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Junior League Rules

Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League Rules

1. This amalgamation of Clubs shall be called “The Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League” and be formed by Clubs in the Scarborough, Bridlington, Pickering and Helmsley areas.

2. The Junior League shall be run as a separate entity of the Derwent Valley Cricket League.

3. The Junior League will have two age groups of Under 11 and Under 15 with separate rules for each age group.

4. a) The Management of the Junior League shall be vested in the President, Vice Presidents, Chairman, Committee, Secretary/Treasurer and one representative from each Club.
    b) The Committee shall consist of six elected Members plus the President, Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer, U15’s Secretary, U11’s Secretary and three nominated Members from the Derwent Valley Cricket League (these three Members to be nominated by the Derwent Valley Cricket League Committee). The President, Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer shall be elected at each A.G.M. At every A.G.M. two of the elected Committee Members shall retire in rotation, but shall be eligible for re-election without nominations, along with any new nominations for the Committee proposed by Clubs. Nominations for the Committee must be submitted in writing to the League Secretary not later than 31st December in each year. The Secretary, or other representative, of each Club must attend the A.G.M. each year and may be accompanied by one other representative. Each Club may have only one vote. Any Club not represented at the League A.G.M. will be fined £25.00. Accounts for the League are to be audited and the financial year end is to be 31st October each year.
    c) Any protest made by the Club against the infringement of the rules of the League, by another Club, shall be dealt with by the Committee and must be lodged with the League Secretary, in writing, within three days of the infringement, together with a fee of £10, which shall be forfeited if the protest is considered trivial. The representative of the Clubs concerned shall attend to state the facts of the dispute, but shall not act. The guilty Club, if guilt be established, shall be fined as the Committee shall direct. The underlying principles of all decisions resolved on a protest, shall be considered at the next A.G.M., and if so resolved at this meeting, shall be incorporated in the rules of the League.
    d) The Committee shall have full power to deal with any point in connection with the League, not already provided for in the rules; and shall be empowered, at its discretion, to call an extra-ordinary meeting to deal with any points arising. An extra-ordinary meeting must be called if the League Secretary is requested so to do in writing by at least six member clubs.
    e) All Clubs with a team in the Junior League must be affiliated to the E.C.B./Y.C.A.

5. Any proposed alteration of rules or new rules shall be sent to the League Secretary in writing by 31st December. The Secretary shall notify all club Secretaries of proposed alterations etc. when giving notice of the A.G.M., of which fourteen clear days notice shall be given. Rules can only be altered at an A.G.M., or an extra-ordinary meeting, and on a majority vote.

6. The subscription to the Junior League, which shall include admission to the Junior K.O. Cups, shall be £25 for each team, payable at the Annual General Meeting. Any Club wishing to enter the League, in any age group, must apply in writing by 31st December. Each new application to join the League will only be accepted by the member clubs at the Annual General Meeting on a majority vote.

7. Any Club resigning their membership, from any of the Leagues, after 1st January (and during the playing Season) will pay a £20.00 fine to the League. This fine, if not paid, will prevent that Club from applying again to join the League at a future date until it has been paid.

8. Each Club shall notify the League Secretary of its Club Secretary, Junior Manager/s and any other relevant officials prior to or at the League AGM each year. Penalty for not doing so will be £20.

9. Before taking possession thereof, the Secretaries of the Clubs winning the League Trophies and Cups must satisfy the League Secretary that the trophies will be in safe custody whilst being held by the Club, and will be responsible for its return, suitably engraved, and in good condition, to the League AGM. A fine of £25 will be imposed for not complying with these conditions.

10. The Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League shall operate a Disciplinary Policy in accordance with the current Disciplinary Rules operated within the jurisdiction of the England and Wales Cricket Board and the Yorkshire Cricket Association.
The E.C.B. “Code of Conduct and Spirit of Cricket” statement and the Yorkshire Cricket Association/Yorkshire Cricket Board Policy Statement “Anti-Racism and Race Equality” shall operate throughout the League.
These rules shall apply to all League, Cup, Representative and Indoor matches played under the auspices of the Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League.

Disciplinary Matters

All matters relating to disciplinary issues will be dealt by the Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League Committee.

