Oxfordshire Cricket Association 2017
 

Oxfordshire Cricket Association Bylaws for 2017 Season

Bye-Law 1. Wet Weather procedures
Bye Law 2. Administrative Penalties
Bye-Law 3 - Trophies
Bye-Law 4 - Reporting
Bye-Law 5 - Ground Standards
Bye-Law 6 - Bowling Actions
Bye-Law 7 - Smoking and Alcohol
Bye-Law 8 - Player Pool Provisions
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Bye-Law 1. Wet Weather procedures

In accordance with the Laws of Cricket the OCA have defined the following local rule concerning wet weather procedures.

Summary of Match Rules:

  1. All efforts must be made to play the match.
  2. Matches shall only be cancelled due to bad weather.
  3. Cancelled league matches shall not be replayed. Cup matches not concluded on the original date shall be rescheduled iaw Match Rule 24.
  4. The home side is responsible for liaising with and notifying the away side and OCA officials (iaw Match Rule 27) and shall ensure the umpires, as shown on the website, do not attend cancelled matches.


Bye Law 2. Administrative Penalties

Administrative and similar offences and penalties.

The penalties that the Association may levy under Rule 42 of the Constitution for routine administrative failures or for failures to comply with the provisions of the Match Rules are as follows:

Administrative Failures

Offence:

Penalty:

Failure to attend AGM or to stay in attendance for the AGM.

£25

Failure to attend Pre-season briefing or to stay in attendance for this meeting

£25

Failure to register players iaw Match Rule 8

£50

Subscription not received by 1st July

£25

Any team conceding a league fixture

£25 per fixture

Any team conceding a cup fixture

£25 per fixture

Any away team conceding a match less than 24 hours before that match

In addition to the above, the cost of tea shall be paid to the home team* (the penalty to be paid to the Treasurer or Secretary of the home team)

Failure to report full result iaw current Bye-Laws

1st offence in season: Warning
2nd offence in Season: £10
3rd offence in Season: £20
Each subsequent offence in season shall increase the fine amount by £10 with the addition of a 5 point penalty. For example, the 4th offence in the season would incur a £30 fine and a 5 point deduction.

Failure to report ground assessment iaw current Bye-Laws

Failure to complete the result sheet in accordance with Match Rule 33 and/or produce a correctly and legibly completed Result Sheet within 5 days when requested to do so by a member of the OCA Executive.

1st offence in season: Warning

2nd offence in season: £10

3rd offence in season: £20

Each subsequent offence in season shall increase the fine amount by £10 with the addition of a 5 point penalty. For example the 4th offence in the season would incur a £30 fine and a 5 point deduction.

Failure to supply a written report on an umpire grading within 7 days when requested to do so by the Umpires Secretary.

 

 

£25

All penalties not paid within 21 days from the date of notification by a member of the Executive

Additional £10

Failure to register Umpire or Umpires iaw Match Rule 1

£25

Administrative failures not specified above

£10

* Home teams not in receipt of tea money within 2 weeks of the date of the conceded match should write to the away team and copy the General Secretary. The General Secretary shall be empowered to increase the amount owed by £10.

Match Rule failures and penalties

Offence:

Penalty:

Failure to provide an umpire

1st offence in season: 5 point penalty per team per umpire and £25 per umpire

2nd offence in Season: 10 point penalty per team per umpire and £25 per umpire

Subsequent offences (in that season): Penalty as for 2nd offence above. In addition the Umpires Secretary will report the matter to the Disciplinary Co-ordinator in accordance with the Disciplinary Regulations. The Disciplinary Co-ordinator will then initiate the disciplinary process as laid down in the Disciplinary Regulations

Any team conceding a league fixture

In addition to the administrative penalty detailed above:

1st and 2nd offences in season: 20 point penalty. The opposition shall, in addition to the 20 points for a win, be awarded full batting and bowling points. Where no matches start in a division on any day only 5 points (in total) shall be awarded although the 20 point penalty shall still apply.

Subsequent offences in season: Penalty as above. In addition the Fixtures Secretary will report the matter to the Disciplinary Co-ordinator in accordance with the Disciplinary Regulations. The Disciplinary Co-ordinator will then initiate the disciplinary process as laid down in the Disciplinary Regulations

Exceptionally the 1st offence for a team not being the 1st XI and being the lowest XI team of any club the 20 point penalty will not apply.

For subsequent offences in the season penalty points will be deducted from that team as follows:

Second Concession – 10 points

Third concession and any subsequent concessions 20 points

Playing an ineligible player in a cup competition

£25 penalty and exclusion from that cup competition for that season.

Playing an ineligible player in a league competition

1st offence (in that season): £25 plus loss of points gained including bonus points. The contribution of the ineligible player(s) will be considered and if appropriate points may be given to the opposition up to a maximum of 20 points.

Subsequent offences (in that season): Penalty as above. The Registration Secretary will report the matter to the Disciplinary Co-ordinator in accordance with the Disciplinary Regulations.The Disciplinary Co-ordinator will then initiate the disciplinary process as laid down in the Disciplinary Regulations.

Junior sides(s) having more players than senior side(s).

For each junior side, loss of any points gained excluding bonus points. If appropriate, points may be given to the opposition (up to a maximum of 20 points).


Bye-Law 3 - Trophies

The Associations Trophies and the competitions for which they are to be awarded for the 2017 season are as follows:

 


Bye-Law 4 - Reporting

The reporting requirements for the 2017 season are as follows:

Match Results

The result of the match, including the full score card where appropriate, is to be completed on the website by 1200 on the day after the match.

