Bedfordshire County Cricket League Handbook

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The Parth Sports

Bedfordshire County

Cricket League 2015 League Handbook

Affiliated to the Club Cricket Conference Sponsored by Readers

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Contents 2015 Fixtures

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League Officers 2015

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Chairman’s Report 2014

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Premier Division

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Bedfordshire Ladies Report

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Division 1

32

Spirit of Cricket

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Division 2

33

Parth Sports Bedfordshire County Cricket League Constitution

Division 3

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Division 4

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Parth Sports Bedfordshire County Cricket League Playing Rules 2015 11

Division 5

36

BACO Guidelines for Panel Umpires 19

Junior Development Division Playing Rules 2015

Pitch Marking Criteria for Panel Umpires

ECB Fast Bowling Match Directives 40

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Facilities Reporting Scheme Guidelines 21

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South Division Fixtures

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North Division Fixtures

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Previous League Winners

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Umpires Panel 2015

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2014 Season Trophies & Facilities Marks

43

Club Details 2015

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League Records

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Guide to Post-match Procedures

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Handbook design by: sitting-duck.org.uk • Printed by: Lion Press

Message from our Sponsor Dear All Here at Parth Sports we are very proud to be the new sponsors of the Bedfordshire County Cricket League for 2015. We really hope that the weather stays fine for the new season and everyone can play some good competitive, but fair, cricket. We hope that under the enthusiastic leadership of Andy Watts and his committee, Parth Sports can continue to support the league for years to come. Parth Sports will offer a discount to any Bedfordshire County Cricket League player or club who require new kit or clothing so please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our shop on Marsh Road in Luton. We wish everyone a successful and fruitful 2015 season. All the best

Sonal & Mahesh Bhutiya

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League Officers 2015

Chairman

Andy Watts

77 Suncote Avenue, Dunstable, LU6 1BN

07811 960350 chair@bedsleague.org.uk

Vice Chairman and Results Secretary

Phil Gurney

1 Masters Close, Great Denham, Biddenham, Bedford MK40 4GA

01234 213481 / 07969 558260 vice-chair@bedsleague.org.uk results@bedsleague.org.uk

League Secretary Steve Cobb and BACO Representative

Snowdrop Cottage, 12 Chapel Fields, Biggleswade SG18 0ND

01767 316332 07788 134073 secretary@bedsleague.org.uk

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

07946 863262 treasurer@bedsleague.org.uk

Treasurer

Graeme Presswell

Registration Secretary

Geoff May

01767 315572 07767 895421 registration@bedsleague.org.uk

Disciplinary Chairman

Bob Woodward

01234 720570 discipline@bedsleague.org.uk

Facilities Secretary

David Pike

07817 703011 facilities@bedsleague.org.uk

Fixture Secretary and League Welfare Officer

Ian Smith

01525 841836 07880 850269 fixtures@bedsleague.org.uk

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

Follow the league

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Robert Nunn

webmaster@bedsleague.org.uk

Bedfordshire County Cricket League

@bedsleague


Chairman’s Report 2014 The 2014 season was definitely a memorable one for all sorts of various reasons. It was one for history, firsts, frustration, anger, tears and some joys and therefore I have a lot to report on. It was also the season that your Chairman donned his whites again after a three year hiatus. It was the first season that we welcomed on to the Management Committee three nonvoting positions from BACO, the Grounds Association and Bedfordshire Cricket Ltd. I feel that this was an instant success, and as the County’s premier showcase League, links between us and the main bodies are crucial. As we are trying to drive up standards, Malcolm Wynn has done some sterling work with member Club’s squares and Martin Darlow has helped to gain grants and funds for many too. One being Potton Town, who are having a brand new pavilion built as I write this. Money is available to improve facilities to all our member Club’s but you must be willing to put the work in to see the dividends. History was made this season as the League was the first in the country to welcome an all women’s team, Bedfordshire Ladies CCC, to the Development Division. When the decision was made and announced, media interest followed with interviews with local newspapers as well as Anglia News and Three Counties Radio for both the League and the Ladies team. This was all new to our sleepy little county but it was good publicity for the Ladies and also for Bedfordshire cricket. May 11th was the day history was made as the Ladies took on Bedford 2nd XI at the Bury, the result may have not gone their way but it was the start of something good. It was on July 6th that the Ladies won their first game as they pulled off a remarkable victory against the

runaway league leaders, Queen’s Park, by 44 runs. Two fine performances by Anna Monk (73) with the bat and 15 year old Natasha Bawa, 6 for 19 from 7 overs, saw the Ladies to victory. I watched several of the Ladies games this season and I would like to applaud Captain Katie Metcalfe who plays the game in the right spirit and attitude. Katie and her team are one of the nicest teams you would want to play against as they support themselves but also show respect to the opposition when good pieces of fielding are made and also clapping off the umpires at the end of each innings. Bedfordshire Ladies are a credit to the League and we look forward to further success for them in 2015.

History makers Bedfordshire Ladies CCC, 11th May 2014 vs. Bedford 2nd XI Back Row L-R: Nicky Hart, Fizz Foley, Katie Metcalfe (c), Karen Bowyer, Amie Nicholls, Anna Monk. Front Row L-R: Emily Jackson, Angela Bartlett (wk), Natasha Bawa, Chloe Dagless, Laura Charter.

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This year was a close fought Premier Division with Clifton, Flitwick and Luton Town & Indians all battling for the title, but the congratulations have to go to Luton Town & Indians for clinching the title on the last day of the season by 7 points. We welcome Eversholt to the Premier Division in 2015 by winning Division One, and their brand of cricket has won them praise from the other Division One teams. I’m sure that they will bring that brand into the Premier Division and have a successful time. Division Two was won by Joel Craven’s men at Langford; Luton Town & Indians 3’s clinched Division Three; Great Brickhill secured their second straight divisional win to claim Division Four and Biddenham secured Division Five. The Development Division Final was contested by holders Queen’s Park and newcomers Great Brickhill 2nd XI; in an entertaining but low scoring game, Great Brickhill were victors by four wickets chasing 130. Thanks to Southill Park and especially Russell Jones and Martin Darlow for hosting this year’s final and also to Trevor Dungate and John Medlock for umpiring. Registration seemed to be the cause for most of the frustration, anger and tears in 2014. A new registration system via PlayCricket was introduced and most teams seemed to be making headway coming up to the new season. Although, there were a few clubs that were leaving registering their players to the last minute which may have caused issues during the season. The topic of the penalty for unregistered players was discussed at length at the 2013 end of season meeting with all the member clubs and it came from the floor that the current penalty be applied. This was voted on at the AGM in November and passed by our members. The League made every effort via all sorts of media to remind clubs to register their players and in general it was a success. In the main divisional structure 57 teams complied and only 15 fell foul. 2 teams 4

were guilty of playing unregistered players 3 times, once is a mistake, any more than that is just poor administration by the Club. We all agree that cricket out in the middle is the most important thing, but the administration of any club in the background is paramount to keep the success on the field of play. The 2014 AGM saw our member clubs vote to keep the current penalty so please ensure all your players are registered. We also have a new Registration Secretary, Geoff May, who will take on the role from Graeme Presswell. I’m sure everyone will help Geoff in the first few weeks of the season and also I’m sure you will all join me in thanking Graeme for his time as Registration Secretary. Graeme will continue his role as Treasurer. 2014 saw Sharnbrook first team remove themselves from the Premier Division. After various different incidents, disciplinary issues and a very long meeting with the Club at the beginning of June, the decision was made by Sharnbrook to move to one team in the League structure. The League supported this decision and wish Sharnbrook well in re-building the Club that it once was and bringing on the youngsters within the village. We are also sad to see Clifton also remove their first team from the Premier division as they concentrate on developing their already excellent youth set up. Even with teams dropping out of the League we still have current member clubs wishing to enter extra sides as well as well established North Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire teams. Due to this interest, the League must seriously consider constructing a new division to accommodate these clubs to boost the standard of facilities and cricket. As previously stated we do have one of, if not the best Sunday League in the country and a lot of new clubs want to be a part of that, which is a credit not just to the League but to the standard of facilities that our member clubs currently offer in Bedfordshire.


Another area where some focus must be given is to the Development Divisions; I feel that some of the teams in the two divisions are missing the idea of this, which is development. The must win attitude of some sides is really not the way to develop youngsters making their way into the game that we all know and love. Scores of over 300 were seen regularly in 2014 and how does this benefit the development of some of these young players? The reason for the development division was to give these young guys and girls the experience of playing senior cricket and bridging the gap between the youth and senior games. I really feel that it doesn’t matter if you win or lose but it is the opportunity to give people a game of cricket and learn the basics. Comments of “we can’t put out a strong enough side” really are poor as the strength of the team should not matter and makes a mockery of development. I hope that some of the changes that we are putting forward will be beneficial. The League made the bold move to bring in a League sponsor for 2015, Parth Sports of Luton. Parth Sports are the only walk in cricket shop in Bedfordshire and with their passion and enthusiasm for the game I hope that we can build a partnership that will last for many years. Parth Sports have also agreed to offer a discount in their shop to our member clubs that mention the League or can produce a League handbook.

Mahesh Bhutiya of Parth Sports sealing the 2015 sponsorship deal.

The League Representative XI were handed a bye in the first round of the Club Cricket Conference Sovereign Trophy. Unfortunately the League side then had to concede the second round fixture with the National Cricket League XI due to weather interference, twice, and asking players to take time off work for third attempt was simply not fair. The League will be entering the Sovereign Trophy again in 2015 and hopefully we will see some better weather! Thanks to Carl Ferguson and Ian Smith for managing this team. The League Representative side is an important team for the development of Bedfordshire cricket; it gives our players the chance to play representative cricket after the County youth set up. The League representative side should also be used as building block towards playing for the full County team. If you have any players that you feel are good enough to play for the side please contact Carl Ferguson. I’m sure you join me in offering sympathy to Southill Park who lost two long serving members. John Kettleborough to a long term illness after a removal of a brain tumour, and also Eric Blott who was the former East Beds Charity Shield Secretary and Treasurer who passed suddenly. Also we remember Alan Bland of Henlow and Mick Anstee of Eversholt. Safeguarding and protecting our young people is vitally important. Please ensure that you keep up with the requirements of the ECB Safe Hands policy, which you have all signed up to. Please remember that your Club Welfare Officer needs an up to date DBS, Safeguarding & Protecting Children and Safe Hands Certificates. If in doubt please contact Sally Church at Bedfordshire Cricket Ltd who will advise on renewal dates. The umpire’s panel did a splendid job this season covering the Premier League, Division One and some Division Two matches. I sincerely thank our umpires, both panel 5


and club, for the sterling job that they do. Although it has become apparent that the number of umpires on the Panel is becoming fewer and it is becoming harder to help clubs that are below Division One. I will ask you to go back to your clubs tonight and encourage your playing and non-playing members to go on the umpires courses and consider joining BACO.

ECB OSCA’s in the category of League and Boards. On Monday 6th October all the county OSCA winners attended an awards dinner at Lords and I was absolutely gobsmacked to be named as the winner of the Leagues and Boards Category. As I have stated previously this isn’t an award for myself but for all the management committee who do an amazing job.

2015 is the League’s 25th anniversary and we are hoping to arrange an event to commemorate this milestone with possibly a game in aid of the JCE Trust. I hope that all our member clubs will support this and help raise a lot of money for this great charity and one that is close to many of us here in Bedfordshire.

I would personally like to thank Steve Cobb for his efforts in his first season as League Secretary, I’m sure Steve was wondering what he had got himself into after the first month of the season with the barrage of emails and registration issues. But, he has been an excellent addition to an already very good Management Committee.

The joys of the season came in the form of the County OSCA’s where all the winners have an association with the League whether it be playing, officiating and administrating. The winners being Bob Browning, Chris Matthews, Colin, Tibbett, Katie Metcalfe, Nicky Howson, Steve Highland and myself.

On your behalf I thank Phil Gurney, Chris Mountain, Bob Woodward, Ian Smith, Graeme Presswell, Dave Pike, Steve Cobb, Malcolm Wynn and Martin Darlow our Management Committee who I am very proud to act as their Chairman.

On the back of the County OSCA’s I was lucky enough to be shortlisted for the NatWest

Andy Watts Chairman Bedfordshire County Cricket League.

