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Twenty20 Rules

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									                     Nepean District Cricket Association Inc.
                                     Incorporated 13 December 1990
                           Twenty20 Competition Rules 2008/09

Contents

1. Team and Player Nominations
2. Player Qualifications
3. Twenty20 Competition
4. Player Grading
5. Code of Conduct
6. Dress Regulation
7. Endorsement of Sponsors
8. Hours of Play and Conditions
9. One Day Matches
10. One Day Matches where one or both Teams arrive late
11. Two Day Matches
12. Semi-Finals and Finals
13. Grounds and Wickets
14. Fitness of the Grounds, Weather and Light
15. Umpires
16. Local No-Ball Rule
17. Type of Ball and use of New Ball
18. Scorebooks and Results
19. Competition Points
20. Perpetual Trophies
21. District and Player Awards
22. Club Championship
23. Fines and Penalties
24. Leg Side Wide
25. Bowl Off


Preamble

All penalties set down in the rules are the maximum and the Management Committee may use its
discretion when applying same.

To this end all decisions made by the Management Committee, a member of the Management
Committee or any persons empowered by the Nepean District Cricket Association can be appealed.

All Laws of the M.C.C Laws of Cricket 2003 have been adopted, with the exception of all references to
five run penalties excluding Laws 41.2 and 41.3, or where Nepean District Cricket Association rules
are applicable.




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1. TEAM AND PLAYER NOMINATIONS

All existing rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition with the exception of the following:

Rule 1.3 is not applicable

Rule 1.9 is replaced with “If a player attempts to participate in a match under an assumed name, then
the match that player has played in will be awarded to the opposing club of the player. The Member
Club will also be disqualified from participating in the following seasons Twenty20 competition.”

Rule 1.10 is replaced with “If an unregistered player and this includes a substitute fielder attempts to
participate in a match, then the match that player has played in will be awarded to the opposing club of
the player. The Member Club will also be disqualified from participating in the following seasons
Twenty20 competition.”

2. PLAYER QUALIFICATIONS

All existing rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition with the exception of the following:

Rule 2.7 is replaced with “A registered player shall not, except with the permission of the Management
Committee, be eligible to play in a semi-final or final if he has participated in a competition match in a
higher grade during the Twenty20 competition, with:

    (a) application for permission to be forwarded to the Secretary, supported by batting and bowling
        statistics; however
    (b) all applications must be received by the Secretary no later than 6.00pm on the Monday
        immediately following the completion of the last competition match.”

Rule 2.8 is replaced with “A registered player must have been nominated and participated in at least
one (1) competition match, in order to be eligible to play in the final. Any team, which includes a
registered player in contravention of this rule, shall lose the match in which the player participates.”


3. TWENTY20 COMPETITION

All existing Section 3 rules are not applicable to the Twenty20 Competition and are replaced with the
following:

3.1 The Management Committee shall arrange the structure of the Twenty20 competition in a fair and
just manner to ensure the level of interest shown by delegate clubs is met.

3.2 A team desiring to forfeit a match must notify the Twenty20 Competition Secretary, Secretary or
President of the NDCA by 6.00pm on the day prior to the competition round, however if a team forfeits
a match, then the opposing team is awarded a “walk-over” and automatically wins the match.


4. PLAYER GRADING

Section 4 of the existing rules is not applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

5. CODE OF CONDUCT

All existing Code of Conduct rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.




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6. DRESS REGULATION

All existing rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition with the exception of the following:

Rule 6.1 is replaced with “All registered players in both A and B grades shall wear an approved shirt
and long trousers. Football or designer shorts shall not be permitted.

Rule 6.3 is replaced with “Coloured shirts that vary to those worn in the regular NDCA senior
competition may be worn upon written application to the Twenty20 Competition Secretary and
subsequent receipt of written approval from the Twenty20 Competition Secretary. Any team who has
such approval must have all players similarly attired in that approved shirt when taking the field.

Rule 6.7 is replaced with “Teams in contravention of RULE 6.1 – 6.6 will be penalised 10 runs from
their innings total for each player contravening the rules.”

7. ENDORSEMENT OF SPONSORS

All existing rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.


8. HOURS OF PLAY AND CONDITIONS

All existing Section 8 rules are not applicable to the Twenty20 Competition and are replaced with the
following:

8.1 These Rules apply to all competition, semi-final and final matches.

8.2 All teams must assemble at the ground allocated in the draw, irrespective of weather conditions,
whereupon the Captains shall decide on the fitness of the wicket, playing area and weather conditions.
Refer RULE 14.1.

8.3 Play in Twenty20 competition matches will be played in two time slots from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
and 4.00pm to 7.00pm with a ten minute break between innings, and:

(a) both teams must be ready to start at either 12.30pm or 4.00pm, depending on their draw; and

(b) a team may claim a forfeit when the opposing team is not ready to start at either 12.40pm or
4.10pm.

8.4 Where a team has not bowled the required number of overs at either 1.55pm or 5.25pm, then:

(a) the team shall continue bowling until they have bowled twenty (20) overs, unless they bowl the
opposing team out prior to the completion of twenty (20) overs being bowled. The score for the team
batting first shall be the score recorded at the conclusion of the twentieth (20) over;

(b) while the side batting second shall only be entitled to receive the same number of overs as was in
the process of being completed by them at either 1.55pm or 5.25pm; then

(c) the team with the greater score shall be declared the winner.

8.5 Each bowler shall be entitled to bowl a maximum of four (4) overs, with the batting Captain and the
scorers having the ultimate responsibility to ensure this limit is not exceeded. If a bowler exceeds
his/her 4 overs the moment this is noticed then over is to be called regardless of how many balls have
been bowled, the over is then to be completed by another eligible bowler and will count as part of
his/her 4 overs.

