Updated: September 2021
SMCA MATCH DAY BY-LAWS
12. Procedure for notice of forfeit
a. if any club shall not be able to play in any match arranged by the Association or field a team, such club shall forfeit the match and give notice thereof in the manner prescribed at the commencement of each season.
i. A club forfeiting a match shall be fined $50 for a first offence, this amount doubling with any subsequent offence to a maximum of $100.
ii. Failing to meet the 9pm deadline will incur a fine of $100.00 and the club shall pay any umpires costs, this amount doubling with any subsequence offence to a maximum of $200.
iii. A failure to notify of a forfeiture shall incur a fine of $200 and the club shall pay any umpires costs, this amount doubling with any subsequence offence to a maximum of $400
b. If a club is unable to field a team in a grade for a match under By-Laws 12.a then the club will forfeit its lowest grade team. In the event of a club forfeiting a side other than the lowest grade team in the club structure, all teams below the forfeiting side in the club structure shall also forfeit and lose points. The club shall be responsible for all match costs and associated fines. For these purposes, it is deemed that all grades playing one-day cricket only shall be ranked in graded order. Ie A to Z.
c. Where a team forfeits two matches consecutively or three matches in any one season in any one grade, the Association may order the withdrawal of the team from the competition, the Club will be fined one hundred dollars ($100.00).