RICHARD DODUNSKI TROPHY, 2016/17
Except as modified hereunder, the Hec Holland Plate Playing Conditions 2016/17 shall
apply in all matches.
1. THE COMPETITION
The Richard Dodunski Trophy competition will comprise of 12 teams in two divisions of 6. Each division will play a series of 5 rounds of
matches. The top team in each division will play a Grand Final.
Win 4 points
Loss 0 points
No result or tie 2 points each
In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the team with the best net run rate will qualify.
The team which wins the grand final shall be the winner of the competition. In the event
of a tie in the Grand Final, a super over will be held.
In the event of the grand final not being completed, the match will
Matches of one innings per side, each innings being limited to a maximum of 20 overs.
(Minimum 5 overs each side).
3. HOURS OF PLAY AND INTERVALS
Rounds One, Three and Five (morning matches) will have the following hours of play:
Innings one: 10.30am to 11.50am
Interval: 11.50am to 12.00pm
Innings two: 12.00pm to 1.20pm
Rounds Two, Four and the Grand Final (afternoon matches) will have the following
hours of play:
Innings one: 2.00pm to 3.20pm
Interval: 3.20pm to 3.30pm
Innings two: 3.30pm to 4.50pm
The scheduled starting time of the Grand Final may be altered with the mutual consent
of both competing clubs and with the agreement of the competition manager. If any time is
lost the scheduled closing time may be extended by a maximum of 30 minutes.
3.1 Interval between innings
If the innings of the team batting first is completed prior to the scheduled time
for the interval, the interval shall take place immediately and the innings of the
team batting second will commence correspondingly earlier. In the circumstances
where the team bowling first has not completed the allotted number of overs by
the scheduled or rescheduled cessation time for the first innings, the Umpires
shall reduce the length of the interval by the amount of time that the first innings
over ran. In any of the above circumstances the interval shall consist of a maximum
of ten minutes.
3.2 Interval for drinks – no drinks intervals are permitted.
4. LENGTH OF INNINGS
If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled
time for the cessation of the first innings, play shall continue until the required number
of overs have been bowled. Playing Condition 14 Over rate penalties shall apply.
If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 20 overs, the team batting second
shall be entitled to bat for 20 overs.
If the team fielding second fails to bowl 20 overs by the scheduled cessation time of
the second innings, the hours of play shall be extended (subject to ground weather
and light conditions) until the required number of overs has been bowled or a result
achieved. Playing Condition 14 Over rate penalties shall apply.
4.1 Delay or interruptions to the innings of the team batting first:
4.1.1 When playing time has been lost the revised number of overs to be
bowled in the match shall be based on a rate of 15 overs per hour (4 minutes per
over) in the total time remaining for play. The Umpires will calculate the length of
the remaining playing time available for the match and will take into account the
interval between innings.
Should calculations regarding number of overs result in a fraction of an over, the
fraction shall be ignored.
In the event of a suspension occurring in the middle of an over, the number of total
overs to be bowled in the match will be calculated as if the over in progress at the
time of the interruption had been completed. The innings of the team batting first
will continue from the point of the interruption.
The revision of the number of overs should ensure that both teams have the
opportunity to bat for the same number of overs. (If the revised number of overs
calculated results in an odd number of total overs in the match, then one over shall
be added and the result divided in half).
4.1.2 The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the
team batting first unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated
overs. To constitute a match, a minimum of 5 overs has to be bowled to the team
batting second, subject to a result not being achieved earlier. A fixed time will be
specified for the commencement of the interval, and also the close of play for the
match, by applying a rate of 4 minutes per over in respect of each over already
bowled and/or scheduled to be bowled in each innings.
4.2 Delay or interruptions to the innings of the team batting second
4.2.1 When playing time has been lost and, as a result, it is not possible for the
team batting second to have the opportunity of receiving its allocated, or revised
allocation of overs in the playing time available, the number of overs shall be
reduced at a rate of 4 minutes per over in respect of the aggregated lost playing
time. However, should the innings of the team batting first have been completed
prior to the scheduled, or rescheduled time for the commencement of the interval,
then any calculation relation to the revision of overs shall not be effective until an
amount of time equivalent to that by which the second innings started early has
elapsed. Should the calculations result in a fraction of an over the fraction shall
be ignored. In the event of a suspension occurring in the middle of an over, the
number of total overs lost will be calculated as above and the innings of the team
batting second will continue from the point of the interruption.
Note: The Umpires shall be responsible for performing any playing time calculations.
After any hold up in play, the Umpires will notify the scorers of the number of overs
lost and the new allocation of overs and finishing times.
