Clubs' bulletin No 6 - 28 April
Bowlers’ overs. Captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that their bowlers do not exceed their allotted overs under the competition playing conditions and the maximum overs allowable for junior players – see bowling restrictions for details of all bowlers’ over allocations.
Notes of meetings. The notes of last week’s Premier Section and Senior Section committee meetings are now posted on the website.
all players should be registered on P-C prior to playing for an YCSPL club, but if that is not possible within 48 hours from the start of the match (administrative rule 26)
all under 16’s must be registered before the start of the match to ensure they have parental consent – clubs are advised to register all junior players in advance in case they are called on at short notice to play in open age cricket; new for 2022, all players over 13 can have their own P-C online account which will avoid their removal when they reach 16
a persistent problem with new registrations is that players are not putting their full addresses, often the town is missing – entering the full address will speed up the process by avoiding rejection; speed of registration is proportional to the accuracy of the information supplied – because club main administrators are the data controllers under GDPR, the YCSPL P-C registrar cannot change or alter the application, so the only option is to reject it
for more details of the registration process see administrative rules 26 to 33 and, for main administrators, additional information is available on the checklist in the registration process.
Players’ clothing. Clubs and players are reminded of the provisions of new administrative rule 43 that was passed by clubs at the AGM last November – in particular, around what may be printed on players’ clothing (club logos and names, sponsor logos and names, player names and numbers) and what may not (no slogans of any kind). Umpires have been asked to report any breaches of this rule. It is the club’s responsibility to ensure that all their players comply with this rule, and any sanctions taken following a reported breach will be against the team concerned.
Players leaving the field during games. Players are reminded that if a fielder leaves the field (or does not return after a break in play), the umpires must be informed of the reason for the absence. The player may not re-enter the field of play without the permission of an umpire (Laws of the Game 24.2)
Provision of drinks at clubs not providing teas. Where a club is not providing teas, they must provide tea and cold drinks for opposing teams free of charge. Visiting clubs should not be charged for drinks. Full teas must always be provided for officials.
Results. Scores and results on matchdays must be agreed by the captains, and umpires if they are appointed. Once the scores have been accepted by the captains, and umpires where applicable, at tea and at the conclusion of the game, they cannot be altered (Laws of the Game 16.10). Editing of scorecards must not be done without agreement of both clubs. Penalties will be applied for breaches of this Law.