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    JUNIOR TEAM MANAGERS

    INFORMATION MANUAL

    INC A116x

    SEASON 2010/2011

TEAM MANAGERS INFORMATION MANUAL SEASON 2010/2011

    2010/2011 FIXTURE DATES

    SATURDAY MORNING COMPETITIVE GRADES

    Grading Games

    Round 1 Saturday 2 October Saturday 9 October Two Day Game

    Round 2 Saturday 16 October Saturday 23 October Two Day Game

    Round 3 Saturday 30 October Saturday 6 November Two Day Game Round 4 Saturday 13 November Saturday 20 November Two Day Game Round 5 Saturday 27 November Saturday 4 December Two Day Game Round 6 Saturday 11 December Saturday 18 December Two Day Game

    CHRISTMAS BREAK

T20 Round Saturday 22 January T20 Game

    Round 7 Saturday 29 January Saturday 5 February Two Day Game Round 8 Saturday 12 February Saturday 19 February Two Day Game Round 9 Saturday 26 February Saturday 5 March Two Day Game

     Semi Final Saturday 12 March Sunday 13 March Two Day Game Grand Final Saturday 19 March Sunday 20 March Two Day Game

FRIDAY NIGHT COMPETITIVE GRADES

    Grading Games

    Round 1 Friday 8 October One Day Game

    Round 2 Friday 15 October Friday 22 October Two Day Game

    Round 3 Friday 29 October Friday 5 November Two Day Game Round 4 Friday 12 November Friday 19 November Two Day Game Round 5 Friday 26 November Friday 3 December Two Day Game Round 6 Friday 10 December Friday 17 December Two Day Game

    CHRISTMAS BREAK

T20 Round Friday 21 January T20 Game

    Round 7 Friday 28 January Friday 4 February Two Day Game Round 8 Friday 11 February Friday 18 February Two Day Game Round 9 Friday 25 February Friday 4 March Two Day Game Grand Final Friday 11 March Friday 18 March Two Day Game

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    FRIDAY NON-COMPETITIVE GRADES thRound 1 8 October 2010

    thRound 2 15 October 2010

    ndRound 3 22 October 2010

    thRound 4 29 October 2010

    thRound 5 5 November 2010

    thRound 6 12 November 2010

    thRound 7 19 November 2010

    thRound 8 26 November 2010

    rdRound 9 3 December 2010

    thRound 10 10 December 2010

    thRound 11 17 December 2010

    thRound 12 4 February 2011

    thRound 13 11 February 2011

    thNon Comp Carnival - 18 February 2011 Round 14

    thRound 15 25 February 2011

    thRound 16 4 March 2011

    WEDNESDAY NIGHT T20 GRADES

    rdRound 1 Wednesday 3 November 2010

    thRound 2 Wednesday 10 November 2010

    thRound 3 Wednesday 17 November 2010

    thRound 4 Wednesday 24 November 2010

    stRound 5 Wednesday 1 December 2010

    thRound 6 Wednesday 8 December 2010

    thGrand Final Wednesday15 December 2010

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    TEAM MANAGERS INFORMATION MANUAL SEASON 2010/2011 CONTENTS

    2010/2011 Fixture Dates .................................................................................................................................................. 2 Junior Committee .............................................................................................................................................................. 5 Contact Details .................................................................................................................................................................. 5 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6 Rule Changes for 2010/2011 ........................................................................................................................................... 7 Match Day Key Rules ....................................................................................................................................................... 8 Registration ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9 Grading .............................................................................................................................................................................. 9 Eligibility ........................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Non-Competitive Grades ................................................................................................................................................ 10 Working with Children ..................................................................................................................................................... 11 Results ............................................................................................................................................................................. 11 Match Day Disputes & Formal Reports ......................................................................................................................... 11 Wet Weather .................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Adverse Weather ............................................................................................................................................................. 12 Heat RULE ....................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Racial Villification Policy .................................................................................................................................................. 12 Team Manager Responsibilities ..................................................................................................................................... 12 LBW Guideline for Under 12-3s and below ................................................................................................................... 13 Injury Code (Blood Rule)................................................................................................................................................. 13 Match Points .................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Club Junior Coordinators ................................................................................................................................................ 16 Important Dates ............................................................................................................................................................... 17 Ground Codes ................................................................................................................................................................. 18 Code of Conduct ............................................................................................................................................................. 21 Rules ................................................................................................................................................................................ 26 Copyright ? Ringwood & District Cricket Association Inc 2010/2011. All Rights Reserved. Page 4