5. THE BALL
Red Kookaburra Regulation, Club Match or Senator cricket balls will be used. One
new ball shall be used at the start of each innings unless agreed by the opposing captain.
6. THE RESULT
6.1 When there is no interruption after play has commenced and when both
sides have had the opportunity of batting for the same agreed number of
overs, the team scoring the higher number of runs shall be the winner.
6.2 If, due to suspension of play after the start of the match, the number of overs
in the innings of either team has to be revised to a lesser number than that
originally allotted (minimum five overs), then a revised target score should
be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the
opportunity of facing; this revised target being calculated by the DLS method.
6.3 If a match is abandoned before it has been played to a conclusion and before
the team batting second has received its allocated number of overs (providing it has
received not less than five overs), the result shall be decided by the DLS method.
6.4 In the event of a tie, including a tie when the DLS method has been used, the
following Super Over procedure shall apply to achieve a result:
Super Over Procedure
The following procedure will apply should the provision for a Super Over be required
in any match.
(a) In normal circumstances it shall commence 10 minutes after the
conclusion of the match. Note: re unfit light conditions below – bowl out.
(b) The Super Over will take place on the pitch allocated for the match.
(c) The Umpires shall stand at the same end as that in which they finished the match.
(d) In both innings of the Super Over, the fielding team shall choose from which end
(e) Only nominated players in the main match may participate in the Super Over.
Should any player (including the batsmen and bowler) be unable to continue to
participate in the Super Over due to injury, illness or other wholly acceptable
reasons, the relevant Laws and Playing Conditions as they apply in the main match
shall also apply in the Super Over.
(f) Each team’s over is played with the same fielding restrictions as those that are in
place for the last over of a normal Twenty20 match.
(g) The team batting second in the match will bat first in the Super Over.
(h) Each team shall use the ball that they used in the normal part of the match.
(i) The loss of two (2) wickets in the over ends the team’s one over innings.
(j) In the event of the team’s having the same score after the Super Over has been
completed, if the original match was a tie under the DLS method, clause (l)
immediately applies. Otherwise, the team whose batsmen hit the most number
of boundaries combined from its two innings in both the main match and the one
over per team eliminator shall be the winner.
(k) If the number of boundaries hit by both teams is equal, the team that hit the most
number of boundaries (fours and sixes) in the main match (ignoring the Super
Over) shall be the winner.
(l) If still equal, a count back from the final ball of the Super Over shall be conducted.
The team with the higher scoring delivery shall be the winner. If a team loses two
(2) 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.
Runs scored from 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.
7. RESTRICTIONS ON THE PLACEMENT OF FIELDSMEN (POWERPLAY)
7.1 At the instant of delivery there shall be no more than five fieldsmen on the leg
7.2 For the first six overs only of each innings, only two fieldsmen are permitted to be
outside the 30 yard fielding circle.
7.3 For the remaining overs of each innings only five fieldsmen are permitted to be
outside the fielding circle at the instant of delivery.
7.4 In circumstances where the number of overs the batting team is reduced, the
number of overs in regard to the restrictions in 7.2 above shall be reduced
in accordance with the table below. The table shall apply to both the 1st and 2nd
innings of the match.
Total overs in innings No. of overs for which fielding restrictions in 7.2 will apply
7.5 If an innings is interrupted during an over, and if, on the resumption of play,
due to the reduced number of overs of the batting team, the required number of
Powerplay overs has already been bowled, the remaining deliveries in the over to be
completed shall not be subject to the fielding restrictions.
In the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the Umpire shall
call and signal No ball.
8. NUMBER OF OVERS PER BOWLER
No bowler may bowl more than four overs, however in a delayed start or interrupted
match, where the overs are reduced for both teams or for the team bowling second, no
bowler may bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs allowed (unless such a number
has been exceeded before the interruption), except that where the total overs are not
divisible by five, an additional over shall be allowed to the minimum number of bowlers
necessary to make up the balance e.g. after 8 overs, rain interrupts play and the innings
is reduced to 12 overs. Both opening bowlers have bowled 4 overs, rain interrupts play
and the innings is reduced to 12 overs. Both opening bowlers have bowled 4 overs.
Two bowlers can bowl 3 overs and three bowlers can bowl 2. Bowlers 1 and 2 have
already exceeded this limit. They count as the two bowlers who were allowed the extra
over (3 as opposed to 2) and so any other bowlers are limited to 2 overs.
When an interruption occurs mid-over and on resumption the bowler has exceeded the
new maximum allocation, he will be allowed to finish the uncompleted over.
In the event of a bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over, the
remaining balls will be bowled by another bowler. Such part of an over will count as a
full over in so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned.
