RCI Junior Cricket Rules U10-12 by huangyuerongp4

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									REDLANDS CRICKET INC
JUNIOR COMMITTEE

COMBINED RULES OF PLAY – UNDER 10 - 12 AGE GROUPS

SEPTEMBER 2002

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DOCUMENT HISTORY & VERSION CONTROL This document is subject to version control to ensure that the latest and therefore most up-todate copy of the rules is being used by all teams participating in the RCI competition.

Version Number 2001-01

Section All

Reason First Draft of Document

Author RCI Junior Committee RCI Junior Committee RCI Junior Committee

Date 06/12/01

2001-02

All

Final version of document

24/01/02

2002-03

Two Day Games – Batting

Amendment to Under 11 Rules for minimum balls faced

03/09/02

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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................. 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS .............................................................................................................. 2 QUALIFICATION OF PLAYERS ............................................................................................................ 2 BOUNDARIES ............................................................................................................................................. 2 DRESS & EQUIPMENT ............................................................................................................................. 3 TWO (2) DAY GAMES ............................................................................................................................... 3 HOURS OF PLAY ................................................................................................................................................... 3 FORFEITS AND TIME ADJUSTMENTS ...................................................................................................................... 3 A TEAM, NAMES & NEW PLAYERS....................................................................................................................... 3 DURATION OF INNINGS ......................................................................................................................................... 3 BOWLING ............................................................................................................................................................. 4 EQUIPMENT (BALLS) ............................................................................................................................................ 5 FIELDING.............................................................................................................................................................. 6 BATTING.............................................................................................................................................................. 6 INTERVALS ........................................................................................................................................................... 7 TIME LOST ON FIRST SATURDAY - ADVERSE WEATHER ........................................................................................ 7 FOLLOW ON ......................................................................................................................................................... 7 UMPIRES .............................................................................................................................................................. 7 ONFIELD COACHING............................................................................................................................................. 7 ONFIELD ETIQUETTE ............................................................................................................................................ 8 RESULTS .............................................................................................................................................................. 8 6. ONE DAY GAMES – UNDER 11 & 12 COMPETITIONS ..................................................................... 8 NUMBER OF INNINGS ............................................................................................................................................ 8 HOURS OF PLAY ................................................................................................................................................... 8 PENALTY RUNS .................................................................................................................................................... 8 DELAYED START .................................................................................................................................................. 8 DELAYS DURING PLAY .......................................................................................................................................... 8 7. SPECIAL RULES UNDER 10 SILVER AND GOLD COMPETITIONS ............................................. 9 DEFINITION .......................................................................................................................................................... 9 TIME: ................................................................................................................................................................... 9 GROUND SIZE:...................................................................................................................................................... 9 PITCH: ................................................................................................................................................................. 9 FORMAT: ............................................................................................................................................................. 9 BOWLING: ............................................................................................................................................................ 9 BATTING: .......................................................................................................................................................... 10 ONFIELD COACHING: ......................................................................................................................................... 10 RESULT: ............................................................................................................................................................. 10 FIELDING: .......................................................................................................................................................... 10 DRINKS: ............................................................................................................................................................. 10 GOLD DIVISIONS: ............................................................................................................................................... 10

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INTRODUCTION
These rules have been formulated to assist coaches, managers, players and parents to play the game of cricket in accordance with the established rules and traditions of the game. Junior cricket is organised to teach children and teenagers the skills and etiquette of the game as well as to engender the concepts of fair play and sportsmanship. The latter aspects include:
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Accepting the Umpires decision without dissent. Abstaining from the use of foul language. Not inconveniencing the batsman etc.

The beneficiaries of junior cricket are the entire junior and teenage participants regardless of their ability. This concept should be clear and foremost in the minds of adult supervisors. The Laws of Cricket, the QCA Rules and Redlands Cricket Incorporated (RCI) Rules provide concise instructions for the organisers of junior cricket. Managers and coaches must remember that the rules outlined in this document may not appear to provide a solution for every situation. It is expected that match officials will solve disputes in a quiet, adult and amicable manner.

1. REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS
Players must be registered with the RCI Junior Cricket. Only registered players shall participate in District, Brisbane Easts and Redlands (BEAR’S) and Queensland Junior Cricket Association (QJCA) competitions.

2. QUALIFICATION OF PLAYERS
A player should be eligible to play in an under age team provided their age at 1 st September is under the aforesaid age group. Clubs may, on the written application to the RCI, request to play an older player in a lower age group on the basis that it may be detrimental to or dangerous for that player if they participated in their own age group. Clubs will be notified of the players granted permission to play under this rule so that all clubs can monitor the progress of the player and report to the RCI if deemed necessary. Permission will also be granted in the exceptional circumstances of needing to make up the requisite numbers to form a team.

3. BOUNDARIES
The maximum field boundaries will apply for matches played in the following age groups: Under 10 Under 11 Under 12 40 metres from batsman’s wicket. 45 metres Normal Oval shape 50 metres Normal Oval shape

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It is recommended that a measured length of rope or string be used to measure the boundaries.

4. DRESS & EQUIPMENT
Clubs will determine the appropriate dress code for their players. Most clubs have their own uniform and all clubs are required to display the RCI logo on their club shirt. Club caps or white sun hats are preferred headwear and should be strongly encouraged. It is strongly recommended that, for safety and health reasons, each player should provide their own genital protection gear and batting gloves. Helmets fitted with visors are to be worn by all batsmen when facing any bowling (all ages including Under 10).

5. TWO (2) DAY GAMES
HOURS OF PLAY
Matches shall be played on Saturday mornings (8.00 am – 11.30 am) or other times as decided by the RCI. Under 10 matches may finish earlier. If play does not commence on the first day then the second day will be played as a one-day game. Alteration of playing days or hours by clubs/teams must be submitted to the RCI Junior Committee for approval. The game shall be played under the laws of cricket, unless amended by RCI rules or by-laws.

FORFEITS AND TIME ADJUSTMENTS
Should any team be unwilling to commence play within 15 minutes of the scheduled starting time, the opposition team may claim a forfeit. The waiting manager only may suggest a time adjustment so that a game can be played. A decision to make the time adjustment must be made prior to the start of play for that day and shall not be altered after play commences.

A TEAM, NAMES & NEW PLAYERS
The minimum number of players deemed necessary to constitute a team shall be 7 players and an official, all present on the day. The team manager shall, before leaving the field on the first morning, present to the opposing manager, a list of up to 13 players set down to play. The player's names are to be recorded in the scorebook. On the completion of the two first innings a maximum of two of the original players in each team may be substituted for the two named, eligible players who may participate fully in the remainder of the game. Replacement players must be listed in the first innings scorebook. The normal rule for replacement players applies to the first innings only.

DURATION OF INNINGS
The duration of the first innings of each team shall be: UNDER 10 Redlands Cricket Inc. Page 3 of 10 Version: 2001-02 Published: 24/01/2002 Junior Committee

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The duration of the first innings of each team shall be 60 overs. 60 overs shall be bowled each day. Both teams shall bat for 30 overs or 1 hour and 40 minutes each plus 10 minute change of innings, regardless of the number of wickets fallen. At the fall of the 10th wicket the score shall be noted. The score book shall continue from that point on the second day. Scenario 1 - a team goes out and bats and the 10th wicket falls in the 15th over, for 45 runs. The batting team shall continue for another 15 overs, this time shall be deemed batting and bowling practice only and runs scored shall not count towards the team total. The other team shall then bat for their 30 overs. The next week the team that was dismissed for 45 runs shall commence its second innings, and bat for 30 overs, as above. Scenario 2 - a team goes out and bats for 30 overs and makes 4-55, they then go out and bowl for 30 overs the next week they resume their first innings at 4-55 batting until dismissed. They can then commence a second innings but can only bat for a total of 30 overs on the day. Note: batting practice continues on the second day when a side is dismissed, the same as the first day. UNDER 12 The duration of the first innings of each team shall be 50 overs, or 3 1/2 hours which ever comes first. In the pre-Christmas rounds, quarters cricket will be played, ie. each innings of 50 overs will be split into two 25 over innings to ensure both teams have an equitable share of the conditions. In the post-Christmas rounds all games shall be played as 50 overs duration or until all batsmen have been dismissed. If the team batting first is dismissed in less than its allotted overs the fielding team shall be required to bat on the first day, if time permits, after allowing a 10 minute break between innings. The day’s play is to finish at 11.30 am or the agreed finishing time. The second innings should be played to a finish providing time permits.