League Chairman Andy Watts accepting his ECB NatWest OSCA from England fast bowler Steve Finn

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Bedfordshire Ladies Report 2014

For many years Bedfordshire Ladies have been trying to enter the ECB County Championship, but due to the lack of girls feeder teams within the County we have been unable to do this. 2014 was no different. What Bedfordshire does have is a team of committed girls that want to improve their skills and want to play regular cricket. So, we requested to join the league and that’s where 2014 started. The beginning of the season was a bit of a blur, with television, newspapers and radios all wanting interviews. Was it really that strange that an all female team would be in a men’s cricket league? All we wanted to do was play cricket. To be honest, the season had some ups and downs. Our first game against Bedford Town did make us question whether we had done the right thing. Bedford Town were a very strong side, some very useful players who helped their team set a high score, it was a bit of an eye opener, but we weren’t going to give up. This was the reason we were here, to improve our game and play cricket. One game was not going to destroy that. As the season went on improvements in the girls had become noticeable, more confidence whilst bowling and batsman consistently getting runs. We did expect some comments throughout the season about “throwing like a girl” etc and this did happen. Although I don’t think one person in particular will make that comment again as a direct hit from the boundary meant he was run out. It took a long time for the girls to get a win, it finally came against Queens Park. This was a shock result for Bedfordshire Ladies

as Queens Park were top of the league and hadn’t lost a game. Finally everything fell into place, the batsman batted well, the bowlers bowled well and there was some good fielding on display. This showed the girls that we were capable of winning and just needed some good performances. Queens Park were a brilliant team to play, the game was enjoyed by everyone and was played the in the right spirit. The season definately helped Bedfordshire Ladies in a number of ways. Playing more games meant our skills improved, everyone showed they were committed to playing regularly and people were starting to take us seriously. We just want this to continue. What we do have is difficulty with numbers, I would love to know the reason why there are not a lot of females that play cricket within Bedfordshire. We hoped playing in the league would encourage others to give it a go. We will always welcome new players, any age, any ability. We have decided to continue in the league in the 2015 season, although we are now known as Pavenham Ladies and look forward to playing new teams. If you know any females that would be interested in playing please contact me on 07412 012305 or email at juniorbreckers@gmail.com Katie Metcalfe Captain Bedfordshire Ladies

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Spirit of Cricket: Preamble to the Laws Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the captains.. 1. There are two Laws which place responsibility for the team’s conduct firmly on the captain.

4. The Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for: • Your opponents

Responsibility of captains

• Your own captain

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.

• The roles of the umpires

Player’s conduct In the event of a player failing to comply with instructions by an umpire, or criticising by word or action the decision of an umpire, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute, the umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the other umpire and to the player’s captain, and instruct the latter to take action. 2. Fair and unfair play According to the Laws the umpires are the sole judges of fair and unfair play. The umpires may intervene at any time and it is the responsibility of the captain to take action where required. 3. The umpires are authorised to intervene in cases of: • Time wasting • Damaging the pitch • Dangerous or unfair bowling • Tampering with the ball • Any other action that they consider to be unfair

• 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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Parth Sports 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 4 and 5

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 2

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

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

As above except that changing rooms and other facilities must be adjacent to the playing area. In addition, boundaries must be marked by a white line or rope, with flags where possible. iii) Division 1 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 4 and 5 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 SubCommittee and, if necessary, an Appeals SubCommittee. 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) Co-opt from any member club and likewise fill any vacancy until the next Annual General Meeting. 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. 10

(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 2015, 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. The decision of the League Management Committee will be final.


Parth Sports Bedfordshire County Cricket League Playing Rules 2015 1. Laws of Cricket

of the season.

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.

For Divisions 2 to 5 matches

2. Match Conditions (a) Premier and Division 1 matches shall consist of fortyfive overs per side. (b) Matches in all other Divisions shall consist of forty overs per side. (c) Bowlers are limited to nine overs per innings. (d) For Premier and Division 1 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 2 to 5 matches If the match is delayed prior to the start of either innings, the maximum overs per individual bowler in both innings shall be reduced at the rate of one over for every four overs by which the innings has been reduced (see table below). Overs per innings (Premier & Div 1)

Overs per innings (Division 2 – 5)

Maximum overs per bowler

25

n/a

5

26 – 30

25 – 28

6

31 – 35

29 – 32

7

36 – 40

33 – 36

8

41 – 45

37 – 40

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(e) At least one umpire must be present at the toss in line with the Laws of Cricket. (f) The side scoring the most runs shall be the winner. (g) No innings can be concluded by a declaration. (A declaration will be deemed to be a forfeiture of the match). (h) Changes to the maximum number of overs a bowler is allowed may only be made at the start of an Innings. The number shall not be reduced if total overs are lost during the Innings

3. Timing of Matches (a) For Premier and Division 1 matches only Matches in the Premier and Division 1 will start at 1.30pm up to and including the second Sunday of August and at 1pm from the third Sunday to the end

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 and Division 1 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 2 to 5 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 and Division 1 matches only i) The toss shall take place at least fifteen minutes before the scheduled start of play and team cards must be given to the umpires. If only one side is present at that time, the Umpires will award them the toss. The Umpires will inform the absent side the result of the toss. ii) If, at the scheduled start time, only one side is ready to commence the game, the absent side will be deducted one point for every three and a half minutes the game is delayed. iii) Panel umpires will assist the fielding side with their over rate by standing on either the off or leg side 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. 11


For Divisions 2 to 5 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).

i v) 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-five 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.

4. Interruptions in Play

5. Cancellation of Matches

(a) The first thirty minutes lost during a match shall not count as time lost. This time is cumulative across any number of interruptions.

(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) 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-five overs, the game will be abandoned. ii) The tea interval may be taken during a first innings interruption if available. iii) No match will start until both teams have at least seven players present at the ground. iv) If the start of a match is delayed due to insufficient players to meet the requirements of playing rule 4(b) (iii), the offending team will be deducted one over from their batting overs allocation for every three and a half minutes of playing time lost. In exceptional circumstances, the umpires (or captains where panel umpires are not appointed) may waive this deduction and their decision will be final. (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 (forty-five in Premier and Division 1), 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. If on this recalculation the side batting second has already exceeded this target no further play is necessary. Once the side batting 12

second cannot receive twenty-five overs the game will be abandoned as a draw.

(b) Matches may only be cancelled from the Sunday morning of the game. (c) For Premier and Division 1 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 and Division 1 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 (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. (c) Each side shall be awarded ten points for a cancelled or abandoned match. (d) In the event of a tie each side shall be awarded ten points plus bonus points. (e) A match awarded by default shall count twenty points to the winning side plus bonus points.


7. Bonus points

ground then the full travelling expenses must be paid.

(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.

(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.

(b) Each team will be awarded one batting bonus point for scoring one hundred and fifty runs (Premier and Division 1) or one hundred and twenty-five runs (Divisions 2 to 5), and a further batting bonus point for each additional twenty five runs up to a maximum of five batting bonus points.

For Division 2 matches only

(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 scored 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.

(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.

(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

(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.

(i) Umpires appointed to stand in Division 2 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.

(a) Fixtures will be set by the League Fixture Secretary and cannot be re-arranged once set, except for Development Division

For all matches

(b) Umpires and Captains should ensure that play commences on time at the start of the match and after any intervals.

(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.

9. Cricket Balls & Kit (a) The ball supplier chosen by the League for 2015 is Readers who will provide Sovereign balls for all matches. (b) A new ball must be used at the start of each innings. Both balls will be provided by the home team and will be identical. The captain of the away team may choose which ball his team bowls with.

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

(l) All teams are encouraged to provide a scorer for the duration of the match.

11. Reporting of Match Results

(c) The home side must ensure that an adequate supply of suitable spare balls is available.

(a) Results shall be reported to the League by the home club texting to 07800 008108 (details outlined elsewhere in this handbook).

(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).

(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.

10. Umpires and Scorers

(c) Additionally, for Division 2 matches only, it is the duty of both teams to report on the failure of a club to provide an umpire.

For Premier and Division 1 matches only (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). (b) If only one panel umpire stands a fee of £50 to be paid (£25 from each club). (c) Panel umpires will file an online report on playing behaviour and club facilities. (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). (e) If an umpire travels to, or commences travel to, the

(d) All scorecards are to be recorded on the Play-Cricket website by the home team no later than 11pm of the Tuesday following the match. (e) In the event of a cancelled match, only the home team has to notify the League. Failure to report the result or the full names of the umpires will result in the League imposing a £10.00 fine on the offending club. Also a five point deduction will be imposed on any club that has failed to provide an umpire for the duration of the match, except as provided for in Playing Rule 10(h). (f) Any club fielding an unregistered player will be deducted all points gained in that fixture plus a further ten points (two points for Development Division fixtures). 13


(g) All fines levied by the League will be published on a weekly basis, together with the League tables. Any club that believes there are grounds to dispute any fine levied must do so within six days of publication. Otherwise the fine will be added to the Club’s Statement of Account and will become payable at the end of the season when there will be no further opportunity to dispute the fine. (h) Any player correctly registered on Play-Cricket and time-stamped prior to 11am on the day of the match will be eligible to play that day.

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

13. Pitches

(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.

(a) The pitch may be completely covered at any time; this includes any interruption of play.

(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.

(b) The League recommends that suitable covers be made available and used where appropriate.

16. Interpretation of Wide Ball and No Ball

14. Unable to Raise a Side

(a) In all Divisions

(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.

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club liable to the League’s disciplinary procedures. The League’s disciplinary process will be guided by the English Cricket Board’s “Sentencing GuidelinesRecreational Game” (October 2000) or any subsequent edition and “Directive 2.6-Fixed Penalties”.

(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

(e) If the appeal is successful the fee will be refunded.

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 and Division 1 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. i i) 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.

17. Fielding Circles For Premier and Division 1 matches only (a) At the instant of delivery, a minimum of four 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.

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.

21. Power Plays For Premier and Division 1 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 block of Power Play Overs only two fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding circle at the instant of delivery. During the second block of Power Play Overs only three fielders shall be permitted outside the fielding circle at the instant of delivery. (c) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (g) below, the Power Play Overs shall apply for fifteen overs per innings to be taken as follows: i) The first block of Power Play Overs shall be at the commencement of the innings and consist of ten overs. ii) The second block of Power Play Overs shall be taken at the discretion of the batsmen at the wicket and will consist of five overs. (d) A batsman must nominate his team’s Power Play Overs no later than the moment at which the umpire reaches the stumps at the bowler’s end for the start of the next over. (e) Once a member of the batting team has nominated Power Play Overs the decision cannot be reversed. (f) Should the batting team choose not to exercise their discretion, their Power Play Overs will automatically commence at the latest available point in the innings (i.e. in an uninterrupted innings, unclaimed Power Play Overs will begin at the start of the forty-first over).

(g) In circumstances when the number of overs of the batting team is reduced, the number of Power Play Overs shall be reduced in accordance with the table below. For the sake of clarity, it should be noted that the table shall apply to both the first and second innings of the match: Innings Duration

First Powerplay

Batting Powerplay

Powerplay Total

25-26

5

3

8

27-29

6

3

9

30-32

7

3

10

33-35

7

4

11

36-38

8

4

12

39-41

9

4

13

42-44

10

4

14

45

10

5

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(h) Each block of Power Play Overs must commence at the start of an over. (i) If play is interrupted during Power Play Overs and, on resumption, the total number of Power Play Overs has already been exceeded then the fielding restrictions will be lifted immediately. Note that this is the only circumstance under which the Power Play status can be changed during an over. (j) If following an interruption whilst Power Play Overs are not in progress it is found on resumption that the recalculated number of Power Play Overs remaining equals or exceeds the number of overs to be bowled in the innings, then the Power Play Overs will commence at the start of the next over. (k) At the commencement of each discretionary block of Power Play Overs, the umpire shall signal such commencement to the scorers by rotating his arm in a large circle. (l) The umpire shall also indicate to the fielding captain before any signal made that the batting side has chosen its Power Play Overs. (m) In the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the striker’s end umpire shall call and signal ‘no ball’ and the bowler’s end umpire will confirm the signal to the scorers when the ball becomes dead.

22. Free Hits For Premier and Division 1 matches only (a) Any delivery following a no ball called for any foot fault 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.

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(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: i) The team that has won the most games. ii) The team that has lost the fewest games. iii) The team with the most bonus points. iv) The team that won the game(s) between the two clubs (this rule is only intended for use when two teams are tied). v) The team with the most points after their first ten games. vi) Repeat v) with nine games. vii) Repeat v) with eight games sequentially down to one game until a determination is reached. viii) Teams to be separated by the drawing of lots.

