Under 11 Blue Summary

  1. Matches are on Saturdays, starting at 8.30am, and finishing at 11.30am
  2. The minimum number of players per team is seven (7) with a desired number being eleven (11) players.  Any team may nominate greater than eleven (11) players to bat and bowl for participation purposes; however an innings will be considered complete at the fall of ten (10) wickets, or the nominated overs are completed irrespective of the number of players nominated in the side.
  3. 20 overs per innings.
  4. A bowler may bowl up to 4 overs in a game.
  5. No more than 8 balls will be bowled in any one over.
  6. All players (excepting the wicketkeeper in the coaches discretion) are to bowl a minimum of 2 overs, before a bowler can bowl any further overs.
  7. Unless dismissed or injured a batsman must face 10 legal balls before being retired.
  8. Coaches may elect to retire batters who have not reached the retirement score (30 runs).
  9. All batsmen who reach 30 runs must be retired upon attaining 30 runs.
  10. Such retirees may be brought back to bat after all players on the batting side have batted subject to the innings not being completed.
  11. Retirees will resume batting in the order of retirement.
  12. Pitch is 20.12 metres Astroturf
  13. Boundary will be 35 metres as measured from centre of the pitch
  14. Each team to supply seven (7) boundary markers.The boundary shall be taken as a straight line between the markers unless the boundary line is already marked.
  15. Ball is a 142 gm two piece leather ball.
  16. Results including team sheets must be entered onto MyCricket by the Wednesday following the date the game was played.
  17. LBW dismissals do not apply.
  18. Stumping dismissals do not apply.
  19. On field coaching, in addition to the umpire, is restricted to one person (i.e. manager/coach) per team.
  20. At the discretion of the coach no player shall act as wicketkeeper for more than half of his/her team’s innings.
  21. In the event that the side batting first shall be all out before the maximum number of overs is bowled, then the second batting side may still face the maximum number of overs permitted. In the spirit of the game all games should be played to the allocated number of overs even after a result is obtained.
  22. Discretion must be used in calling wides and no balls with leniency (subject to safety issues) preferred with front foot playing conditions. Repeated infringements should be discouraged and the issue discussed with the players.
  23. From the moment the bowler commences his/her run-up to the moment the batter plays the ball, no fielder may stand closer than 10 metres from the centre of the batter’s popping crease other than in the arc from the wicket keeper to Point via the slips cordon.

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