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Please find enclosed the latest news from the KRCL.
Action as necessary.
Brian Smith Fixture Secretary - Kent Regional Cricket League 07946 285672
As you are aware many clubs have been struggling for availability at the start of the season, and as a result of this, this has led to a large number of conceded matches in the early weeks of the season. Hopefully clubs player availability will improve in the forthcoming weeks.
In the event, that you are unable to fulfil a fixture – please note the following two action points;
1. Make contact with the opposition – phone call is the best method. If not possible, then please text or email – but please ensure they acknowledge receipt of the message.
DEADLINE FOR CANCELLATION – Thursday 12 noon. No excuses for cancelling fixtures after this deadline. Clubs contact details are available in the KRCL Handbook
2. Please send an email to the Results Secretary of the league;
Many of you will have noticed that changes to play cricket were introduced at the start of the season. Disappointingly, they didn’t convey the changes to its existing users … so we are all learning together. However, the two biggest issues reported to date are;
UNABLE TO LOG-IN / ACCESS PLAY CRICKET
At peak times, the amount of traffic using play cricket across the country, has led to many people being unable to log-in. You will note this in particular on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. As a result of this, you will need to keep trying throughout the day to gain access, so that results and scorecards can be loaded.
I recommend you look at the announcements when logging in, as this will highlight any potential issues. I would like to think, that the play cricket platform will be improved over the coming weeks, to ensure that this issue is resolved.
SELECTING PLAYERS FOR A FIXTURE
A number of clubs have struggled with the new layout in which the squad players now appear when updating players into a fixture.
The change that play cricket has implemented, means that only players listed in that specific squad will appear on the right – for example 1st XI squad, 2nd squad, 3rd squad.
To get a full list of registered players, change the search to N/A and this will give you a list of all KRCL registered players for your club.
To help the opposition, and reduce the number of unsure entries listed in matches, I recommend the following;
Add players to the relevant squad.
Load your team in advance of the game being played.
And a personal request from myself with regards to play cricket;
REQUESTING SCORECARDS TO BE UNLOCKED
Over the last couple of weeks, a number of you have requested scorecards to be unlocked using the facility in play cricket. Please can I request that you don’t use this facility, as it just generates even more work for me !!
If there are mistakes, unsure catchers, or something needs amending – then please contact me directly by email to the address as below;
It is with regret that I announce the following resignations from the league with immediate effect.
RACS 2ND XI – 1B West
CATFORD WANDERERS 3RD XI – 1C South Thames
HSBS 4TH XI – 2C South Thames
With clubs struggling for players, there might be a few more over the coming weeks. I will try to add a message to the KRCL Home page if there are subsequent resignations in the coming weeks.
LEAGUE RULES / POINTS ALLOCATION
I attach a copy of KRCL Constitution and a copy of the KRCL Playing Conditions.
For ease of reference, point allocation and examples are listed as below.
Please ensure the correct points are allocated for all games.
A few other gentle reminders are as below …
Please note that all matches start at 1.00pm in which the format being played is 92 overs (Premier / Championship West / Championship East). All other divisions, in which the format is 80 overs - matches will commence at 1.30pm.
In the event that both teams have agreed in advance, then matches can start up to an hour earlier.
Please ensure that notification is sent to the League Fixture Secretary prior to the start of the season for any such instances.
Each Team to provide one ball per match.
A new ball MUST be used at the start of each innings.
The maximum charge for cricket teas is £45.
80 OVER MATCHES
There appears to be some confusion over which divisions are playing the shortened format this season. I find this amazing, especially as it was agreed at the AGM and subsequently was showing on the Divisional Structure which was distributed at the start of the year.
In summary, with the exception of the Divisions as listed below – all other divisions are playing the 80 over format. The 92 over format only applies in the following divisions;
Championship – West
Championship – East
In the event that both teams agree at the toss, then fixtures in these divisions can be reduced to 40 overs as per the KRCL playing conditions.
RESULTS & SCORECARDS
Please ensure that Summary Results are posted on the website before 12 NOON on the Sunday.
Please ensure that Full Scorecards are posted on the website before 12 NOON on the Tuesday.
