50 Over Format

Written by: Nick Archer
Date: 12/11/2019

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At a meeting held on 11th November, the Cricket & Registration Committee confirmed that: -    
  1. The uncontested toss in 55 over League matches will not continue in 2020.
  2. The start times for all League matches played in September 2020 will be 11.00 a.m. 

The Committee, also, agreed to forward a recommendation to the Management Board stating that “All 50 over League matches in 2020 will be played in coloured clothing with white cricket balls and black sight-screens”. This recommendation is based on the comments of Club 1st XI Captains at a meeting held on 21st October, where they voted 17 to 2 (with one abstention) in favour of the proposal.   

However, during a meeting of Club Chairs, held the following week on 28th October, it became clear that there is a major disconnect between 1st XI Captains and Club Officials regarding the matter, so Clubs will be offered a further opportunity to discuss the proposal at a short meeting to be held immediately after the League A.G.M. on 25th November. In the meantime, it is vital that clubs discuss the “pros” and “cons” of the proposal with their players, prior to this meeting, so they are in a better position to vote on the matter before the recommendation from the Cricket & Registration Committee is considered at the next meeting of the Management Board on 2nd December.