RULES & BY-LAWS REMINDER #7
Clubs are asked to immediately forward this and future advices on to your captains and other appropriate officials such as office bearers, coaches, scorers and team managers. This is particular important for new captains. Note also that the basic regulations are printed in the front section of the SECA scorebooks.
Our website (under “Match Info” and “Umpires and Rules”), provides various pertinent documents and forms. All captains should have the SECA Handbook with them at each game. It is also available in full on our website, under “Organisation”.
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The following items are of particular interest to your SELECTORS!
FINALS ELIGIBILITY As only 4 rounds remain in the home and away series, clubs with teams with finals aspirations should now become familiar with the finals qualification clauses (see By-law 3.6). Consideration should be given to qualifying extra players in case a number of injuries and/or unavailable players arise at finals time. Only in exceptional circumstances will the SECA Match Committee allow unqualified players to participate in finals. In Summary -
Important Notes –
Law of Cricket 25 - Runners
SECA’s interpretation of the Laws pertaining to the use of runners remains as per previous seasons.
A runner is allowed for a batsman who is injured to the extent of being unable to run, provided that the injury has been sustained after the nomination of the team (when required prior to the toss) or after commencement of play (when team nomination is required by the tea interval). This includes an injury sustained off the field, at home or work between playing times.
The rewritten Law still clarifies that a runner should be someone who has already batted but adds that, if that is not possible, then the runner should be changed as soon as it does become possible. This would mean that, if one of the opening batsmen had a runner and his/her partner was dismissed first, the outgoing batsman would need to become the runner.
When there is an injured striker, the runner at square leg must have some part of their person or bat behind the popping crease until the ball reaches the striker, which prevents the runner from ‘backing-up’ to gain an advantage. Runs will be disallowed if the runner leaves early, and 5 Penalty runs are also awarded.
LONGMUIR & WOOLNOUGH SHIELD ONE-DAY GAMES – By-Law 188.8.131.52 Note that coloured team attire (including pants and pads) shall be worn and SECA-approved white balls used in Longmuir Shield Round 6 only. Woolnough Shield (and all other games) will wear regular white/cream attire and use red balls.
Tom Duguid Convenor – SECA Rules & By-Laws Sub-Committee