

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Chairman’s Report 2016

2016 was the biggest ever season for the Bedfordshire County Cricket League; we introduced a new division and invited 5 new clubs into the League, these were Eaton Socon, Horton House, Letchworth, Preston and Stevenage. All which I believe enjoyed their first season with us. The introduction of a new division kept Ian Smith particularly busy over the Christmas period trying to collate the fixtures so that most sides were given their blank dates that they requested and that first and second elevens were not both at home on the same day, congratulations Ian on another fine job. In the run up to the 2016 season we were still on the search for a results secretary to replace Phil Gurney who retired his services at the end of 2015. We put out a plea for help via email and social media and we were very lucky to get a response from Colin Keeley. With a short hand over period Colin applied himself ably and completed a good job in his first year with us and I am sure 2017 will be a breeze, thank you Colin. The League were also on the lookout for a new sponsor pre-season as Parth Sports unfortunately closed their doors. We were very lucky that brewers and hoteliers Greene King stepped in at the 11th hour and I would like to thank them for their support and for the rush in April to provide us with their logos and adverts for the handbook.

We also encountered a problem to solve with our text number provider, Intellisoftware, they had been sending emails and communications to a defunct email account. As they had not received any response Intellisoftware ended up distributing our text number elsewhere. We then had to apply for a new text number, get that in place, working and communicated to our entire membership before May 1st. It was definitely a very hectic pre-season for the management committee. Once again the Premier Division was a very close fought contest, this year it was predominantly a scrap between Dunstable and Southill Park. Dunstable held their nerve and Sam Cherry’s men retained the title for a second year running. Southill deserve some recognition as well for the way they conduct themselves and play the game in the Spirit that it should. The Premier Division welcome back Ampthill after a season away and Potton for the 2017 season, Potton were crowned champions of Division One and Ampthill were promoted as Waresley have requested to drop down several divisions in alignment with their current Sunday availability. Division Two was won by Queens Park and I am sure they will light up Division One. They are a club with huge potential and support and are definitely a sleeping giant. 3


Harrold claimed the Division Three title and they are looking a strong force to be reckoned with; Kempston Sports won Division Four and Eversholt 2’s clinched Division Five. Langford 2’s in their first season in the main structure wrapped up Division Six and Biggleswade won the Development Division for the first time. Unfortunately during the season Blunham first eleven pulled out of the league with each of our top sides having one or two less fixtures in the Premier division. It is also unfortunate and sad that the League have asked Potton second eleven to leave the league, Potton conceded nine fixtures out of their sixteen during the 2016 season. The League has found this to be an unacceptable amount of games to be cancelled and stopped other sides who could fulfil fixtures without a game. This also does not align with the ECB’s Get the Game on campaign which the League wholeheartedly support. I hope that Potton will accept an invitation from the League to enter a side into the Development Division to re-build their Sunday availability. The League had a very difficult and regrettable decision to make in 2016 when we had to expel Sharnbrook from the League structure. This was not an easy decision to make but constant behavioural issues on and off the field of play and breaches of the Spirit of Cricket will not be tolerated from any club in any division. I would like to take this opportunity to remind our member clubs that your Captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of the Game as well as within the Laws. The topic of facilities has come under some scrutiny as the League have refused two sides promotion based on the low scores submitted by opposition captain’s. Your cricket square is your main asset and the League will always state that you and your club need to complete pre and post season work to maintain a healthy square. 4

In between that process it is even more important that the correct maintenance and preparation of the pitch is carried out during the season. The 2016 facility marks are available to view on our play-cricket website and they do make interesting reading, please take some time to look at your Club’s results and scores and look at the areas where you could improve. It is also very important that your club submits factual and accurate facility reports on the reporting system that we have provided, as the League do scrutinise the marks and make decisions based on your submitted marks. If you have any questions on this topic please contact the League Facilities representative David Pike. The League’s Representative side took on the Chilterns Cricket League in the first round of the Sovereign Trophy at Wardown Park in May and came out on top winning by 91 runs. The main contributors to the win included Kashif Ali scoring 118 in 99 balls and Usman Farooq scoring 34. On the bowling front Jimmy Hart and George Darlow both claimed 3 wickets each. The Representative side were then handed another home tie against the Thames Valley League. Unfortunately we had to concede as none of our member Clubs could host even though our side was particularly strong and fancied themselves to reach the semifinal. I truly hope that our membership can look at their diaries for next year and confirm with Ian Smith if they are able to host any of the representative matches once dates become available from the Club Cricket Conference. I would like to thank Carl Ferguson and Sam Cherry for organising the team, Ian Smith for managing and Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club for hosting. The umpire’s panel did a sterling job again this season covering the Premier League, Division One and some Division Two


matches. I would like to remind our Premier and Division One teams that your umpire’s reports are valuable to the League and BACO and your submitted reports in 2015 saw Geoff May awarded the inaugural Jim Cox trophy.

I would like to thank Vicky Bodo who again did a fantastic job editing our handbook especially with the tight timescales that that she encountered with the new sponsorship from Greene King. I hope that this relationship can run long and fruitful.

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 would also like to thank budding journalist Harry Wright who composed and sent out the weekly newsletter to a mailing list that grew to well over 1000 subscribers in 2016. Again I hope that Harry can continue to do this during his university studies in 2017.

I will ask you to go back to your clubs tonight and encourage your playing and nonplaying members to go on the excellently ran umpires courses that BACO provide.

It is with sadness that the League loses Graeme Presswell this year who has served admirably for the past 6 years. Graeme has performed the role of Registration Secretary and Treasurer and has been a credit to us. I wish Graeme well in his business ventures and continued support of Bedfordshire cricket and I thank Graeme on behalf of the committee and the membership for his hard work.

In conjunction with BACO and Beds Cricket, every candidate that passes the Level 1 course this winter, and stands in five BCCL matches in 2017, will be reimbursed forty pounds of the sixty that they paid. I truly hope that this initiative and incentive works and we have a thriving umpire’s panel in 2017. I’m sure you join me in offering sympathies to Southill Park who lost Steve Blott to a fight with cancer this year. Steve was known as “Blott the Dot” due to his tight bowling and was part of the Southill Park team that won the first ever BCCL title. Steve also represented Bedfordshire during the 80’s and 90’s.

On your behalf I thank Steve Cobb, Bob Woodward, Ian Smith, Graeme Presswell, Dave Pike, Geoff May, Colin Keeley, Robert Nunn, 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.

With the money that we currently have available to us, the League have made the decision to spend some of this wisely by supplying our Umpires Panel with new BCCL coats in 2017 as well as supplying our member clubs with new stumps and fielding circles, as well as supplying shirts and caps to our representative side, all which will be available at the start of the season.

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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. T  here 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. T  he 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. The 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) to 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 the invitation of the League Management Committee. 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. (b)  Representatives of Bedfordshire Cricket Ltd, 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. (b)  A quorum shall be a majority of the voting 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) Determine the membership of the League and divisional allocations. iv) Referee all disputes. 6. General Meetings (a)  The Annual General Meeting shall be held not 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.

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(d) Each member club shall be entitled to send more than one representative to General Meetings but only one shall be entitled to vote. (e)  Clubs not represented at the AGM or an SGM 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. (b)  For 2017, clubs entering three teams shall pay £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. (c)  Clubs will also be invoiced for postage costs 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 or the playing regulations. The decision of the League Management Committee will be final.


Greene King Bedfordshire County Cricket League Playing Rules 2017 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 in the Premier, Division 1 and Division 2. In all other divisions, bowlers are limited to a maximum of eight 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)

Maximum overs per bowler

Overs per innings (Division 2 – 5)

Maximum overs per bowler

20 – 25

5

20 – 24

4

26 – 30

6

25 – 28

5

31 – 35

7

29 – 32

6

36 – 40

8

33 – 36

7

41 – 45

9

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 and Division 1 teams are expected to complete the bowling of forty-five overs in two hours and fortyfive 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. (c) Any reference in these rules to the deduction or 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.

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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 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 vii) A team not available to toss fifteen 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.

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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. (c) Second Innings i) Any 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). (b)  Matches may only be cancelled from the Sunday 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) For 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

(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).

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 2017 is Readers who will provide Sovereign balls for all matches other than Premier, Divisions 1 & 2 which will use Sovereign Imperial Crown balls. (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 and Division 1 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, Division 1and Division 2) or one hundred and twentyfive runs (Divisions 3 to 5), and a further batting bonus point for each additional twenty five runs up to a maximum of five batting bonus points.

(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 2 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. 11


(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. For all matches (j)  Teams in all divisions are strongly encouraged to provide umpires. (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. Failure to comply with this rule will incur a £10 fine. (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

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.

