Thursday, September 25, 2008

HCA 20/20 Rules

Hamilton Cricket Association – 20/20 Rules.

1 The Competition.
The competition will comprise of a round robin series followed by a final.

Win 3
Tie 1
Loss 0

In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final will be determined by the team with the highest net run rate.
(calculated by the average runs per over scored deducted by the average runs per over scored against in the round robin series).
If a team is all out in less than the overs allocated then the net run rate must be based on the full amount of overs allocated.

2 Hours of play and intervals.

First session 10.00am – 11.30am
Interval 11.30am – 11.45am
Second session 11.45am – 1.15pm

First session 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Interval 3.30pm – 3.45pm
Second session 3.45pm – 5.15pm

If the innings of the team batting first is completed early then the Interval shall be taken immediately and the second session must take place 15 minutes from the completion of the first session.
If the first session is not completed by the allocated time then the innings will be called to a close and the team batting second will only be allocated the same number of deliveries.

3 Length of innings.

20 overs constitutes a match; however if rain affected the match may be reduced to 15 overs, any less constitutes a rained out match (tie).

4 The Ball.

A new red kookaburra regulation or club match ball must be used in each innings. However if the opposition captain agrees a used ball may be used by either team, but must be given to the umpire before the match begins.

5 The Result.

If a minimum of 15 overs per team cannot be achieved by 11.30 or 3.30 the match is abandoned and a tie results
If play is reduced through rain during the second innings the first innings score shall be calculated at runs per over x the number allocated to complete the second innings.

6 Restriction on placement of fielding.

There shall be no more than 5 fieldsmen on the leg side at any time.
For the first 10 overs only 2 players may field outside an imaginary 30 yard circle and for the last 10 overs only 5 players may field outside the imaginary 30 yard circle.

7 Number of overs per bowler.

No bowler may bowl more than four overs.
In the case of delayed or interrupted matches no bowler may bowl more than one fifth of the overs available. (where the number is not divisible by five an additional over shall be allowed to a minimum number of bowlers).

8 Declarations.

Do not apply.

9 No ball.

Two runs will be awarded and a free hit for whichever batsman is then facing.
For any free hit delivery, the striker can be dismissed only under the circumstances that apply for a no ball, even if the delivery for the free hit is called a wide ball.

10 Wide ball.

Same interpretation as Limited overs with a penalty of one run and the ball to be rebowled.

11 Timed out.

The incoming batsman must be ready to make his way to the pitch immediately a wicket falls as either batsman must be ready to face the next delivery within 90 seconds of the fall of the previous wicket.

12 Short pitched bowling.

One per over (is a delivery that passes between the batsman’s shoulder and head while he is standing upright).

13 Over rate penalties.

Teams are expected to be in position to deliver their final over within 90 minutes of commencement of the innings. Umpires will report sides that fail to meet this commitment and points will be deducted or teams could be disqualified from the match.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Plan from Here

Hi All,
The season is bearing down on us at a great rate of knots.
It all kicks off on the 4th of October with 20/20 for the Senior and Senior A sides. There will be four weekends of 20/20 cricket to start the season.
We will have training indoors this Sunday night, 4pm at St Pauls and then weeknight trainings 5-7 at St Pauls (Indoors if it's wet.)
There is a lot of competition for places - so if you have aspirations of playing Senior or Senior A Cricket you'd best get down and catch the selectors eye soon.
See you there.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hamilton Star University Selection Policy

The purpose of the selection policy is to ensure that all club members understand how selections are made at the club.

The policy is intended to make the selection process transparent and fair to all players, regardless of ability, grade and time at the club.


The selection panel will be made up of the Selection Manager, along with the Senior and Senior A Captain, with all three being responsible for selection of the Senior and Senior A teams.

The selection manager is appointed by the board at the beginning of the season.

The Senior B team will be selected by the Senior B Captain, in conjunction with the Selection Manager.

It is the job of the selection manager to make sure that selection occurs in an organized fashion, and according to the selection policy.

In the event of a dispute, the final decision rests with the selection manager.


Each Monday it is the responsibility of the three team captains to ensure that the results from the previous weekend are distributed.

Teams should be announced at training on Thursday evening, attention should be drawn to players who have achieved promotion through performance.

Players who are dropped from the team they played for on the previous weekend should be notified by the team captain before the team is announced.

If their availability is already established, players who are being promoted should not be notified before the teams are read out.


Teams are to be selected on Thursday night. For two-day games, preference is to be given to players who are available for both days. An exception will be made for players who are unavailable due to representative commitments.

It is the responsibility of each player to ensure that the selection panel is aware that they are available, BEFORE or during Thursday training.

If training is cancelled then deadline for notification of availability is 6pm on Thursday.

Selection Criteria

Players will be selected according to the following criteria:



Performance, actual and expected.

Results, contribution to team success.


Past performance, for Star or another club.


Availability, Attendance at training, contribution to team and club environment.

Board Input on Selection

The Board may direct the selectors not to consider a player for selection for one or any team for the following reasons:

  • Non payment of subscriptions.
  • Breach of the Code of Conduct.


In the event that a player believes that they have been unfairly treated with regards to selection they should discuss the issue with the Club Captain, Reg Prasad.

If the Club Captain is not able to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the player, then the player should write to the board asking it to review the issue.

Any club member involved in the dispute will not participate in the board review.


When a player is promoted from a lower grade team they must be given an opportunity to perform in their specialist role.

That means:

  • Players who would normally bat in positions 1-6 in must bat within positions 1-7 in the side into which they are promoted.
  • Every effort should be made to provide bowlers who fill front-line positions within their lower grade team with the opportunity to bowl when they are promoted.

The exception to this rule is when a player is promoted from Senior B to Senior Grade. In this situation the player and Senior Captain should come to an agreement prior to the naming of the team. (i.e. If the player is to be a specialist fielder, this should occur with their agreement.)