Updated: September 2021
52. The playing field, facilities and equipment
a. The home team shall be bound to see that the playing wicket is in good order, the boundary and pitch lines clearly and permanently defined and to provide stumps and bails. The popping crease lines to be extended and permanently marked two metres wider than the pitch on both sides, where possible. Boundaries are to be set at sixty (60) metres, where possible.
The grass outfield and the artificial pitch surface must be maintained in such a way that they meet flush along all edges, including the bowler’s run-ups. The grass may need to be bevelled or shaped.
b. Clubs with boundaries of less than 60 metres, are to notify the Association in writing, seeking approval of that ground for matches.
c. Should two or more grounds have boundary’s that overlap each other, the home club may with approval of the Association mark a direct line between the two points where the boundaries meet. Should this occur the boundary shall be marked both with marked line and boundary markers. Should this occur it is the responsibility of the home team captain to notify the visiting team captain and appointed umpire/s prior to commencement of the game.
d. Should the grounds boundaries remain overlapping these boundaries must be line marked however the boundaries should in this case not be marked with boundary markers that may be in the field of play in either or both grounds. Should this occur it is the responsibility of the home team captain to notify the visiting team captain and appointed umpire/s prior to commencement of the game.
e. In the case of a two day match should only one of the days of play allow for a full sized boundary the boundary shall be marked on both days as if there was two or more games therefore ensuring that the ground is the same for both sides. Should this occur it is the responsibility of the home team captain to notify the visiting team captain and appointed umpire/s prior to commencement of the game.
f. Any team not satisfied with the preparation of the wicket or condition of the playing field on the day of the match shall be at liberty to report the matter to the Executive, who shall inspect the same and provided any discrepancies were directly attributed to the Home Club, have full power to fine, disqualify or deal with the offending club as they deem necessary under the circumstances.
g. All ferrules, top and bottom, plastic, or otherwise, must be removed from all stumps prior to their use.
h. Clubs are to ensure that prior to the nomination of grounds at the AGM (By-Laws 50.a, 50.b, 50.c, 50.d, 50.e) the minimum ground standards are as follows:
i. Toilets and or opened change rooms for the duration of the game
ii. Afternoon tea facilities.
iii. Tables and chairs for scorers.
iv. The nomination of grounds without these minimum requirements referred to in (By-Laws 52.b, 52.c, 52.d, 52.e, 52.h.i, 52.h.ii, 52.h.iii) may not be accepted.