    TEAM MANAGERS INFORMATION MANUAL SEASON 2010/2011 JUNIOR COMMITTEE

    Position Name Email / Phone

    court@rdca.com Timothy Court President 0407 838 275

    springett@rdca.com John Springett Secretary 0403 694 442

    rebecca@rdca.com Rebecca Court Assistant Secretary 0409 930 272

    rebecca@rdca.com Rebecca Court Records Secretary 0409 930 272

    johnkilby@bigpond.com John Kilby Representative Team Coordinator 0421 346 001

    sweenzcam@optusnet.com.au Tim Sweeney Committee 0425 127 917

    paul@apglobal.com.au Paul Cardwell Committee 0431 306 134

    david@davidbrush.com.au David Brush Committee 0411 741 305

    djbeaton@bigpond.com Doug Beaton Committee 0407 801 559

    JBrowne@ateco.com.au Josh Browne Committee 0411 255 645

    wghartley@optusnet.com.au Wayne Hartley Committee 0411 403 149

    Ryan Wilmott Ex Officio

    Justin Hansen Ex Officio

    Tony Gawne Ex Officio

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Postal Address: 53 Gladesville Drive, Kilsyth 3137

    Email: juniors@rdca.com

    WEBSITE: WWW.RDCA.COM

    MATCH DAY DISPUTE/QUERIES CONTACTS Timothy Court 0407 838 275 Josh Browne 0407 838 275 John Springett 0403 694 442

    If none of the above are available the following can also be contacted:

    Rebecca Court 0409 930 272 David Brush 0411 741 305

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    INTRODUCTION

All Team Managers,

    The RDCA Junior Committee each season is elected by the Clubs as a group to organise and manage the Association on the Club‟s behalf. The rules that we enforce are decided upon by the clubs at the Annual General Rules Meeting at the start of each season. Taking on a role is often a thankless task as we are often placed in positions where no matter what we decide there will always be unhappy individuals and/or clubs. All members of the Junior Committee are volunteers and are all working towards providing the best association possible for clubs to participate in.

    In the season just gone the Junior Committee again continued down the path of working to improve the association. New initiatives introduced last season were:

    ; A sliding scale for penalties

    ; An Under 18 T20 Competition

    ; The requirement for all matches to have a First Aid Kit on the Scorers table.

    The number of issues that arose on a match day again continued to diminish and this can only be attributed to the near perfect attendance of Team Managers to the Team Manager information nights.

    With many new Team Managers each season, this Information Manual is not only designed to assist those in this position, of first time Team Manager, but also to assist returning Team Managers with an easy way to refresh their knowledge.

    As with past seasons, the manual contains all of the relevant information required for the coming season. In particular, it will help minimise the imposition of RDCA fines for misdemeanours and non-compliance with the rules, or worse still, the loss of match points, which can dramatically affect the positioning of a team heading towards the finals. The information manual highlights the areas where Clubs can operate more effectively, and assists in interpreting and correctly applying the rules of the Association.

    It is very important that you are aware of the Rules and that you have a copy of this manual available to you on match day. At the recent Annual General Rules Meeting there were 33 rule changes passed. The majority of these changes were cosmetic or introduction of Senior rules, from which the Juniors previously inherited from the senior rules, into the Junior Rule Book. A current copy of the Junior Rules is contained in this manual, but it must be remembered, in some instances, these Junior Rules should be read in conjunction with the Senior Rules, so it is important that you have access to a copy of these rules as well.

    Time should be taken to read the manual carefully, and members of the RDCA Committee can be contacted if further clarification on any matter is required. Remember this manual is a guide only and is published at the commencement of each season, so dates and events may change after publication.

The Junior Committee this season will again be focusing on many items in particular:

    ; Ensuring Short Results are submitted on time

    ; Ensuring Full Match Results are submitted on time

    ; Players are correctly registered

    ; Umpire/Team Manager Vests are being correctly worn

    ; Match Day Checklists are correctly completed

    The most important piece of information to take with you to all matches, is that we are ALL here for the same reason, whether it be at the Association, Club or Team level. We all want to see your club‟s Junior players develop and to enjoy their time playing Cricket. The only way we can achieve this is by working together and providing a positive environment for all involved.

