Background

Hampshire Cricket Board (HCB) has been approached by number of clubs for help with arranging women’s matches. HCB can support club-run fixture groups in accordance with Government and England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) COVID19 guidance in place at the time.  Whilst clubs are welcome to use existing Hampshire League fixtures as friendlies, some teams may be unable to play leaving others without matches.  Helping clubs to coordinate matches maximises the opportunity to play cricket in 2020.

About these games

  • Format is to be agreed between clubs but would recommend a maximum 40 overs per side; short formats are encouraged to allow maximum participation / ground use for all cricket
  • Win / lose based on ECB rules: see Generic 20 Overs Playing Conditions / Generic 40 Overs Playing Conditions
  • Matches can be played on any mutually agreeable day of the week and venue, and rained off games can be re-arranged by mutual agreement
  • Matches start from Sunday 26th July*, last date to play is Monday 31 August (*subject to date on which government permits re-start of recreational cricket)
  • Win / win by forfeit = 4 points; Tie / no result = 2 points; Loss = 1 point; Forfeit = 0 points
  • If teams finish level on points, Net Run Rate (NRR) will determine final group placings (please click here for an NRR calculator)

Hampshire Cricket Board is responsible for:

  • Taking club entries by 9am Tuesday 7th July
  • Arranging teams into groups based on current divisions
  • Circulating contact information for teams in each group
  • Publishing draft fixture ASAP and generating tables on Play-Cricket

Clubs are responsible for:

Pre-match:

  • Confirming draft fixture dates / venues / start times with each other, arranging any changes and updating Play-Cricket with any changes
  • Agreeing match format and any changes to ECB Generic Rules

During the match:

  • Participating in the spirit of ECB’s Get The Game On and the MCC Spirit of Cricket
  • Resolving any rules disputes / disciplinary matters (hopefully none will arise as we will all be so pleased just to be playing)

Post-match:

  • Entering full scorecards and results on Play-Cricket within 24 hours of the end of the match

 

For further information or in the event of any query please contact michael.pollard@ageasbowl.com

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