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									                                           Irish Cricket Union

One Day Senior Interprovincials – 2004


1        Playing Conditions

         Except as provided for below, the 2000 Code of the Laws of Cricket, together with subsequent
         amendments, shall apply.


2        Duration of Matches

         The matches shall consist of one innings per side, each innings being limited to 50 overs.


3        Hours of Play and Intervals

3.1      Scheduled Start and Cessation Times

         First session ……………………………………………..                            11 am to 2.20 pm

         Interval …………………………………………………..                               2.20 to 3.05 pm

         Second session …………………………………………..                            3.05 to 6.25 pm

Note For Saturday matches all times will be 1 hour later.
3.2      Sessions of Play and Interval between Innings

         There will normally be two sessions of play of three hours and twenty minutes each, separated
         by an interval of 45 minutes from 2 20 pm to 3 05 pm.

         If the innings of the team batting first is completed 30 minutes or less prior to the scheduled
         time for the interval, the interval shall take place immediately and the innings of the team
         batting second shall begin correspondingly earlier. If the innings of the team batting first is
         completed more than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time for the interval, play shall
         continue until the scheduled time.

         Where the innings of the side batting first is delayed or interrupted, the umpires will reduce the
         length of the interval. In the event of time being lost up to and including 60 minutes in
         aggregate the length of the interval shall be reduced from 45 to 30 minutes In the event of
         more than 60 minutes being lost in aggregate the duration of the interval shall be agreed
         mutually by the umpires and captains subject to no interval being more than 35 minutes
         duration or less than 10 minutes duration. In the event of disagreement the interval shall be 25
         minutes duration.




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3.3      Intervals for Drinks

         One drinks interval per session shall be permitted. The provisions of Law 15.9 shall be strictly
         observed, except that under conditions of extreme heat the umpires may permit extra intervals
         for drinks.

         An individual player may be given a drink either at the boundary edge or on the field at the fall
         of a wicket, provided that no playing time is wasted. No other drinks will be taken onto the
         field of play without the permission of the umpires.

4        Length of Innings

4.1      In Uninterrupted Matches (i.e. matches that are neither delayed nor interrupted)

         (a)       Each team shall bat for 50 overs unless all out earlier.

         (b)       If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled
                   time for the end of the first innings, play shall continue until the required number of
                   overs has been bowled.

                   Unless otherwise determined by the umpires the team batting second shall be limited to
                   the number of overs bowled by the scheduled time for the end of the first innings. The
                   over in progress at the scheduled time shall count as a completed over.

                   The umpires may increase the number of overs otherwise to be bowled by the team
                   bowling second if they agree that events beyond the control of the team bowling first
                   prevented them from bowling the required number of overs prior to the scheduled time
                   for the cessation of the innings of the team batting first.

                   Unless otherwise determined by the umpires as a result of wholly exceptional
                   circumstances, the interval shall be correspondingly reduced and the innings of the
                   team batting second shall begin at the scheduled time (normally 3.05 pm).


         (c)       If the team batting first is all out, and the last wicket falls at or after the scheduled time
                   for the start of the interval, the innings of the team batting second shall be limited to the
                   same number of overs bowled to the team batting first at the scheduled time for the
                   interval. The over in progress at the scheduled time shall count as a completed over.

         (d)       If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 50 overs, the team batting second shall
                   be entitled to bat for 50 overs, except as provided for in 4.1.(c) above.

         (e)       If the team fielding second fails to bowl 50 overs, by the scheduled time for the end of
                   the second innings, the hours of play shall, subject to conditions of ground, weather and
                   light, be extended until the required number of overs has been bowled or a result has
                   been achieved.




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4.2      In Delayed or Interrupted Matches


         4.2.1 General

         (a)       The object shall always be to arrange the number of overs so that both teams have the
                   opportunity of batting for the same number of overs.

                   A minimum of 25 overs has to be bowled to the side batting second to constitute a
                   match, subject to it not being out earlier or unless the provisions of 4.1(b) apply.

