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7/11/2018

Latest Championship News

With the exception of Alan Steers who has unfortunately had to stand down from all cricket administration duties the remainder of the 2018 Championship Committee are all standing for re-election at the forthcoming AGM.

Please note that although the Secretary advises Counties if they are in breach of any rules or regulations, all decisions are taken by the Management Committee or a sub committee thereof.

The minutes from the most recent committee meeting held on the 17th October can be accessed by clicking here

A reminder that as per the 2018 Rules Section 7.1 and 7.2 all couinties must provide an ECB ACO umpire for each Group match.

5/11/2018

Ray Clarke Funeral Arrangements

St Mary the Virgin Church, the Street, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey GU10 3EA

1.30pm Monday 19th November 2018

Afterwards at Frensham Pond Country House Hotel, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2QD

For information Purposes: there is a private crematorium service for family only prior to the Church service 

31/10/2018

The 2018 Batting and Bowling records can be viewed on the Batting & Bowling Records page

29/10/2018

Ray Clarke of Surrey

Ray Clarke, a much respected and loved member of Surrey Seniors, sadly passed away on Friday 26th October. He was diagnosed with cancer on returning from Australia this Spring where he had represented the England Over 70's team, having previously played with much distinction for the Over 60's National Eleven. We, in Surrey, are immensely proud to have had such a talented cricketer, and simply good man, in our ranks.
As a bowler, Ray's subtle variations of pace, trajectory and swing bamboozled countless batsmen and were a reflection of his sensitive, perceptive, character. His effervescent fielding inspired all in his team and kept the opposition on the back foot. And everything he did he did with a smile on his face. His cheeky grin was always a perfect antidote to the potential for grumpiness possessed by a lot of us old cricketers. His presence, as a natural, instinctive, cricketer, who had the true spirit of cricket running through his body, was a guarantee of good fellowship both on and off the field. 
Our warm memories of Ray will live on during this winter, and when we take the field again next season, as we contemplate the extreme sense of loss that his family will be feeling at this time.  Our thoughts are with them.
With great sadness,
Surrey Senior Cricketers.

01/10/2018

National 60+ County Cricket Championship Annual General Meeting  2018

Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Constitution that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday
28th November at Banbury CC, Whitepost Road, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4BN commencing at 12.00noon.

Barry Briscoe

Secretary

15/09/2018

England 60+ defeat Wales 60+ in hard fought match at Cheltenham

Full report on the Internationals page

14/09/2018

England 60+ Latest News

An England 60+ ‘12’ took on the Chairman’s team at Oxford Downs on 8 September. Full report on the 60+ Internatioanls page.

04/09/2018

Play Offs Week
Date Competition       Winners
4th Sept 60+ 1st XI Final Hertfordshire v Lancashire Lancashire by 26 Runs
4th Sept 60+ 2nd XI Final Surrey v Wales Surrey by 7 Wickets
5th Sept 60+ 2nd XI Plate Final Hertfordshire v Gloucestershire Gloucestershire by 81 Runs
6th Sept 70+ Final Sussex v Kent Kent by 68 Runs
6th Sept 60+ 2nd XI Bowl Final Devon v Bedfordshire Devon by 81 Runs
6th Sept 60+ 1st XI Plate Final 1st Leg Norfolk v Essex Match Abandoned
9th Sept 60+ 1st XI Bowl Final Suffolk v Berkshire Berkshire by 1 Run
13th Sept 60+ 1st XI Plate Final 2nd Leg Essex v Norfolk Essex by 48 Runs

27/08/2018

England 70+ beat Australia 70+ in the deciding ODI to win the series 2-1 full report on the 70+ Internationals page

17/08/2018

England 70+ level the Ashes ODI Series with a 22 run victory. Full match report on the 70+ Internationals page

09/08/2018

Australia 70+ beat England 70+ by 5 runs in the first ODI - Full report on the 70+ Internationals page

07/08/2018

Week of Surprises

On Monday the touring Australia 70+ team lost for the first time on tour to the Chairman's XI - Full Match report on the 70+ Internationals page

  • Kent 3rd XI 's run of 45 consecutive victories going back to May 2015 finally came to end end after losing by 55 runs to Surrey. See the 3rd XI results page

14/07/2018

2nd XI Play Offs - Player Selection Rules Reminder

As per section (5) of the 2018 Rules no player who has played 5 or more 1st XI matches will be allowed to play in the 2nd XI Play Offs without the explicit pre match permission of the Competition Organiser (Len Attard).
This includes any such players who may have already been given permission to play in 2nd XI Group Matches.
Failure to obtain pre match permission could well result in the match being awarded to the opposition team.

28/06/2018

70+ Player Qualification Rules Reminder

As per the Player Qualification Rule 4.2 for the 70+ Competition only 1 68 year is allowed to play in a 70+ match though counties playing in the competition for the first time (Wales & Leicestershire for 2018) may play two 68 year olds.
In all cases the opposition must be given 24 hours notice and the player must not be a member of the 60+ 1st XI.

