By-Laws

Updated: September 2021

SMCA MATCH DAY BY-LAWS

6. Close of Play

a.  In all matches neither side shall continue its first innings beyond the time set down for close of play in two-day matches nor beyond half the scheduled playing time in one-day matches except: 

b.  When a minimum number of overs has been decided under By-Laws (19.i to 19.xv) and (20.i to 20.v) the first innings shall be continued until the required overs have been completed.

c.  In the event of late starting by the batting side, close of play shall be at the scheduled time and the minimum number of overs need not be bowled.


d.  If an innings terminates within ten (10) minutes of a scheduled interval, the interval shall commence at the time of the termination of innings.