RULES & BY-LAWS REMINDERS #10 FEB 2017/18
With finals close at hand, some advance information is set out again for the benefit of club selection committees in particular. Additional important notes are also included. Club secretaries are asked to forward this also to your senior captains and other appropriate officials such as office bearers, scorers and team managers. IMPORTANT FINALS MATTERS
This is a brief list of items for finals teams to be aware of. Full details will be provided next week before the semi-finals.
5. Player and Supporter Conduct – it is strongly recommended that team members be reminded of Law 42 of the Laws of Cricket which enables official umpires to apply penalty runs to the opposition and ultimately send offending players off the field for improper behaviour. Clubs are also responsible for the conduct of their non-playing members and supporters. ***FINALS ELIGIBILITY (By-law 3.6)***
Clubs with senior teams in finals contention should now be familiar with the finals qualification clauses. THE MESSAGE IS – be thorough in your selection process – read the rules carefully – and if you have a query contact the SECA to clarify the matter in advance! Don’t take a chance that an unqualified player will go undetected! An unqualified player means automatic loss of the game!
-It is each club’s responsibility to ensure it has an adequate number of qualified players for its finals teams. In the event of exceptional circumstances, if a club wishes to nominate a player in a finals team for which he is not eligible (eg. in order to field 11 players in its lowest graded team), it may apply to SECA for a special permit. The application must be received by the SECA Secretary by 5pm Wednesday prior to the game’s scheduled commencement. The SECA Match Committee will not allow a player to participate in a grade for which he is over-qualified or is likely to have an impact on the result. A list of suggested suitable replacement players should be included in the application. - A senior team cannot have more than 11 players nominated in any round, other than when the Interchange rule is used. A substitute role in a home and away game does not qualify for finals eligibility. Individual player details must be recorded in MyCricket for that match to count for finals eligibility. - Nomination in a team that has a bye or receives a walk-over qualifies towards finals eligibility provided that the nomination was made prior to 8pm Monday following the round’s completion, ie retrospective nominations cannot be made. Nominations cannot be made for a team that gives a walk-over. -For clubs that have teams in other competitions, a player must have played at least 2 SECA senior games in the season to be eligible for SECA finals under the “consecutive teams” rules (see below). -The “Player Interchange Rule” does not apply in finals.
SUMMARY OF THE BY-LAWS
For example: Player X was nominated in 2 games in 4th XI, 1 game in 3rd XI and 1 game in 2nd XI - he is eligible for the 1st and 2nd XIs.
For example: As per Player Y above, if the 4ths and 5ths are both in the semi-finals, he is also eligible for the 5th XI, by virtue of the “Consecutive Team” rule.
Further example: If a club has 1sts, 2nds, 3rds and 4ths all in the semi- finals, players eligible under By-law 3.6.1 can be selected in any grade.
Additional rules apply when proceeding to preliminary and grand finals – By-laws 220.127.116.11 and 3.6.5 must be carefully read.
SECA Rules & By-Laws Sub-Committee SECA Match Sub-Committee February, 2017