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Kwik Cricket Competition Rules

1) Aim:

Enjoyment for, and fair play by, all players

2) Pitch:

Two sets of wickets, 16 yards apart

3) Teams:

Each team consist of 8 players. teams must be of mixed sex. Squads are limited to 10 players. Possible gender ratios are 1:7, 2:6, 3:5 or 4:4

In the event of injury to a player , a substitute will be allowed to field, but not bowl. Should such an injury prevent the player batting, a substitute will be allowed to bat only with the permission of the opposing member of staff. In any case, the use of substitutes must leave the team of mixed sex.

A team of single sex must not be permitted to take part in any stage of the kwik Cricket Tournament 2005 (organised by ECB & ESCA)

4) The start:

The two teams toss a coin to decide which team has the choice of either batting or fielding first

5) The game:

Throughout the tournament each game shall consist of one innings per team, each innings to be 8 overs long.

6) Batting and scoring:

The batting side shall be divided into pairs, each pair batting for 2 overs with a new pair starting at the end of the 2nd, 4th and 6th overs.

Each team will start batting with a score of 200 runs.

Each time a batter is out, 5 runs are deducted and the other batter of the pair faces the next ball

A batter may be out bowled, caught, run out stumped, hit wicket

There is no LBW law unless the batter deliberately blocks the ball with a leg or foot

Runs will be scored in the normal way, as will byes

2 runs will be awarded to the batting team for each wide ball and no-ball bowled but no extra ball will be allocated, except in the final over when, in addition to the 2 runs, an extra ball will be bowled. See glossary for details.

At the end of the 2nd over the pair of batters retires and are replaced by the second pair until all 4 pairs have batted for 2 overs each.

The second team then bats for 8 overs.

7) Bowling and fielding:

Each player on the fielding side must bowl 1 over.

Bowling will take place from one end only.

Bowling will be overarm where possible.

Players on the fielding side DO NOT have to rotate fielding positions.

With the exception of the Wicketkeeper no fielder is allowed within 10 yards of the batter until the ball is played by the batter.

8) The result:

The team with the highest score wins, In the event of a tie the team taking more wickets will be the winner. If it is still equal, each player bowls one ball at the wickets (no batter) with the team scoring the higher number of strikes is the winner.

Tied games will be possible in the national final.

9) Eligibility:

Please note that the tournament is open to all pupils under the age of 11 (at midnight on 31 August 2004) at State Primary and Middle Schools in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

10) HBCC local rule, overall winner:

All teams will play each other once, with the overall winner decided on a points basis.

If there is a two way tie, the decision will be made on the result of the earlier match between the two top teams.

If there is a three way tie, the biggest margin of victory between the top teams and the team that has lost all its matches will decide the winner.


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