Under 15 Blue Grade summary

  1. Matches are on Sunday, starting at 8.00am, and finishing at 12.30pm
  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. Pitch is 20.12 metres, Turf or Astroturf
  4. The boundary will be measured 50 metres from the centre of the pitch
  5. 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.
  6. Ball is 156gm two piece leather ball
  7. Results including team sheets must be entered onto MyCricket by the Wednesday following the date the game was played.
  8. 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.
  9. On field coaching is allowed in the 15 Blue Competition

Overs & Bowling Limitations

One day and T20 formats are played in 15 Blue Grade grade.

  1. 35 overs constitutes an innings in one day games
  2. Each bowler may only bowl a maximum of 7 overs (One fifth of total overs to be bowled)
  3. A bowler may only bowl a maximum of
    • In the case of an under 13 player 4 overs in a spell;
    • In the case of an under 14 or under 15 player, 5 overs in a spell;
  4. Minimum 8 players to bowl 3 overs each.

T20 Format

    1. 20 overs per innings;
    2. Minimum of 7 bowlers to be used and any individual can only bowl a maximum of 4 overs;
    3. Maximum of 8 ball overs;
    4. If not dismissed, a batter must retire “not out” after facing 50 legal deliveries.
    5. A batter may be retired “not out” after having faced 20 legal balls. An injured batsman may retire hurt at any time and be considered as “not out”.
    6. All retired “Not Out” batters may be brought back after all batters have had a bat.
    7. All batters returning after retiring “not out” may return to bat again, without compulsory retirement at 50 fair balls, in the order of retirement.

Batting Limitation (One day format)

  1. A batter who has not been dismissed must retire (Not Out) after facing 75 legal deliveries. A legal delivery is defined as a delivery not called WIDE or NO BALL
  2. A batter may be retired “not out” after having faced 25 legal deliveries.
  3. All batters who have retired “not out” may return to bat again, without compulsory retirement at 75 legal deliveries, in the order of retirement once all other batters are dismissed or retire.
  4. Unless “retired hurt” any batter retired before facing 25 fair balls; or who is retired a second time shall be “retired out” and shall constitute the fall of a wicket.
  5. 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.
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