1. A game shall last for no more than 52 overs in total.
2. The team batting first shall be forced to declare after 28 overs.
3. The team batting first cannot declare until the end of the 20th over; or for a rain affected match as appendix 2.
4. After the team batting first has completed its innings the team batting second shall have the remainder of the overs in which to complete its innings; see appendix 1.
5. No bowler may bowl more than 4 overs in the first 24 overs of an innings; except as rule 7. Thereafter there are no restrictions on the number of overs one bowler may bowl.
6. A total bowler shall bowl a ratio of at least 3 overs in every 10. This will be calculated after every ten overs.
7. If a team only has one "total" in their side for any match that one "total" will bowl all "total" overs that are required. This will not be an option for any team with two or more "totals" in their side.
8. Wides and no balls will be worth 1 run to the opposition and will be re-bowled, with the maximum over length to be of 9 balls.
9. During overs 25 and 26 of the first innings in a full length match, the last two overs of the first innings in a match reduced to 49 overs or less, and the last two overs of the second innings, all extras will still count as one run but the ball will be re-bowled, this will continue until six legal deliveries have been bowled.
10. Batsmen aged under 15
When bowling to a High or Mid-partial batsman aged under 13, the
ball must bounce twice before the popping crease.
When bowling to a High-partial batsman aged under 15, the ball must bounce once before the popping crease.
11. Batsman to retire on reaching 50 runs and can only return to the crease once all other wickets have fallen. This to happen after the ball during which they reach 50. If more than one player does retire they return to the crease based on the original batting order.
12. Batting bonus points will be for a team making 50, 100, 150 and 200 runs in an innings, for a maximum of 4 bonus points.
13. Bowling bonus points shall be awarded as follows: 1 point at the fall of the second wicket and subsequent points will be gained on the fall of the fourth, sixth and eighth, or last wicket, with a maximum of 4 bonus points.
14. If a batsman is absent for any reason that batsman will be deemed to be out if either all other wickets have fallen or if a player who has reached fifty returns to the crease.
15. In a drawn game, the team with the higher run rate per over will receive 8 extra points on top of any bonus points accrued and the team with the lower run rate per over will receive 4 extra points on top of any bonus points accrued; except as rule 16.
16. In a drawn game where less than eight overs are able to be completed in the second innings both teams will receive six extra points on top of any bonus points accrued.
17. A team batting second and winning will receive 12 extra points on top of any bonus points gained.
18. A team batting first and winning will receive an extra 16 points,
on top of any bonus points accrued.
19. In a tied game, each team will receive 6 extra points on top of any bonus points accrued.
20. Cancelled or Abandoned Matches in the BCEW Regional League
A. A match will be classified as cancelled when either:
No play is possible or,
Where less than 18 overs play in total has been possible,
Cancelled matches should be rearranged, but if this proves impossible to achieve, both sides will be awarded:
8 points where no play was possible or,
6 points plus any bonus points earned where play lasted less than 18 overs
B. A match will be classified as abandoned when more than 18 overs have been played in total. Both sides will be awarded points as rule 15, in this circumstance the result will be recorded as a draw and the match cannot be rearranged.
21. Maximum possible points a team can gain from a match are 24.
22. All players on the pitch must be visually impaired and fall within the BCEW sight classification parameters.
23. BCEW to be informed about any new player before they make their debut.
24. Home teams to pay the match fee of £30 to each official; Umpires and scorer, on the day of the match.
All other BCEW league rules apply.
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