• 30 over format.
• Playing hours between 10am - 2pm.
• One interval of not exceeding 10 minutes between innings (by negotiation).
• 2 hours for team fielding first to complete innings.
• Each team must have a minimum of 10 overs to complete a match. Note the following formula where match has been interrupted and make adjustments.
• 6 overs maximum per bowler (or 1/5th of total number overs).
• No more than 5 fielders on the on side.
• Wides and no balls do apply (note exceptions below).

The requirements, following a delay, will be calculated by Duckworth-Lewis (via CricHQ). Where CricHQ and Duckworth-Lewis are unavailable, the following rain-rule will be used to calculate the new total.
1. A BASE SCORE will be calculated by dividing the first innings total, by the total overs available in the first innings.

i.e. If ‘Team A’ are dismissed for 134, after 24 of their 30 available overs, the base score will be calculated by 134 divided by 30. If the first innings is limited to 23 overs, the total will be divided by 23.

2. The BASE SCORE will be added to the REDUCED OVERS CALCULATION. This is found by multiplying the BASE SCORE by 0.01, which is then multiplied by the overs lost (found by subtracting the overs available in the second innings, from the overs available in the first innings).

i.e. If ‘Team B’ has their innings reduced from 30 to 17 overs after rain delays the start of the second innings, the REDUCED OVERS CALCULATION will be found by:
BASE SCORE [times] 0.01 [times] 13 [equals] REDUCED OVERS CALCULATION

3. The BASE SCORE is added to the REDUCED OVERS CALCULATION, and rounded up to the next whole number to find the TARGET.

i.e. If ‘Team A’ scores 134, with 30 overs available, and ‘Team B’ has their innings reduced to 17 overs, the calculation will be:
75.93 + 9.8709 [75.93 x 0.01 x 13] = 85.8009, target [to win] is 86 in 17 overs
Note: this calculation remains the same if the delay is mid-way through the innings. This must be recalculated after every rain delay. For overs lost, FOUR minutes lost equates to ONE over lost.
If the match is not completed within the allocated time (by 2.00pm) then the rain rule will be used to determine the winner, as the match stands at the close of play.
Use the below formula to double-check your calculation:
STEP ONE: [A ÷ B] x C = D
STEP TWO: [D x 0.01] x E = F

• New 2 piece balls must be used. Only Kookaburra balls may be used. The home team must advise the opposition at least two days in advance where the game will be played on a grassed pitch.
• No Ball: There will be a penalty of one run (plus whatever else is scored and the additional ball)
• Wides: Leg side wides will be balls deemed to have passed down the leg side by more than 200mm from the leg stump. If a ball signalled a wide crosses the boundary it will be scored as a 5.
• Pace bowlers may not bowl more than six overs in a single spell. At the completion of a spell, they must wait for the same number of overs to be bowled at the same end before they may bowl again.
Pace bowler refers to any bowler that is not a genuine spin bowler, and therefore includes medium and medium-slow bowlers.
• Wicket Keepers: All wicket keepers must wear approved full-faced helmets when standing up to the wickets.
• Batsmen: Helmets are now mandatory for all batters.
• Fielders: There will be no more than five fielders allowed on the leg side at any time, no more than five outside the 25 metre circle at any time and no more than two behind square on the leg side.
• Results, if not live-scored via CricHQ, must be submitted to HCA by 6pm Sunday following the game or risk losing your points. Results will be published on the HCA website (
• Prizes will be awarded for most runs scored and most wickets taken during the Term 1 and Term 4 competitions including semi-finals and finals.
• Scorebooks are to be scrupulously maintained with full names written and crosschecked by both teams. Scorers should receive training in this to ensure accuracy.
• Clothing: Neatness and uniformity are an essential requirement. Players must wear whites.
• Drinks: Players will not leave the field during the one drinks break and the break will be no longer than three minutes.
• Home Venue: The top qualifying teams for each division will have home advantage for the final.


The points received by each team shall be as follows:

Win: 2 points (includes being on receiving end of default)
Tie: 1 point each
Loss: 0 points
Default: - 1 points

Where teams have the same number of points the team with a better run/wicket ratio will be calculated to be ahead on the points table, irrespective of the result between those two teams. The points table will be published and distributed to schools on a weekly basis after Round 2 of the Competition.