24. Promotion and Relegation (a) The top team in Division 1 at the end of the season will be promoted to the Premier Division, the bottom team in the Premier Division will be relegated to Division 1. (b) The top two teams in Division 2, 3, 4 and 5 at the end of the season will be promoted to the division immediately above and the bottom two teams in Division 1, 2, 3 and 4 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.

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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 ensuing 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) Category 1a - Under 13 (based on their age as at midnight on 31st August in the previous year) Any player in the Under 13 age group 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.

(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.

(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.

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

(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. (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 ÂŁ25. (If registration has not been received in time for the first fixture then this will result in this fine being repeated). (n) Should any discrepancies between the team card and the Play-Cricket web site be found then these must be drawn to the attention of the League Registration Secretary within seven days of the match. A club found to have played an unregistered player will be deducted all points gained in that fixture and a further ten points. (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.

(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 and Division 1 matches only (a) Facility reporting will be the responsibility of the panel umpires. For Division 2 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 website at www.bedsleague.org.uk/ Reporting.aspx . The long-term aim of this initiative is to set out the criteria that a club will have to meet to gain promotion

26.Transfers and Selection

(d) Facility Marks to be logged by visiting side by 11pm Tuesday night.

(a) Out of season

(e) Failure to log a report will result in a fine of ÂŁ10

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.

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

(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.

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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, frequent field changes, drying the ball in damp conditions, drinks/kit changes for the batting side, occasional lost balls 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.

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).

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

Uneveness of Bounce

Seam Movement

Carry & Bounce

Turn

Very Good

None

None

Good

None/very little

5

Good

Little

Little

Just lacking

Little

4

Average

Occasional

Occasional

Lacking

Occasional

3

Below Average

More than occasional

More than occasional

Minimal

More than occasional

2

Poor

Excessive

Excessive

Very minimal

Excessive

1

Unfit

A pitch is only rated unfit if it is dangerous

Mark

0

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

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

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Facilities Reporting Scheme Guidelines Objectives

2. Outfield

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

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

Notification of Facilities Marks

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

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

Marks below six These represent areas where there may be a shortfall where probable remedial action or extra effort is required. Marks of six and below must be accompanied by helpful comments on the reporting card and in exceptional cases comments should be emailed the League Facilities Secretary, David Pike, at Pike787@btinternet.com.

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 to 5 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.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 facilities@bedsleague.org.uk

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Previous League Winners Yr

Premier

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Division 4

Division 5

2014

Luton T & Indians

Eversholt

Langford

Luton T & Indians 3XI

Great Brickill

Biddenham

2013

Lutonian

Clifton

Waresley

Ickleford

Clifton 2XI

Great Brickhill

2012

Flitwick

Sharnbrook

Luton T & Indians 2XI

Ampthill Town 2XI

Ickleford

Harrold 2XI

2011

Ampthill Town

Ickwell

Clifton

Luton T & Indians 3XI

Pilgrims Oakley

Ickleford

2010

Flitwick

Henlow

Eggington Foresters

Clifton

Harrold

Aspley Guise

2009

Leighton Buzzard

Biggleswade Town

Waresley

Luton T & Indians 2XI

Eggington Foresters 2XI

2008

Vauxhall Motors

Southill Park

Potton Town

Waresley

Kempston Sports

2007

Vauxhall Motors

Leighton Buzzard

Caldecote

Blunham

Eggington Foresters 2XI

2006

Dunstable Town

Clifton

Henlow

Caldecote

Sharnbrook 2XI

2005

Bedford Town

Ickwell

Vauxhall Motors 2XI

Henlow

Flitwick 2XI

2nd XI Div 1

2nd XI Div 2

3rd XI Div

2004

Bedford Town

Dunstable Town

Dunstable Town

Ickwell

Ampthill Town

2003

Clifton

Kempston Hammers

Luton T & Indians

Bromham Nomads

Ampthill Town

2002

Luton Town

Sharnbrook

Luton Town

Biggleswade Town

Dunstable Town

2001

Vauxhall Motors

Cope Argus

Vauxhall Motors

Luton Town

Ampthill Town

2000

Vauxhall Motors

Biggleswade Town

Dunstable Town

Cutler Hammer

1999

Vauxhall Motors

Clifton

Dunstable Town

Ampthill Town

1998

Flitwick

Bedford Town

1997

Flitwick

Flitwick

1996

Eversholt

Ampthill Town

1995

Luton Town

Cutler Hammer

1994

Luton Town

Ampthill Town

1993

Luton Town

Luton Town

1992

Bedford Town

Flitwick

1991

Luton Town

Eversholt

1990

Southill Park

Leighton Buzzard

Development XI Division (Formed 2007) Yr

Play off Winners

North

South

2014

Great Brickill 2nd XI*

Great Brickell 2nd XI

Queens Park Youth

2013

Queens Park Youth*

Elstow

Queens Park Youth

Elstow

Luton T & Indians 4XI

2012

Elstow*

2011

Blunham

2010

Biddenham

2009

Aspley Guise

2008

Waresley

2007

Biddenham

* Play-off winners


Umpires Panel 2015 Phil Anderson

07760 736965

Steve McKinley

01234 305334

07821 640152

Paul Barnes

01234 364595

07754 093888

John Medlock

01462 817383

07796 326673

Mohammed Bashir

01582 415754

07737 118431

Atif Mehboob

01582 943976

07597 483174

Geoff Blackmore

01462 892623

07747 042567

Ralph Morris

01582 707193

07968 409247

Hitu Naik

01582 522663

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Robert Nunn

01234 866667

07903 351305

Kingsley Simmons

01462 700489

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Bob Browning

01525 717644

07970 156982

Steve Cobb

01767 316332

07788 134073

Adrian Dell

01582 614010

07908 450080

Dipen Dixit

01582 519824

07947 198609

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01582 431836

07966 171753

Steve Searle

01908 503017

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01923 404163

07854 374597

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01767 631231

07710 273220

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01767 681211

Maulik Shah

07983 025426

Bernard Johnson

01582 723723

07831 572211

Alan Thompson

01234 854538

07523 917295

Jerry Lake

01707 322354

07758 774641

Ray Ward

01908 370057

07836 330858

Ian Letting

01525 875105

07506 114381

01582 422574

07527 014492

Geoff May

01767 319148

07767 895421

Steve Waterhouse

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.bedsleague.org.uk

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

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

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Club Details 2015 AMPTHILL TOWN

www.ampthilltown.play-cricket.com

Ground

The Park, Woburn Road, Ampthill, MK45 2HX

Dev. XI Ground

Marston C.C.

Secretary 1st XI Captain

AT1

Andy Roberts

01525 404602

Chris Esh

07534 898014

2nd XI Captain

AT2

Richard Haxell

07973 553861

3rd XI Captain

AT3

Nick Key

07780 693239

Dev XI Contact

AT4

Graeme Presswell

07946 863262

League Rep

Joey Evans

07736 517791

ASPLEY GUISE

www.aspleyguisecc.co.uk

Ground

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

01234 210968

Secretary

Geoffrey White

01525 237481

James Carr

07758 268919

Richard Armstrong

07961 801860

1st XI Captain

AG1

League Rep

BEDFORD

www.bedfordcricketclub.co.uk

Ground

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

01234 210968

Secretary

Claire Cummings

07973 561914

1st XI Captain

BF1

Manvir Chauhan

07805 520099

Dev XI Contact

BF2

Stephen O’Fee

07879 645187

Tom Carr

07792 831699

League Rep

BIDDENHAM

www.biddenham.play-cricket.com

Ground

Deep Spinney, Biddenham, MK40 4QP

Secretary 1st XI Contact

Richard Fone

07818 678697

Richard Fone

07818 678697

BD1

League Rep

BIGGLESWADE TOWN

wwwbiggleswade.play-cricket.com

Ground

The Cricket Field, Fairfield Road, Biggleswade

Dev. XI Ground

Contact Captain

Secretary

07952 435437

Paul Wyatt

07952 435437

1st XI Captain

BG1

Kevin Wright

07768 075123

2nd XI Captain

BG2

Jerry Keen

07714 667557

Dev XI Contact

BG3 Jerry Keen

07714 667557

League Rep

24

01525 840491


BLUNHAM

www.blunhamcc.com

Ground

Phoenix Gardens, Barford Road, Blunham, MK44 3ND

01234 871465

Dev. XI Ground

Park Road, Roxton

01234 871465

Secretary

Krish Narain

01234 871465

1st XI Captain

BL1

Kanchana Rodrigo

07714 594460

2nd XI Captain

BL2

Martin Sadler

07711 028082

Dev XI Contact

BL3

David Garafolo

07793 030629

Nick Harding

07791 689011

League Rep

CALDECOTE

www.caldecotecc.play-cricket.com

Ground

The Playing Fields, Upper Caldecote

01767 600236

Secretary

Cherry Sizer

01767 220426

Jason Welch

07826 846627

Simon Maudlin

07799 430183

1st XI Captain

CD1

League Rep

CLIFTON

www.cliftonbeds.play-cricket.com

Ground

Claybridge Ground, Stanford Lane

07527 388985

Secretary

Rick Monaghan

07528 445888

1st XI Captain

CL1

Danny Buckley

07810 526019

Dev XI Captain

CL2

Nick Webb

07811 118609

Rick Monaghan

07528 445888

League Rep

COPLE

www.cople.play-cricket.com

Ground

Grange Lane, Cople, MK44 3TT

07710 960220

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

www.dtcc.org.uk Lancot Park, Totternhoe, Dunstable, LU6 1QP

Secretary

01582 663735

Andy Boocock

07703 485494

1st XI Captain

DU1

Rob Simpkins

07736 933533

2nd XI Captain

DU2

Steve Rumball

07786 180946

3rd XI Captain

DU3

Dean Woods

07837 412726

League Rep

Rob Simpkins

07736 933533

EATON BRAY

www.eatonbray.play-cricket.com

Ground

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

07956 340888

Secretary

Ian Jones

07956 340888

Paul Harris

07920 459420

Paul Harris

07920 459420

Dev XI Captain League Rep

EA1

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EGGINGTON FORESTERS Ground

Mill Road, Stanbridge

Secretary

Taire Mehmood

07832 222786 07912 297227

1st XI Captain

EF1

Naveed Ahmad

07525 043217

2nd XI Captain

EF2

Waqar Ahmed

07894 253016

Faisal Iqbal

07832 222786

League Rep

ELSTOW

www.elstowcc.co.uk

Ground

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

Secretary Dev XI Captain

EL1

League Rep

EVERSHOLT

Greg Turnbull

07779 682367

Henry Wisson

07738 364191

Henry Wisson

07738 364191

www.eversholtcricketclub.co.uk

Ground

Menish Parmar

Secretary

01525 280760

Ben Nichols

07711 640231

1st XI Captain

EV1

Dean Lawson

07540 606499

2nd XI Captain

EV2

James Garratt

07990 502604

James Garratt

07787 330867

League Rep

FLITWICK

www.flitwickcc.play-cricket.com

Ground

The Hardy Vale, Westoning Road, MK45 5AA

01525 705100

3rd. XI Ground

Henlow CC

01525 280760

Dev. XI Ground

Wrest Park, Silsoe

Secretary 1st XI Captain

FW1

Mrs. Lyn Alder

01234 766750

Carl Ferguson

07946 353777

2nd XI Captain

FW2

Mike Bodo

07805 418237

3rd XI Captain

FW3

Ian Pitkin

07976 755860

Dev XI Contact

FW4

Jeremy Jones

07450 002944

Andrew Summerfield

07851 041867

League Rep

GREAT BRICKHILL

www.brickhillcricket.co.uk

Ground

Horsepond, Great Brickhill, MK17 9BA

01525 261434

Secretary

Mike Slatter

01525 378720

Gary Phillips

07801 226987

League Rep

Lee Morgan

07812 073427

HARROLD

www.harrold.play-cricket.com

Ground

The Pavilion, Carlton Road, Harrold

1st XI Captain

GB1

2nd XI Captain

GB2

Secretary

26

www.eggington.play-cricket.com

Contact Captain

Robert Latham

07795 377366

1st XI Captain

HA1

Lee Butterworth

07718 679938

2nd XI Captain

HA2

Jack Symonds

League Rep

Bob Woodward

01234 720570


HENLOW

www.henlowcricketclub.co.uk

Ground

The Pyghtles Ground, Groveside, Henlow

Secretary Dev XI Captain

HN1

League Rep

HEXTON

Samantha Crawley

01462 819307

Andy Fookes

07508 831387

Andy Fookes

07508 831387

www.hexton.play-cricket.com

Ground

Higham Gobian Road, Hexton

07803 398093

Secretary

Nicholas Smith

07803 398093

Nicholas Smith

07803 398093

Gary Smylie

07502 393198

1st XI Captain

HX1

League Rep

ICKLEFORD

www.icklefordcc.fsnet.co.uk

Ground

Sports Field, Walnut Way, Ickleford, SG5 3XX

01462 420624

Secretary

Roy Izzard

01462 433171

Jack Edwards

07887 685204

Roy Izzard

01462 433171

1st XI Captain

IK1

League Rep

ICKWELL

www.ickwellcricketclub.org.uk

Ground

Ickwell Green, Ickwell SG18 9EE

Secretary

01767 627493

Chris Deverell

01767 627339

1st XI Captain

IC1

Ross Fensome

07891 690939

2nd XI Captain

IC2

Darren Williams

07765 890241

Chris Deverell

01767 627339

League Rep

KEMPSTON HAMMERS

www.khcc.play-cricket.com

Ground

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

01234 853262

Secretary

Robert Wainwright

07812 578152

1st XI Captain

KH1

Ashley Field

07900 695930

2nd XI Captain

KH2

Matthew Brecknock

07774 317047

Mick Metcalfe

07505 301179

League Rep

KEMPSTON SPORTS Ground Secretary 1st XI Captain

www.kempstonsports.play-cricket.com Cryselco Park Playing Field, Cryselco Close, Kempston, MK42 7TJ