14. Unable to Raise a Side (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. (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.


(c)  Any club, player or member shall have the right 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.

16. Interpretation of Wide Ball and No Ball (a) In all Divisions 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. 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.

(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.

17. Fielding Circles For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only (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 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.

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21. Power Plays For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only (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 ten overs of an uninterrupted innings (First Power Play): A minimum of seven fielders plus the bowler and wicketkeeper must be within the fielding circle (as defined in playing rule 17) at the instant of delivery. During the last five overs of an uninterrupted innings (Second Power Play): A minimum of four fielders plus the bowler and wicketkeeper must be within the fielding circle (as defined by playing rule 17) at the instant of delivery. (c) 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

22. Free Hits 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:

20-21

4

3

7

22-24

5

3

8

i)

25-28

6

3

9

ii) The team with the most bonus points.

29-31

6

4

10

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

32-34

7

4

11

35-38

8

4

12

39-41

8

5

13

42-44

9

5

14

45

10

5

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(d) Each block of Power Play Overs must commence at the start of an over. (e) 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. (f) 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. (g) 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. 14

(h) 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.

The team that has lost the fewest games.

iv) The team with the most points after their first ten games. v) Repeat v) with nine games. vi) Repeat v) with eight games sequentially down to one game until a determination is reached. vii) 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: 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).


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. ii)  The Constitution sets out the minimum facilities 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. iii)  Clubs failing to meet the marking criteria can 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.

25. Qualified Players, Registration of Players and Team Cards (a) No player shall receive any payment or payment in kind for playing for a club. (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. (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) C  ategory 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 and younger 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 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. (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. (i) All players governed by Category 1a to be registered on the League Registration Form for Under 13s. (j)  Prior to the commencement of a League fixture, teams are required to exchange team cards that must be completed with the full name (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 and Division 1 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 to be received no later than the Friday following the match. Failure to comply with this rule will incur a £10 fine. (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: 15


Bona-fide club member – 10pts deduction per ineligible player Non club member – 10pts deduction per ineligible player plus all points gained in the match 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. (o)  Any player found to be registered in the wrong category will be regarded as unregistered and a points fine determined by the League will be levied. (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. (q) A player that registers for one club in the Development Division may also register for a separate adult team for a different club.

26.Transfers and Selection (a) Out of season 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). (c) No transfers will be allowed after 30th June of each season. (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. (e) It shall be understood that higher team players shall not be selected for a lower team. In the event that a club believes the spirit of this playing rule has been breached, that club may report the matter to the League Management Committee who will seek a justification from the opposition club regarding team selection for that particular match. The League Management Committee reserve the right to take appropriate action in such circumstances, based on the evidence, including the deduction of points where appropriate.

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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.

27. Facility and Umpire Reporting 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. For Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 matches only (a) Facility reporting will be the responsibility of the panel umpires. If no panel umpires appointed, the visiting captain must complete the report. 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 £10 For all matches (f)  Both teams are required to mark both umpires, whether panel appointments or club appointments.

28.Supplementary 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 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.

BCCL Pitch Marking Guidance 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

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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 Winners Yr

Premier

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Division 5

2016

Dunstable Town

Potton Town

Queens Park Westfield Harrold

Kempston Sports

Eversholt 2

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

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 Flitwick

1997

Flitwick

1996

Eversholt

Ampthill Town

1995

Luton Town

Cutler Hammer Ampthill Town

1994

Luton Town

1993

Luton Town

Luton Town

1992

Bedford Town

Flitwick

1991

Luton Town

Eversholt

1990

Southill Park

Leighton Buzzard

Harrold

Division 6 Langford 2XI

JIM COX TROPHY – BEST UMPIRE

DAVID FAILL TROPHY WINNERS

20

Division 4

2015

Geoff May

2016

Robert Nunn

IAN SMITH TROPHY WINNERS

2003

Dunstable Town

2010

Flitwick

2012

Potton Town

2004

Ampthill Town

2011

Luton T & Indians

2013

Luton T & Indians II

2005

Ampthill Town

2012

Flitwick

2014

Dunstable Town II

2006

Dunstable Town

2013

Leighton Buzzard

2015

Luton T & Indians II

2007

Luton T & Indians

2014

Flitwick

2016

Great Brickhill

2008

Flitwick

2015

Southill Park

2009

Southill Park

2016

Southill Park


Umpires Panel 2017 Haroon Afridi

07958 196391

Malcolm Rose

01908 316636

07546 897654

Phil Anderson

07760 736965

Steve McKinley

01234 305334

07821 640152

Paul Barnes

01234 364595

07754 093888

Linsard Miller

Geoff Blackmore

01462 892623

07747 042567

John Medlock

01462 817383

07956 431150 07796 326673

Steve Cobb

01767 316332

07788 134073

Ralph Morris

01582 707193

07968 409247

Trevor Cooper

01234 712664

Robert Nunn

01234 866667

07903 351305

Adrian Dell

01582 614010

07908 450080

Kingsley Simmons

01462 700489

07743 117786

Trevor Dungate

01582 431836

07966 171753

Steve Searle

01908 503017

07910 226671

Martin Field

01604 409320

07738 259347

John Sweedy

01923 404163

07854 374597

Norman Gillam

01234 713883

07594 440572

Geoff Swinden

01767 631231

07710 273220

Jan Hilhorst

01438 718751

+31 (0)6 224 63 159

Ray Ward

01908 370057

07836 330858

Peter Gurney

01767 681211

07919 241096

Steve Waterhouse

01582 422574

07527 014492

Jerry Lake

01707 322354

07758 774641

Andy Watts

07811 960350

Ian Letting

01525 875105

07506 114381

Hemal Wijesuriya

07801 763542

Geoff May

01767 315572

07767 895421

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 2017 AMPTHILL TOWN Ground

The Park, Woburn Road, Ampthill, MK45 2HX

Dev. XI Ground

Marston C.C., Bedford Road, Marston, MK43 0LB

Secretary

Andy Roberts

01525 404602

1st XI Captain

AT1

Daniel Bennett

07817 125314

2nd XI Captain

AT2

Andy Passman

07802 748638

3rd XI Captain

AT3

Graeme Presswell

07946 863262

Dev XI Contact

AT4

Andy Roberts

07724 429276

Joey Evans

07736 517791

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

Adam Giddings

07957 010692

1st XI Captain

BG1

Conor Smith

07809 223537

2nd XI Captain

BG2

Bruce Ditcham

07496 606703

Dev XI Contact

BG3

Adam Giddings

07957 010692

Mark Bentley

07919 052621

League Rep

22


BLUNHAM Ground

Phoenix Gardens, Barford Road, Blunham, MK44 3ND

Secretary

Talitha Heaps

07572 862871

Martin Sadler

07711 028082

Nick Harding

07791 689011

1st XI Captain

BL1

League Rep

CADDINGTON Ground

Manor Road, Caddington, LU1 4HH

Secretary

Dale Skeath

07504 532722

Paul Simpson

07932 078803

Carl Beddard

07876 753439

Dev XI Captain

CG1

League Rep

CALDECOTE Ground

Harvey Close, Upper Caldecote, SG18 9BQ

Secretary

Cherry Sizer

07799 680396

Jason Welch

07826 846627

Simon Maudlin

07799 430183

1st XI Captain

CD1

League Rep

CLIFTON Ground

Claybridge Ground, Stanford Lane, Clifton, SG17 5EU

Secretary

Rick Monaghan

07528 445888

Rick Monaghan

07528 445888

Daniel Hyde

07826 916115

1st XI Captain

CL1

League Rep

COPLE Ground

Grange Lane, Cople, MK44 3TT

Secretary

Brian Ebbs

01234 838659

1st XI Captain

CA1

George Gregory

07939 467506

2nd XI Captain

CA2

Glen Monks

07808 914550

Kevin Draper

07730 553455

League Rep

DUNSTABLE TOWN Ground

Lancot Park, Totternhoe, Dunstable, LU6 1QP

Secretary

Andy Boocock

07703 485494

1st XI Captain

DU1

Rob Simpkins

07736 933533

2nd XI Captain

DU2

Dean Woods

07837 412726

3rd XI Captain

DU3

Harry Wright

07528 262997

Rob Simpkins

07736 933533

League Rep

23


EATON BRAY Ground

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

Secretary

Jon Marum

07502 434354

Josh Peacock

07815 565319

Ian Jones

07956 340888

1st XI Captain

EA1

League Rep

EATON SOCON Ground

Peppercorn Lane, Eaton Socon, St Neots, PE19 8HL

Secretary

Bob Humphrey

07881 104299

1st XI Captain

ES1

Ryan Warboys

07931 286100

2nd XI Captain

ES2

Barry Cavilla

07984 937574

Jonathan Taylor

07832 222786

League Rep

EGGINGTON FORESTERS Ground

Mill Road, Stanbridge, Eggington, LU7 9HX

Secretary

Mohammed Tauseef

07881 104299

1st XI Captain

EF1

Raja 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, Church End, Eversholt, MK17 9DT