Law 14 will not apply. The Captain of the batting team may not declare his innings
closed at any time during the course of the match.
10. Law 24.12 – No ball – Penalty
Law 24.12 will apply.
10. FREE HIT
The delivery following a No ball called (all modes of no ball)
shall be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. If the delivery for the free hit is
not a legitimate delivery (any kind of No ball or a Wide ball) then the next delivery will
become a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it.
For any free hit delivery, the striker can be dismissed only under the circumstances that
apply for a No ball, even if the delivery for the free hit is called a Wide ball.
Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries unless there is a change of
Striker or there was a fielding restriction breach, the field may be changed to the extent
of correcting the breach.
The umpire will signal a free hit, after the normal no ball signal, by extending one arm
straight upwards and moving it in a circular motion.
11. LAW 25 – WIDE BALL
In addition to Law 25 the following will apply:
Umpires are instructed to apply a very strict and consistent interpretation in regard to
this law in order to prevent negative bowling wide of the wicket. A penalty of one run
shall be scored on the call of Wide. This penalty shall stand in addition to any other
runs which are scored or awarded.
Guidelines (refer also Hec Holland Plate Playing Conditions 9 for more detail).
Leg side Wide
Where the batsman moves to the off side to play a shot, and the ball narrowly passes
the wickets (leg stump) down the leg side, then Wide will not be called.
Normal Twenty 20 and ODI leg side Wide guidelines otherwise apply.
Off side Wide
Where the batsman moves to the off side, and in doing so brings the ball within reach,
and is able to play a normal cricket stroke, then Wide will not be called, and the Wide
guideline will not be taken into account.
A delivery passing outside the Wide guideline, the batsman not having moved, will
Be called Wide if not hit by the batsman.
Hec Holland Plate Playing Condition 9 will apply i.e. a ball that passes above head
height of the batsman standing upright, that prevents it being hit with the bat by means
of a normal cricket stroke shall be called Wide.
12. LAW 31 – TIMED OUT
Law 31 will apply except that the incoming batsman must be in position to take guard
or for his partner to be ready to receive the next ball within one minute and thirty
seconds of the fall of the previous wicket. The incoming batsman is expected to be
ready to make his way to the pitch immediately a wicket falls, and must cross with the
outgoing batsman on the field of play.
13. SHORT PITCHED BOWLING
Bowlers will be limited to one short pitched delivery per over. (As defined in Clause 10
of the Hec Holland Plate Playing Conditions)
14. OVER RATE PENALTIES
Teams are expected to be in position to bowl the first ball of the last of their 20 overs
within one hour and twenty minutes playing time. In the event of a team failing to do so,
the full quota of overs will be completed. This will apply to both innings of the match.
If the innings is terminated before the scheduled or rescheduled cut off time, no over
rate penalty shall apply. If the innings is interrupted, the over rate penalty will apply
based on the rescheduled cessation time for that innings.
The Umpires shall inform the fielding team Captain when taking the field for the first
time and on every subsequent occasion if play is interrupted by the weather, the
rescheduled cessation time for that innings.
The Umpires will record and inform the fielding Captain of any time allowances as
and when they arise, and the scorers at the end of the innings. (This matter will not
be subject to retrospective negotiation). In addition, in all reduced over matches, the
fielding team will be given one over leeway.
Over rate penalties apply only to innings of ten overs or more duration.
14.1 Actual time where treatment by authorized medical personnel is required
on the ground, and also for any injured players leaving the field due to serious
14.2 Interruptions caused by weather (including drying the ball) or light or other
unforeseen delays beyond the reasonable control of the fielding team e.g. ball
recovery from out of ground.
14.3 Time wasting by the batting team.
In the event of any allowance being granted to the fielding team under 14.3
above (time wasting by batting team) then such time shall be deducted from the
allowance granted to the batting team in the determination of its over rate.
In addition to the allowances as provided for above:
(a) In the case of an innings that has been reduced due to any delay or interruption in
play, an additional allowance of 1 minute for every full 3 overs by which the innings
is reduced will be granted;
(b) An additional allowance of 1 minute will be given for each of the 6th, 7th, 8th and
9th wickets taken during an innings.
If a team is bowled out within the time determined for that innings pursuant to these
Playing Conditions (taking into account all of the time allowances set out above), the
fielding team will be deemed to have complied with the required minimum over rate.
Should a team be penalised under this HCA Playing Condition more than once during
a competition then, in addition to the penalties imposed, HCA reserves the right
(depending on the seriousness and context of the breach) to bring a charge against the
club under the HCA Code of Conduct.
All matches will either be “Live scored” or entered in the approved scoring system by 10.00 am the following day.
Each team will provide an umpires report by the approved method.