    In closing I would like to congratulate you and thank you for taking the time to be involved with Junior Cricket in the RDCA. I wish you every success for the season and hope it is a most enjoyable and rewarding one.

Timothy Court

    President, RDCA Juniors, 2010/2011

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    RULE CHANGES FOR 2010/2011

    There were only six rule changes this season and they were as follows:

1. Junior Rule 10

    Any club unable to field a team must notify the Junior Secretary by no later than 8:00 PM on the Thursday before the

    match.

2. Junior Rule 13

    There were a number of changes made to rule 13 to handle the move to the MyCricket system for Results and

    Registrations. The main changes are that the HOME team now does Short Results, BOTH teams must have the

    Team Lists entered into MyCricket by no later than Midnight on the day the match concludes and BOTH teams must

    submit the Full Match Results.

3. Junior Rule 21

    There was an alteration here to allow for matches to be abandoned where CFA Fire rating in a particular area is very

    high or above.

4. Junior Rule 37 and 38

    Where disputes arise the RDCA Junior Committee may now appoint an Investigations Officer to investigate as

    opposed to an investigation hearing.

5. Junior Rule 44

    There were some slight changes to the Clearances rule which came about with the move to Online Clearances in

    MyCricket. The time limit before players became free agents has been removed and any player that has previously

    registered to an RDCA club now requires a clearance.

6. Junior Rule 15

    There was a slight change of wording in the permit rule to refer to the Junior Permit Form.

    RULES TO NOTE The following are rules which are either commonly misinterpreted or we receive numerous queries about:

1. Junior Rule 17 (a)(2) Bowling Restrictions

    This rule is commonly misunderstood by many, especially when the team batting first is bowled out on the first day.

    The best way to think about this rule is to think about the match as one continuous game and forget about the 7 days

    between day one and day two. The bowling restrictions apply from the first ball bowled of the block through to the last

    ball bowled in that block, regardless of how many days break may occur between the first and last ball

2. Coaching during a game

    Once a match begins it is the Captains responsibility to control the game and make the decisions about change of

    bowlers and field placements. Obviously this does not work as many players are very inexperienced and require

    guidance. This is where the umpire or coach come in to play. It is common for umpires to help a captain during the

    match, however it is very important that the umpire is only assisting and not controlling the match. The same applies

    to the coach who may be off the ground. It is not acceptable for anyone other than the players to be controlling the

    match. There is a fine line between guidance and controlling and the definition will vary from team to team, however it

    is important to remember that come finals there will be independent umpires appointed who will be instructed to

    stamp out any coaching or controlling of the match by coaches, team managers and/or parents.

3. Junior Rule 21.3 - Extension of Play

    In the event where a match is not completed by 11:30am then under certain circumstances the match may be

    extended to 12 Midday. If there is any dispute then a Match Day Official can be contacted.

4. Code of Conduct

    In the event that there is a disagreement on match day then the best interest of the players must be maintained. At

    NO TIME should there ever be Team Managers, Coaches and/or Parents arguing over issues relating to a match. If

    such events take place then the RDCA has a zero tolerance policy in place and the relevant action will be taken. This

    may include individuals being banned from officiating in or even attending junior matches. Clubs could also find

    themselves on bonds.

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    5. Short Results

    The HOME team is responsible for submitting the Short Results at the end of each days play. These Short Results

    are submitted directly into MyCricket.

    6. Player Registration

    ALL Players must be registered before the completion of the match. Where players are not registered any points

    earned in the match in which the unregistered player has participated will be lost. A further fine of up to $40 may be

    imposed for each unregistered player.

    7. Match Day Checklist

    Prior to the commencement of each days play a Match Day Checklist must be completed by the Two Team

    Managers. This checklist must be kept in the scorebook for the duration of the season.