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

3rd. XI Ground

Kempston Hammers CC

Secretary

Mrs. Lyn Alder

01234 766750

Phil Gurney

07969 558260

1st XI Captain 2nd XI Captain

FW2

Sean Nicklin

07974 696673

3rd XI Captain

FW3

Jeremy Jones

07450 002944

Andrew Summerfield

07851 041867

League Rep

24

FW1

Contact Captain


GREAT BRICKHILL Ground

Horsepond, Great Brickhill, MK17 9BA

01525 261434

Secretary

Mike Slatter

01525 378720 07880 329867

1st XI Captain

GB1

Andrew Mitchell

2nd XI Captain

GB2

TBA

League Rep

Richard Morris

01908 377174

HARROLD Ground

The Pavilion, Carlton Road, Harrold, MK43 7DT

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

Higham Gobian Road, Hexton, SG5 3JB

01582 486417

League Rep

HEXTON Ground Secretary 1st XI Captain

HX1

League Rep

Angela Smylie

07958 733447

Neil Smylie

07884 054039

David Smith

07808 538853

HORTON HOUSE Ground

Denton Road, Horton, Northants, NN7 2BE

Secretary 1st XI Captain

HH1

League Rep

Paul Das

07725 988956

Kiron Das

07801 750881

Paul Das

07725 988956

ICKLEFORD Ground

Sports Field, Walnut Way, Ickleford, SG5 3XX

Secretary

Roy Izzard

07803 202498

Sam Howard

07494 796343

Roy Izzard

07803 202498

Ground

Ickwell Green, Ickwell SG18 9EE

01767 627493

Secretary

Paul Hirst

01462 811650

1st XI Captain

IK1

League Rep

ICKWELL

1st XI Captain

IC1

Milin Gandhi

07939 275190

2nd XI Captain

IC2

Darren Williams

07765 890241

Paul Hirst

01462 811650

League Rep

25


KEMPSTON HAMMERS Ground

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

2nd XI Ground

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

Secretary

Dominic Pasquariello

07851 584074

1st XI Captain

KH1

Chris Murray

07426 100000

2nd XI Captain

KH2

Merv Hussain

07542 848108

Jim Murray

07954 782906

League Rep

LANGFORD Ground

Mill Lane, Langford, SG18 9QB

Secretary

Bernard Morse

07885 778228

1st XI Captain

LA1

Jordan Cleghorn

07878 245720

2nd XI Captain

LA2

Les Soden

07737 014349

Jordan Cleghorn

07878 245720

Ground

Bell Close, Lake Street, LU7 1RX

01525 375140

Secretary

Dan Scott

07838 022496

League Rep

LEIGHTON BUZZARD

1st XI Captain

LB1

James Raine

07933 153740

Dev XI Contact

LB2

Nick Scott

01525 375140

Dan Scott

07838 022496

League Rep

LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY Ground

Whitethorn Lane, Letchworth, SG6 2DN

Secretary 1st XI Captain

LE1

League Rep

Roger Thomson

01462 623613

Adrian Wilson

07925 076996

Dan Heydon

07930 245163

LUTON TOWN & INDIANS Ground

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

Second Ground

Lancaster Avenue, Luton, LU2 7AD

Secretary

Ashvin Patel

07701 078332

1st XI Captain

LT1

Dhruv Patel

07507 881700

2nd XI Captain

LT2

Gagan Kashyap

07581 389416

3rd XI Captain

LT3

Yousuf Alim

07495 428934

4th XI Captain

LT4

Shailesh Patel

07906 738784

Haroon Afridi

07958 196391

League Rep

LUTONIAN Ground

Lower Wardown Park, New Bedford Road, Luton, LU2 7HA

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


NEW BRADWELL Ground

Bradville, Milton Keynes, MK13 7AD

Secretary 1st XI Captain

NB1

League Rep

01908 313835

Janette Chapman

01908 314564

Chris Timms

07875 715425

Chris Timms

07875 715425

OFFLEY & STOPSLEY Ground

Kings Walden Road, Great Offley, SG5 3DS

Secretary 1st XI Captain

OS1

League Rep

Mo Chaudry

07944 952404

Darren Lunney

07765 577879

Darren Lunney

07765 577879

POTTON Ground

The Hollow, Biggleswade Road

Secretary

Robert Bage

01767 260453

Sean Stevens

07725 974334

Sean Stevens

07725 974334

1st XI Captain

PT1

League Rep

PRESTON Ground

The Cricket Ground, Preston, Near Hitchin, SG4 7TZ

Secretary

David Norman

01462 420849

Max Anderson

07580 011537

Matt Burleigh

07795 054537

1st XI Captain

PR1

League Rep

QUEEN’S PARK WESTFIELD Ground

Allens Park, Ford End Road, Bedford, MK40 4HL

Secretary 1st XI Captain

QP1

Hassan Yousaf

07805 509489

Madaser Yousaf

07595 850795

2nd. XI Captain

QP2

Danyaal Iqbal

07984 577349

2nd. XI Captain

QP3

Asad Beg

07790 587671

Dev. XI Captain

QP4

Hassan Amin

07830 880666

Tariq Iqbal

07812 206365

League Rep

SANDY Ground

Recreation Ground, Engayne Avenue, Sandy, SG19 1BN

Secretary 1st XI Captain

SA1

League Rep

Mick Reynolds

01767 680887

James Kier

07919 386712

Brian Taylor

01767 680943

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


STEPPINGLEY Ground

Rectory Road, Steppingley, MK45 5AT

Secretary 1st XI Captain

SG1

League Rep

James Humphrey

07753 914998

Pierce O’Mahoney

07983 436961

Gary Brown

07508 832123

Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, SG1 3LJ

01438 351075

STEVENAGE Ground Secretary

John Northall

07773 796490

1st XI Captain

ST1

Nathan Derrick

07949 333499

2nd XI Captain

ST2

Mo Islam

07956 816266

Steve Cooke

01462 628344

League Rep

WARESLEY Ground

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

Secretary

Phil Masdin

07988 724214

1st XI Captain

WA1

Pete Colebrook

07988 724214

Dev XI Captain

WA2

Nigel Gadsby

07511 414817

Nick Irish

07970 182529

League Rep

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The Sovereign Trophy Draw 2017 Round One – May 10th MATCH 1

Chilterns CL

v

Surrey County League

MATCH 2

Surrey Championship, Divs 1-5

v

Elliott Davis London CL

MATCH 3

Kent CL, Divs 3-5

v

EPCL (were South London Sunday CL)

MATCH 4

Essex Sunday League

v

Kent CL Divs 1&2

MATCH 5

Herts & Essex CL

v

BTCL (British Tamils CL)

Round Two – May 24th MATCH 6

Match 6 NCL (National Cricket League)

v

Winner of Match 1

MATCH 7

Winner of Match 2

v

East Sussex CL

MATCH 8

Essex County CL

v

Hertfordshire CL

MATCH 9

Caribbean Cup Competition XI

v

Winner of Match 3

MATCH 10

Thames Valley CL

v

Winner of Match 4

MATCH 11

Gujarati Metropolitan CL

v

Essex League, Divs 1-3

MATCH 12

South East Sunday CL

v

Bedfordshire County CL

MATCH 13

Mid-Essex CL

v

Winner of Match 5

Quarter Finals – June 14th MATCH 14

Winner of Match 6

v

Winner of Match 7

MATCH 15

Winner of Match 8

v

Winner of Match 9

MATCH 16

Winner of Match 10

v

Winner of Match 11

MATCH 17

Winner of Match 12

v

Winner of Match 13

Semi Finals – July 5th MATCH 18

Winner of Match 15

v

Winner of Match 14

MATCH 19

Winner of Match 17

v

Winner of Match 16

Final – July 26th (at neutral venue after finalists known)

MATCH 20

Winner of Match 18

v

Winner of Match 19

29


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2017 Fixtures PREMIER DIVISION MAY – 1.30 STARTS Flitwick 7