BOWLING
In the Under 10 and Under 11 age groups bowling must be shared equally amongst all players. Refer Special Rules for Under 10 bowling. In the Under 11 and 12 age groups each bowler shall bowl no more than 4 overs in the first 20 overs and 8 overs for the whole innings. WIDE/NO BALLS (UNDER 11, UNDER 12)
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if a ball lands, or would have landed outside the concrete, it shall be deemed and called a 'no-ball'. if a ball lands on the pitch and is called a wide, the normal rules of cricket apply. the penalty for no ball/wide bowling offences is one run plus any runs/byes run by the batsman.

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byes, no balls and wides are scored as sundries. If a batsman hits a no ball, the runs scored off the bat are credited to the batsman, whilst the penalty is scored under sundries. a ball that bounces more than twice (3 times or more) before reaching the batsman, shall be called a no ball.

DEAD BALL – NON TURF WICKETS When a ball, having been properly delivered by the bowler, lands on the pitch and thereafter behaves so erratically that, in the opinion of the umpire the behaviour is not due to the bowlers technique, that delivery shall be declared dead and not counted in the over. DANGEROUS DELIVERIES Any short pitched delivery reaching the batter above shoulder height, or full pitched delivery above waist height, when standing in the normal upright position, shall be called a 'no-ball' and can be called by either umpire. The penalty shall be one run. LBW RULE The LBW rule will not apply in Under 11 or 12 games. If a player is deemed to be deliberately standing in front of their stumps and ‘padding up’ to avoid being bowled then the player shall receive a warning and the opposition coach/umpire advised. If the player continues to offend they may be given out. The capability of the batsman must be considered when assessing their intention. BALLS PER OVER Under 10 & 11 – a maximum of six balls in each over regardless of the number of legal or illegal balls bowled. Under 12 – a maximum of eight balls per over (6 legal and 2 illegal or 8 illegal).

EQUIPMENT (BALLS)
UNDER 10 All teams must use a Kookaburra Softaball (110 gm) for the duration of the season. UNDER 11 All teams must use a Kookaburra Softaball (110 gm) for the pre-Christmas rounds of the season, changing to a 142 gm two piece leather ball post-Christmas. UNDER 12 All teams must use a 142 gm leather two piece ball for the duration of the season. The fielding side shall provide a new ball in the first innings of a match. The fielding side may elect not to use a new ball in the second innings of the batting side. A sodden ball or a ball that the bowler is having difficulty gripping due to moisture may be replaced to improve the quality of cricket being played under wet conditions.

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FIELDING
No fieldsman may field closer than 10 metres from the batsman on strike, except in the area between point and the wicket keeper (refer diagram overleaf). This applies to all age groups in the RCI junior competition.

M ay Field in this Area

W icketkeeper

Not to field in this Area

ooo Point 10 m etres

Right Hand B ats m an

Not to field in this Area

W icketkeeper

M ay Field in this Area

ooo Point 10 m etres

Left Hand B ats m an

Diagram 1: Fielding placement restrictions – all ages

BATTING
UNDER 10 See Special Rules Under 10 – Batting. UNDER 11 A batsman is to be retired at the end of the over in which they reach 35 balls, or earlier, at the discretion of the coach. A batsman must face a minimum of 6 balls. If the batsman is

given out before facing 6 balls, the batsman will remain on the field until the end of the over. No more runs are to be added to their score. Any further balls faced by the batsman or any runs scored by the batsman are recorded as dot balls against the bowler.
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In both age groups any retired batsman is deemed not out and may resume their innings after all other batsmen have batted. Twelve players may bat and bowl in any innings, however the innings is deemed closed at the fall of the 10th wicket, ie. to allow the 12th man to bat, and their score to count, at least one batsman must be retired. A maximum of eleven fieldsmen, including the wicketkeeper, are allowed on the field at any time.

