Kent County Village League (KCVL) - Notes for Umpires & Players 2019
These notes are for guidance only, the full rules & regulations are contained in the KCVL Handbook which should be available on match days and should be referred to in detail if required.
Captains are responsible at all times for the behaviour of their players, playing within the Spirit of Cricket as well as within the laws.
A team sheet should be provided at the toss to umpires identifying players under 19.
Start time 1.30pm (1pm for last 3 fixtures). Start time can be brought forward by 1 hour or put back by half an hour with agreement of both clubs.
Players do not accrue penalty time in the first 30 minutes of the match if they are late and can bat/bowl straight away in this period.
Standard 40 overs per innings can be reduced to a minimum of 25 overs with agreement of both captains. Bowler restrictions for reduced overs games set out in the Handbook.
Teams not ready for a prompt start will automatically lose the toss.
Teams not providing a standing umpire in Divisions 1 & 2 will automatically lose the toss.
A new Readers ball shall be provided by the home team for each innings. Five bowlers must be used with a maximum of 9 overs per bowler.
Leg Side Wides – Divisions 1 & 2
Umpires shall interpret the Law relating to wide deliveries in the context of whether the batsman has a reasonable opportunity of playing the ball. Wides will incur a penalty of one run plus any extras scored. Any ball which passes outside the batsman’s legs when the batsman is taking a normal stance shall be deemed to be a wide ball and called by the Umpire as such.
Interpretation: No matter what movement or other attempt by the batsman to manipulate the line of the bowling, the judgement of the Umpire as to whether it is a wide or a fair delivery shall be based on the normal stance of the batsman
Fielding Restrictions – Divisions 1 to 4
No more than 5 fielders are allowed outside of the 30 yard circle when the ball is delivered.
Law 42 – Players Conduct
No Penalty runs shall be awarded for Law 42 offences.
All offences are to be reported to the KCVL League Management Committee as soon as possible in writing/email.
Any player guilty of a Level 3 or 4 offence shall be removed from the field of play for the remainder of the match.
All players are signed up to the KCVL Voluntary Code of Conduct and the sanctions contained in it. Players must be aware of the ECB Code of Conduct all can be found in the KCVL Handbook.
Players can only play for one KCVL Club, unless they are subject to a transfer or borrowed with the sanction of the LMC.
20 points for a win
8 points for a tie plus any bonus points that have been accrued. The losing side will receive bonus points.
Batting bonus points at 120, 150, 180, 210 & 240 runs. Maximum of 5 points Bowling bonus points at 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 wickets or all out. Maximum of 5 points.
In the event of a match cancelled before the start of play each team will take 10 points.
In the event of a match abandoned after the commencement of play each team will take 10 points plus any bonus points that they have accrued.
The home team is responsible for entering the match results on the clubs play-cricket web site. The information must be entered by 12 noon on the Monday following the match.