Events

AGM Decisions

Summary of major rule changes agreed by the 2016 AGM

SENIOR CRICKET:

League re-structure

There will now be five Saturday divisions (increased from 4).
The top four divisions will have 12 teams, and the new bottom division will have 8.
All teams will play 22 league matches in the top four divisions, with 21 being played in the bottom division.
Promotion and relegation will operate on a two up two down basis throughout all divisions (subject to promotion criteria being met).

Fielding Circle

Will now apply in all Premier Division matches – maximum of five allowed outside circle at any stage of the innings. No powerplays.
This does not extend to any other division.

Batting Bonus points

Batting bonus points will now be awarded at 125, 150, 175, 200 and 225.

Ineligibility of high level players for last 3 games of the season in lower divisions

Number of higher level games to be ineligible reduced from 15 to 13 matches.

Eligibility for Sunday League cricket

Five players now allowed (increased from 3).

Senior Cup Cricket

Coloured clothing to be worn in all senior cup ties.

Kerridge Cup

Will now be played on a 40-overs per side basis. The first two rounds will be on the two May bank holiday Mondays.

NYSD Division One Fifteens

The qualifying rounds now to be played on a Super Monday basis – mirroring the Premier Division competition. The group qualifying day is expected to be the second Bank Holiday Monday in May.

 


JUNIOR CRICKET:

Junior League

Will now consist of three geographical divisions – North, Central and South.

The three divisional winners plus the best runner-up will meet in end of season play-offs for the Pallister Cup.

The expected regional divisions are:

Junior North
Barnard Castle
Darlington
Richmond
Newton Aycliffe
Sedgefield
Norton
Stockton

Junior Central
Hartlepool
Seaton Carew
Wolviston
Thornaby
Middlesbrough
Maltby
Marton

Junior South
Whitby
Saltburn
Marske
Guisborough
Normanby Hall
Great Ayton
Stokesley

Reducing match overs

Umpires will have the option to reduce the number of overs being played from 20 to 15 in matches where it is considered unlikely that a full 40 overs will be possible because of weather and light considerations.

Abandoned and drawn league matches

Cannot be replayed/re-arranged. Away teams must agree any cancellation and will have the option to travel if they feel it appropriate to do so.