14

21

28

JULY v

Southill Park

11

17

25

v

Eversholt

Southill Park

v

Langford

Lutonian

v

Flitwick

Luton Town & Indians v

Ampthill Town

Langford

v

Dunstable Town

Lutonian

v

Eversholt

Luton Town & Indians v

Dunstable Town

Potton Town

v

Langford

Flitwick

v

Potton Town

Southill Park

v

Ampthill Town

Luton Town & Indians v

Southill Park

Eversholt

v

Flitwick

Ampthill Town

Dunstable Town

Lutonian

v

Luton Town & Indians

Lutonian

v

Langford

Eversholt

v

Potton Town

Southill Park

v

Flitwick

Langford

v

Southill Park

Ampthill Town

v

Luton Town & Indians

Flitwick

v

Lutonian

Dunstable Town

v

Langford

Dunstable Town

v

Luton Town & Indians

Eversholt

v

Lutonian

Potton Town

v

Southill Park

Potton Town

v

Ampthill Town

Ampthill Town

v

Flitwick

Langford

v

Flitwick

Langford

v

Luton Town & Indians

Eversholt

v

Luton Town & Indians

Eversholt

v

Dunstable Town

2

9

16

23

JUNE

4

Potton Town

Potton Town

v

Lutonian

Southill Park

v

Eversholt

Ampthill Town

v

Langford

Flitwick

v

Dunstable Town

Langford

v

Potton Town

Ampthill Town

v

Southill Park

Flitwick

30

v

Lutonian

v

Dunstable Town

Southill Park

v

Potton Town

Flitwick

v

Ampthill Town

Luton Town & Indians v

Langford

Dunstable Town

v

Eversholt

Potton Town

v

Dunstable Town

Lutonian

v

Southill Park

AUGUST – 1PM STARTS

6

v

Eversholt

Ampthill Town

v

Eversholt

Luton Town & Indians v

Lutonian

Flitwick

v

Luton Town & Indians

Lutonian

v

Potton Town

Luton Town & Indians v

Potton Town

Eversholt

v

Southill Park

Dunstable Town

v

Southill Park

Langford

v

Ampthill Town

Lutonian

v

Ampthill Town

Dunstable Town

v

Flitwick

Eversholt

v

Langford

Dunstable Town

v

Potton Town

Southill Park

v

Lutonian

Potton Town

v

Flitwick

Eversholt

v

Ampthill Town

Southill Park

v

Luton Town & Indians

Dunstable Town

v

Ampthill Town

Langford

v

Lutonian

Luton Town & Indians v

Flitwick

13

12.30 PM STARTS

20

31


27

Potton Town

v

Luton Town & Indians

SEPTEMBER

Southill Park

v

Dunstable Town

Ampthill Town

v

Potton Town

Ampthill Town

v

Lutonian

Flitwick

v

Langford

Langford

v

Eversholt

Luton Town & Indians v

Eversholt

Dunstable Town

v

Lutonian

Preston

v

Biggleswade Town

Ickleford

v

Great Brickhill

Cople

v

Ickwell

Lutonian II

v

Luton Town & Indians II

3

DIVISION 1 MAY - 1.30 STARTS

7

14

21

28

Ickleford

v

Lutonian II

Ickwell

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Preston

v

Queen's Park

Cople

v

Great Brickhill

Queen's Park

v

Biggleswade Town

Cople

v

Biggleswade Town

Ickleford

v

Ickwell

Queen's Park

v

Ickleford

Cople

v

Lutonian II

Great Brickhill

v

Lutonian II

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Great Brickhill

Preston

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Biggleswade Town

v

Cople

Biggleswade Town

v

Lutonian II

Ickleford

v

Queen's Park

Ickleford

v

Luton Town & Indians II

25

JULY

2

9

Lutonian II

v

Great Brickhill

Ickwell

v

Preston

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Preston

Great Brickhill

v

Queen's Park

Ickleford

v

Biggleswade Town

Lutonian II

v

Ickleford

Ickwell

v

Lutonian II

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Ickwell

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Queen's Park

Queen's Park

v

Preston

Cople

v

Preston

Great Brickhill

v

Cople

Biggleswade Town

v

Ickwell

Biggleswade Town

v

Great Brickhill

Queen's Park

v

Lutonian II

Ickleford

v

Cople

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Cople

Ickwell

v

Queen's Park

Preston

v

Great Brickhill

16

JUNE

4

11

18

32

23

Lutonian II

v

Preston

Biggleswade Town

v

Ickleford

Biggleswade Town

v

Queen's Park

Lutonian II

v

Ickwell

Ickwell

v

Ickleford

Queen's Park

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Lutonian II

v

Cople

Preston

v

Cople

Great Brickhill

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Great Brickhill

v

Biggleswade Town

Biggleswade Town

v

Preston

Cople

v

Ickleford

Great Brickhill

v

Ickleford

Queen's Park

v

Ickwell

Ickwell

v

Cople

Preston

v

Lutonian II

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Lutonian II

30

AUGUST – IPM STARTS

6


13

Biggleswade Town

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Preston

v

Ickleford

Great Brickhill

v

Ickwell

Cople

v

Queen's Park

27

12.30 PM STARTS

20

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Biggleswade Town

Ickleford

v

Preston

Ickwell

v

Great Brickhill

Queen's Park

v

Cople

SEPTEMBER

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Biggleswade Town

Ickwell

v

Biggleswade Town

Preston

v

Ickleford

Lutonian II

v

Queen's Park

Queen's Park

v

Ickwell

Cople

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Dunstable Town II

v

Great Brickhill

Great Brickhill

v

Preston

3

DIVISION 2 MAY - 1.30PM STARTS

7

14

21

28

Blunham

v

Harrold

Stevenage

v

Dunstable Town II

Eggington Foresters

v

Caldecote

Flitwick II

v

Eaton Socon

Blunham

Eaton Socon

v

Harrold

Eggington Foresters

Stevenage

v

Blunham

Caldecote

v

Dunstable Town II

Flitwick II

v

Clifton

Dunstable Town II

v

Harrold

Eggington Foresters

v

Stevenage

Flitwick II

v

Blunham

Stevenage

v

Flitwick II

Clifton

v

Caldecote

Eaton Socon

v

Eggington Foresters

Dunstable Town II

v

Harrold

v

Stevenage

v

Caldecote

Flitwick II

v

Dunstable Town II

Blunham

v

Clifton

Harrold

v

Dunstable Town II

Stevenage

v

Eggington Foresters

Blunham

v

Flitwick II

Eaton Socon

v

Clifton

Clifton

v

Eaton Socon

Harrold

v

Stevenage

Harrold

v

Flitwick II

Flitwick II

v

Caldecote

Clifton

v

Stevenage

Eggington Foresters

v

Clifton

Eaton Socon

v

Caldecote

Dunstable Town II

v

Eaton Socon

18

25

JULY

2

9

JUNE

4

11

Eggington Foresters

v

Blunham

Flitwick II

v

Stevenage

Caldecote

v

Clifton

Eggington Foresters

v

Eaton Socon

Harrold

v

Blunham

Dunstable Town II

v

Stevenage

Caldecote

v

Eggington Foresters

Blunham

v

Dunstable Town II

Eaton Socon

v

Flitwick II

Caldecote

v

Harrold

Eggington Foresters

v

Harrold

Flitwick II

v

Eggington Foresters

Caldecote

v

Stevenage

Dunstable Town II

v

Clifton

Dunstable Town II

v

Flitwick II

Blunham

v

Eaton Socon

Clifton

v

Blunham

16

23

33


30

12.30 PM STARTS

Stevenage

v

Harrold

Caldecote

v

Flitwick II

Flitwick II

v

Harrold

Clifton

v

Eggington Foresters

Stevenage

v

Clifton

Eaton Socon

v

Dunstable Town II

Caldecote

v

Eaton Socon

Blunham

v

Eggington Foresters

20

AUGUST 1pm STARTS

6

13

Harrold

v

Eaton Socon

Harrold

v

Clifton

Blunham

v

Stevenage

Stevenage

v

Eaton Socon

Dunstable Town II

v

Caldecote

Blunham

v

Caldecote

Clifton

v

Flitwick II

Dunstable Town II

v

Eggington Foresters

Clifton

v

Harrold

Eaton Socon

v

Stevenage

Eggington Foresters

v

Flitwick II

Caldecote

v

Blunham

Clifton

v

Dunstable Town II

Eggington Foresters

v

Dunstable Town II

Eaton Socon

v

Blunham

Queen's Park II

v

Biddenham

Kempston Hammers

v

Ampthill Town II

27

SEPTEMBER 3

DIVISION 3 MAY - 2PM STARTS

7

14

21

28

Kempston Hammers

v

Bedford

11

Ampthill Town II

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Letchworth Garden City

v

Bedford

Queen's Park II

v

Waresley

Sandy

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Sandy

v

Letchworth Garden City

Biddenham

v

Sandy

Biddenham

v

Queen's Park II

Letchworth Garden City

v

Kempston Hammers

Ampthill Town II

v

Kempston Hammers

Ampthill Town II

v

Queen's Park II

Bedford

v

Letchworth Garden City

Bedford

v

Waresley

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Sandy

Biddenham

v

Waresley

Biddenham

v

Letchworth Garden City

Kempston Hammers

v

Sandy

Queen's Park II

v

Kempston Hammers

Ampthill Town II

v

Letchworth Garden City

Bedford

v

Sandy

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Bedford

Waresley

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Biddenham

v

Kempston Hammers