                   The calculation of the number of overs to be bowled shall be based on an average of 15
                   overs per hour in the total time available for play. No rearrangement of overs will take
                   place until more than 60 minutes, in aggregate, of playing time are lost. (Hence the
                   cessation of play during a delayed or interrupted match can be extended up to 7 25
                   pm.)

                  If due to ground, weather or light conditions, the umpires consider that a 25 over (or
                  greater) match can not be completed, then a 10 over shall be played. The latest start
                  time for a 10 over match shall be 5 55 pm. (Clauses 5.3 5.5, 5.6 in paragraph 5
                  Restrictions on the Placement of Fieldsmen shall not apply). No further reduction of
                  overs shall be made.

                   Note: In any calculation of overs for a match during the innings of the side batting first
                   (which includes the number of overs already bowled) an odd number is rounded down.
                   Example A recalculation which gives 49 overs remaining, plus the 20 overs which
                   have already been bowled, would give a total of 69 overs. The match would therefore
                   be reduced to a 34 over match.

         (b)       If the team fielding second fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled
                   time, the hours of play shall, subject to conditions of ground, weather and light, be
                   extended until the overs have been bowled or a result has been achieved.

         (c)        The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team
                    unless the latter has been all out in less than the agreed overs.

         (d)        Fractions are to be ignored in all calculations regarding the number of overs.

         4.2.2 Delay or Interruption to the Innings of the Team Batting First.

         (a)       If the number of overs of the team batting first is reduced, a fixed time will be specified
                   for the completion of the first session, as calculated by applying the provisions of
                   4.2.1.a.

         (b)       If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the rescheduled
                   time for the end of the first innings, play shall continue until the required number of
                   overs has been bowled and 4.1.(b) shall apply.

         (c)       If the team batting first is all out, the last wicket falls at or after the rescheduled time
                   for the end of the first innings, 4.1.(c) shall apply.

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4.2.3    Delay or Interruption to the Innings of the Team Batting Second

         If it is not possible for a team batting second to have the opportunity of batting for the same
         number of overs as the team batting first, the overs to be bowled shall be reduced at a rate of
         15 overs per hour after the loss of 60 minutes, in aggregate, of playing time.



5        Restrictions on the Placement of Fielders (See Appendix 1)

         5.1       Two semi-circles shall be drawn on the field of play. The semi-circles have as their
                   centre the middle stump at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of the semi-circles
                   is 30 yards. The ends of each semi-circle are joined to the other by a straight line on the
                   same side of the pitch. The field restriction should be marked by white ‘dots’ at 5 yard
                   intervals to be covered by a white plastic or rubber (but not metal) disc measuring 7
                   inches in diameter.

         5.2       At the instant of delivery there shall not be more than five fieldsmen on the leg side.

         5.3       For the first 15 overs only two fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the field restriction
                   marking at the instant of delivery.

         5.4       For the remaining overs of each innings, a minimum of four fielders (plus the bowler
                   and wicket-keeper) must be within the fielding circle at the instant of delivery.

         5.5       Two inner circles shall be drawn on the field of play. The circles have as their centres
                   the centre point of the popping creases at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of
                   the circles is 15 yards. The field restriction area shall be marked by ‘dots’. The segment
                   of the circles reserved for the slip positions shall not be demarcated. (The final mark of
                   the 15 yard radius shall be a line placed at an angle of 45 degrees, measured from the
                   centre of the popping crease). In the first 15 overs of each innings there shall be a
                   minimum of 2 stationary fieldsmen (excluding the wicket-keeper) within the 15 yard
                   restriction at the striker’s end at the instant of delivery. The two stationary fieldsmen
                   may be permitted to stand deeper than 15 yards (in the un-demarcated area) provided
                   only that they are standing in slip or leg slip positions.