8.6 Where the side batting first receives twenty (20) overs, the side batting second must receive a
minimum of eight (8) overs to constitute a match, unless the team is dismissed prior to receiving eight
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8.7 In a match starting late due to weather, fitness of ground or serious injury with up to 1.5 hours lost,
then:

(a) the team bowling first must bowl a minimum of eight (8) overs in their allotted time; but

(b) should this fail to happen, and provided there has been no further stoppages in play due to weather,
fitness of the ground or serious injury, then they shall continue to bowl until they have completed eight
(8) overs, or bowled the opposition out, whichever comes first; then

(c) under these circumstances there will be a ten (10) minute break before the team batting second
commences their innings.

8.8 The team batting second shall only receive the same number of overs as they had completed in their
allotted bowling time as indicated in RULE 8.4.

8.9 Where the team bowling second does not bowl the required number of overs, both scorebooks shall
be submitted to the NDCA for the awarding of points.

8.10 Eight (8) overs shall constitute a match.

8.11 An over shall consist of six legally delivered balls.

9. ONE DAY MATCHES

No Section 9 rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

10. ONE DAY MATCHES WHERE ONE OR BOTH TEAMS ARRIVE LATE

No Section 10 rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

11. TWO DAY MATCHES

No Section 11 rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

12. SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS

No Section 12 rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

13. GROUNDS AND WICKETS

All existing rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

14. FITNESS OF THE GROUNDS, WEATHER AND LIGHT

All existing rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

15. UMPIRES

The only existing rules applicable to the Twenty20 Competition are:

15.1 Official umpires may be appointed, by the Nepean District Cricket Umpires Association Inc
(NDCUA), to officiate at competition matches, semi-finals and finals.

15.2 If an official umpire is not present at the specified starting time for the match, then the match shall
proceed in accordance with these rules.

15.3 Where no official umpire is present, the Captains of each team are to agree on umpires for the
match. If they fail to agree then the umpires must be players participating in the match.




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15.8 A non official umpire can be replaced, if the captain of the fielding team makes such a request to
the captain of the batting team.

16. LOCAL NO-BALL RULE

All existing rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

17. TYPE OF BALL AND USE OF NEW BALL

All existing Section 17 rules are not applicable to the Twenty20 Competition and are replaced with the
following:

17.1 The ball to be used in competition, semi-final and final matches is to be a two (2) piece ball, red in
colour and of such quality as approved by the Management Committee, with:

(a) a team which uses a non approved ball in a competition, semi-final or final match shall lose the
match.

Approved Balls

Two (2) Piece Balls
Kookaburra Tuf Pitch
Kookaburra Arrow Crown
Kookaburra Red King
Kookaburra Special Test

17.2 No trial ball will be permitted in competition, semi-final or final matches unless previously
approved by the NDCA Management Committee.

18. SCOREBOOKS AND RESULTS

All existing rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition with the exception of:

Rule 18.3 is replaced with “Official Declared Team Lists MUST be completed for each team and
include:

(a) the First Name and Surname of all registered players that will be participating in the round; and

(b) The Declared Team List MUST be signed by the Captain of the participating team; and

(c) Each team shall be responsible for forwarding the opposition team’s Declared Team List to the
Twenty20 Competition Secretary by 6.00pm on the Friday following the completion of the round.

Rule 18.13 is replaced with “The Management Committee will determine the result, if any, in all cases
where a team or teams fail to log the score from the end of the first over, and the result of the match is
in dispute.”

19. COMPETITION POINTS

No Section 19 rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

20. PERPETUAL TROPHIES

No Section 20 rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

21. DISTRICT and PLAYER AWARDS

No Section 21 rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.




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22. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

No Section 22 rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

23. FINES AND PENALTIES

No Section 23 rules are applicable to the Twenty20 Competition.

24. LEGSIDE WIDE RULE

24.1 A ball which upon being delivered, passes the batsmen down the leg side and does not touch any
part of his person or playing equipment, shall be called a wide, with 1 run attributed to the bowlers
figures and the innings score, in addition to any runs taken by the batsmen. The ball is to be re-bowled
in accordance with MCC rules.

25. BOWL OFF (In the event of scores being tied at the completion of the match)

25.1 A full set of stumps, including bails, will be pitched at both ends of the designated pitch, but the
bowlers will all bowl from the same end. The umpires will decide which end to bowl from.

25.2 The captains shall nominate their five bowlers and the order of bowling, to each other and the
umpires prior to the toss. In the event of injury during the bowl out, the injured player may be replaced
by another bowler.

25.3 The captains shall toss a coin for the right to decide which team bowls first in the bowl off.

25.4 The wicket keeper will not be permitted to stand up to the stumps.

25.5 The bowl off shall be conducted in the same manner as a penalty shootout. Deliveries will be
bowled alternatively, one from each team, following the order of bowling as given under Rule 25.2.
The team with the most hits will be deemed the winner of the bowl off.

25.6 A dislodged bail will constitute a hit.

25.7 After the first set of 5 deliveries, if still equal, a second complete set will commence, and so on
until a winner is achieved.

25.8 No bowler will be allowed a practice delivery.

25.9 The umpires will stand in their normal positions and will be responsible for officially recording
the number of hits on the wicket. Their decision shall be final as to the result. The umpires will be
responsible for making sure only the nominated bowlers actually bowl.

25.10 Only the 5 nominated bowlers and the wicket keeper shall be allowed on the field of play. All
other players not involved in the bowl off shall be beyond the boundary.

25.11 If a bowl off is not possible due to wet weather as deemed by the Umpires in consultation with
the captains, the result will be determined by the toss of a coin.




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