Appeal Procedure

An independent Body consisting of a Chairman, Secretary and two other representatives, all independent from the Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League Committee, shall form an Appeals Panel. No member of the Panel shall have been involved in either the investigation or Disciplinary Hearing or be connected, in anyway with the reported club or alleged offender.
A sum of £50.00 must be deposited in respect of each and every appeal and will be forfeited in the event of the appeal being rejected. An appeal must be in writing within 7 days of the decision of the Disciplinary hearing along with the deposit.


Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League - Under 15's League Rules

1. The Management of this League shall be vested in the officials of the Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League.

2. Players in the League may be allowed to play up to and including School Year 10 (i.e. Under 15 years old on the 1st of September of the last year).

3. Each Club shall send a list of registered players, with full first and last names and date of birth, to the League Secretary by 25th April each year. Penalty for not doing so will be £20. Additional registrations must be registered, in writing, with the League Secretary before they can play. Any player wishing to change Clubs before and during the season must use the official YCA Transfer Form and then wait for permission to transfer from the League Secretary. No transfer may take place after 1st July each season.

4. No player shall play for more than one Club during the current season. Any Club entering two teams must nominate eight players, who can only play for the first team. All registered players will be eligible to play for the first team, but the eight players that are nominated (who must be regular first team players) will not be allowed to play for the second team.

5. Matches to commence at 10.00am for Sunday morning games or 6.00pm for Evening games (unless mutually agreed by the two teams) and shall consist of a minimum sixteen 6 ball overs up to a maximum twenty 6 ball overs. Each Team shall provide their own match ball. No player to be allowed to play if he is not changed and ready to play by the end of the eighth over. No bowler may bowl more than 4 overs. Batsmen shall retire at 25 with all runs scored after 25 counting. The Batsman shall be classed as retired out and will not be allowed to bat again.

6. A Club failing to turn up or refusing to play when the Umpires order a start, shall forfeit the match to its opponents, and will be dealt with at the Committee's discretion.

7. The E.C.B directives on wearing of helmets and fast bowling over limits shall apply for all junior players. E.C.B/Y.C.A. Team Cards are to be completed for all games by each Club and held by the Club to ensure that helmet rules and bowling restrictions of junior players are complied with. This is to be each Clubs responsibility and not the Leagues.

8. No fielder, except the Wicketkeeper shall be allowed to field nearer than 8 yards, measured from the middle stump (at the batting end), except behind the wicket on the offside. A fielder shall be allowed to move into the restricted area to make a catch or field a ball, provided that he was outside the area when the stroke was made.

9. The League is to be run on a League basis with 3 Divisions (A, B and C). At the end of a season the bottom 2 Teams in Division A relegated to Division B to be replaced by the top 2 Teams in Division B and the bottom 2 Teams in Division B being relegated to Division C to be replaced by the top 2 Teams in Division C. Each Team will play each other in their Division twice on a home and away basis.

10. The fixtures will be compiled by the League Secretary for Sunday mornings, with any excess fixtures compiled for Wednesday evenings. Any Club that is unable to fulfil home fixtures, on the set dates, may rearrange them via mutual consent. The League Secretary is to be notified, in writing, of any change of fixture no later than 17th April. Penalty for not doing so will be £20.

11. Only 4 matches can be re-arranged during the season, which must be mutually agreed by both Clubs and approved by the League Chairman and Secretary. Penalty for not doing so will be £20. Any team that forfeits a fixture will be fined £20 and deducted 2 points.

12. All league fixtures must be completed by Sun 24th July.

13. All Clubs to provide own umpires and scorers.

14. A Win shall count 3 points - A Tie 2 points and all rained off or abandoned matches shall count 1 point each side.

15. The Team winning each Division will receive a trophy and 12 number individual awards.

16. Results should be sent to the U15's Secretary by 5.00pm for Sunday morning games or 10.00pm for Evening games, on the day of the game, by email or telephone (preferably by email). This shall include rained off matches. Penalty for not doing so will be £20.

17. A “Round Robin” trophy is to be played for at the end of the season with the Division B champions playing the Division C champions with the winners playing the Division A champions for the trophy. Games to take place on the grounds of the Division B and Division A champions and take place on the 2 Sunday mornings following the completion of League fixtures.

18. League Merit Awards will be presented annually to the Batsman, Bowler, Fielder & Wicket Keeper scoring the most runs, most wickets, most catches and taking most victims respectively in each Division of the League with only League games to count. Nominations must be sent to League Secretary by 31st October of current season. Penalty for failing to nominate will be £10. The awards will be presented at the League A.G.M.