Letchworth Garden City

v

Biddenham

Bedford

v

Ampthill Town II

Kempston Hammers

v

Queen's Park II

Queen's Park II

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Sandy

v

Bedford

Letchworth Garden City

v

Waresley

18

25

JULY

2

JUNE

4

34

Sandy

v

Biddenham

Kempston Hammers

v

Letchworth Garden City

Queen's Park II

v

Ampthill Town II

Waresley

v

Bedford

9

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Waresley

Biddenham

v

Bedford

Kempston Hammers

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Waresley

v

Ampthill Town II

Queen's Park II

v

Sandy


16

23

30

Bedford

v

Kempston Hammers

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Ampthill Town II

Waresley

v

Queen's Park II

13

v

Biddenham

Waresley

v

Kempston Hammers

Ampthill Town II

v

Sandy

Queen's Park II

v

Letchworth Garden City

Letchworth Garden City

v

Sandy

Ampthill Town II

v

Biddenham

Bedford

v

Queen's Park II

Bedford

v

Biddenham

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Letchworth Garden City

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Kempston Hammers

1PM STARTS

20

Sandy

v

Waresley

Ampthill Town II

v

Waresley

Kempston Hammers

v

Biddenham

Sandy

v

Queen's Park II

Ampthill Town II

v

Bedford

Biddenham

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Queen's Park II

Kempston Hammers

v

Waresley

Waresley

v

Letchworth Garden City

Sandy

v

Ampthill Town II

Letchworth Garden City

v

Queen's Park II

Biddenham

v

Ampthill Town II

Queen's Park II

v

Bedford

Letchworth Garden City

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Waresley

v

Sandy

Eversholt II

v

Offley & Stopsley

New Bradwell

v

Dunstable Town III

Kempston Hammers II

v

Ickwell II

27

AUGUST 1.30pm STARTS

6

Luton Town & Indians III

Waresley

v

Biddenham

Sandy

v

Kempston Hammers

Letchworth Garden City

v

Ampthill Town II

Bedford

v

Luton Town & Indians III

SEPTEMBER

3

DIVISION 4 MAY - 2PM STARTS

7

14

21

28

JUNE

Southill Park II

v

New Bradwell

Biggleswade Town II

v

Ickwell II

Hexton

v

Kempston Hammers II

4

Eversholt II

v

Dunstable Town III

Hexton

v

Southill Park II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Kempston Hammers II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Offley & Stopsley

Ickwell II

v

New Bradwell

New Bradwell

v

Ickwell II

Dunstable Town III

v

Southill Park II

Southill Park II

v

Dunstable Town III

11

Biggleswade Town II

v

Eversholt II

Eversholt II

v

Biggleswade Town II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Dunstable Town III

Offley & Stopsley

v

Eversholt II

New Bradwell

v

Kempston Hammers II

Dunstable Town III

v

New Bradwell

Southill Park II

v

Eversholt II

Ickwell II

v

Kempston Hammers II

18

Hexton

v

Biggleswade Town II

Southill Park II

v

Hexton

Offley & Stopsley

v

New Bradwell

Offley & Stopsley

v

Hexton

Southill Park II

v

Ickwell II

New Bradwell

v

Eversholt II

Biggleswade Town II

v

Kempston Hammers II

Ickwell II

v

Dunstable Town III

Dunstable Town III

v

Hexton

Biggleswade Town II

v

Southill Park II

25

35


JULY

2

9

16

23

30

AUGUST 1.30pm STARTS Dunstable Town III

v

Offley & Stopsley

Hexton

v

Offley & Stopsley

Kempston Hammers II

v

New Bradwell

Eversholt II

v

New Bradwell

Eversholt II

v

Southill Park II

Dunstable Town III

v

Ickwell II

Biggleswade Town II

v

Hexton

Southill Park II

v

Biggleswade Town II

Southill Park II

v

Offley & Stopsley

Offley & Stopsley

v

Biggleswade Town II

New Bradwell

v

Biggleswade Town II

Hexton

v

New Bradwell

Hexton

v

Ickwell II

Ickwell II

v

Eversholt II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Eversholt II

Dunstable Town III

v

Kempston Hammers II

New Bradwell

v

Southill Park II

Ickwell II

v

Biggleswade Town II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Southill Park II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Hexton

Biggleswade Town II

v

New Bradwell

Dunstable Town III

v

Eversholt II

Ickwell II

v

Hexton

Ickwell II

v

Offley & Stopsley

Eversholt II

v

Kempston Hammers II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Southill Park II

Biggleswade Town II

v

Offley & Stopsley

Dunstable Town III

v

Biggleswade Town II

New Bradwell

v

Hexton

Hexton

v

Eversholt II

Eversholt II

v

Ickwell II

New Bradwell

v

Offley & Stopsley

Kempston Hammers II

v

Dunstable Town III

Ickwell II

v

Southill Park II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Biggleswade Town II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Ickwell II

Hexton

v

Dunstable Town III

Southill Park II

v

Kempston Hammers II

Biggleswade Town II

v

Dunstable Town III

Eversholt II

v

Hexton

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Langford II

6

13

1PM STARTS

20

27

SEPTEMBER 1.30pm STARTS

3

DIVISION 5 MAY – 2pm STARTS

7

14

21

36

Eggington Foresters II

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Aspley Guise

Queen's Park III

v

Eaton Socon II

Elstow

v

Cople II

28

Aspley Guise

v

Eggington Foresters II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Queen's Park III

Eaton Socon II

v

Cople II

JUNE

Langford II

v

Queen's Park III

Langford II

v

Elstow

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Aspley Guise

Cople II

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Eggington Foresters II

v

Cople II

Aspley Guise

v

Queen's Park III

Elstow

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Eggington Foresters II

v

Eaton Socon II

Cople II

v

Langford II

Queen's Park III

v

Langford II

Queen's Park III

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Aspley Guise

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Eggington Foresters II

v

Elstow

Cople II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Eaton Socon II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Elstow

4

11


18

25

Elstow

v

Langford II

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Cople II

Queen's Park III

v

Aspley Guise

30

9

16

23

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Eggington Foresters II

v

Aspley Guise

Queen's Park III

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Cople II

v

Eaton Socon II

Eaton Socon II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Langford II

v

Eaton Socon II

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Elstow

Eaton Socon II

v

Langford II

Aspley Guise

v

Cople II

Elstow

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Eggington Foresters II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Cople II

v

Aspley Guise

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Eggington Foresters II

AUGUST – 1.30pm STARTS

6

JULY

2

Langford II

Langford II

v

Cople II

Langford II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Queen's Park III

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Eaton Socon II

Elstow

v

Eggington Foresters II

Elstow

v

Aspley Guise

Eaton Socon II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Queen's Park III

v

Cople II

Langford II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Langford II

Aspley Guise

v

Eaton Socon II

Queen's Park III

v

Elstow

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Aspley Guise

v

Eaton Socon II

v

Queen's Park III

Cople II

v

Elstow

Aspley Guise

v

Langford II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Queen's Park III

Cople II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Eaton Socon II

v

Elstow

13

1PM STARTS Eggington Foresters II Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Eaton Socon II

v

Aspley Guise

Eggington Foresters II

Elstow

v

Queen's Park III

Luton Town & Indians IV

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Langford II

20

27

Eaton Socon II

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Aspley Guise

v

Elstow

Cople II

v

Queen's Park III

Langford II

v

Aspley Guise

Queen's Park III

v

Eggington Foresters II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Cople II

