General Rules for the League

All meetings organised by the league MUST be attended by a representative of the teams. Failure to do so will result in a fine of £50.00.
You will be responsible for any bank charges incurred due to bounced cheques.
Results Notification
• No Pro-Player (International current/former, Franchise cricket, first-class) is allowed to participate in Midland Cricket League.
• All results MUST be sent by text League WhatsApp group at the completion of each game.
Any team failing to do this will be deducted 5 points.
• 30 Over matches – before 7.15pm on the match day by both sides if the game Start at 11am.
• T20 matches – before 8pm (if the game starts at 4.00pm) on the match day by both sides;
• Every team must ensure they are present at ground 30 minutes prior to start of the game.
• TOSS will take place 15 mins prior to start time and each team must ensure they have minimum of 8 players present at the ground. If not, opposition team will be considered too won the toss.
• The text must contain both teams’ scores, the Overs and balls they have bowled and faced, and the player and team name of anyone scoring 50 runs or more, taking 4 or more wickets, Hattrick.
• Any team can register maximum of 20 players.
• Each player must wear identical colourful kit, else you will not be permitted to partake in the game.
• Spikes are not allowed outside the cricket field e.g. club house, kitchen, bar, toilet etc.
• Smoking (including vapes) are prohibited on the cricket field. Please use designated smoking area.
• Each team playing Semi-final and final, MUST ensure that all their playing 11 must have played at least 5 games (of particular the format) for their registered team.
• Each team captain must ensure to sign the score book after each game.
• Each team must register their players by 15 May.
• Any player wishing to switch their team, must do it before 15 May.
• Each player must ensure to wear all necessary protection including abdominal guard, gloves, pads etc. We encourage each player to wear helmet. Else the player will be asking to leave the field.
EXAMPLE: – Name of Team sending Text
“Team A, 120 for 6 in 19.4 Overs. V Bali 54. M. Singh 5 for 28.
Team B, 124 for 7 in 10.4 Overs. S Kumar 68. M Sharma 5 for 28.
Score Umpires performance out of 10, 0 being the lowest,10 being the highest.
Responsibility of The Team Captain
• Making all your team members aware of all the Rules and Regulations, this includes any changes or additions. No excuses, i.e, “he was a new player”, or any other reason will be accepted for non-compliance of the rules;
• Batting team captain may be requested to provide umpires in case of unforeseen circumstances when umpire isn’t present.
• New Batsmen must be on the crease within 2 minutes of falling of the previous wicket else will be given out my umpire.
• Over stepping and waist height no-ball will be a free hit.
• Bowler will get a warning after first beamer and if the same is repeated by same bowler than he will not be allowed to ball in the same match.
• Behaviour of the supporters is the team’s responsibility. Teams will be liable for any misbehaviour of these individuals.
• Walking on to the field of play while a match is being played to protest / confront the Umpire or the opposing team will receive a minimum penalty of a two-match ban; The Captain will also be banned for 2 matches. This decision will only be made. After a report is received from the Umpire;
The Umpire may call the game off and the match awarded to the opposition. In cases where both teams are
affected then the match will be Void and Both Teams deducted 10 points.
• If there are any disputes or disagreements, then please complete the innings before raising them with the Umpire (Don’t stop the GAME.)
A player from any team, if have played one game for the particular team not will NOT be able to transfer any time during the league to any other team.
• All points accrued in matches against Team/s leaving the League will be deleted.
• For 30 overs game, first 8 overs will be power play and only 2 players are allowed outside the 30yard circle.
• For T20 overs game, first 6 overs will be power play and only 2 players are allowed outside the 30yard circle.
• Maximum 5 fielders are allowed outside the 30 yards circle after the power play.
• In case of ‘Tie’ where both the teams end up with same runs at the end of the game, then there will be 1 Super over game.
• Field are only allowed to substitute in case of serious injury and by umpire’s authorisation. Substitute fielder is not allowed to bowl and wicket-keeps
Important at a glance notes. All Rare on the website. Read General Rules and Game Rules
Covid 19:
It will be the responsibility of ALL Home Teams to hire the Wickets, Bails, 30 Yard Disks and Boundary markers in case the groundsman don’t provide them.
You must familiarise yourself with the ECB Covid 19 guidelines and adhere to them, additionally you must abide by any measures put in by the ground.
The Umpires decision is final
ID Cards to be disclosed at time of Toss of players playing and present to Umpire and Opposing Team Captain and agreed.
No subs can be used for absent or late players.
12.45 Toss for 1pm Starts – Result Text before 5pm by Both Teams (T20), each innings is allowed maximum of 1hr 20 min. 15 Mins innings break after first inning is allowed.
12.45 Toss for 1pm Starts – Result Text before 6.30pm (30 Overs), each innings is allowed maximum of 2hr 20 min. Drink break after 15 overs and maximum of 20 Mins innings break after first inning is allowed.
13.15 Toss for 1.30pm Starts – Result Text before 8.15pm by Both Teams (40 Overs)
13.45 Toss for 2pm Starts – Result Text before 6pm by BOTH Teams (T20)
15.45 Toss for 4pm Starts – Result Text before 8pm by BOTH Teams(T20)
No player will be allowed to join fielding team after 8th over is completed for 30 overs format and will have to wait same amount of over to do bowling.
No player will be allowed to join fielding team after 6th over is completed for T20 format and will have to wait same amount of over to do bowling.
Each team will play maximum of 20 games including both 30 overs and T20 format prior to Semi-final and Finals.
Only 24 new balls will be provided to each team, if you wish to have more balls, then team have to buy it from the League Secretary which will cost approx. £8.
Bowling team will be responsible for extra balls, only MCL league balls are allowed to be used.
Match fee must be paid by each team to umpire at the beginning of the game.
As a rule of thumb, a Toss will be 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, also if & players are not present (not in cars) the team will lose the toss
No abuse of any kind will be tolerated, if reported to the league the minimum penalty will be a 2-match ban, a written appeal will be allowed by 12pm Wednesday, this is the Wednesday following the Sunday whether incident occurred. In the appeal the Penalty may decrease or increase
Results notification – Change of TEXT arrangements, because of Covid Both Teams will Text as stated above.
All text messages will be sent to 07440123384 or email
Point System for both format;
Winning Team – 10 Pts
Losing Team – 0 Pts
Bonus pts – 30 Overs Bonus pts – 20 Overs
160-180 runs – 4 pts 160 or above – 5 pts
130-159 runs – 3 pts 140-159 – 4 pts
100-129 runs – 2 pts 120-139 – 3 pts
Less than 100 – 0 Pts 80-119 – 2 pts
Less than 80 – 0 pts
Bowling Bonus Points – Both formats
All out – 5 pts
7 – 9 wickets – 4 pts
5 – 6 wickets – 3 pts
3 – 4 wickets – 2 pts
Less than 3 – 0 pts
Man of the match in each game
Player of the week
Player of the month
Best Batsmen of the league
Best Bowler
Best Wicket-Keeper
Best All rounder
Cup for Winner (both Format)
Runners up Trophy.
Home Team is encouraged to keep area clean and tidy after the game is finish.