Unfortunately there have been some breaches of this rule which has resulted in penalty points being applied and a couple of further breaches are currently under investigation.

24/06/2018

2018 1st and 2nd XI Play Offs Dates

Last 16 - Tuesday 31st July (Reserve date either Sunday 5th August or Tuesday 7th August)
Last 8 - Tuesday 14th August (Reserve date Sunday 19th August or Tuesday 21st August)
Semi-Finals - Tuesday 28 August (Reserve date Sunday 2nd September)

Finals

1st XI Tuesday 4th September at Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire
2nd XI Tuesday 4th September at Poulton CC

2018 70+ Play Offs Dates

Last 8 Thursday 16th August
Semi Finals Thursday 30th August
Final Thursday 6th September at Little Baddow CC (Esssex)

24/06/2018

Registration of Players

Please note that all players must be registered to be eligible to play in our competitions are per Rule 4.5

"All players must be registered on the Championship National 60+ County Cricket - Play Cricket Web site.  Unregistered players are not allowed to play in any Championship match. Registration forms are to be completed by all players confirming compliance with Rules 4.1 to 4.3 and retained by County Managers/Organisers."

16/04/2018

The Playing Regulations and Competition Rules for 2018 have now been agreed by the membership.

The Playing Regulations can be found by clicking here and the Competition Rules can be found by clicking here

02/03/2018

The minutes from the February 2018 Committee Meeting are now available on the Committee Meeting Minutes page

07/01/2018

All historical playing records can now be accessed by using the new link on the main menu titled "Historical Playing Records".

30/04/2017

Issues with Play Cricket impacting Scorecards and Team Selections

A number of Counties have experienced some issues with Play Cricket the past week with regard to selecting teams and completing scorecards. The Play Cricket Helpdesk have confirmed they did make some changes during the Winter.

When selecting a team using the Team Picker or when entering the Confirmed Team onto Scorecards the only players offered for selection by default are those who are named in the squad for that team.

There are a couple of ways to get round this problem :

(a) The best option by far is to ensure all players are included in the squad(s) for teams they are likely to be selected for. Only a Main Administrator can now add players to team squads by using the Edit Role option for the missing player(s).

(b) Or you can to select N/A from the Squad drop down box which will then show all the League Registered players for the County. For counties with several teams this is rather cumbersome and why the Play Cricket introduced this change.

The “old” option to search for a player is no longer showing though it’s still there for Friendly matches

As a consequence seven scorecards affecting 8 Counties are currently showing a lot of players as Unsure.

So can everyone take urgent action to ensure all the their team squads are updated accordingly and that any incomplete scorecards are subsequently completed.

Instruction and Guidance Umpires

The Championship strongly recommends that all Umpires standing in its competition (at whatever level) be covered by insurance in any event that they be sued for negligence under Health and Safety Laws or other.
This might arise if any player(s) be injured and it can be proven that this transpired because of a wrong decision made relevant to fitness of play, to include ground, light or weather (to include lightning).
Every Umpire officiating in the Championship Competition must therefore take the time and trouble to read and understand the latest recommendations from the ECB/ACO regarding fitness for play and to comply with the Laws of Cricket. It is not the responsibility of the Championship Board to publicize these recommendations.
However when and where possible the Championship Board will post on its website any changes to the current advices (June 2016).
All current members of the ECBACO are automatically covered by insurance which is included in their annual subscription. Anybody who is not a member of the ECBACO (to include anyone who has not renewed his/her ECBACO membership) who stands in the Championship Competition is strongly advised to make their own arrangements regarding this personal and necessary insurance cover.
For further guidance please contact the Championship Hon. Secretary in the first instance.

Championship Playing Regulations 1.4 / 1.5

Please note there is no actual cut off time to complete a match and that all matches should be completed if at all possible as per Playing Regulation 1.5.

The Close of Play Time is ONLY used for the calculation of overs remaining to be played following an interruption. If, in the opinion of the umpires, the conditions for the players are safe, and the light playable, the match will continue until the required number of overs has been bowled or one side has won.

Constitution, Rules and Regulations

It is essential that Captains, Organisers and Umpires are fully familiar with the latest playing regulations.

Qualification of players:

All players must be registered on the Championship National 60+/70+ County Cricket Play-Cricket website. No unregistered player will be permitted to play in any Championship match. Click here for the guidelines on how to register your players for the National Championship.

Penalties for playing an ineligible player are set out in Rule 4.6.

PLAY CRICKET LEAGUE TABLES

Please remind all your scorers and all your officials who enter scorecards that all losing teams should be allocated the appropriate number of batting and bowling bonus points. The winning team receives the standard 22 points for a win only.

Batting Bonus Points : Up to a maximum of 5 are awarded at 125, 150, 175, 200 and 225

Bowling Bonus Points : Up to a maximum of 5 are awarded for every two wickets taken eg at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.

Ninth 60+/70+ National County Cricket Championship AGM

Minutes of the 2017 AGM held on 29th November 2017 can be read by clicking here

 

 

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