KS1

League Rep

LANGFORD

Contact Captain

Toqueer Masud

07807 385687

Nasir Sarwar

07990 537558

Toqueer Masud

07807 385687

www.langfordcc.play-cricket.com

Ground

Mill Lane, Langford, SG18 9QB

Secretary

Bernard Morse

07885 778228

1st XI Captain

LA1

Joel Craven

07801 701702

Dev XI Captain

LA2

Andrew McArthur

07973 735471

Joel Craven

07801 701702

League Rep

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LEIGHTON BUZZARD

www.lbtcc.play-cricket.com

Ground

Bell Close, Lake Street

01525 372258

Secretary

Lee Selfe

07548 225136

Nick Scott

01525 375140

Lee Selfe

07548 225136

1st XI Captain

LB1

Dev XI Contact

LB2

League Rep

LUTON TOWN & INDIANS Ground

www.lticc.net

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

Second Ground

01582 727855

Lancaster Avenue, Luton, LU2 7AD

01582 727855

1st XI Captain

LT1

Tom Mills

07792 613099

2nd XI Captain

LT2

Peter Bonham

07810 553643

3rd XI Captain

LT3

Haroon Afridi

07958 196391

4th XI Captain

LT4

Ricky Patel

07508 933594

League Rep

Mushtaq Dalvi

LUTONIAN

www.lutoniancc.play-cricket.com

Ground

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

Secretary

07956 333911

Avesh Odedra

07939 025347

1st XI Captain

LN1

Asif Khan

07956 333911

2nd XI Captain

LN2

Sajid Sharif

07904 957704

Asif Khan

07956 333911

League Rep

OFFLEY & STOPSLEY

www.oscricket.com

Ground

Kings Walden Road, Great Offley, SG5 3DS

01462 768689

Secretary

Colin Williams

07725 563338

Josh Hook

07889 540972

Steve Bexfield

07773 087770

1st XI Captain

OS1

League Rep

PAVENHAM LADIES Ground

Pavenham C C, Oakley Road, Pavenham

Secretary

Katie Metcalfe

07412 012305

Katie Metcalfe

07412 012305

Dev XI Captain

BE1

League Rep

Angela Bartlett

POTTON TOWN

www.pottontown.play-cricket.com

Ground

The Hollow, Biggleswade Road

Secretary

Geoff Swinden

01767 631231

1st XI Captain

PT1

Sean Stevens

07725 974334

2nd XI Captain

PT2

Tom Hearn

League Rep

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Sean Stevens

07725 974334


QUEEN’S PARK WESTFIELD Ground

www.westfieldbeds.play-cricket.com

Allens Park, Ford End Road, Bedford

Secretary

Irfan Khan

07429 359339

1st XI Captain

QP1

Madaser Yousaf

07595 850795

Dev. XI Captain

QP2

Aqeeb Mohammed

07847 335841

Tariq Iqbal

07812 206365

League Rep

SANDY

www.sandycricketclub.co.uk

Ground Secretary SA1

1st XI Captain League Rep

Recreation Ground, Engayne Avenue, Sandy

07941 876292

Pete Gurney

07919 241096

James Kier Dave Baker

SHARNBROOK

07817 356462

www.sharnbrookcc.play-cricket.com

Ground

Lodge Road, Sharnbrook, MK44 1JL

Secretary

01234 781080

Yvette Harding

01234 782330

Tom Smith

07511 557738

League Rep

Mick Harding

01234 782330

SOUTHILL PARK

www.southillpark.play-cricket.com

Ground

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

Secretary

Ben Slater

07563 553503

1st XI Captain

SH1

Contact captain

1st XI Captain

SP1

Jack Good

07772 434417

2nd XI Captain

SP2

Russell Jones

07904 637405

League Rep

Martin Darlow

07760 171467

WARESLEY

www.waresleycricketclub.co.uk

Ground Secretary 1st XI Captain

WA1

Dev XI Captain

WA2

League Rep

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

07988 724214

Phil Masdin

07988 724214

Pete Colebrook

07511 414817

Pete Colebrook

07511 414817

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To celebrate the Bedfordshire County Cricket League’s 25th Anniversary in 2015 we will be staging a fundraising cricket match:

Bedfordshire County Cricket League Representative XI versus To be confirmed at Ickwell Cricket Club on Friday 31st July 2015 Commencing 2pm

All players, umpires, scorers, club officials and League Management Committee members past and present are welcome to attend and celebrate with us to help raise money for The Jon Cole-Edwardes Trust. It is fitting that Ickwell Cricket Club are staging this match as The Green played host to many of Jon’s superb cricketing performances before he sadly lost his battle with terminal illness.

Jon was an inspiration on and off the field, as his website states, the Trust was set up: 30

“In legacy of Jon Cole-Edwardes, whose courage, faith and positive attitude became so infectious to those around him that it brought many a community closer together, enabled people to once more believe in the face of such trial and tribulations, and his situation gave so many the perspective desperately needed in their own lives. Together with his love for his family, it spoke volumes for his character in the face of the challenges he was presented with. With his life as our inspiration, this site has been set up to spread the message of hope to those around the world facing similar challenges.”