19. The League Committee will have full power to deal with any points in connection with this competition not already provided for in the rules.

RULES OF THE DERWENT VALLEY JUNIOR UNDER 15's LEAGUE K.O. CUP FOR DIVISION A, B & C

20. A Knockout Cup shall be played for each division of the league open to Clubs taking part in each division of the Junior League. The winning team will receive a trophy and 12 number individual awards and the runners up will each receive 12 number individual awards.

21. The Draw for the competitions shall be made by the Committee of the Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League.

22. Rules 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16 and 19 of the Derwent Valley Junior Under 15's League shall apply.

23. In the event of a tie the team losing the fewer wickets shall be declared the winner. If the wickets are the same the tie will be replayed on the opponents ground. The Semi-finals will be played on the ground of the first named Club in the draw.

24. All Cup fixtures are to be played as a separate match. If any Club is unable to fulfil cup fixtures, then the previous round losers will be reinstated. The Finals shall be played on a neutral ground with neutral umpires arranged by the League Secretary. Win shall count 3 points - A Tie 2 points and all rained off or abandoned matches shall count 1 point each side.


Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League - Under 13's Cup Rules

1. The Management of this Cup Competition shall be vested in the officials of the Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League.

2. Any Club wishing to enter the competition must apply in writing by 31st December. Clubs may enter only one team in the competition. The Draw for the Competition shall be made by the Committee of the Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League.

3. Players in the Competition may be allowed to play up to and including School Year 8 (i.e. Under 13 years old on the 1st of September of the last year).

4. No player can play in the Competition unless registered, at Under 11’s or Under 15’s, for the Club entering the Competition. If registered for two different Clubs at different age groups, the player can only play for the team he first plays for.

5. Matches to commence at 10.00am for Sunday morning games or 6.00pm for Evening games (unless mutually agreed by the two teams) and shall consist of a minimum sixteen 6 ball overs up to a maximum twenty 6 ball overs. Each Team shall provide their own match ball. No player to be allowed to play if he is not changed and ready to play by the end of the eighth over. No bowler may bowl more than 4 overs. Batsmen shall retire at 20 with all runs scored after 20 counting. The retired Batsman may bat again at the end of the innings.

6. A Club failing to turn up or refusing to play when the Umpires order a start, shall forfeit the match to its opponents, and will be dealt with at the Committee’s discretion.

7. The E.C.B recommendation on wearing of helmets and fast bowling over limits shall apply for all junior players. E.C.B/Y.C.A. Team Cards are to be completed for all games by each Club and held by the Club to ensure that helmet rules and bowling restrictions of junior players are complied with. This is to be each Clubs responsibility and not the Leagues.

8. No fielder, except the Wicketkeeper shall be allowed to field nearer than 11 yards, measured from the middle stump (at the batting end), except behind the wicket on the offside. A fielder shall be allowed to move into the restricted area to make a catch or field a ball, provided that he was outside the area when the stroke was made.

9. The matches are to be arranged by Club Secretaries. The U13’s Cup Secretary is to be notified of date and start time. Penalty for not doing so will be £20.

10. All Clubs to provide own umpires and scorers.

11. In the event of a tie the team losing the fewer wickets shall be declared the winner. If the wickets are the same the tie will be replayed on the opponents ground. The Semi-finals will be played on the ground of the first named Club in the draw.

12. The Finals shall be played on a neutral ground with neutral umpires arranged by the League Secretary.

13. The winning team will receive a trophy and 12 number individual awards and the runners up will each receive 12 number individual awards.
14. Results should be sent to the U13’s Cup Secretary by 5.00pm for Sunday morning games or 10.00pm for Evening games, on the day of the game. This shall include rained off matches. Penalty for not doing so will be £20.

15. The League Committee will have full power to deal with any points in connection with this competition not already provided for in the rules.


Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League - Under 11's League Rules

1. The Management of this League shall be vested in the officials of the Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League.

2. Players in the League may be allowed to play up to and including School Year 6 (i.e. Under 11 years old on the 1st of September of the last year).

