By-Laws

Updated: September 2021

SMCA MATCH DAY BY-LAWS

5. Declaration

a.  At any time during a two-day match either side may declare its innings closed and in the event of the Captain of the batting side advising the opposing Captain after the close of play on day one, or the commencement of any interval that he/she intends closing the innings, the time ordinarily allowed shall not apply and play must commence at the time fixed for the commencement or resumption of play.

b. At any time during a two-day match either side may declare its innings closed and in the event of the Captain of the batting side advising the opposing Captain after the close of play on day one, or the commencement of any interval that he/she intends closing the innings, the time ordinarily allowed shall not apply and play must commence at the time fixed for the commencement or resumption of play. The captains are responsible for ensuring that play is conducted within The Spirit of Cricket and action by the SMCA Executive may be taken if it is deemed that a declaration brings the game into disrepute.