Mid Canterbury Cricket

Below you may view the rules for junior grades in the 2017-18 cricket season.

4th grade - Year 7 & 8 recommended and exempted year 9 players

No bouncers above shoulder height – (no ball & 1 warning)

If a second bouncer from the same bowler is deemed deliberate and dangerous by the two umpires the bowler can be removed from the bowling crease.

No beamers above waist height – (no ball & 1 warning)

If a second beamer from the same bowler is deemed deliberate and dangerous by the two umpires the bowler can be removed from the bowling crease.

Lbw – is out if it is;

- a full toss middle stump,

- a ball pitching on, and hitting middle stump. (care when on artificial wickets regarding bounce height)

No balls (2 runs but not re-bowled)

Wides (2 runs but not re-bowled)

Run outs –out.

Helmet for w/k and batsman compulsory

All players to bowl a minimum of 2 overs, with a maximum of 7 overs.

Bowling spells to be limited to a maximum of 4 overs per spell with the same number of overs to be delivered from that end before a second spell can be started.

Batsmen to retire at 50 but can resume once the full batting line up has been used

No one person to bowl or bat more than others in team – try to be fair.

Wide calls by agreement before match.

35 overs.

18m pitch.

6 ball overs. (the last over needs to have 6 legitimate balls before the innings ends)

5th GRADE - YEAR 5 & 6 RECOMMENDED

No bouncers above shoulder height – 1 warning.

No beamers above waist height – 1 warning.

No LBW.

1 warning for no ball.

Run outs –out.

Swap ends if out unless runout.

Helmet for w/k and batsman.

Bat in pods and bowl in pods.

No one person to bowl or bat more than others in team – try to be fair.

Try to match pods up evenly with opposition.

Lose 6 runs when out.

Wides by agreement before match (off pitch off side, half way down leg)

24 overs.

16m pitch.

6 ball overs.

6th GRADE - YEAR 4 & 5 RECOMMENDED

No bouncers above shoulder height – 1 warning.

No beamers above waist height – 1 warning.

No LBW.

1 warning for no ball.

Run outs –out.

Swap ends if out unless runout.

Helmet for w/k and batsman.

Bat in pods and bowl in pods.

No one person to bowl or bat more than others in team – try to be fair.

Try to match pods up evenly with opposition.

Lose 6 runs when out.

Wides by agreement before match (6th grade off pitch)

20 overs.

16m pitch.

6 ball overs.