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Abandoned and Cancelled Games

If it rains on the day or whilst in the process of the game, you should call the game abandoned. If both teams agree not to play a game because it likely to be wet on that day, the game can also be called abandoned. You will then get two points. However, if both teams cannot agree to play because of lack of players, time to play etc and is unlikely to be re-arranged then the game will be called cancelled and one point will be attributed to both teams. This is to encourage teams to play as many games as they can in the season.

Retirement rule for batters - This affects all under 12, 13,14 & 15 games. When the batter reaches the required runs (30 for U12 & U13, 50 for U14 & U15) they must retire and not return to the field of play as a batter. If however, the batter reaches the required score and by retiring the game would then finish, he/she may remain at the crease until the game finishes or the last wicket is taken whichever is the sooner. Batters that have previously retired may not return to the filed of play to resume their innings.                                                                                      Note that this rule will only apply to U11s if they play standard rules of cricket with 11 players.

Format of Under 11 games. The games are currently set at 15 x 6 ball overs with pairs. This is because many clubs do not have the children of all the same or similar age and want to encourage them to enjoy cricket. The CYCA is keen to encourage cricket at this age and providing both clubs agree there is the option to play standard cricket or increase the overs to 20 x 6 balls and any other format that is recognised by the CYCA The CYCA will however not condone bullying of team managers to play a different game format if they do not want to and clubs found attempting this will be reprimanded.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions about playing in the CYCA. We hope these are helpful.

Match Days are set as follows; Mondays U15s, Thursdays U13s. Any day U14,U12,U11,U10.                                                                       Why are these set like this? The Under 15s use the same wicket that was used at the weekend by the adult teams, meaning less work for the groundsman. Wednesday is generally used for adult midweek games with the occasional Tuesday. This leaves Thursday for U13s to be sited on the edge of the cricket square. Slotting in teams for the rest of the vacant days will vary from club to club. This will depend on managers availability who give up their time to run games. Some clubs will have training evenings or at the weekend. Football enters into this at the start of the season and in some cases at the end. Moving to fixed days for each age group is therefore difficult and must be at the discretion of the club.