Elstow

v

Eaton Socon II

Flitwick III

v

Harrold II

Eaton Bray

v

Stevenage II

SEPTEMBER

3

DIVISION 6 MAY – 2pm STARTS

7

14

Bedford II

v

Stevenage II

Steppingley

v

Ampthill Town III

Great Brickhill II

v

Bedford II

Eaton Bray

v

Horton House

Steppingley

v

Horton House

Great Brickhill II

v

Flitwick III

Stevenage II

v

Harrold II

Eaton Bray

v

Harrold II

Ampthill Town III

v

Bedford II

Ampthill Town III

v

Stevenage II

Eaton Bray

v

Steppingley

Flitwick III

v

Bedford II

Flitwick III

v

Horton House

Great Brickhill II

v

Steppingley

21

28

37


JUNE

4

11

18

25

Great Brickhill II

v

Harrold II

Stevenage II

v

Flitwick III

Ampthill Town III

v

Eaton Bray

9

16

38

v

Ampthill Town III

Eaton Bray

v

Bedford II

Flitwick III

v

Steppingley

Great Brickhill II

v

Horton House

Bedford II

v

Horton House

Harrold II

v

Stevenage II

Harrold II

v

Eaton Bray

Bedford II

v

Ampthill Town III

Stevenage II

v

Ampthill Town III

Steppingley

v

Eaton Bray

Bedford II

v

Flitwick III

Horton House

v

Flitwick III

30

Steppingley

v

Great Brickhill II

AUGUST – 1.30pm STARTS

Harrold II

v

Great Brickhill II

Horton House

v

Harrold II

Flitwick III

v

Stevenage II

Stevenage II

v

Great Brickhill II

Eaton Bray

v

Ampthill Town III

Flitwick III

v

Ampthill Town III

6

Horton House

v

Bedford II

Steppingley

v

Bedford II

Harrold II

v

Horton House

Harrold II

v

Steppingley

Great Brickhill II

v

Stevenage II

Stevenage II

v

Horton House

Ampthill Town III

v

Flitwick III

Ampthill Town III

v

Great Brickhill II

Bedford II

v

Steppingley

Flitwick III

v

Eaton Bray

JULY

2

23

Harrold II

13

1PM STARTS Harrold II

v

Flitwick III

Harrold II

v

Bedford II

Stevenage II

v

Eaton Bray

Steppingley

v

Stevenage II

Bedford II

v

Great Brickhill II

Ampthill Town III

v

Horton House

Horton House

v

Steppingley

Great Brickhill II

v

Eaton Bray

20

Bedford II

v

Harrold II

Steppingley

v

Harrold II

Stevenage II

v

Steppingley

Horton House

v

Stevenage II

Horton House

v

Ampthill Town III

Great Brickhill II

v

Ampthill Town III

Eaton Bray

v

Great Brickhill II

Eaton Bray

v

Flitwick III

Ampthill Town III

v

Harrold II

Bedford II

v

Eaton Bray

Steppingley

v

Flitwick III

Horton House

v

Great Brickhill II

Stevenage II

v

Bedford II

Ampthill Town III

v

Steppingley

Horton House

v

Eaton Bray

Flitwick III

v

Great Brickhill II

27

SEPTEMBER

3


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Junior Development Division Playing Rules 2017 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

j)  Any player registered to play in the Development Division may also register to play for a separate adult team for a different club.

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.

k) 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.

b) In the event of the weather intervening in the second innings, twenty overs must be bowled to constitute a match

The League will be responsible for providing the balls for this Division, one new ball for each innings of the 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. d)  No bowler shall bowl more than eight overs per innings. In a reduced overs match-bowling limitation shall be reduced accordingly at the rate of five bowlers being used per innings

4) Match Balls

5) Result The team that scores the most runs shall be deemed the winner. 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. 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.

e)  Youth players must be under seventeen on 1st September of the previous year.

b) Both sides shall nominate an opposition player who has put most effort into the match

[Note: female youth players must be under twentyone on 1st September of the previous year]

c)  Any Club fielding an unregistered player will be deducted all points gained in that fixture plus a further two points.

f)  Prior to the commencement of a fixture, teams 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).

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i) Named players in a County U12 Squad are permitted to play in development division cricket if they are a minimum of eleven years of age on 1st September of the year preceding the season provided they have parental and county coach written consent which must be provided to the Registration Secretary prior to permission under this regulation being granted.

7) Points Points are awarded as follows: Win (including win by default)

5 points

Tie (runs equal, wickets lost irrelevant)

3 points

g)  In agreement with the League Management Committee, clubs can field joint elevens in the Junior Development Divisions.

Loss

1 point

Cancelled due to ground conditions

3 points per side

h)  No County U15 or U17 designated male squad members are permitted to play in the Development Division(s).

Failure to raise a side

-1 point


8) Divisional League position

12) Fixtures

Divisional league positions shall be determined as follows:

a) The League will provide the fixtures for the season; re-arrangements can be made with the agreement of both clubs.

a) Firstly by most points, if equal

b)  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.

b) Secondly by most wins, if equal, c) Thirdly by team with highest run per over rate per matches played 9) Umpires & Scorers

13) Welfare

a) Each side will try to provide an adult umpire. If only one adult umpire then he/she may stand at both bowlers’ ends.

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) If no umpires are available then adult players will stand at the bowler’s end.

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.

c) Scorers should keep a record of runs and wickets at the end of each over. 10) Facilities Each Club will attempt to provide acceptable playing conditions; good artificial pitches 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.

14) Code of Conduct 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. Any club failing to observe the Code of Conduct may be removed from the competition.

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.

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.

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. 41


DEVELOPMENT DIVISION JUNE - 2PM STARTS 4 11 18 25

Queen's Park IV

v

Caddington

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Ampthill Town IV

Ampthill Town IV

v

Queen's Park IV

Waresley II

v

Biggleswade Town III

Biggleswade Town III

v

Ampthill Town IV

Waresley II

v

Caddington

Caddington

v

Ampthill Town IV

Waresley II

v

Leighton Buzzard Town II

Caddington

v

Biggleswade Town III

Queen's Park IV

v

Leighton Buzzard Town II

Ampthill Town IV

v

Waresley II

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Biggleswade Town III

Biggleswade Town III

v

Queen's Park IV

Caddington

v

Leighton Buzzard Town II

Queen's Park IV

v

Waresley II

JULY 2 9 16 23

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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. • head protectors have been tested separately against men’s and junior sized cricket balls (a five-and-a-half ounce ball and a four-and-threequarter 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. 5. T  hings to look out for in purchasing a new head 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

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Ground, Weather and Light Guidance

The following guidance has been issued by the ECB-ACO for use by umpires. The League recommends that the same criteria be considered by the home club and captains when assessing the fitness of the ground, weather and light for play

Guidance for Umpires This guide represents the key issues and actions umpires should consider in reviewing GW&L issues caused by weather conditions (other than lightning). In order for play to start, continue or resume, both umpires (subject to point 9 below) should agree, at all times, that conditions do not present an actual and foreseeable risk of injury to any player or umpire. To help to establish this, the following questions should be considered by both umpires. The state of the game, or the views of either team, should have no bearing on the answers. 1.  Have you carried out an inspection of the whole playing area, at no faster than at a reasonable walking pace, including the area immediately beyond the boundary over which fielders may need to pass as they endeavour to field or catch the ball? 2. Do the bowlers have reasonable footholds – i.e. are they able to bowl without slipping - this must include the whole of their delivery, from where they begin their run up, to the point they have regained control of their movement after delivery of the ball? 3. Do all of the fielders have the power of free movement around the ground – can they can move, turn and run at broadly full pace, without slipping? 4. Do the batsmen have the ability to play their shots and run freely between the wickets without slipping, both when they set off and in the action of turning? 5. Are you satisfied that there is no surface water and no standing water (water visible around the feet when pressed into the ground) in the playing area within 30 yards of the pitch, or on the square, or, if further away, that would be so slippery as to potentially constitute a danger? 6. In your opinion is there sufficiently good visibility to enable you to conclude that you, the batsmen, and fielders will be able to see the ball (taking into account its pace) clearly enough to be safe? 7. Are you satisfied that after pitching the ball does not bounce unpredictably or steeply or go through the surface of the pitch in a way that poses a danger to the striker or the wicket-keeper standing up? 8. Are you satisfied that none of the conditions pose an actual and foreseeable risk to the safety of any player or umpire? 9. Does the other umpire (if present) agree with your answers?

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If the other umpire is not a current full member of the ECB ACO then you should consult with him, but your answers to the above questions should determine the outcome. Whenever your answers to one or more of the questions 1 to 9 above is a NO, play must be suspended until the umpires, working with those responsible for the ground, have implemented a solution that eliminates the danger. Things to consider and actions needed before play can start, continue or resume: Consult - Before play commences umpires should, if available, seek the view of people who know the ground and its facilities (covers etc) to agree with their colleague how GWL issues will be handled and ensure that both captains are informed. Observe the movement and actions of the players prior to commencing and during play to help decide/affirm your answers. Record at the time of all inspections, conversations, agreed actions, any delays/ suspensions of play. Retain these records and Record them on any official report on the match submit. Listen to what others are saying, consider it and reach your own independent conclusions. Ensure - play never starts or resumes without the umpires carrying out an inspection of the whole ground to confirm the answer to the above questions are all Yes. Delay – do not wait until the end of the over – if an answer is NO suspend play immediately.