INTERVALS
An interval not exceeding 10 minutes will be allowed between innings. Players will be expected to be on the field ready to start at the conclusion of the 10 minute period. A drink interval not exceeding 3 minutes will be allowed at the completion of each hours play, or at the discretion of the managers. Drinks will not be taken in the last hour of play. The welfare of players must be considered at all times.

TIME LOST ON FIRST SATURDAY - ADVERSE WEATHER
UNDER 11 As this is a non competitive level of cricket, coaches should agree on a fair ‘split’ of remaining time when weather interrupts or delays the start of a game. The aim of these rules is to allow all players to have an equal opportunity to participate and this should be the basis of any decision made. UNDER 12 If play commences and less than 40 overs are completed, the first innings of each team will be adjusted so that the same number of overs are bowled to each team. The first innings of each team will be limited to the number of completed overs on the first day, plus 50, divided by 2 and rounded up. If play commences and more than 40, but less than 50 overs have been bowled to the team batting first because of time lost due to adverse weather conditions, (providing that the team is not out at the conclusion of the days play); the innings shall be deemed to have been completed. The team batting second cannot receive for its first innings any more overs than that bowled to the opposition. Time lost on the second Saturday - if weather sufficiently interrupts play on the second day that a result cannot be obtained within the normal guidelines or by agreement with the coaches, the game shall be drawn. If play commences on the first day, the game is played as a two day game.

FOLLOW ON
A lead of 75 runs will be required to enforce the ‘Follow on’ (relevant to Under 12 games only).

UMPIRES
It is important to note that the umpires are in control of the game, not the scorers.

ONFIELD COACHING
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ONFIELD ETIQUETTE
Sledging and the use of bad language will not be tolerated. A coach or umpire has the right to remove any player from the field who, after being warned, continues to offend. The opposition coach/umpire must be advised when a warning is given. Mankads are not allowed in any age group

RESULTS
UNDER 10 See Special Rules Under 10 – Result. UNDER 11, 12 The results of two-day matches can be determined as follows: Outright win or First innings win Match drawn Match won by Forfeit No Result – Washed out / cancelled

6. ONE DAY GAMES – UNDER 11 & 12 COMPETITIONS
NUMBER OF INNINGS
All matches are of one innings only.

HOURS OF PLAY
Matches to commence promptly at 8.00 am and conclude not later than 11.45 am. The innings of the side batting first must not continue past 9.40 am or 25 overs which ever comes first. If the team fielding first fails to bowl its allotted overs by 9.40 am, the innings of each team shall be shortened to that number actually bowled and the same number of overs will be bowled to each team. A 10 minute break shall be taken between innings. Drinks breaks will be at the discretion of the coaches/managers.

PENALTY RUNS
If the team bowling second fails to bowl the same number of overs as it received, penalty runs at the rate of one run for each ball not bowled will be applied. An over commenced shall be completed.

DELAYED START
If play does not start on time, 2 overs shall be deducted for every 6 minutes (or part thereof) from the allotted overs to be bowled. This number is halved to give the number of overs to be bowled by each team. Team managers are to agree on this total before play commences.

DELAYS DURING PLAY
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A result will be calculated on the state of each batting team as at the maximum number of overs faced, provided that maximum is equal for both teams. Example - Team A bats for 26 overs, Team B only manages 22 overs because of rain, the team totals as at over number 22 will be compared and the result determined on this basis. Scores must be recorded at the completion of the 15th over and each succeeding over thereafter.

7. SPECIAL RULES UNDER 10 SILVER AND GOLD COMPETITIONS
DEFINITION
Under 10 players are assessed by each club and where numbers allow should be separated into Gold and Silver divisions where they are selected on their ability and experience. Silver: usually first time players or players straight from Milo. They have played very little team cricket and need to adapt to the Saturday Morning Cricket competition. Gold: normally players that played in the Silver competition last year or players that have played team cricket before (inter state, overseas) or players that have a skill level higher than the first year players.

