By-Laws

Updated: September 2021

SMCA ONE DAY MATCH DAY BY-LAWS

26. Match rules and condition of play

a.  One innings per team, being limited to forty (40) six (6) ball overs for the two-day competition grades and thirty five (35) six) (6) ball overs for the one-day competition grades, provided however that if the team batting first has not been dismissed and has not received
forty (40) or thirty five (35) (six) ball overs by 3.30pm, the innings will continue until the 40or 35 overs have been bowled or the side is bowled out. After a 20 minute tea break, the team about to bat will receive only the number of overs it bowled by 3.30pm and shall be entitled to receive these overs even after a result has been achieved or the side is bowled out.

b.  In the event of a match starting late or where play has been suspended or delayed through weather or other circumstances beyond the control of either team, the Captains shall confer to agree on a compulsory declaration allowing equal batting time or reduced overs for both teams subject to a minimum of twenty (20) overs be bowled to each team.

c.  Reduced overs to be calculated using one over for each 3 ½ minutes of lost time.  Weather and light permitting, Captains may agree to extend the scheduled time for stumps, to make up for lost time. Where no agreement can be reached, the official umpire/s shall make the decision. The official umpire/s decision will be final. Where no agreement can be reached by the captains and there are no official umpires/s the Match Day Referee shall be contacted, by phone, on match days only, to make a decision and this decision will be conveyed to both captains and the decision shall be final

d.  In all weather and other affected games covered in By-Laws (25.b & c), if the Captains agree, their wishes shall be met. Where no agreement can be reached or prevailing conditions could jeopardise the safety of any player/s, the official umpire/s shall make the decision to continue, suspend or call off play. The decision to continue, suspend or call off play can be made at any stage during the scheduled hours of play. The official umpire/s decision will be final.

e.  Where no agreement can be reached by the captains and there are no official umpires/s the match day referee shall be contacted to make a decision and this decision will be conveyed to both captains and the decision shall be final.

f.  If a team bowling second is proven guilty of breaching the equal overs rule, the Protests, Disputes and Appeals Board may award the game to the team batting second.]

g.  If the number of overs required to be bowled have not been bowled in the specified time allowed, the bowling team shall incur a penalty of a loss of .10 incentive points for every over or part thereof remaining unbowled as at the scheduled close of innings. Loss of penalty points shall only be enforced if an official umpire is in attendance.