Competition Rules - Laws of cricket except as follows:


  • A team may consist of 12 players.
  • Only 11 may bat or be on the field at any time.
  • All 12 may bowl. Umpires must be informed before any player leaves or comes on to the field of play.
  • Five penalty runs will be awarded to the batting side for each breach of this requirement.


  • Twenty 6 ball overs per side. Bowlers are restricted to a maximum of 4 overs each.
  • In the event of inclement weather, matches may be shortened to 15, 10 or 5 overs per innings so as to finish by the scheduled time. A shortened match, once started, must be completed otherwise it will count as a No Result. Each bowler may only bowl a maximium of one fifth of the overs.

Time limits

  • Each innings must be completed within a total allowance of 3.5 minutes per over, i.e. 70 minutes for a 20-over match and pro rata for shortened matches.
  • The batting side will be awarded 6 runs per over for every full over remaining after the time limit has elapsed. The remaining over(s) will be bowled.
  • The incoming batsman has 90 seconds after the fall of a wicket to reach the crease.

Fielding restrictions

  • First 6 overs of each innings. Maximum of 2 fielders outside the 30 yard circle. In the case of shortened matches, this restriction will apply for the first 5, 3 or 2 overs of 15, 10 and 5 overs-per-innings matches respectively.
  • Thereafter. Maximum of 5 fielders allowed outside the 30 yard circle.
  • At all times. Maximum of 5 fielders allowed on the leg side.

No balls and wides

  • No ball - short pitched over shoulder height, 2 runs. No free hit.
  • No ball – full pitch above waist height, batsman standing upright at the crease, 2 runs. No free hit.
  • Wide ball on the offside over or outside painted white guideline 35 inches from centre stump, 2 runs.
  • One day wides’ down the leg side will apply. 2 runs.
  • A No Ball or Wide Ball, except in the last over, will not constitute an extra ball unless it is a ‘foot fault’ no ball. The extra ball will only be bowled in the last over.
  • Throughout the 20 overs a ‘foot fault’ no ball is worth 2 runs plus an extra ball which is a Free Hit. A ‘foot fault’ no ball shall not count in the over. (Only if batsmen have changed ends may captains adjust the field.)

Substitute Fielders from another team.

  • Substitute fielders from another team may be used but for fielding only and cannot be used as a bowler or to bat.
  • Fielders are only permitted to make up the numbers for a side who may be short of players.

In the Final, if the scores are tied, an OOPSE (One Over Per Side Eliminator) is to be played.

Procedure for the One Over Per Side Eliminator

  1. Subject to weather conditions the one over per side eliminator will take place on the scheduled day of the match at a time to be determined by the Tournament Referee. In normal circumstances it shall commence 10 minutes after the conclusion of the match.
  2. The one over per side eliminator will take place on the pitch allocated for the Match (the designated pitch) unless otherwise determined by the umpires in consultation with the ground authority and the Tournament Referee.
  3. The umpires shall stand at the same end as that in which they finished the match.
  4. The umpires shall choose which end to bowl and both teams will bowl from the same end.
  5. Prior to the commencement of the one over per side eliminator each team selects three batsmen and one bowler.
  6. The nominated players are given in writing to the Tournament Referee. The Tournament Referee shall not disclose the names of the nominated players to any other person until both teams have submitted their respective nominees.
  7. Each team’s over is played with the same fielding restrictions as apply for the last over in a normal 20/20 match.
  8. The team Captains will toss to see who bats first in the one over eliminator.
  9. The same ball (or a ball of a similar age if the original ball is out of shape or lost) as used at the end of the team’s innings shall be used for the “extra” over.
  10. The loss of two (2 wickets) in the over ends the team’s one over innings.
  11. If the Scores are still equal, a count-back from the final ball of the one over eliminator shall be conducted. The team with the higher scoring delivery shall be the winner. If a team loses two wickets during its over, then any unbowled deliveries will be counted as dot balls. Note that for this purpose, the runs scored from a delivery is defined as the total team runs scored since the completion of the previous legitimate ball, i.e including any runs resulting from wides, no ball or penalty runs.


           Team 1           Team 2
Ball 6           1                           1
Ball 5           4                           4
Ball 4           2                           1
Ball 3           6                           2
Ball 2           0                           1
Ball 1           2                           6

In this example both teams scored an equal number of runs from the 6th and 5th ball of their innings. However, Team 1 scored 2 runs from its 4th ball while Team 2 scored a single - so Team 1 is the winner.


Win - 10 points    No Result - 5 points        Loss - 0 points

  • In the round robin, if the scores are tied, the team losing the fewer number of wickets shall be the winner.
  • If the result cannot be decided in this way, the winner shall be the team with the higher score (irrespective of wickets lost) at the end of 1 over before the end of the innings or, if still equal, at the end of 2 overs before the end, etc.

Tournament Schedule



The decision of the Tournament Referee shall be final in respect of any matter in dispute or not covered by these rules.


The Tournament Referee and Umpires’ decisions are final. Unacceptable barracking or dissent towards the officials will result in 5 penalty runs being added to the total of the non offending side. This penalty can be applied both during and after the match as required. Captains, team officials and individual players may also be reported to their National Cricket Board if necessary and a Disciplinary Report will be raised in accordance with the Cricket Espana Code of Conduct a copy of which is held by the Tournament Referee and is available to read on request.

Anyone failing to read all the rules right down to this last line will be subject to a 1,000 lashes with a wet jelly fish and must buy a round of drinks for all the officials.


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