2015 Fixtures Premier Division MAY – 1.30 STARTS

3

10

17

24

31

Flitwick

14

21

Dunstable Town

v

Luton Town & Indians

Eversholt

v

Blunham

Waresley

v

Dunstable Town

Lutonian

v

Ampthill Town

Flitwick

v

Luton Town & Indians

Blunham

v

Southill Park

Dunstable Town

v

Eversholt

Ampthill Town

v

Waresley

Lutonian

v

Dunstable Town

Flitwick

v

Waresley

Lutonian

v

Flitwick

Luton Town & Indians v

Lutonian

Ampthill Town

v

Blunham

Eversholt

v

Blunham

v

Southill Park

v

Dunstable Town

Eversholt

v

Ampthill Town

Waresley

v

Lutonian

Waresley

v

Ampthill Town

Flitwick

v

Eversholt

Ampthill Town

v

Flitwick

Luton Town & Indians v

Waresley

Dunstable Town

v

Luton Town & Indians

Lutonian

v

Blunham

Southill

v

Lutonian

Dunstable Town

v

Ampthill Town

Eversholt

v

Waresley

28

Luton Town & Indians v

Blunham

Ampthill Town

v

Southill Park

Lutonian

v

Eversholt

Southill

v

Flitwick

Eversholt

v

Luton Town & Indians

Waresley

v

Blunham

JULY

5

Luton Town & Indians v

Ampthill Town

Blunham

v

Dunstable Town

Southill Park

Waresley

v

Southill

Flitwick

Luton Town & Indians v

Flitwick

Southill Park

v

Blunham

Eversholt

v

Dunstable Town

JUNE

7

v

Southill Park

12

19

26

AUGUST Luton Town & Indians v

Southill Park

Flitwick

v

Blunham

Blunham

v

Eversholt

Dunstable Town

v

Southill Park

Dunstable Town

v

Waresley

Ampthill Town

v

Eversholt

Ampthill Town

v

Lutonian

Lutonian

v

Waresley

Dunstable Town

v

Flitwick

Flitwick

v

Ampthill Town

Blunham

v

Luton Town & Indians

Luton Town & Indians v

Dunstable Town

Southill Park

v

Ampthill Town

Lutonian

v

Southill

Eversholt

v

Lutonian

Waresley

v

Eversholt

Waresley

v

Flitwick

Lutonian

v

Luton Town & Indians

Eversholt

v

Flitwick

Blunham

v

Ampthill Town

Waresley

v

Luton Town & Indians

Southill Park

v

Eversholt

Blunham

v

Lutonian

Ampthill Town

v

Dunstable Town

2

9

1PM STARTS

16

31


23

Flitwick

v

Lutonian

Flitwick

Ampthill Town

v

Luton Town & Indians

Dunstable Town

v

Blunham

Southill

v

Waresley

30

v

Southill

Luton Town & Indians v

Eversholt

Blunham

v

Waresley

Dunstable Town

v

Lutonian

Potton Town

v

Biggleswade Town

Eggington Foresters

v

Lutonian II

Langford

v

Dunstable Town II

DIVISION 1 MAY - 1.30 STARTS

3

10

17

24

31

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Lutonian II

Ickleford

v

Langford

Biggleswade Town

v

Ickwell

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Ickleford

Dunstable Town II

v

Eggington Foresters

Ickwell

v

Potton Town

Langford

v

Lutonian II

Dunstable Town II

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Eggington Foresters

v

Ickleford

21

Lutonian II

v

Potton Town

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Langford

Ickleford

v

Ickwell

Biggleswade Town

v

Dunstable Town II

Biggleswade Town

v

Potton Town

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Potton Town

Lutonian II

v

Eggington Foresters

Ickleford

v

Lutonian II

Dunstable Town II

v

Langford

Biggleswade Town

v

Langford

Ickleford

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Eggington Foresters

v

Ickwell

Langford

v

Potton Town

Potton Town

v

Eggington Foresters

Ickwell

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Dunstable Town II

v

Lutonian II

Dunstable Town II

v

Ickleford

Ickwell

v

Langford

Eggington Foresters

v

Biggleswade Town

Biggleswade Town

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Potton Town

v

Ickleford

Potton Town

v

Lutonian II

Biggleswade Town

v

Lutonian II

Langford

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Langford

v

Eggington Foresters

Ickwell

v

Ickleford

Ickwell

v

Dunstable Town II

Dunstable Town II

v

Biggleswade Town

Potton Town

v

Dunstable Town II

Lutonian II

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Lutonian II

v

Ickwell

Langford

v

Ickleford

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Eggington Foresters

Ickwell

v

Biggleswade Town

Ickleford

v

Biggleswade Town

Potton Town

v

Langford

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Ickwell

Ickleford

v

Dunstable Town II

Biggleswade Town

v

Eggington Foresters

28

JULY

5

12

19

JUNE

7

14

32

Eggington Foresters

v

Dunstable Town II

Potton Town

v

Ickwell

Lutonian II

v

Langford

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Dunstable Town II

Ickleford

v

Eggington Foresters

26

AUGUST

2


9

Dunstable Town II

v

Potton Town

Ickwell

v

Lutonian II

Eggington Foresters

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Biggleswade Town

v

Ickleford

23

1PM STARTS

16

Ickleford

v

Potton Town

Lutonian II

v

Biggleswade Town

Eggington Foresters

v

Langford

Dunstable Town II

v

Ickwell

30

Eggington Foresters

v

Potton Town

Lutonian II

v

Dunstable Town II

Langford

v

Ickwell

Luton Town & Indians II

v

Biggleswade Town

Potton Town

v

Luton Town & Indians II

Lutonian II

v

Ickleford

Langford

v

Biggleswade Town

Ickwell

v

Eggington Foresters

DIVISION 2 MAY - 2PM STARTS

3

10

17

24

31

v

Kempston Hammers

Great Brickhill

v

Blunham II

Ampthill Town II

v

Sharnbrook

Sharnbrook

v

Great Brickhill

Blunham II

v

Clifton

Cople

v

Kempston Hammers

Clifton

v

Caldecote

Ampthill Town II

v

Caldecote

Flitwick II

v

Cople

Great Brickhill

v

Flitwick II

Caldecote

v

Great Brickhill

Sharnbrook

v

Blunham II

Ampthill Town II

v

Blunham II

Kempston Hammers

v

Clifton

Sharnbrook

v

Clifton

Cople

v

Ampthill Town II

Kempston Hammers

v

Flitwick II

Cople

v

Flitwick II

Blunham II

v

Great Brickhill

Great Brickhill

v

Caldecote

Sharnbrook

v

Ampthill Town II

Blunham II

v

Ampthill Town II

Caldecote

v

Clifton

Clifton

v

Sharnbrook

Flitwick II

v

Blunham II

Flitwick II

v

Sharnbrook

Kempston Hammers

v

Sharnbrook

Clifton

v

Great Brickhill

Ampthill Town II

v

Clifton

Blunham II

v

Cople

Caldecote

v

Cople

Caldecote

v

Kempston Hammers

Clifton

v

Flitwick II

Flitwick II

v

Caldecote

Cople

v

Great Brickhill

Ampthill Town II

v

Great Brickhill

Blunham II

v

Caldecote

Kempston Hammers

v

Blunham II

Ampthill Town II

v

Kempston Hammers

Cople

v

Sharnbrook

Flitwick II

v

Great Brickhill

Great Brickhill

v

Sharnbrook

Blunham II

v

Sharnbrook

Clifton

v

Blunham II

Clifton

v

Kempston Hammers

Kempston Hammers

v

Cople

Ampthill Town II

v

Cople

Caldecote

v

Ampthill Town II

14

21

28

JULY

5

12

JUNE

7

Flitwick II

19

33


26

Flitwick II

v

Ampthill Town II

1PM STARTS

Great Brickhill

v

Kempston Hammers

Flitwick II

v

Clifton

Sharnbrook

v

Caldecote

Great Brickhill

v

Cople

Clifton

v

Cople

Caldecote

v

Blunham II

Kempston Hammers

v

Ampthill Town II

16

AUGUST 1.30pm STARTS

2

9

Blunham II

v

Flitwick II

Caldecote

v

Flitwick II

Sharnbrook

v

Kempston Hammers

Great Brickhill

v

Ampthill Town II

Clifton

v

Ampthill Town II

Blunham II

v

Kempston Hammers

Cople

v

Caldecote

Sharnbrook

v

Cople

Ampthill Town II

v

Flitwick II

Sharnbrook

v

Flitwick II

Kempston Hammers

v

Great Brickhill

Great Brickhill

v

Clifton

Caldecote

v

Sharnbrook

Cople

v

Blunham II

Cople

v

Clifton

Kempston Hammers

v

Caldecote

23

30

DIVISION 3 MAY - 2PM STARTS

3

10

17

24

31

34

JUNE

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Southill Park II

Southill Park II

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Harrold

v

Hexton

Hexton

v

Harrold

Kempston Sports

v

Dunstable Town III

Dunstable Town III

v

Kempston Sports

Ickwell II

v

Bedford

Bedford

v

Ickwell II

7

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Sandy

Dunstable Town III

v

Sandy

Southill Park II

v

Hexton

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Hexton

Dunstable Town III

v

Harrold

Bedford

v

Southill Park II

Bedford

v

Kempston Sports

Ickwell II

v

Harrold

Sandy

v

Kempston Sports

Kempston Sports

v

Sandy

Ickwell II

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Ickwell II

Bedford

v

Hexton

Hexton

v

Bedford

Southill Park II

v

Harrold

Harrold

v

Southill Park II

Hexton

v

Sandy

Sandy

v

Dunstable Town III

Dunstable Town III

v

Southill Park II

Hexton

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Harrold

v

Bedford

Southill Park II

v

Bedford

Kempston Sports

v

Ickwell II

Harrold

v

Ickwell II

Sandy

v

Southill Park II

Sandy

v

Harrold

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Kempston Sports

Hexton

v

Ickwell II

Dunstable Town III

v

Bedford

14

21

28

JULY

5

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Harrold

Hexton

v

Kempston Sports

Ickwell II

v

Dunstable Town III


12

19

26

Sandy

v

Ickwell II

Bedford

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Dunstable Town III

v

Hexton

Southill Park II

v

Kempston Sports

Sandy

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Hexton

v

Southill Park II

Harrold

v

Sandy

Harrold

v

Dunstable Town III

Kempston Sports

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Kempston Sports

v

Bedford

Ickwell II

v

Hexton

Bedford

v

Sandy

Bedford

v

Dunstable Town III

9

v

Bedford

Dunstable Town III

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Southill Park II

v

Ickwell II

Kempston Sports

v

Harrold

1PM STARTS

16

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Dunstable Town III

Ickwell II

v

Sandy

Ickwell II

v

Southill Park II

Luton Town & Indians III

v

Bedford

Harrold

v

Kempston Sports

Hexton

v

Dunstable Town III

Kempston Sports

v

Southill Park II

23

AUGUST 1.30pm STARTS

2

Sandy

Sandy

v

Hexton

Sandy

v

Sandy

Southill Park II

v

Dunstable Town III

Bedford

v

Luton Town & Indians III

Bedford

v

Harrold

Dunstable Town III

v

Hexton

Ickwell II

v

Kempston Sports

Southill Park II

v

Ickwell II

30

DIVISION 4 MAY - 2PM STARTS

3

10

17

24

Harrold II

v

Biddenham

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Biggleswade Town II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Queen's Park

Aspley Guise

v

Ampthill Town III

Blunham III

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Queen's Park

v

Harrold II

Aspley Guise

v

Biggleswade Town II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Ampthill Town III

Biddenham

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Blunham III

Blunham III

v

Queen's Park

Harrold II

v

Queen's Park

Harrold II

v

Aspley Guise

Biggleswade Town II

v

Aspley Guise

Ampthill Town III

v

Biggleswade Town II

Ampthill Town III

v

Offley & Stopsley

Biddenham

v

Biggleswade Town II

Aspley Guise

v

Biddenham

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Offley & Stopsley

Queen's Park

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Queen's Park

v

Ampthill Town III

Blunham III

v

Ampthill Town III

Harrold II

v

Blunham III

Harrold II

v

Offley & Stopsley

Biddenham

v

Queen's Park

Biggleswade Town II

v

Biddenham

Blunham III

v

Aspley Guise

Offley & Stopsley

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Ampthill Town III

v

Harrold II

Ampthill Town III

v

Queen's Park

Biggleswade Town II

v

Offley & Stopsley

Blunham III

v

Harrold II

31

JUNE

7

14

21

35


28

Biddenham

v

Aspley Guise

AUGUST 1.30pm STARTS

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Queen's Park

Queen's Park

v

Biddenham

Ampthill Town III

v

Blunham III

Aspley Guise

v

Blunham III

Offley & Stopsley

v

Harrold II

Harrold II

v

Ampthill Town III

Offley & Stopsley

v

Biggleswade Town II

2

JULY

5

12

19

26

Blunham III

v

Biddenham

Biddenham

v

Ampthill Town III

Harrold II

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Aspley Guise

Queen's Park

v

Biggleswade Town II

Offley & Stopsley

v

Blunham III

Offley & Stopsley

v

Aspley Guise

Harrold II

v

Biggleswade Town II

Biddenham

v

Offley & Stopsley

Ampthill Town III

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Biddenham

v

Harrold II

Aspley Guise

v

Queen's Park

Biggleswade Town II

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Blunham III

v

Biggleswade Town II

Queen's Park

v

Offley & Stopsley

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Biddenham

Ampthill Town III

v

Aspley Guise

Queen's Park

v

Blunham III

Offley & Stopsley

v

Biddenham

Aspley Guise

v

Harrold II

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Ampthill Town III

Biggleswade Town II

v

Ampthill Town III

Queen's Park

v

Aspley Guise

Ampthill Town III

v

Biddenham

Biggleswade Town II

v

Blunham III

Aspley Guise

v

Leighton Buzzard Town

Biddenham

v

Blunham III

Blunham III

v

Offley & Stopsley

Leighton Buzzard Town

v

Harrold II

Biggleswade Town II

v

Harrold II

Biggleswade Town II

v

Queen's Park

Aspley Guise

v

Offley & Stopsley

Potton Town II

v

Hexton II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Kempston Hammers II

Flitwick III

v

Eversholt II

9

1PM STARTS

16

23

30

DIVISION 5 MAY – 2pm STARTS

3

10

17

36

Great Brickhill II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Hexton II

v

Eversholt II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Cople II

Cople II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Flitwick III

Eversholt II

v

Potton Town II

Great Brickhill II

v

Cople II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Hexton II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Flitwick III

Potton Town II

v

Great Brickhill II

Hexton II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Eversholt II

v

Kempston Hammers II

Flitwick III

v

Cople II

24

31

JUNE

Potton Town II

v

Cople II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Great Brickhill II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Great Brickhill II

Eversholt II

v

Hexton II

Hexton II

v

Flitwick III

Cople II

v

Kempston Hammers II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Eversholt II

Flitwick III

v

Eggington Foresters II

7


14

21

28

Kempston Hammers II

v

Potton Town II

Hexton II

v

Great Brickhill II

Flitwick III

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

26

12

19

v

Potton Town II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Great Brickhill II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Cople II

v

Eversholt II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Eversholt II

Cople II

v

Potton Town II

Great Brickhill II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Hexton II

v

Potton Town II

Flitwick III

v

Hexton II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Eversholt II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Eversholt II

v

Flitwick III

Potton Town II

v

Kempston Hammers II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Cople II

Great Brickhill II

v

Hexton II

Potton Town II

v

Flitwick III

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Flitwick III

Great Brickhill II

v

Kempston Hammers II

Eversholt II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Eggington Foresters II

Eversholt II

v

Cople II

Potton Town II

v

Eversholt II

Cople II

v

Great Brickhill II

Hexton II

v

Eggington Foresters II

AUGUST – 1.30pm STARTS

2

9

JULY

5

Flitwick III

Potton Town II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Great Brickhill II

v

Eversholt II

1PM STARTS

Cople II

v

Hexton II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Potton Town II

Flitwick III

v

Kempston Hammers II

Great Brickhill II

v

Flitwick III

Potton Town II

v

Eggington Foresters II

Hexton II

v

Kempston Hammers II

Flitwick III

v

Great Brickhill II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Cople II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Hexton II

Great Brickhill II

v

Potton Town II

Cople II

v

Luton Town & Indians IV

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Hexton II

Luton Town & Indians IV

v

Potton Town II

Kempston Hammers II

v

Eversholt II

Eversholt II

v

Great Brickhill II

Cople II

v

Flitwick III

Hexton II

v

Cople II

Eggington Foresters II

v

Kempston Hammers II

16

23

30

37


38


Junior Development Division Playing Rules 2015 All MCC laws and ECB Regulations and Directives apply. Captains should be fully aware of the ECB Directives relating to Young Players 1) Duration

4) Match Balls

a) Matches shall be forty overs per side

a) The League will be responsible for providing the balls for this Division, one new ball for each innings of the match.

b) All matches shall start at 2.00pm (1.30pm for first two Sundays of August and 1pm after that until the end of the season). c) All matches shall finish by 8.00pm (7.30pm for first two Sundays of August and 7pm after that until the end of the season). 2) Interference by Weather a) In the event of the first innings being curtailed because of inclement weather, or any other reason, a match of shorter duration (to be agreed by both captains) according to the time available should be played. If the captains cannot agree the umpires will arbitrate. In this event the minimum number of overs in the first innings will be twenty-five.

5) Result a) The team that scores the most runs shall be deemed the winner. b) The winners in matches where weather intervening in the second innings, and a minimum of twenty-five overs have been completed, shall be determined by the side with the faster run per completed over rate c) If a run rate calculation is required, for a side batting first, and that team is “bowled out” prior to the completion of its allotted overs, then (for run rate purposes) they will be deemed to have received the maximum number of overs available to them 6) Result reporting

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

a) All results (including cancelled or abandoned matches) shall be reported to the League Results Secretary.

3) Player Restrictions

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

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 e) Youth players must be under seventeen on 1st September of the previous year. [Note: female youth players must be under twenty-one on 1st September of the previous year] 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). g) In agreement with the League Management Committee, clubs can field joint elevens in the Junior Development Divisions. h) No County U15 or U17 designated male squad members are allowed to play in the Development Division(s).