Other points to note 1. Once play has commenced it is not necessary for it to rain etc again – if any of the answers become a NO, then play should be suspended immediately. 2. If players wish to continue, in spite of the umpires concluding it is dangerous, umpires should tell them they will not umpire the match under the prevailing conditions. 3.If players refuse to play, point out the decision is yours, remind them of Law 21.3, give them a chance to change their mind and if not invoke Law 21.3. Note: To the fullest extent possible in law, neither the ECB or the CBACO (or indeed any other party involved in its production) accept any responsibility for loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from acting as a result of material contained in this document.


Lightning: What should you do?

Cricketers may take a cavalier attitude to thunder and lightning, possibly because the game is usually suspended as soon as it rains and the thunder might come later. This is not a good idea for a number of reasons some of which are: • Lightning can kill or seriously injure.

Do Not:

• Blue skies overhead do not guarantee protection from lightning strikes. Lightning can strike far from where it is raining and it may come literally out of the blue, with no cloud in the sky and not a drop of rain.

• Waste time covering the pitch

• It can strike even when the storm is as much as 10 miles away, though 6 miles or so is usually quoted as being a range at which risk really escalates. • Any exposed open area can be at risk if there’s thunder about • Lightning won’t necessarily go for the tallest nearby tree; it could jump sideways from another object to hit you or strike the ground and travel through it hitting you on the way. • It is likely to seek metal objects • It can travel from person to person if you’re close together

• Go near or move metal-framed pitch covers or machinery • Bunch together – spread out as you move indoors • Shelter under a tree especially a single tall tree • Stay outside if you can get into a building (or a car) • Sheltering inside a permanent metal-skinned or -roofed building is usually OK but avoid small sheds etc. When to Resume: • Keep watching and listening - 30 minutes after the last thunder it should be safe to go out * – but: if in doubt – stay indoors!! Danger Signs:

Go Indoors Immediately if:

There is imminent danger of a lightning strike if:

• There is sudden thunder without lightning

• You feel your hair standing on end

• You see lightning in the clouds

• There is crackling in the air

• Flash to bang time is 40 seconds or less *

• There is sudden thunder without lightning

• You see lightning strike the ground or building etc. nearby

Remember - There is no safe place outside in a thunder storm Never lie flat on the ground during a lightning storm. Although the ‘Lightning Squat’ (crouching low with hands over head and ears and elbows on knees) has been mentioned by some as a last resort it doesn’t work. If you can get into a sturdy building or a car do this at once. * the ’40/30 Rule’ – by no means infallible but a good guideline. Get indoors when thunder is audible within 40 seconds after you see the associated flash (the ‘flash to bang time’) and don’t venture out until thunder has not been heard for 30 minutes

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League Records HIGHEST TEAM SCORES 441 for 7

Dunstable 1 vs Waresley 1, 2016 (Premier Div. Record)

422 for 6

Pavenham & Felmersham v Dunstable Town 3, 2007

163*

Philip Salvesen, Biddenham, 2009

154*

Michael Bodo, Flitwick, 2010

138

Edward Else, Bedford, 2014

133*

Rahul Sheemar, Bedford, 2014

415 for 3

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

126

Ahad Khan, Great Brickhill, 2014

414 for 6

Henlow 1 v Dunstable Town 2, 2007

122*

Thomas Blythman, Bedford, 2014

410 for 8

Sharnbrook 1 vs Kempston Hammers 1, 2015

111*

Adam Perkins, Biddenham, 2009

111*

Conor Robson, Langford, 2014

408 for 5

Ickwell 1 v Southill Park 1, 2009

111*

Emilio Gay, Bedford, 2013

402 for 5

Ampthill 1 vs Great Brickhill 1, 2016

106*

Gurraj Galsin, Elstow, 2013

384 for 6

Bedford Town 2 v Biggleswade, 2003

HIGHEST SCORE CHASING TO WIN 367 for 7

Dunstable Town v Ickwell, 2004

DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

105

Lewis Perrin, Aspley Guise, 2009

104*

Ben Chilwell, Flitwick, 2010

103

Dipech Patel, Waresley, 2008

101

James Gage, Aspley Guise, 2009

286 for 3

Biddenham v Blunham, 2009

101

James Gage, Aspley Guise, 2009

271 for 6

Potton Town v Biggleswade Town, 2011

100*

Advait Vaidya, Bedford, 2014

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

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DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

HIGHEST PARTNERSHIP 348

Jimmy Hart & Roy Bloxham, Biggleswade Town 2, 2002

BEST BOWLING

275*

Matt Hicks, Henlow 1 v Dunstable Town 2, 2007

10 for 57

Phil Clark, Southill Park v Henlow, 1995

8 for 10

Scot Crouch, Ickleford 2015

214

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

DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

205*

Kevin Wright, Biggleswade Town 1 v Caldecote 1, 2009

7 for 11

Jamie Barker, Waresley, 2015

7 for 27

Oliver Evans, Ampthill Town, 2010

6 for 5

Robert Kraus, Biddenham, 2010

204*

Howard Cherry, Eggington 2 v Ickwell 2, 2002

6 for 15

George Chappell, Ampthill Town, 2009

199

Andy Trott, Sharnbrook v Hexton, 2002

6 for 19

Natasha Bawa, Bedfordshire Ladies, 2014

196

Justin Powick, Preston 1 vs Ickwell 1, 2016

6 for 26

Sami Younis, Queens Park Youth, 2015

6 for 27

Ben Fensome, Ickwell, 2010

186

Jarryd Biviano, Ampthill 1 vs Great Brickhill 1

181*

Earl Lee, Langford v Sharnbrook, 2014

180*

Sachin Wagh, Luton Town & Indians, 2015


AVERAGES FOR 2016 PREMIER DIVISION Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Sam Cherry

Dunstable

736

81.78

177*

Sam Cherry

Dunstable

28

11.64

5 for 21

Sachin Wagh (o/s)

Luton Town & Indians

661

66.10

142

Sachin Wagh (o/s)

Luton Town & Indians

25

12.36

4 for 10

Ben Abbott (o/s)

Dunstable

551

55.10

110

George Darlow

Southill Park

24

10.83

5 for 40

Sergio Mendes (o/s)

Langford

398

49.75

130

Ian Gilbert

Dunstable

20

19.35

4 for 16

Sulieman Mohammed

Lutonian

326

29.64

87

Jack Good

Southill Park

17

11.94

3 for 15

Earl Lee

Langford

318

39.75

80

Luke Peters

Langford

17

22.65

4 for 46

Hamid Riaz

Lutonian

306

34.00

68

James Gage

Eversholt

17

23.71

4 for 54

Hassam Mushtaq

Eversholt

297

37.13

71*

Liam Peters

Flitwick

16

18.38

4 for 42

Daniel McGovern

Flitwick

293

32.56

78

Umer Masood

Lutonian

16

18.31

5 for 32

Terry Carr

Dunstable

282

31.33

48

Ross Bailey

Flitwick

15

24.47

2 for 12

Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Jarryd Biviano (o/s)

Ampthill

796

56.86

186

James Howlett

Potton

35

14.74

6 for 51

Lewis Perrin

Cople

661

47.21

118

Lewis Perrin

Cople

27

18.78

4 for 19

Stephen Williams

Potton

657

50.54

97

Matthew Twigg

Biggleswade

25

12.08

4 for 26

Robert Draper

Cople

484

40.33

108*

Axel Morris

Ickleford

23

20.83

7 for 59

Kelvin MacFarlane

Potton

406

40.60

98

Chris Walford

Biggleswade

22

21.59

4 for 19

Nazakat Khan

Eggington Foresters

388

38.80

81*

Kieran Smith

Ampthill

20

12.75

5 for 22

Arjun Jhala

Great Brickhill

387

35.18

69

Daniel Szwajbak

Biggleswade

20

16.35

4 for 21

Michael Hill (o/s)

Ickleford

381

38.10

85

Rasib Khan

Eggington Foresters

20

17.40

5 for 18

George Morris

Great Brickhill

378

37.80

85

Robert Draper

Cople

20

26.20

4 for 28

George Gregory

Cople

371

24.73

93

Muhammad Aamir

Eggington Foresters

19

14.42

5 for 32

FIRST DIVISION

SECOND DIVISION Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Justin Powick (o/s)

