THE BROCKMAN CRICKET CUP
RULES GOVERNING THE COMPETITION
(amended December 2017)
The Competition shall be known as The Brockman Cricket Cup Competition and shall consist of a number of clubs at the committee’s discretion,whose playing area is within 15 miles radius of Torbay.
- The Executive Committeeshall be appointed consisting Chairman,Secretary,Treasurer,Welfare Officer and six such such members from different clubs as shall be elected at the A.G.M.
- Duties of the Executive.Drafting of new rules,these shall be circulated to all clubs for discussion at the A.G.M. for approval or rejection,arrangement of fixtures,appointment of umpires through DACO,insurance and any other urgent business.Cases of appeals and protests plus discipline(in these cases the club or clubs concerned must be represented by their official representative,but shall not be allowed to vote or be present whilst the Committee arrives at a decision). The decision of the Committee is final.
3(a). In all matters of discipline the current ECB Code of Conduct and Spirit of Cricket Model Discipline Regulations will apply.
3(b). DCB Appeals Committee Procedure will apply
- Protests must be forwarded to the Secretary within 24 hours of the ending of the game,accompanied by a deposit of £5. Such sum to be returned to the protesting club if the decision of the Committee is made in their favour. The Committee shall in this instance have the power to collect £5 from the offending club.
- Finances shall be dealt with through an account at a bank and cheques shall be signed jointly by the Treasurer,Secretary and/or Chairman (2 of any 3).
- Rules of Play M.C.C.rules to govern all games except that each innings shall consist of 20 six-ball
overs,unless in the opinion of the umpires the game is unlikely to be completed in the
allocated number of overs due to the weather conditions,they may reduce the overs to 18
per side. The side scoring the greater number of runs shall be deemed the winner. In the
event of the scores being equal at the end of the allocated overs the following shall apply –
the side losing the least number of wickets shall be deemed the winner,if still equal,the side
hitting the most boundary sixes,if still equal,the side hitting the most boundary fours other
than extras. If this fails to produce a result then the game shall be replayed and the visiting
side will then become the home side. No bowler shall bowl more than four overs. Showing of
overs in a uniform manner – overs will be shown from 20 to 1 at the commencement of each
over. Wide ball – on the offside any ball passing sufficiently wide of the batsman to prevent
contact with the normal striking portion of the bat shall be called ‘wide’,on the leg side any
ball passing outside the batsman shall be called ‘wide’.For all matches four fielders plus the
bowler and wicket-keeper must be inside a 30 yard circle at the point of delivery,where . grounds are not big enough adjustments may be made.
- Bad Weather. The umpires appointed will be responsible for the fitness of the ground for play. When play commences they are the sole judges of the play and playing conditions if they deteriorate. Abandoned games will be replayed completely.
- Time of Commencement. All matches to commence at 6.00pm. Any side that is understrenth at the time of commencement must field or bat as the case may be with the players that are ready. No substitute for late players will be allowed,although substitutes for injured players are allowed as per M.C.C. rules,no substitute shall bat or bowl. Any club refusing to fulfil its engagement shall forfeit the match.
- Batsman. The ingoing batsman must cross the outgoing batsman on the field of play,except when 2 or more wickets have fallen in consecutive balls.
- Scorers. Each club shall appoint their own scorer. The competition will appoint a scorer for the Final only.In all matches the Committee member present shall send the result of the match to the Secretary within 24 hours of the match being played by means of the Scoresheet signed by the respective clubs’ scorers and himself.
- Annual General Meeting. This shall be held in the month of December. All club entries shall be received by the Secretary 7 days before the date of the meeting. The draw for Rounds 1 & 2 will be made at the meeting. All competing clubs attending the A.G.M. shall be entitled to 1 vote only. All matters at the A.G.M. should be notified to the Secretary by 1st November and will be circulated to the clubs in advance of the meeting.
- Subscriptions. Entrance fee shall be £25 per team and shall be payable not later than the date of the initial players’ registration (i.e. April 20th each year).
- Registration of Players.All players from which teams will be selected shall be registered on official form only by April 20th each year. All players’ names and addresses must be included.
Further registrations can be submitted 7 days before any match in which the club is
concerned. No additional players shall be registered for the semi-final or final. The total
number of players to be registered shall not exceed 30. Transfers may take place during the
season provided that the person has not played in any previous round for another club.
Should any club play a player that has not been registered the offending club shall forfeit the
tie and the match awarded to the opponents. In the event of 2 teams being drawn against
each other playing unregistered players both clubs will be disqualified.
14. Eligible Players & Clubs. Clubs who play in the Premier & A Division of the Devon Cricket League or equivalent must play their 3rd X1,B Division clubs & below their 2nd X1.Premier & A.Division clubs with no 3rd X1 or C Division clubs and below with no 2nd X1 shall play such a team approved by the committee. The eligibility of players will be based on the standard of competitive cricket in the previous season. Any player who has played 8 or more games at a level higher than the competing X1 shall be ineligible. Colts Under 17 as at August 31st of the previous year will be permitted to play in the competition regardless of ability and standard played.Players who play for one Club in the Devon Cricket League will not be allowed to play for a different one in the competition. The eligibility of any player may be reviewed by the Committee at any time during the competition and withdrawn if necessary. The Committee’s decision is final.
The registration of overseas players in the competition will not be accepted.
- Dress. All players must be appropriately dressed at all times.
- Gear. In Rounds 1 & 2 the club drawn first will be responsible for the provision of balls,stumps and bails. Pink balls to be used in all rounds of the competition,in Rounds 1 & 2 the home side is responsible for providing 1 new ball for the match, in the Semi-finals & Final the competition will supply 1 new ball for each innings with both clubs providing their own spare ball approved by the umpires.
- Grounds. Rounds 1 & 2 will be played on fixed dates each season. Round 1 will start on the first Tuesday in May and subsequent Rounds will continue on each Tuesday until the Semi-final. The Semi-finals & Final will be played at Torquay C.C. subject to availability or such grounds agreed by the Committee. The Semi-final & Final dates to be arranged in conjunction with Torquay C.C. Postponed or abandoned games must be played within 7 days.
In all cases where a game is cancelled,postponed or abandoned the home side must inform
the Secretary within 24 hours. Any club failing to fulfil a fixture will be fined £10 to cover
umpire fees and administration expenses.
- Trophies. The two teams in the final shall both receive individual awards and the winning team a replica cup. There shall be awards to the ‘Man of the Match’ and the 2 umpires together with the scorers. The winning team shall receive the cup which shall be held for one year and shall give an undertaking to insure the trophy for an amount determined by the committee under the club’s insurance,engraving it with the club’s name and year of winning and its safe return to the secretary seven days prior to the current year’s Final. The ‘Man of the Match’ trophy shall be the responsibility of the winning player’s club for having his/hers name engraved on the trophy and insuring the trophy for an amount determined by the Committee together with an undertaking for its safe return in good condition to the Secretary seven days before the current year’s Final.
- Payment to Umpires. It is required that the umpires shall be paid £15 each per match for expenses. The umpires to receive payment prior to the commencement of the match.
- Safeguarding & Protecting Children Policy.
(if required a copy will be available from the Secretary or appear on the D.C.B. website)