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

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

5 points

Tie (runs equal, wickets lost irrelevant)

3 points

Loss

1 point

Cancelled due to ground conditions

3 points per side

Failure to raise a side

-1 point

8) Divisional League position Divisional league positions shall be determined as follows: a) Firstly by most points, if equal b) Secondly by most wins, if equal, c) Thirdly by team with highest run per over rate per matches played 9) Umpires & Scorers a) Each side will try to provide an adult umpire b) If only one adult umpire then he/she may stand at both bowlers’ ends. c) If no umpires are available then adult players will stand at the bowler’s end. d) Scorers should keep a record of runs and wickets at the end of each over. 39


10) Facilities

13) Welfare

a) Each Club will attempt to provide acceptable playing conditions.

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) Good artificial wickets can be used.

12) Fixtures

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.

a) The League will provide the fixtures for the season

14) Code of Conduct

b) Re-arrangements can be made with the agreement of both clubs onto a Sunday that is suitable to both clubs.

a) All clubs participating in the Development Division(s) will be required to sign and adhere to a Code of Conduct which will outline the League’s principles for the development of young players.

11) Teas a) It is the responsibility of the home side to provide a tea of a good standard. b) Other than c) below, there will be no charge to the away club for the provision of teas. c) If an away club concedes on the day of the match, the away club must pay £70 to the home club to cover the cost of teas and inconvenience.

c) All re-arrangements shall be completed by the 1st February in the year the matches are to be played, thus enabling correct fixture dates to be published in Bedfordshire County Cricket League Handbook and website.

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

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

MAX OVERS PER SPELL

MAX OVERS PER DAY

Up to 13

5

10

U14, U15

6

12

U16, U17, U18, U19

7

18

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

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

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


DEVELOPMENT division Ω– EAST 2015 MAY - 2PM STARTS 3

10

17

24

31

Henlow

v

Queens Park II

Bedford II

v

Waresley II

Langford II

v

Biggleswad Town III

Clifton II

v

Henlow

Queens Park II

v

Bedford II

14

21

Henlow

v

Langford II

Queens Park II

v

Biggleswade Town III

Biggleswade Town III

v

Waresley II

JULY 5

Langford II

v

Queens Park II

Queens Park II

v

Clifton II

Biggleswade Town III

v

Bedford II

Langford II

v

Waresley II

Bedford II

v

Queens Park II

Biggleswade Town III

v

Clifton II

Waresley II

v

Queens Park II

Langford II

v

Clifton II

Henlow

v

Bedford II

Queens Park II

v

Waresley II

Bedford II

v

Langford II

Henlow

v

Waresley II

Clifton II

v

Biggleswade Town III

Waresley II

v

Bedford II

Waresley II

v

Biggleswade Town III

Biggleswade Town III

v

Henlow

Queens Park II

v

Langford II

AUGUST 1.30pm STARTS

Bedford II

v

Clifton II

2

JUNE 7

28

Queens Park II

v

Henlow

Biggleswade Town III

v

Langford II

Waresley II

v

Clifton II

Waresley

v

Henlow

Langford II

v

Bedford II

Biggleswade Town III

v

Queens Park II

Clifton II

v

Langford II

Bedford II

v

Henlow

12

19

26

9

Henlow

v

Clifton II

Henlow

v

Biggleswade Town III

Clifton II

v

Waresley II

Langford II

v

Henlow

Clifton II

v

Bedford II

Bedford II

v

Biggleswade Town III

Clifotn II

v

Queens Park II

Waresley II

v

Langford II

AUGUST 1pm STARTS 16

23

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DEVELOPMENT division – west 2015 MAY - 2PM STARTS

10

17

24

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Flitwick IV

Pavenham & Felmersham Ladies

v

Eaton Bray

Ampthill Town IV

v

Leighton Buzzard Town II

Pavenham & Felmersham Ladies

v

Elstow

Flitwick IV

v

Ampthill Town IV

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Pavenham & Felmersham Ladies

Elstow

v

Eaton Bray

Ampthill Town IV

v

Elstow

Eaton Bray

v

Leighton Buzzard Town II

Pavenham & Felmersham Ladies

v

Flitwick

31

14

42

28

Pavenham & Felmersham Ladies

v

Ampthil Town IV

Eaton Bray

v

Flitwick IV

Elstow

v

Leighton Buzzard Town II

Ampthill Town IV

v

Flitwick IV

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Elstow

Eaton Bray

v

Ampthill Town IV

Elstow

v

Pavenham & Felmersham Ladies

Elstow

v

Ampthill Town IV

Flitwick IV

v

Eaton Bray

Pavenham & Felmersham Ladies

v

Leighton Buzzard Town II

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Eaton Bray

JULY 5

12

19

JUNE

7

21

26

Elstow

v

Flitwick IV

Leighton Buzzard Town II

v

Ampthill Town II

Eaton Bray

v

Elstow

Flitwick IV

v

Pavenham & Felmersham Ladies

Ampthill Town IV

v

Pavenham & Felmersham Ladies

Flitwick

v

Leighton Buzzard Town II

Flitwick IV

v

Elstow

Eaton Bray

v

Pavenham & Felmersham Ladies

v

Eaton Bray

AUGUST 1.30pm STARTS 2

Ampthill Town IV


2014 Season Trophies and Facilities Marks The David Faill Trophy

David Faill Trophy Winners

Umpires marks for Premier Division matches

2003

Dunstable Town

2004

Ampthill Town

Respect for & Welcome of Umpires

Acceptance of Umpires Decisions

Behaviour on & off the Field of play

Language on & off the Field of play

2005

Ampthill Town

Overall

2006

Dunstable Town

Flitwick I

9.42

9.33

9.08

8.83

9.17

2007

Luton T & Indians

Lutonian I

8.85

9.00

9.08

9.46

9.10

2008

Flitwick

Luton T & Indians I

8.46

9.08

9.23

9.31

9.02

2009

Southill Park

Southill Park I

8.50

8.83

9.25

9.25

8.96

2010

Flitwick

Ampthill Town I

8.42

9.25

9.42

8.75

8.96

2011

Luton T & Indians

Blunham I

7.86

8.86

8.71

8.93

8.59

2012

Flitwick

Clifton I

7.09

8.73

8.55

8.82

8.30

2013

Leighton Buzzard

Dunstable Town I

8.00

8.33

8.00

8.13

8.12

2014

Flitwick

Sharnbrook I

5.25

8.75

7.00

8.50

7.38

Average

7.98

8.91

8.70

8.89

8.62

Team

ian smith Trophy Winners

The Ian Smith Trophy Umpires marks for First Division matches

Team

Dunstable Town II

Respect for & Welcome of Umpires

9.06

Acceptance of Umpires Decisions

Behaviour on & off the Field of play

Language on & off the Field of play

Overall

8.81

9.13

9.19

9.05

Lutonian II

9.13

8.81

8.88

9.19

9.00

Luton T & Indians II

8.53

8.80

9.00

9.07

8.85

Potton Town I

8.69

9.08

9.08

8.38

8.81

Biggleswade Town I

8.57

8.50

9.00

9.14

8.80

Waresley I

7.69

9.00

9.00

9.00

8.67

Eversholt I

8.36

8.07

8.21

8.29

8.23

Ickwell I

8.15

8.38

7.92

8.38

8.21

Eggington Foresters I

7.40

7.67

8.07

8.27

7.85

Average

8.40

8.57

8.70

8.77

8.61

2012

Potton Town

2013

Luton T & Indians II

2014

Dunstable Town II

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Premier Division Facilities Marks 2014 [mARKS AWARDED BY PANEL UMPIRES} PITCH

