Collingham & Linton CC
Great Preston CC
Low Moor CC
Old Leos CC
Bradford Grammar School
Calverley St Wilfrid's CC
Low Moor CC
New Rover CC
Woodhouse Grove School
Denby Dale CC
Kirkheaton Cricket & Bowling
These rules should be read in conjunction with the full rules for the league found here.
J7B MATCH PROCEDURES – JUNIOR SOFTBALL (Year 5 – Year 8)
(a) All matches shall be played in accordance within these rules and the laws of cricket of cricket except underarm bowling which is permitted at this standard.
b) All fixtures shall be scheduled for a start at 10am (Sunday Morning), but it is acknowledged this may not be possible with conflicting junior schedules. Clubs will have 6 days to re-arrange the fixture. Failure to agree a date will result in the sharing of points although the league will expect every effort is taken, including using an alternative ground, to get the game on. Matches played with an evening start will commence no later than 6.30pm up until 31st July and 5.45pm in August.
(c) Pitches shall measure 17 yards in length, boundaries should be between 30-40 yards from the wicket
(d) A match shall be one innings per side, 8 players per side and consist of 16 overs. This may vary due to player availability but should be no less than 6 a side with some players batting twice.
(e) Any decision to play on safety grounds is at the sole discretion of the umpires.
(c) Both teams will need to use their own WYWGCL approved pink incrediball.
(d) The minimum number of overs to be bowled per team shall be 12 should inclement weather intervene. If 12 overs per side cannot be played or are not completed the result shall be classed as abandoned.
(f) Both clubs should provide a competent scorer, with knowledge of Play Cricket scoring for the duration of the match, but in certain cases 1 scorer will be acceptable on or off Play Cricket provided the scores are uploaded with 24 hours of the match completion.
(g) Batting: Each pair shall bat for four overs with the two batters being changed at the completion of the fourth, eighth, twelfth and sixteenth overs. Each batter should face no more than 3 balls per over, apart from the final over if no-balls and wides are bowled.
Bowling: Bowlers will be able to bowl 3 overs maximum. Bowling should be overarm where possible. Umpires will encourage bowlers to bowl overarm unless it is to the detriment to the batter. Underarm bowling will be permitted if the umpire judges that the bowler is struggling to bowl overarm.
Fielding: Fielders will not be expected to rotate round at the end of every over.
Wicket Keeping: The Wicket Keeper does not have to be a permanent position and can be changed at the discretion of the fielding team.
(h) Wides and no balls shall not be re-bowled but will be awarded 2 runs, except in the final over.
(i) Scores will start at 200 and pairs will lose 5 runs for the loss of every wicket.
(j) Protective equipment is not mandatory but can be used at discretion of the player, coach or parent.