Preston

923

92.30

196

Peter Murrell

Preston

31

13.38

6 for 28

Matthew Kirkham

Eaton Socon

655

46.79

143*

Robert Bowyer

Caldecote

28

9.68

6 for 32

Matt Taylor

Eaton Socon

590

73.75

171

Wajahat Ali

Queens Park

25

11.08

5 for 14

Harry Fallows

Ickwell

573

47.75

106

Iqrar Hussain

Queens Park

23

8.87

5 for 12

Chris Whitworth

Stevenage

553

50.27

144

Alec Wing

Ickwell

22

18.86

3 for 27

Jack Brown

Clifton

398

44.22

86*

Zahid Khan

Luton Town & Indians

21

19.05

3 for 21

Ross Cunningham

Ickwell

389

48.63

86

Haroon Afridi

Luton Town & Indians

21

17.00

5 for 38

Nathan Derrick

Stevenage

389

29.92

92

Sameem Safi

Caldecote

19

22.42

3 for 57

Jeremy Page

Luton Town & Indians

375

75.00

132*

Aamir Younis

Queens Park

18

14.11

5 for 11

Harry Young

Ickwell

357

59.50

121

Gagan Kashyap

Luton Town & Indians

17

19.59

4 for 31

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AVERAGES FOR 2016 THIRD DIVISION Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Nigel Thorn

Kempston Hammers

399

28.50

89

Craig Fowler

Harrold

34

12.47

6 for 39

Tegbir Singh

Luton Town & Indians

370

26.43

97

Will Spencer

Harrold

33

11.58

4 for 16

Dom Mawdsely

Bedford

346

31.45

84

Martin Warman

Ampthill

23

17.61

6 for 31

Kieran Fowler

Harrold

332

41.50

87*

Joey Evans

Ampthill

20

12.75

5 for 7

Conor Hurman

Blunham

310

34.44

100*

Mohammed Qamar

Luton Town & Indians

20

13.25

4 for 8

Tom Smith

Sharnbrook

286

35.75

138

Kieran Fowler

Harrold

20

14.15

4 for 26

Phil Lewis

Dunstable

283

28.30

67

James Gaul

Sharnbrook

19

11.74

6 for 48

David Garolfalo

Blunham

277

46.17

98

Umar Mahmood

Luton Town & Indians

19

11.68

5 for 24

Connor Heaps

Blunham

277

39.57

64

Connor Heaps

Blunham

17

13.88

6 for 34

Mark Harding

Kempston Hammers

264

18.86

90

Sukhmeet Singh

Luton Town & Indians

17

15.59

3 for 18

FOURTH DIVISION Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Azeem Ansari

Hexton

627

48.23

122

Azeem Ansari

Hexton

37

11.95

5 for 23

Dave Carr

Sandy

621

51.75

128

Jahangir Ahmed

Kempston Sports

34

8.74

6 for 28

Norman Ibrahim (o/s)

Hexton

488

48.80

119

Harry Chinn

Sandy

25

14.60

5 for 27

Bruce Ditcham

Biggleswade

465

38.75

124

Amarpal Singh (o/s)

Biddenham

23

15.83

4 for 13

Jatinder Singh

Biddenham

416

34.67

80*

Nathan Tollady

Southill Park

21

11.76

5 for 25

Farook Yunas

Southill Park

394

32.83

100*

Ankit Sharma

Hexton

21

16.33

5 for 22

Tauseef Masud

Kempston Sports

364

33.09

67*

Ayaz Hussain

Kempston Sports

17

13.18

5 for 26

Prateek Datta

Biddenham

349

43.63

95*

Aqeeb Iftikhar

Queens Park

17

15.35

5 for 46

Amarpal Singh (o/s)

Biddenham

319

26.58

67

Jatinder Singh

Biddenham

16

13.63

4 for 8

Taiyub Hussain Jr

Queens Park

296

22.77

90

Sam Nugent

Sandy

16

24.94

3 for 31

FIFTH DIVISION

48

Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Darren Williams

Ickwell

384

32.00

106*

Ash Hussain

Eggington Foresters

26

14.46

4 for 29

Cain Hamilton-Boyle

Elstow

372

46.50

119

Tom Sibley

Eversholt

23

14.35

5 for 22

Harsimran Jit Singh

Luton Town & Indians

359

32.64

76*

Conor Lynch

Aspley Guise

21

12.24

3 for 22

Harry Kearns

Great Brickhill

332

55.33

139

Rajneesh Sharma

Eggington Foresters

21

10.33

3 for 13

Simon Avis

Eversholt

287

57.40

87*

Robert Harrison

Aspley Guise

20

10.20

5 for 10

Ben Fensome

Ickwell

275

27.50

65*

Navdeep Singh

Luton Town & Indians

19

8.95

5 for 18

Saqib Ali

Eggington Foresters

248

35.43

63*

Simon Avis

Eversholt

19

7.89

4 for 11

Chris Dickerson

Eaton Socon

219

36.50

92*

Ewan Wilkinson

Ickwell

19

15.21

5 for 35

Terry Day

Eaton Socon

204

29.14

48

Darren De Vyott

Ickwell

19

12.53

4 for 13

Adeel Iqbal

Eggington Foresters

203

25.38

85

Touseef Tariq

Eggington Foresters

18

12.94

5 for 27


AVERAGES FOR 2016 DIVISION SIX Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Sikander Iqbal

Cople

469

39.08

109

Josh Chudley

Langford

18

11.11

4 for 18

Ian Welch

Stevenage

463

42.09

88*

Sikander Iqbal

Cople

18

14.06

4 for 6

Kiron Das

Horton House

375

62.50

100*

Owen Crouch

Langford

18

14.33

4 for 24

Mo Islam

Stevenage

351

27.00

90

Luke Soden

Langford

16

17.81

3 for 18

Paul Crouch

Langford

345

86.25

86*

Ben White

Ampthill

16

19.94

4 for 16

Adam Kinney

Stevenage

310

44.29

97*

Shabas Irfan Karukunnath

Bedford

15

12.07

5 for 29

Lee Gauntlett

Eaton Bray

310

38.75

97

Nathan Wing

Flitwick

15

21.67

3 for 31

Darren Kerrins

Eaton Bray

301

75.25

126*

Adam Houghton

Cople

15

24.33

3 for 18

Praveen Garikipati

Stevenage

276

30.67

79

Philip Spicer

Eaton Bray

14

12.07

4 for 14

Tom Carr

Bedford

247

30.88

93

Lance La-Band

Cople

14

16.00

3 for 9

DEVELOPMENT DIVISIONS Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

H/S

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

B/B

Rory Fookes

Henlow

179

59.67

69*

Joshua Wallace

Leighton Buzzard

12

7.25

4 for 8

Boz Thompson

Offley & Stopsley

127

31.75

60*

Aiden Wright

Biggleswade

10

7.80

3 for 8

Neil Tompkins

Henlow

124

41.33

52*

Joe Guage

Biggleswade

10

10.30

3 for 20

Joe Guage

Biggleswade

119

23.80

48

Kieran St John

Offley & Stopsley

10

21.20

4 for 38

Harrison St.John

Offley & Stopsley

114

38.00

63

Deakon Craddock

Offley & Stopsley

9

10.22

5 for 32

Seth Robinson

Biggleswade

103

25.75

53

Charlie Crow

Waresley

8

6.38

4 for 13

Ben Irish

Waresley

99

24.75

67

Ben Irish

Waresley

8

10.88

3 for 3

John Kendall

Waresley

98

32.67

44

Nathan Baird

Waresley

6

5.00

3 for 7

Paul Williams

Leighton Buzzard

96

24.00

80

Harry Roberts

Biggleswade

6

11.50

2 for 17

Harry Roberts

Biggleswade

95

23.75

38

Ameer Hamza

Queens Park

5

7.00

5 for 35

CHAIRMAN’S PLAYERS OF THE YEAR FOR 2016 Prem. Sam Cherry

Dunstable

1st

James Howlett

Potton

2nd

Matthew Kirkham

Eaton Socon

3rd

Craig Fowler

Harrold

4th

Azeem Ansari

Hexton

5th

Darren Williams

Ickwell

6th

Sikandar Iqbal

Cople

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Results Service Results are reported by text message to 07800 009672 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 (ONLY use this when a match is not won by either side)

RE

Replacement result (to replace an erroneous result)

CA

Cancelled match without a ball being bowled

CO

Conceded Match

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 To replace a result when the original report had an error RE AT1 210 8 45.0 FW1 120 6 33.4 T1 50

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


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

DIVISION 3

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)

DIVISIONS 4 TO 6 HOME TEAM

DIVISION 2 HOME TEAM

Text result Online Facility report (include Umpire’s names)

Text result Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website

Text result

AWAY TEAM

Online Facility report

Online Umpires report AWAY TEAM

Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website

DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

Online Facility report (include Umpire’s names)

HOME TEAM

Text result Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website

AWAY TEAM

No actions required

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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