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SECA Modification of Law of Cricket 41.7
Date of Event : Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:28AM

 

BOWLING OF DANGEROUS AND UNFAIR NON-PITCHING DELIVERIES

The SECA Executive has reviewed the new Law of Cricket 41.7 and considers that aspects of it are not appropriate for the varying abilities of bowlers across all our grades.

Accordingly, the following modifications to Law 41.7 will apply forthwith in all SECA senior games –

  1. Any delivery, irrespective of pace, which passes or would have passed, without pitching, above waist height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease, is to be deemed dangerous and unfair, whether or not it is likely to inflict physical injury on the striker.  If the bowler bowls such a delivery the umpire shall immediately call and signal No Ball.
  2. In the case of medium-pace and faster deliveries, the umpire shall warn the bowler and the bowler’s captain after the first and second of such unfair deliveries. After a third such delivery by the bowler in the same match, the umpire shall direct the captain to suspend the bowler from bowling forthwith for the remainder of the match.
  3. In the case of slow-paced deliveries, no additional action shall be taken by the umpire other than to call No Ball, unless the situation arises that such deliveries become frequent and/or dangerous. The umpire may then direct the captain to suspend the bowler from bowling forthwith for the remainder of the match. The umpire should take into account the playing conditions, the ability and experience of the bowler and the degree of danger to the batsmen.
  4. If an official umpire considers that any bowler has deliberately bowled a non-pitching delivery that is dangerous, he may direct the captain to suspend the bowler from bowling forthwith for the remainder of the match, without warning. An official umpire should report the player in this instance. If no official umpire is in attendance, the aggrieved club shall report the matter to SECA.

NOTES:

  1. If a bowler has been suspended from bowling on Day 1 of Round 2 under the current Law 41.7 (1 warning only) then the remainder of the match shall continue to be umpired on that basis.
  2. When a bowler is suspended from bowling, if applicable, the over shall be completed by another bowler, who shall neither have bowled any part of the previous over, nor be allowed to bowl any part of the next over. Additionally the umpire shall report the occurrence to the batsmen and, as soon as practicable, to the captain of the batting side.

 




Last updated: Friday October 27, 2017 11:32AM
Author: Tom Duguid