Uneven Bounce

Seam Move

Carry & Bounce

Average

Turn

Flitwick I

3.86

4.00

4.29

3.29

3.86

Luton Town & Indians I

3.86

3.71

4.00

3.71

3.82

Ampthill Town I

3.50

3.83

3.50

3.83

3.67

Blunham I

3.43

3.86

3.86

3.43

3.64

Dunstable Town I

3.43

4.00

3.71

3.00

3.54

Southill Park I

2.67

4.00

2.83

3.67

3.29

Clifton I

3.17

3.33

3.33

3.33

3.29

Lutonian I

2.50

3.00

3.17

2.67

2.83

Sharnbrook I

3.00

3.00

3.00

2.00

2.75

Divisional Average

3.27

3.64

3.52

3.21

3.41

Pitch

Dunstable Town I

Outfield

Sight Screens

9.71

9.29

7.08

Boundary

9.71

Scorebox

Changing Rooms

Average

9.57

8.71

9.01

Flitwick I

7.72

8.29

9.71

9.29

9.57

9.29

8.98

Luton Town & Indians I

7.64

8.43

9.57

9.43

9.57

8.86

8.92

Ampthill Town I

7.34

8.17

9.17

8.83

9.00

8.17

8.45

Blunham I

7.28

7.71

8.71

8.86

8.29

9.29

8.36

Southill Park I

6.58

8.17

7.50

8.50

8.83

7.17

7.79

Lutonian I

5.66

7.17

7.83

7.33

8.00

8.17

7.36

Sharnbrook I

5.50

7.00

8.00

7.00

7.00

8.00

7.08

Clifton I

6.58

7.67

6.83

7.67

7.67

3.17

6.60

Divisional Average

6.82

8.04

8.51

8.51

8.61

7.87

8.06

Carry & Bounce

Turn

Division 1 Facilities Marks 2014 [mARKS AWARDED BY PANEL UMPIRES} PITCH

44

Uneven Bounce

Seam Move

Average

Luton Town & Indians II

4.13

4.13

4.50

4.13

4.22

Potton Town I

3.83

4.00

4.50

3.83

4.04

Ickwell I

4.00

3.83

3.67

3.67

3.79

Biggleswade Town I

3.50

4.17

3.67

3.83

3.79

Dunstable Town II

3.88

3.88

3.88

3.50

3.78

Eversholt I

3.88

3.75

3.50

3.75

3.72

Waresley I

3.25

4.00

3.63

3.88

3.69

Lutonian II

2.88

3.13

2.63

3.13

2.94

Eggington Foresters I

2.25

3.00

2.75

3.13

2.78

Divisional Average

3.51

3.77

3.64

3.65

3.64


Pitch

Luton Town & Indians II

8.44

Outfield

Sight Screens

8.88

9.63

Boundary

Scorebox

Changing Rooms

Average

9.75

9.38

9.26

9.50

Dunstable Town II

7.56

9.38

9.50

9.50

9.50

8.38

8.97

Biggleswade Town I

7.58

8.00

8.17

8.33

8.83

8.00

8.15

Lutonian II

5.88

7.50

8.63

8.25

8.88

8.75

7.98

Waresley I

7.38

8.13

8.25

7.75

7.63

7.38

7.75

Ickwell I

7.58

7.83

6.83

7.83

9.17

7.00

7.71

Potton Town I

8.08

7.83

8.33

8.33

8.67

3.67

7.49

Eversholt I

7.44

8.38

9.25

7.88

9.13

1.88

7.33

Eggington Foresters I

5.56

6.75

6.25

6.88

7.25

5.50

6.37

Divisional Average

6.82

8.04

8.51

8.51

8.61

7.87

8.06

Divisions 2 to 5 Facilities Marks 2014 Division 2

Pitch

[Marks awarded by visiting captains}

Outfield

Sight Screens

Boundary

Scorebox

Average

Ampthill Town II

8.17

8.50

9.17

8.33

9.00

8.63

Cople I

8.29

8.71

7.86

8.86

9.14

8.57

Flitwick II

8.14

7.57

8.71

8.43

8.86

8.34

Kempston Hammers I

7.71

7.71

7.86

8.29

8.57

8.03

Ickleford I

7.00

7.43

8.14

7.86

9.00

7.89

Southill Park II

6.57

8.00

7.86

7.86

8.43

7.74

Caldecote I

6.88

7.38

7.63

7.25

7.50

7.33

Sharnbrook II

6.29

7.86

7.29

7.29

7.14

7.17

Langford I

7.57

7.29

6.71

6.29

4.00

6.37

Average

7.40

7.83

7.91

7.83

7.96

7.79

Division 3

Scorebox

Average

Blunham II

8.86

8.43

8.86

8.86

9.29

8.86

Henlow I

8.71

8.71

8.43

8.86

8.14

8.57

Clifton II

8.00

8.43

7.86

8.57

8.29

8.23

Ickwell II

7.43

8.29

7.43

7.57

9.43

8.03

Harrold I

6.63

7.75

7.63

7.25

8.50

7.55

Hexton I

6.50

7.13

7.88

7.88

6.63

7.20

Aspley Guise I

7.20

7.20

6.20

7.60

7.60

7.16

Luton Town & Indians III

5.25

6.75

6.13

7.50

6.50

6.43

Kempston Sports I

5.00

7.00

6.17

7.00

6.67

6.37

Average

7.06

7.74

7.40

7.90

7.89

7.60

Pitch

Outfield

Sight Screens

Boundary

45


Division 4

Outfield

Sight Screens

Boundary

Scorebox

Average

Leighton Buzzard Town I

6.40

7.40

8.40

8.20

7.40

7.56

Potton Town II

7.67

7.00

7.00

7.33

7.33

7.27

Dunstable Town III

7.63

7.50

7.13

7.38

6.50

7.23

Harrold II

6.80

6.60

7.00

6.60

8.40

7.08

Sandy I

8.14

7.43

3.71

6.00

8.00

6.66

Bedford I

6.60

7.20

7.60

7.60

4.20

6.64

Great Brickhill I

6.60

5.80

7.20

6.20

6.80

6.52

Blunham III

5.00

5.33

6.50

7.33

5.50

5.93

Eggington Foresters II

4.80

5.60

6.00

5.00

5.60

5.40

Average

6.63

6.65

6.73

6.85

6.64

6.70

Division 5

46

Pitch

Scorebox

Average

Cople II

8.57

9.14

7.86

9.14

8.43

8.63

Biddenham I

8.43

8.29

7.14

7.43

7.57

7.77

Biggleswade Town II

7.17

7.33

7.83

7.50

8.17

7.60

Kempston Hammers II

7.60

7.00

7.00

7.00

7.80

7.28

Ampthill Town III

7.86

6.00

7.14

7.14

5.71

6.77

Flitwick III

7.29

7.14

4.14

7.14

7.86

6.71

Hexton II

5.67

7.50

6.83

7.00

6.50

6.70

Offley & Stopsley I

5.80

6.60

6.60

6.40

6.80

6.44

Luton Tn & Indians IV

6.14

7.14

2.29

7.29

6.00

5.77

Average

7.17

7.35

6.31

7.34

7.20

7.08

Pitch

Outfield

Sight Screens

Boundary


League Records Highest Team Scores 422 for 6

Pavenham & Felmersham v Dunstable Town 3, 2007

415 for 3

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

414 for 6

Henlow 1 v Dunstable Town 2, 2007

408 for 5

Ickwell 1 v Southill Park 1, 2009

384 for 6

Bedford Town 2 v Biggleswade, 2003

Highest score chasing to win 367 for 7

Dunstable Town v Ickwell, 2004

Development Division 286 for 3

Biddenham v Blunham, 2009

271 for 6

Potton Town v Biggleswade Town, 2011

265 for 6

Bedford v Elstow, 2011

259 for 4

Waresley v Flitwick, 2008

256 for 8

Aspley Guise v Potton Town, 2009

Highest individual Scores 275*

Matt Hicks, Henlow 1 v Dunstable Town 2, 2007

111*

Conor Robson, Langford, 2014

111*

Emilio Gay, Bedford, 2013

106*

Gurraj Galsin, Elstow, 2013

105

Lewis Perrin, Aspley Guise, 2009

104*

Ben Chilwell, Flitwick, 2010

103

Dipech Patel, Waresley, 2008

101

James Gage, Aspley Guise v Ickwell, 2009

101

James Gage, Aspley Guise v Ampthill Town, 2009

100*

Advait Vaidya, Bedford, 2014

Highest partnership Jimmy Hart & Roy Bloxham – Biggleswade Town 2 v Eggington Foresters, 2002

348

Best Bowling 10 for 57

Phil Clark, Southill Park v Henlow, 1995

Development Division 7 for 27

Oliver Evans, Ampthill Town, 2010

6 for 5

Robert Kraus, Biddenham, 2010

205*

Kevin Wright, Biggleswade Town 1 v Caldecote 1, 2009

6 for 15

George Chappell, Ampthill Town, 2009

204*

Howard Cherry, Eggington 2 v Ickwell 2, 2002

6 for 19

Natasha Bawa, Bedfordshire Ladies, 2014

199

Andy Trott, Sharnbrook v Hexton, 2002

6 for 27

Ben Fensome, Ickwell, 2010

181*

Earl Lee, Langford v Sharnbrook, 2014

Development Division 163*

Philip Salvesen, Biddenham, 2009

154*

Michael Bodo, Flitwick, 2010

138

Edward Else, Bedford, 2014

133*

Rahul Sheemar, Bedford, 2014

126

Ahad Khan, Great Brickhill, 2014

122*

Thomas Blythman, Bedford, 2014

111*

Adam Perkins, Biddenham, 2009

Chairman’s Players of the Year for 2014 Prem. 1st

Asif Hussain

Clifton

Mohsen Hafeez

Dunstable II

2nd

Jack Edwards

Ickleford

3rd

Scott Spicer

Henlow

4th

Patrick Prasad

Great Brickhill I

5th

Nigel Lewin

Ampthill III

Dev.

Rahul Sheemar

Bedford

47


averages for 2014 premier division Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

Asif Hussain

Clifton

630

70.00

Mohammed Irshad

Lutonian

30

11.27

Jimmy Hart

Flitwick

366

33.27

Ricky Joseph

Flitwick

23

12.26

Ibrar Walyatt

Clifton

323

40.38

Geoffrey Fitzgerald

Blunham

22

15.86

Sam Cherry

Dunstable

320

40.00

Luke Cherry

Dunstable

21

18.86

Kanchana Rodrigo

Blunham

302

25.17

Chris Esh

Ampthill

20

12.05

Hamid Riaz

Lutonian

301

27.36

Ross Bailey

Flitwick

18

15.56

Chris Esh

Ampthill

293

41.86

Ahtzaz Ahmed

Lutonian

18

17.44

Shakir Mehmood

Clifton

291

26.45

Jimmy Hart

Flitwick

17

16.53

Mark Umlauf

Flitwick

290

26.36

Nasir Munir

Clifton

17

16.29

Michael Pickard

Blunham

288

22.15

Dhiren Salvi

Luton Town & Indians

17

18.76

first division Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

Blair Tickner

Waresley

579

48.25

Mohsen Hafeez

Dunstable 2

38

10.84

Lewis Perrin

Eversholt

519

37.07

Muhammad Kamran

Lutonian 2

36

11.19

James Dallaway

Waresley

489

34.93

Adnan Yousuf

Eggington Foresters

29

17.21

Ian Horton

Dunstable 2

466

35.85

Fiaz Ahmed

Eggington Foresters

27

13.67

Ben Welch

Ickwell

409

40.90

James Gage

Eversholt

23

12.43

Kelvin MacFarlane

Biggleswade

403

40.30

Gagan Kashyap

Luton T& Indians 2

23

15.04

Ian Donald

Waresley

395

49.38

Rizwan Yousaf

Eggington Foresters

22

23.23

Sam Worthington

Potton

391

43.44

Michael Johnson

Biggleswade

20

17.05

Stephen Williams

Potton

363

45.38

Tahir Ishaq

Lutonian 2

20

21.05

Naveed Ahmad

Eggington Foresters

349

24.93

Ashwin Reddy

Waresley

19

17.53

second division

48

Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

Jack Edwards

Ickleford

593

59.30

Chris Gentle

Langford

28

10.54

Earl Lee

Langford

517

86.17

Scot Crouch

Ickleford

24

9.92

Peter Cooley

Cople

490

49.00

Thomas Taylor

Langford

24

11.54

Adam Parkins

Langford

474

67.71

D Pasquariello

Kempston Hammers

22

15.23

Jordan Cleghorn

Langford

430

43.00

Sameen Safi

Caldecote

22

20.18

Nigel Thorn

Kempston Hammers

362

30.17

Josh Edwins

Flitwick 2

22

18.27

Robert Draper

Cople

355

35.50

Peter Cooley

Cople

21

10.90

Gavin Moss

Cople

342

31.09

Luke Peters

Langford

21

14.29

Jason Welch

Cople

340

22,67

Andy Passman

Ampthill 2

21

13.29

Richard Haxell

Ampthill 2

309

30.90

Martin Warman

Ampthill 2

20

16.95


third division Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

Mark Smith

Hexton

690

49.29

Scott Spicer

Henlow

32

14.13

Steven Proudman

Ickwell 2

396

28.29

Harron Afridi

Luton T & Indians 3

27

10.89

Dave Albon

Henlow

339

56.50

Tim Smith

Ickwell 2

26

15.92

Mujahid Rasheed

Luton T & Indians 3

320

26.67

Abdul Abbas

Hexton

23

11.83

Iftikhar Hussain

Kempston Sports

315

28.64

Stephen Brookes

Clifton 2

21

15.05

Jack Brown

Clifton 2

310

51.67

Lee Ownsworth

Henlow

21

15.29

Nick Harding

Blunham 2

277

34.63

Imran Imdad

Aspley Guise

20

19.30

Gary Fowler

Harrold

277

25.18

Matt Cottrell

Blunham 2

19

13.58

Kempston Sports

19

14.26

Clifton 2

19

15.58

Robert Harrison

Aspley Guise

267

20.54

Mohammed Akram

Matt Gilbert

Henlow

258

43.00

Rob Davidson

fourth division Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

Patrick Prasad

Great Brickhill

900

112.5

Nicholas Boon

Bedford

26

7.88

Manvir Chauhan

Bedford

383

42.56

Jonathan Perkins

Sandy

23

17.57

James Cooper

Sandy

368

92.00

Touseef Tariq

Eggington Foresters 2

23

16.09

Adam Harwood

Great Brickhill

333

41.63

Ciaran Newton

Dunstable 3

22

13.91

Anton De Beer

Great Brickhill

300

n/a

Harry Mc Brearty

Dunstable 3

17

11.00

Waqas Azad

Eggington Foresters 2

257

19.77

Daniel Lloyd

Sandy

17

12.76

George Morris

Great Brickhill

252

50.40

Sam Roberts

Leighton Buzzard

17

15.06

David Carr

Sandy

226

37.67

Gary Phillips

Great Brickhill

16

10.06

Brad Gates

Leighton Buzzard

217

27.13

Hamzah Khan

Dunstable 3

16

12.31

Thomas Carr

Bedford

212

23.56

Manvir Chauhan

Bedford

16

13.25

fifth division Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

Nigel Lewin

Ampthill 3

577

64.11

Neal Casley

Ampthill 3

28

10.82

John Richardson

Biddenham

346

43.25

Stewart Lucas

Hexton 2

27

7.15

Adam Houghton

Cople 2

259

21.58

Sailesh Patel

Luton T & Indians 4

24

10.58

Matthew Brecknock

Kempston Hammers 2

257

51.40

Adam Giddings

Biggleswade 2

21

8.81

Amarpal Singh

Biddenham

251

25.10

Amarpal Singh

Biddenham

20

14.15

Mo Chaudry

Offley & Stopsley

230

46.00

Rickesh Patel

Luton T & Indians 4

20

16.40

Ian Pitkin

Flitwick 3

219

24.33

Shoaib Rashid

Flitwick 3

17

5.65

Rickesh Patel

Luton T & Indians 4

218

18.17

Josh Hook

Offley & Stopsley

16

12.13

Richie Barker

Offley & Stopsley

214

53.50

Manjeev Bhogal

Biddenham

15

16.60

Darren Lunney

Offley & Stopsley

212

53.00

Dan Crimp

Hexton 2

14

16.50 49


Development Division North Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

Rahul Sheemar

Bedford

325

65.00

Faheem Sajjad

Queens Park Youth

15

10.07

Advait Vaidya

Bedford

313

52.17

Wajahat Ali

Queens Park Youth

11

12.27

Ismail Muhammad

Queens Park Youth

293

29.30

Sam Flynn

Elstow

11

20.09

Taiyub Hussain

Queens Park Youth

291

29.10

Ravi Galsin

Elstow

10

13.30

Edward Else

Bedford

263

87.67

Saurav Bhatia

Elstow

10

16.10

Danyaal Iqbal

Queens Park Youth

220

220.0

Natasha Bawa

Bedfordshire Ladies

10

13.50

Thomas Blythman

Bedford

182

91.00

Amaan Mehmood

Queens Park Youth

9

12.44

Angela Bartlett

Bedfordshire Ladies

177

35.40

Joe Hempstead

Bedford

9

11.67

George Longhurst

Langford

176

35.20

Amie Nichols

Bedfordshire Ladies

9

17.56

Toby Smith

Waresley

165

27.50

Tom Roberts

Langford

9

16.00

Development Division south

50

Batsman

Club

Runs

Avg.