MATCH DAY KEY RULES

TWO DAY GAMES

    Start: 8:25am

    Tea: 10 minutes, 10:00am to 10:10am

    Finish: 11: 30 AM

    Player Restrictions (see Rule 16)

     Under 18 Under 16 Under 15 Under 14 Under 13 Under 12

    1 & 2 1 & 2 3 to 5 1 & 2 3 to 5 1 & 2 3 to 5 1 & 2 3 to 5 1 & 2 3 to 5 Divisions

    Two-Day Games

    Allocated overs per game 90 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 90 90

    Allocated overs per day 45 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 45 45

    Max overs per bowler 10 12 10 10 8 10 8 8 8 8 8

    Min overs per bowler 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 stMax overs in 1 25 overs 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4

    Min No of Bowlers 6 6 7 6 8 6 8 6 8 7 9

    Batter restrictions (runs) 100 100 60 60 50 50 40 50 40 30 25

LIMITED-OVER GAMES

    Start: 8:15am (8:00am for Divisions 1&2 of Under 14, 15, 16 and 18)

    Tea: 10 minutes, at completion of innings of team batting first or 9:55am, whichever occurs first.

    rdrdEg: Team bowling 23 over at 9:55am, innings is closed at completion of 23 over and team batting second

    therefore receive only 23 overs (see Rule 21.2(d), page 23)

    Finish: 11:30 AM

    Player Restrictions (see Rule 16, page 22)

     Limited-over Games

    Allocated overs per innings 30 30 25 30 25 30 25 25 25 25 25

    Max overs per bowler 6 6 5 5 5 6 4 5 4 5 4

    Batter restrictions (runs) 50 50 35 40 30 35 25 30 25 25 15

GENERAL RULES

    Helmets must be worn whilst batting for ALL competitive and non-competitive grade games (see rule 33.2). Fielding restrictions for close in fielders for all U10 to U14 (see rule 33.1).

    FAST short-pitched deliveries over shoulder height are always a NO BALL for all grades except in two-day games only all

    Under 15, 16 & 18 grades and U14-1 and U14-2 may bowl one short-pitched delivery per over (see rule 19(b)). Scoring: 1 run penalty for a no ball or wide PLUS any other runs taken including byes and leg byes.

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    Ground: In the Under 12 Competition only, the radius of the boundaries are to be no greater than 45 metres, taken from the middle stump from each end and following a straight line between the two stumps.

    Extension of Play: Where the allocated number of overs for the day for two-day games, or the allocated overs for the innings of the side batting second in a limited-overs game have not been bowled by the scheduled time, play may be extended for a maximum of 30 in accordance with Junior Rule 21.3.

RULES AND LAWS

    Where RDCA Junior Rules do not adequately address a specific situation, reference should be made to RDCA Senior Rules and ultimately to the ICC Laws of Cricket.

    REGISTRATION

    Registration is a very important issue for both Junior Coaches/Team Managers and Junior Coordinators. If one is not careful a team could lose all its match points if they are found to have played an unregistered player or a player without a clearance from

    another RDCA club. In some cases teams have lost points from three to four matches. This has cost them a place in the finals.

    In order to prevent such scenarios as the one above occurring, it is very important that the following points are noted: EXISTING PLAYERS

    Players that played in the previous season are generally automatically registered for the next season. However errors do occur

    and in order to prevent these errors, it is the CLUB‟S responsibility to ensure that their Club‟s Registration Database is true and

    correct throughout each season.

    NEW PLAYERS

    Each new player must complete a Registration Form, which is to be registered online by the Club‟s Registration Secretary prior

    to submission of match results for the first game for a new player. Each club is required to keep the original Registration Form

    as well as some form of proof of age documents (eg: photocopy of birth certificate, statutory declaration, copy of passport etc)

    to verify the date of birth. The RDCA Junior Committee will randomly audit these documents throughout the season and where a club cannot present these documents, the appropriate penalties will be applied.

    CLEARANCES

    Any existing RDCA player wishing to transfer to another RDCA Club must complete a new registration form and specify the last RDCA Club that they played for. The club that they wish to transfer to then applies for a Clearance in the MyCricket System. The player‟s previous club will then receive an email and have the opportunity to grant or deny the clearance.

    No player awaiting a clearance/permit is permitted to play in any match unless the registration is finalised before the

    commencement of any match. Any player, who has not played in the RDCA in the two previous seasons, may register to play without a clearance or permit.

    PERMITS

    Occasionally clubs find themselves in a situation where they have either too few or too many players. In order to overcome these situations clubs may loan players to other clubs if required. All applications for permits must be lodged in writing with the

    Junior Secretary, no later than 7.00pm on the Wednesday preceding the first day of the match. It is important to note that a Permit is not a Clearance.

    SPECIAL PERMITS

    There are two types of special permits.

    ; Girls are permitted to play up to two years outside their age group, eg. a thirteen-year-old girl can play in Under 12s. ; Those with special health/physical constraints that may make it difficult for them to play in their normal age group.