TIME:
Games shall be played from 8.00 am until about 11.00 am.

GROUND SIZE:
The ground size will be 40 metres from the batsman’s wicket to the boundary to be measured with a string supplied by the club.

PITCH:
The pitch shall be 18 metres in length with Kanga stumps at the bowlers end and wooden stumps at the batsman’s end. Use bails on both wooden and Kanga stumps. Chalk should be used to mark creases.

FORMAT:
All games shall be played as one day games. The team batting first faces 144 legitimate balls. The team batting second then commences their innings. RCI shall supply a simplified scoresheet to each team.

BOWLING:
All overs will be bowled from the same end (with the wind), the bowling shall be shared evenly amongst each team as close as possible, depending on team numbers - it may not be possible to share it precisely. Each over shall consist of a maximum of 6 balls (regardless of the number of dead balls). Wides or No Balls shall not be called. Apart from the normal Dead Ball rules under the Laws of Cricket, a ball shall be called dead if it:
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Does not reach the batsman. Behaves erratically off a crack or the grass, beyond the capabilities of the bowler. Passes out of the batsman’s reach in height or width.

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Allow inexperienced bowlers to bowl down the wicket, closer to the batsman. A full toss, above waist height or a ball bouncing over the batsman’s shoulders is not deemed dangerous in this age group. If a coach has a concern about a particular batsman, it should be immediately raised with the opposition coach and a more suitable bowler used.

BATTING:
The batsmen shall receive the legitimate numbers of balls indicated below, depending on team numbers. All runs made shall be credited to the batsman’s score (byes, etc) The batsman, if dismissed shall change ends and remain at the crease and continue batting until they have received their required number of LEGITIMATE balls. Ensure your scorers do not count dead balls. To save time, the incoming batsman shall stand with the square leg umpire, as a batsman nears retirement. Number of players 7 8 9 10 11 12 Legitimate balls received 20 18 16 14 13 12 Total 140 144 144 140 143 144 Add extra balls 4 4 1 Gold Division Post Xmas 40 36 32 28 26 24

ONFIELD COACHING:
Each team shall provide an umpire and an onfield coach to assist all players without interfering with the natural flow of the game.

RESULT:
This is a non-competitive level of cricket. However it is recognised that the children want to know who won. If a result is to be declared, then it shall be calculated on an average cricket basis, ie. total number of runs made, divided by wickets lost (14 wickets for 120 runs = an average of 8.57 was defeated by 9 wickets for 95 runs = 10.55). You must stress to your players it is important not to lose wickets.

FIELDING:
There shall be eight fieldsmen maximum on the field at any time. THIS IS NOT NEGOTIABLE as any greater number of fieldsmen reduces the on field activity, especially batting. Rotate greater numbers. No fieldsman shall stand within 10 metres of the batsman, except in the point to wicket keeper area. The fielding team shall not deliberately place a fieldsman as a ‘back stop’ behind the wicket keeper. This is to encourage the batsmen to run and the fieldsmen to chase.

DRINKS:
Drinks should be taken every 15 overs or as deemed necessary by either coach.

GOLD DIVISIONS:
To better prepare players for Under 11’s, by encouraging batsmen to bat for longer periods, post Christmas draws shall reflect 2 day games, played under the same guidelines as above but allowing batsmen to bat for twice the allotted number of balls. It should be noted that under this format it would not be possible for all batsmen to bat every weekend. Redlands Cricket Inc. Page 10 of 10 Version: 2001-02 Published: 24/01/2002 Junior Committee

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On the second day, the scorebook shall continue for each innings from where it finished the previous week, ie. Team ‘A’ on day one is 3/75 on completion of 144 balls and Team ‘B’ is 6/50, the first innings shall continue from this point on the second day. If both coaches agree on an amendment to these rules, then they can be changed for that game. If not the status quo remains.

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