The home side shall be responsible for completing the result sheet at the end of the match which shall show the name and registration number of all participating players and shall be signed by both captains and umpires. In the event of a cancelled game, the signature of the home club captain will suffice. The sheet must be retained by the home team until 4 weeks after the end of the season. The result sheet may be called for by a member of the OCA Executive at any time. Result sheets can be printed from the OCA website.

Ground Assessments

The away side shall be responsible for completing a Ground Assessment at the end of the game. The ground assessment shall be completed on the website by 1200 on the day after the match. This includes matches abandoned after arrival at the ground.

Umpires Assessments

Both captains shall mark the umpires according to the grading system as agreed by the Executive Committee.

Fair Play Marking

Both captains shall mark the opposition team according to the grading system as agreed by the Executive Committee.

Failure to Comply

Clubs failing to comply with this bye-law may be fined under bye-law 2 for each default.

Additional Reports (extracted from the rules)

Notification of termination of membership

By 1 July of preceding season

Application/Reapplication (and payment of fees) for Membership

By 1 August for following season

Report of non-availability of ground for next season

By 1 October for following season

Information for handbook

By 1 February

Registration of all players on website

By 30 April or before 1200 hours on the day preceding the Club’s first league or cup match of the season if this is earlier than 30 April.

Return of trophies:

K.O.Cups and MoM trophies

All other Trophies

 

By 1 July

By 1 October

 


Bye-Law 5 - Ground Standards

All teams playing in the OCA League and Cup Competitions must have:

Sightscreens and wicket covers. Traditional mobile structures are preferred but other roll out or sheet options are acceptable.

Sightscreens must be provided at each end of the ground and be outside the boundary line.

Pitch Rain Covers may be used prior to and made available during the game at the Umpires request.


Bye-Law 6 - Bowling Actions

  1. Any member club, via the club’s secretary, umpire or official of the Oxfordshire Cricket Association (OCA) may raise concerns over a players bowling action.
  2. Concerns must be made in writing and should be addressed to the secretary of the OCA.
  3. In the case of the umpires this should be on the normal report form and follow the “On the field of play” and “Report” procedure detailed in the “Guidelines to address suspect bowling actions” document.
  4. The OCA disciplinary panel (DP) will review the details and where appropriate make arrangements to investigate the matter in line with the procedures set out in Section 3 “Report Management” in the guidelines.
  5. Until such time as the DP has ruled on the matter any player under investigation may continue to play and bowl in matches under OCA jurisdiction.
  6. In the event that the DP rule has serious concerns that a players bowling action contravenes the laws of cricket or a second report is received within a 12 month period the player will be permitted to play in matches under OCA jurisdiction but will be suspended from bowling in such matches.
  7. Once a player is placed under a bowling suspension it will be the responsibility of the player’s member club, or the player concerned, to provide evidence of their eligibility to resume bowling in matches under OCA jurisdiction.
  8. Such evidence can be provided through the process outlined in Section 4 “Assessment” of the guidelines.
  9. The players member club, or the player themselves, have the right to appeal any bowling suspension imposed by the DP. Appeals, in the first instances, should be made verbally to the Chairman of the OCA who, with the appellant, will agree what form of evidence the appellant should provide in order for the appeal to be progressed. The player will remain under bowling suspension during any appeal process.

 


Bye-Law 7 – Smoking and Alcohol

1. There shall be no smoking on the field of play by players or umpires for the duration of the match.

2. No alcohol shall be consumed on the field of play by players or umpires for the duration of the match.

3. An away team must not bring alcohol for their own consumption before, during or after the game onto the home ground without the express permission of the home ground authorities.

 By their presence at the match the captains and umpires have a duty of care to the players of both sides such that, should they consider any player unfit to play in the match through intake of alcohol or other substances, they shall have the right to refuse to accept that player on the field of play.


Bye-Law 8 – Player Pool Provisions

The provisions and procedures for the player pool per Match Rule 13b. are as follows:

  1. The player pool is available for league matches only.
  2. Players are eligible for the player pool if they are registered with an OCA club (the parent club), and have not been selected to play for that club, or do not otherwise have a match for their parent club. The parent club must also be fielding a full side for all their fixtures on the relevant date.
  3. A player can make themselves available only once they have received permission from their parent club.
  4. Players may not play for another club in any division in which their parent club fields a team.
  5. Players can only be considered for the lowest level team of the requesting club with a fixture on the relevant date, and must be of a suitable level for that team.
  6. Players wishing to make themselves available under the player pool must first register on the OCA Forum. Once registered a message should be posted on the Player Pool Forum in the format, and providing the relevant details, as specified in the Introduction and information posting on that forum. No requests for a player will be accepted unless this procedure has been followed.
  7. Players who accept a request to play under the player pool should notify the Registration Secretary of the club for whom the request has been accepted and must provide details of all clubs that have contacted the player.
  8. A club wishing to request a player from the player pool should follow the procedure as specified in the Introduction and information posting on the Player Pool forum.
  9. A club can only request a player from the player pool if they have less than a full side in one or more teams on the relevant date.
  10. The parent club has the right to, and is required to, recall a player who has previously been given permission to play for another club if the parent club subsequently finds that the player is needed on the relevant date where the parent club would otherwise not be fielding a full side for all of their fixtures on the relevant date.

 


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