    Where a club has a player(s) fitting this category, they must provide a doctor‟s certificate detailing the constraint and

    then request a special permit in writing, on the Junior Permit Form. A member of the Junior Committee will then

    assess the player concerned during a game (see Rule 15.3).

    NON-COMPETITIVE GRADES

    In the non-competitive grades it is not a requirement for players to be registered. However, it is strongly recommended that all

    players in non-competitive grades be registered. This is to prevent the situation when these players move to the competitive grades and it is forgotten that the player is not registered.

    GRADING

    At the beginning of each season, all Club Junior Coordinators must submit team entries, proposed grades and ground thnominations by the 15 September. Clubs that do not provide detailed team lists with previous season performance details risk Copyright ? Ringwood & District Cricket Association Inc 2010/2011. All Rights Reserved. Page 9

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    their teams being graded higher than otherwise may be the case. Once all team entries have been received, the RDCA Junior Grading Sub-Committee convenes to grade each team entered.

    After the completion of the first two rounds, Clubs may request the re-grading of a team, upwards or downwards, if there is a relevant reason to do so. All such requests must be made in writing to the Junior Secretary by no later than 6:00pm on the Sunday following the completion of Round 2. The Grading Committee may make adjustments to the gradings after round 3, but only in extreme circumstances.

    The process of grading teams is a difficult process and one that takes a lot of time. The Sub-Committee is frequently faced with

    making difficult decisions with grading. While some teams may be graded too high or too low, by the beginning of Round 3 all teams are generally in the most appropriate grade.

    If a team has either won or lost its first two matches then they are more than likely going to come under consideration for regrading. It is therefore important that if your team is in this situation after the first two rounds that you ensure that your club

    submits information to the regrading committee as to why your team should be regraded up, down or not at all. ELIGIBILITY

    It is important that Junior Coordinators, Coaches and Team Managers are aware of the rules relating to the eligibility of players.

    It is the club's responsibility to ensure that players are eligible to play in their respective grades. The Junior Committee is not

    very sympathetic towards clubs who breach these rules. Clubs breaching these rules should expect to lose match points. In order to prevent any penalty being imposed for a breach of these rules it is recommended that the following points be noted:

    AGE ELIGIBILITY

    To be eligible to play in an age Division, the players must be under the nominated age prior to the first day of SEPTEMBER in

    the year in which the season commences.

    TEAM ELIGIBILITY

    If a Club has two or more teams in an age Division then a player who has played more than four matches (including forfeits received) in a higher division during the home and away games may not play in a lower team without a permit from the Junior

    Committee. Junior Coordinators are urged to watch this carefully, particularly after Round Four (4). FINALS ELIGIBILITY

    A player to be eligible to play in finals of a particular Division, must have played at least three (3) home & away matches in that

    Division.

    INTERCHANGING PLAYERS

    Clubs may interchange players to make up numbers on match days, provided that Junior Rule 15.4 is observed. MATCH PARTICIPANTS

    A team may use up to 13 players in a match, provided all players are registered and not more than 11 players bat in any one innings and not more than 11 players shall field at any one time.

    NON-COMPETITIVE GRADES

    The Non-Competitive Grades are viewed as an opportunity for clubs to introduce the younger members of their clubs to cricket, in an environment that encourages participation by all and is as closely linked to the competitive game as possible. While there are no formal rules relating to the Non-Competitive Grades, there are Guidelines, as described from pages 35-36. These Guidelines are to be followed as closely as possible.

    In past seasons it has been brought to the attention of the Junior Committee that some clubs have not taken this competition seriously in regard to informing opposing clubs when they are unable to field a side. The situation where an opposing team simply does not turn up is starting to become all too common. Fines may apply as per Rule 10.

    In order for a game of cricket in the non-competitive grades to commence, there can be as few as ten players between the two teams. As a result there is no excuse for an opposing team not to turn up, or at the very least to contact the opposing team at

    least one day before the match.

    All non-competitive grade matches are scheduled for Friday Evenings. Should the two participating clubs agree to re-schedule a match to Saturday morning or another convenient time then this is quite acceptable.

    All team managers in the non-competitive grades MUST submit a match report for each match. This must be submitted to the Junior Secretary within 72 hours of the completion of the match. This form is to provide an avenue for the Junior Committee to receive feedback from the non-competitive grades.

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