It is imperative that all details are accurate. Scorecards will be locked as soon as they have been checked, and everything appears to add up.
If there are UNSURE players in a scorecard – please resolve immediately. Don’t wait until you get a reminder email from me.
It is the responsibility of the home team to post the result and scorecard. It is the responsibility of the away team to ensure the details are correct. Please action as necessary.
15 points automatically entered from result. Enter bowling points as necessary.
Enter All bonus points. That is bowling points + Losing points.
For the break-down of losing points – please refer to Page 95 of the KRCL Handbook.
For ease of reference, this is also listed at the bottom of this reminder. I also enclose a couple of examples as below.
In the event of a match being Abandoned / Cancelled / Conceded – all you need to do is enter the result. All points will be entered automatically.
In a tied match, all you need to do is enter the bowling bonus points for each team.
It will also help if you update who won the toss, and who batted first on the summary page of the scorecard.
In the event of a team not having a full complement of 11 players – then please make a note in the highlights section. This will help when knowing when teams are All Out, and the awarding of the correct number of bowling points.
Please also ensure that the overs actually bowled (in both innings) is recorded correctly.
Please note that in this example – Sidcup only had 10 players, thus all out. Full bowling points awarded to Bexley. Bexley receive additional over, balance of 80 overs.
Please ENSURE that all players are registered in advance of KRCL fixtures being played.
If you have any concerns, then please email me in advance of the fixture. Please note that I don’t appreciate phone calls on Match Days. Like yourselves, I spend Saturday’s playing cricket. Thus from 8am onwards, I will not be contactable !!
UNLOCKING SCORECARDS VIA PLAY CRICKET
Please NOTE that this facility on play cricket is not endorsed by the KRCL. If you submit a message via the portal, it will be REJECTED.
If you need to make an amendment to a scorecard, or edit further details, then please email me directly to;
Please ensure that you include your club name, the date of the fixture, and the KRCL Division. I will then be able to log your enquiry and ensure that the scorecard is opened for editing purposes and then locked again once you have confirmed you have finished editing.
To help your opposition in advance of the fixture - please load your team onto play cricket. This will ensure that the 'correct' players are listed, and will lead to less examples of the wrong player being selected from club database. Alternatively, please ensure that you right the FULL NAME of players in the scorebook. Having A. Jones listed in the book is not very helpful, when you have registered players Andrew Jones and Alex Jones. You can see how mistakes happen !!
30 YARD FIELDING CIRCLE
Please note that a 30 yard fielding circle is to be used in the following divisions;
Refer to the playing conditions for further information.
In the event that you have to concede a fixture – then please ensure that your opposition are informed no later than 12 noon on the Thursday before the game.
It is also imperative that I’m informed of such concessions as well.
KRCL PLAYING CONDITIONS - SEASON 2017
4. SCORING OF POINTS
4.1 The winners of a match receive 15 points, irrespective of whether they batted first or second.
4.2 The losers of a match receive between 0 and 9 points depending on the margin of their defeat.
The allocation of points is as follows:
Defeat between Defeat by Points
1 and 9 runs 1 wicket 9
10 and 19 runs 2 wickets 8
20 and 29 runs 3 wickets 7
30 and 39 runs 4 wickets 6
40 and 49 runs 5 wickets 5
50 and 59 runs 6 wickets 4
60 and 69 runs 7 wickets 3
70 and 79 runs 8 wickets 2
80 and 89 runs 9 wickets 1
90 and more runs 10 wickets 0
4.3 Both sides will also receive bonus points for bowling with one point being awarded for every 2 wickets taken. Maximum bowling points will be 5 either for all 10 wickets or when a side is 'all out'. In the event of the side batting first declaring; only the points earned for wickets taken will be awarded.
4.4 In the event of the scores being level, each side receives 12 points plus any bonus points for bowling.
4.5 In the event of a match not being completed due to the weather, it will be classed as 'abandoned' and each side receives 10 points. There will be no bowling bonus points.
4.6 In the event of a team failing to fulfil a fixture, they will be deemed to have lost the match and will receive no points. They will also incur a penalty deduction of 5 points (paragraph 11.3). Their opponents shall be awarded 20 points.