3. Each Club shall send a list of registered players, with full first and last names and date of birth, to the League Secretary by 25th April each year. Penalty for not doing so will be £20. Additional registrations must be registered, in writing, with the League Secretary before they can play. Any player wishing to change Clubs before and during the season must use the official YCA Transfer Form and then wait for permission to transfer from the League Secretary. No transfer may take place after 1st July each season.

4. No player shall play for more than one Club during the current season.

5. The Laws of Cricket will apply, with the following exceptions:
    a. Each team shall comprise of 8 players.
    b. Each innings shall be of 16 overs duration.
    c. Each home club must provide a 4 ¾oz. junior cricket ball in good condition, for each match.
    d. The pitch must be 20 yards in length.
    e. The batting side shall be divided into pairs. Each pair shall bat for 4 overs. Pairs shall change at the end of the 4th, 8th and 12th overs.
    f. Each player on the fielding side will bowl 2 overs.
    g. Batsmen shall have unlimited "lives" but each "life" shall be recorded as a wicket lost.
    h. Each team shall commence its innings with a score of 200 runs. Five runs shall be deducted from a team's overall score for each wicket lost.
    i. In all matches no fielder, except the wicket-keeper, shall be allowed to field nearer than 11 yards, measured from the middle stump, except behind the wicket on the offside. A fielder shall be allowed to move into the restricted area to make a catch or field a ball, provided that he was outside the area when the stroke was made.
    j. Two runs will be awarded for all wide and no balls and no extra ball will be allowed except in the final over of the innings.
    k. In the event of a tie the team losing the fewer wickets shall be declared the winner. If the wickets are the same the team bowling the least amount of wides and no balls shall be declared the winner.

6. The E.C.B directives on wearing of helmets and fast bowling over limits shall apply for all junior players. E.C.B/Y.C.A. Team Cards are to be completed for all games by each Club and held by the Club to ensure that helmet rules and bowling restrictions of junior players are complied with. This is to be each Clubs responsibility and not the Leagues.

7. The League is to be run on a League basis with 2 Zones with each team playing each other once. The following season fixtures will be reversed, (i.e. whichever teams Clubs play at home during the season they will play away the following season). At the end of a season the teams finishing top in each Zone will play off for the title.

8. The fixtures will be compiled by the League Secretary, with Clubs given the option of playing their home fixtures on a Sunday afternoon/evening or Friday evenings. Clubs must notify the League Secretary, no later than 31st December, which is their preferred day for home fixtures. Any Club that is unable to fulfil home fixtures, on the set dates, may rearrange them via mutual consent. The League Secretary is to be notified, in writing, of any change of fixture no later than 17th April. Penalty for not doing so will be £20.

9. Only 4 matches can be re-arranged during the season, which must be mutually agreed by both Clubs and approved by the League Chairman and Secretary.

10. All league fixtures must be completed by Sun 17th July, with the Zonal play off taking place on Sun 24th July.

11. All Clubs to provide own umpires and scorers.

12. A Win shall count 3 points and all rained off or abandoned matches shall count 1 point for each side.

13. The Team winning the League will receive a trophy and 9 number individual awards. The Runners Up will receive a trophy and 9 number individual awards.

14. Results should be sent to the U11’s Results Secretary no later than 10.00pm on the day of the game, by email or telephone (preferably by email). This shall include rained off matches. Penalty for not doing so will be £20.

15. League Merit Awards will be presented annually to the Batsman, Bowler, Fielder & Wicket Keeper scoring the most runs, most wickets, most catches and taking most victims respectively in the League with only League games to count. Nominations must be sent to League Secretary by 31st October of current season. Penalty for failing to nominate will be £10. The awards will be presented at the League A.G.M.

16. The League Committee will have full power to deal with any points in connection with this competition not already provided for in the rules.

 

RULES OF THE DERWENT VALLEY JUNIOR UNDER 11’s LEAGUE K.O. CUP

17. A Knockout Cup shall be played for the league and is open to all Clubs in the League. The winning team will receive a trophy and 9 number individual awards and the runners up will each receive 9 number individual awards.

18. The Draw for the competitions shall be made by the Committee of the Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League.

19. Rules 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 14, and 16 of the Derwent Valley Junior Under 11’s League shall apply.

20. The Semi Finals will be played on the ground of the first named Club in the draw. The Final shall be played on a neutral ground with neutral umpires arranged by the League Secretary.