Bowler

Club

Wkts

Avg.

Gagan Banga

Great Brickhill

173

34.60

Ali Khan

Great Brickhill

10

9.60

Alexander Axford

Leighton Buzzard

139

34.75

Joe Moss

Eaton Bray

10

15.80

Ahad Khan

Great Brickhill

126

126.0

Gagan Banga

Great Brickhill

8

10.50

Marcus Lake

Ampthill

125

25.00

Hamid Miah

Great Brickhill

8

14.63

Sam Pitkin

Flitwick

123

n/a

Samuel Clipstone

Ampthill

8

17.00

Ibrahim Baig

Flitwick

120

30.00

Ben White

Ampthill

7

6.57

Simeon Clipstone

Ampthill

112

18.67

Marc Childs

Leighton Buzzard

7

12.86

Ross James

Leighton Buzzard

104

14.86

Alexander Axford

Leighton Buzzard

7

13.14

Ben Turley

Leighton Buzzard

98

32.67

Oliver Chambers

Leighton Buzzard

6

15.50

Adam Harwood

Great Brickhill

95

95.00

Nicholas Furr

Ampthill

6

26.17


averages for 2014 Premier Division Name

Club

Runs

Name

Club

Wkts

Ibrar Walyat

Clifton

162

Mohammed Irshad

Lutonian

6 for 20

Asif Hussain

Clifton

154

Geoffrey Fitzgerald

Blunham

6 for 30

Jimmy Hart

Flitwick

111*

Hamid Riaz

Lutonian

5 for 12

Chris Esh

Ampthill

108*

Dean Bryce

Ampthill

5 for 24

Zahid Ali Khan

Clifton

103

Chris Esh

Ampthill

5 for 26

Jimmy Hart

Flitwick

5 for 35

Nasir Munir

Clifton

5 for 36

first Division Name

Club

Runs

Name

Club

Wkts

Ben Welch

Ickwell

156*

Ross Fensome

Ickwell

6 for 18

Lewis Perrin

Eversholt

146

Tahir Ishaq

Lutonian 2

6 for 25

Kelvin MacFarlane

Biggleswade

125*

Adnan Yousuf

Eggington Foresters

6 for 36

Masood Mahmood

Lutonian 2

118

James Gage

Eversholt

5 for 23

Sam Worthington

Potton

111*

Mohsen Hafeez

Dunstable 2

5 for 24

Blair Tickner

Waresley

110

James Gauge

Biggleswade

5 for 25

Ian Horton

Dunstable 2

109*

Michael Johnson

Biggleswade

5 for 27

Ian Donald

Waresley

108

Adam Dagless

Biggleswade

5 for 30

Tauqeer Ahmed

Eggington Foresters

100

Harry Young

Ickwell

5 for 31

M Kamran

Lutonian 2

5 for 35

second Division Name

Club

Runs

Name

Club

Wkts

Earl Lee

Langford

181*

Andy Passman

Ampthill 2

7 for 24

Jordan Cleghorn

Langford

117*

Robert Draper

Cople

6 for 21

Sam Draper

Ickleford

112*

Scot Crouch

Ickleford

6 for 27

Adam Parkins

Langford

112*

Martin Warman

Ampthill 2

5 for 14

Simon Wagstaff

Ickleford

112

Peter Cooley

Cople

5 for 15

Jack Edwards

Ickleford

107

Brett Sizer

Caldecote

5 for 15

Richard Haxell

Ampthill 2

103

Thomas Taylor

Langford

5 for 18

Ravi Kodikara

Caldecote

5 for 19

D Pasquariello

Kempston Hammers

5 for 21

Stephen Allen

Flitwick 2

5 for 41

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THIRD Division Name

Club

Runs

Name

Club

Wkts

Mark Smith

Hexton

117

Scott Spicer

Henlow

6 for 24

Matt Gilbert

Henlow

102*

Abdul Abbas

Hexton

6 for 13

Iftikhar Hussain

Kempston Sports

101

Rob Davidson

Clifton 2

5 for 54

Azhat Mehmood

Clifton 2

100

Matt Cottrell

Blunham 2

5 for 20

Ankit Devnalkar

Hexton

5 for 18

Haroon Afridi

Luton T & Indians 3

5 for 16

Lee Ownsworth

Henlow

5 for 12

Chris Boulding

Blunham 2

5 for 10

FOURTH Division Name

Club

Runs

Name

Club

Wkts

Patrick Prasad

Great Brickhill

171

Nicholas Boon

Bedford

7 for 19

Manvir Chauhan

Bedford

129

Touseef Tariq

Eggington Foresters 2

6 for 24

James Cooper

Sandy

126*

Jonathan Perkins

Sandy

6 for 30

Anton De Beer

Great Brickhill

119*

Abid Moughal

Bedford

5 for 12

George Morris

Great Brickhill

113*

S Copperwheat

Bedford

5 for 17

Gary Phillips

Great Brickhill

5 for 28

Mark Roberts

Leighton Buzzard

5 for 28

Sam Roberts

Leighton Buzzard

5 for 29

Daniel Lloyd

Sandy

5 for 40

FIFTH Division

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Name

Club

Runs

Name

Club

Wkts

Nigel Lewin

Ampthill 3

136*

Dan Crimp

Hexton 2

7 for 26

Stewart Lucas

Hexton 2

6 for 13

Neal Casley

Ampthill 3

6 for 18

Rickesh Patel

Luton T & Indians 4

5 for 8

Sailesh Patel

Luton T & Indians 4

5 for 13

Josh Hook

Offley & Stopsley

5 for 16

Jacob Hiscocks

Cople 2

5 for 19

Hamza Waqar

Biddenham

5 for 26

Navin Chodha

Biddenham

5 for 40


Development Division North Name

Club

Runs

Name

Club

Wkts

Edward Else

Bedford

138

Natasha Bawa

Bedfordshire Ladies

6 for 19

Rahul Sheemar

Bedford

133*

Laura Charter

Bedfordshire Ladies

5 for 21

Thomas Blythman

Bedford

122*

Thomas Jones

Biggleswade

5 for 41

Conor Robson

Langford

111

Jack Hooley

Waresley

4 for 14

Advait Vaidya

Bedford

100*

Amie Nichols

Bedfordshire Ladies

4 for 17

Ismail Muhammad

Queens Park Youth

98

Ravi Galsin

Elstow

4 for 21

Lewis Donald

Bedford

82*

Max Smith

Biggleswade

4 for 26

Taiyub Hussain

Queens Park Youth

79

Saurav Bhatia

Elstow

4 for 27

George Longhurst

Langford

77

Amaan Mehmood

Queens Park Youth

4 for 30

Anna Monk

Bedfordshire Ladies

73

Sam Flynn

Elstow

4 for 46

Toby Smith

Waresley

69

Rahul Sheemar

Bedford

3 for 3

Danyaal Iqbal

Queens Park Youth

65*

Wajahat Ali

Queens Park Youth

3 for 6

Sebastian Faux

Waresley

62

Lewis Donald

Bedford

3 for 9

Jason George

Bedford

58

Faheem Sajjad

Queens Park Youth

3 for 9

Oliver Gadsby

Waresley

57

Mohammed Abbas

Queens Park Youth

3 for 10

Paul Roberts

Biggleswade

54*

Joe Hempstead

Bedford

3 for 10

Karl McNab

Langford

52

Nigel Gadsby

Waresley

3 for 14

Steve Russell

Elstow

50*

Tom Roberts

Langford

3 for 15

Faheem Sajjad

Queens Park Youth

50*

Bilal Hussain

Queens Park Youth

3 for 18

Mohammad Aqeeb

Queens Park Youth

50

Miller Woskitt

Elstow

3 for 19

Katie Metcalfe

Bedfordshire Ladies

3 for 55

Development Division SOUTH Name

Club

Runs

Name

Club

Wkts

Ahad Khan

Great Brickhill

126

Ben White

Ampthill

4 for 15

Adam Harwood

Great Brickhill

95

Alex Gedny

Flitwick

4 for 22

Ibrahim Baig

Flitwick

77

Samuel Clipstone

Ampthill

4 for 27

Sam Pitkin

Flitwick

76*

Ali Khan

Great Brickhill

3 for 7

Rajet Nahar

Ampthill

72

Joe Moss

Eaton Bray

3 for 17

Alex Evans

Ampthill

67*

Kyle Lyman

Great Brickhill

3 for 19

Alexander Axford

Leighton Buzzard

59

Ollie Siritt

Eaton Bray

3 for 24

Gagan Banga

Great Brickhill

54

Nicholas Furr

Ampthill

3 for 26

David Allen

Great Brickhill

50*

James Culley

Leighton Buzzard

3 for 27

Oliver Chambers

Leighton Buzzard

3 for 33

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2015 Guide to Post-match Procedures Results are reported by text message to 07800 008108 All results, including cancelled and abandoned games, must be reported by 10.00pm on the day of the match Each team playing in the League has been allocated a 3-character code which is listed in the Club Details pages. The result is sent as a text message and made up of a number of parts: Outcome

Team1

Runs1

Wkts1

Ovs.Bs1

Teams2

Runs2

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

Meaning

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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

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

Wkts2

Ovs.Bs2

Toss


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) Ampthill Town 1 – 100 for 6 off 17.4 overs

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

RA FW1 210 8 45.0 AT1 100 6 17.4 T1

CO FW1 AT1

Replacement

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

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

TEAM CODES Ampthill Town I

AT1

Dunstable Town III

DU3

Langford I

LA1

Ampthill Town II

AT2

Eaton Bray (Dev XI)

EA1

Langford II (Dev XI)

LA2

Ampthill Town III

AT3

Eggington Foresters I

EF1

Leighton Buzzard I

LB1

Ampthill Town IV (Dev XI)

AT4

Eggington Foresters II

EF2

Leighton Buzzard II (Dev XI)

LB2

Aspley Guise I

AG1

Elstow (Dev XI)

EL1

Luton Town & Indians I

LT1

Aspley Guise II (Dev XI)

AG1

Eversholt I

EV1

Luton Town & Indians II

LT2

Bedford I

BF1

Eversholt II

EV2

Luton Town & Indians III

LT3

Bedford II (Dev XI)

BF2

Flitwick I

FL1

Luton Town & Indians IV

LT4

Biddenham I

BD1

Flitwick II

FL2

Lutonian I

LN1

Biggleswade Town I

BG1

Flitwick III

FL3

Lutonian II

LN2

Biggleswade Town II

BG2

Flitwick IV (Dev XI)

FL4

Offley & Stoplsey I

OS1

Biggleswade Town III (Dev XI)

BG3

Great Brickhill I

GB1

Pavenham Ladies I

BE1

Blunham I

BL1

Great Brickhill II

GB2

Potton Town I

PT1

Blunman II

BL2

Harrold I

HA1

Potton Town II

PT2

Blunham II (Dev XI)

BL3

Harrold II

HA2

Queen’s Park I

QP1

Caldecote I

CD1

Henlow I

HN1

Queens’s Park II (Dev XI)

QP2

Clifton I

CL1

Hexton I

HX1

Sandy I

SA1

Clifton II

CL2

Ickleford I

IK1

Sharnbrook I

SH1

Cople I

CA1

Ickwell I

IC1

Southill Park I

SP1

Cople II

CA2

Ickwell II

IC2

Southill Park II

SP2

Dunstable Town I

DU1

Kempston Hammers I

KH1

Waresley I

Dunstable Town II

DU2

Kempston Hammers II

KH2

Waresley II (Dev XI)

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

Division 2

HOME TEAM

HOME TEAM

Text result Online Umpires report,

Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website

Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website

Post team cards to League Registration Secretary

AWAY TEAM

Online Umpires report

UMPIRES

Post team cards to League Registration Secretary

AWAY TEAM

Text result Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website Post team cards to League Registration Secretary

AWAY TEAM

Online Facility report (include Umpire’s names) Post team cards to League Registration Secretary

Divisions 3 to 5 HOME TEAM

Text result

Development Division HOME TEAM

Post scorecards on Play-Cricket website Post team cards to League Registration Secretary

Online Umpires report Post team cards to League Registration Secretary

Text result

AWAY TEAM

No actions required Post team cards to League Registration Secretary

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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