         5.6       In circumstances where the number of overs for the team batting first is reduced, the
                   number of overs in regard to the restrictions at 5.3 and 5.5 above apply shall be reduced
                   proportionally in a ratio of 15:50 in accordance with the table below.
                   Fractions are to be ignored in all calculations of the number of overs.




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                          Total overs in innings          Overs for which           fielding
                                                          restrictions apply

                          25-26                           7
                          27-29                           8
                          30-33                           9
                          34-36                           10
                          37-39                           11
                          40-43                           12
                          44-46                           13
                          47-49                           14
                          50                              15


                   Where the number of overs of the team batting second is reduced (including under the
                   provisions of 4.1.(b) and /or 4.2(c) above), the aim will be to maintain the restrictions
                   in 5.3 and 5.5 for the same proportion of the second innings as they were maintained in
                   the first innings.

         5.7       In the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the striker’s
                   end umpire shall call and signal ‘No Ball’.

6        Number of Overs per Bowler

         No bowler shall bowl more than ten overs in an innings.

         In a delayed or interrupted match where the overs are reduced for both teams or for the team
         batting second, no bowler may bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs allowed. This
         restriction shall not apply to the team fielding second where the provisions of 4.1 (b) have
         been applied.

         Where the total number of overs is not divisible by five, one additional over shall be allowed to
         the maximum number per bowler necessary to make up the balance.

         In the event of a bowler breaking-down and being unable to complete an over, the remaining
         balls shall be bowled by another bowler, such part of an over shall count as a full over only in
         so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned.



7        Law 25.1 – Wide Ball – Judging a Wide

         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.

         Any offside or legside delivery which in the opinion of the umpires does not give the batsman
         a reasonable opportunity to score shall be called a wide ball. As a guide, on the legside a ball
         landing clearly outside the leg stump and going further away shall be called wide.



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8        Law 42.6(a) – the Bowling of Fast, Short-Pitched Balls

         If a ball passes, or would have passed, above the shoulder height of the striker standing upright
         at the crease, the umpire shall call and signal ‘No Ball’.

9        The Result

         9.1       All Matches

                   (a)      Where there is no interruption after play has commenced and when both sides
                            have had the opportunity, subject to the provisions of 4.1.(b) and/or (c) above,
                            of batting for the same agreed number of overs, the team scoring the higher
                            number of runs shall be the winner.

                   (b)      In the event of scores being equal, the following shall apply: The team losing
                            the lesser number of wickets shall be the winner, if the result cannot be decided
                            in this way, the winner shall be the team with the higher score (irrespective of
                            wickets lost) after 15 overs, or if still equal after 14 overs , etc.

                   (c)      If, due to suspension of play after the start of the match, the number of overs in
                            the innings of either team batting has to be reduced (minimum 25 overs), then a
                            revised target score (to win) should be set for the number of overs which the
                            team batting second will have the opportunity of facing. This revised target is to
                            be calculated using the current Duckworth/Lewis method. The target set will
                            always be a whole number and one less will constitute a Tie.


                   (d)      All matches in which both teams have not had the opportunity of batting for a
                            minimum of 25 overs (subject to the provisions of Clauses 4.1(b), 4.2.1(a) and
                            4.2.2 (b) above) shall be declared ‘No result’.

         9.2       10 Over matches
                   (a)   Provided both sides have the opportunity of batting for the ten overs, the team
                         scoring the higher number of runs shall be the winner.

                   (b)      In the event of a tie, the following shall apply: The team losing the fewer
                            number of wickets shall be the winner. If the result cannot be decided in this
                            way, the winner shall be the team with the higher score (irrespective of wicket
                            lost) after 9 overs, or if still equal after 8 overs , etc. If the scores are equal at
                            every over then the match is tied.

                   (c)      If both sides do not have the opportunity of batting for the same agreed number
                            of overs then the match shall be deemed a ‘No Result’.

10       Scoring of Points

                   Result Points
                   Win           4 points
                   Tie           3 points
                   No Result     2 Points

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