Under 12s

Under 12 Main Competition

Fixtures shall be played on a mutually agreed date at anytime in the season, so long as they are played before the end of season play by date 31 July.

Games will be played on a pitch of 21 yards using a 4 ¾ oz cricket ball.

League games shall consist of 20 x 6 ball overs per innings, with no bowler bowling more than 3 overs. A minimum of 8 bowlers must bowl at minimum of 2 overs. In a reduced overs game, the number of overs allowed per bowler shall be reduced pro rata (to the nearest whole number).

Clubs can use a Liverpool Competition, Northern League or Palace Shield stamped cricket ball in all 20 over matches, but the competition stamp must still be visible to allow the ball to be used.

The fielding side shall provide the ball, which shall be approved by the Captains and Umpires, in all matches.

Batsmen shall retire on reaching 25 runs and shall not be allowed to return.

Regulations regarding the safety of batsmen applies in all matches.All batsmen must wear a helmet whilst batting or when wicket-keeping and standing upto the wicket.

POINTS IN GAMES
7 points will be awarded for a win,
6 points to each side with NO batting or bowling points being awarded in a tied game.
2 points to each side for any game not being played.
3 bowling bonus points are awarded in any forfeited match (10 points in total, max).

INCOMPLETE GAMES:
Bonus points to be awarded after the completion of the first innings (20 overs or when a team is all out), in all INCOMPLETE GAMES where the game is not to be rearranged.

BOWLING points shall be available to both sides.
One point upon taking 3 wickets,
a SECOND on taking 5 wickets
and a THIRD one for taking 7 or more wickets.
No bowling points will be awarded in a tied game.

Teams BATTING first or second and losing shall be awarded
ONE batting point upon reaching a run rate of 3 runs per over (eg 60 runs in a 20 over innings),
a SECOND upon reaching 4 runs per over

and a THIRD upon reaching 5 runs per over.
No batting points will be awarded to either side in a TIED game.

Entering Result and scorecard:
Following the completion of a match, the WINNING TEAM is responsible for entering the result of the game on the website and must enter a full scorecard as well. Scorecards are required for ALL age groups. The result to be recorded within 24 hours on the website www.palaceshieldcricket.co.uk and scores also to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A full scorecard must be on the website within 7 days of the game having been played; any winning club that fails to do so to be fined £10 for each missing scorecard.

At the end of the season, the team finishing top of the league will be the champions. There will be no play offs or final. Trophies will be presented to the teams finishing 1st and 2nd.
Depending on the number of entries, there may be promotion and relegation for the following seasons U13 league. Details will be confirmed prior to the start of this season.

Junior players (BOYS) who attain the age of 12 years before 1st September of the year preceding the year in progress, will not be able to play in any round of the competition. Girls a year older are permitted to play in the U12 Competition.

AGE GROUPS ARE BASED ON THE AGE OF A PLAYER AT MIDNIGHT ON 31st AUGUST, IN THE YEAR PRECEDING THE CURRENT SEASON.

 

Under 12s Plate Competition


Junior players (BOYS) who attain the age of 12 years before 1st September of the year preceding the year in progress, will not be able to play in any round of the competition. Girls a year older are permitted to play in the U12 Competition.

Team managers to exchange team sheets prior to the game. The team sheet to show each players full name as registered on the play cricket website. This will assist both scorers and the completion of the online scorecards.

Matches to be played on a 21 yard wicket. The match ball to be used is a 4 ¾ oz Palace Shield , Northern League or Liverpool.Competition stamped cricket ball.

Games shall be played as 10-a-side pairs games of 20 overs (batting 4 overs per pair).7 players to bowl a minimum of 2 overs (except the wicketkeeper, who shall not bowl), with the remaining 2 players allowed to bowl a maximum of 3 overs each. A player who starts an innings as wicketkeeper shall continue as wicketkeeper throughout the innings unless they are injured and unable to continue. If this occurs, the ‘injured’ wicketkeeper may not bowl. Clubs can agree to play 11 a side pairs. The game shall still be 20 overs a side. One player will not bat and one player will not bowl. It cannot be the same player that doesn't bat or bowl.
If there is a player in the team that cannot physically bowl, then he / she should not be forced to bowl. Please inform the opposing team manager before the game commences if you have someone in your side that will not be bowling.

The score starts at 200 and is reduced by 5 runs at the fall of each wicket. The batsman dismissed shall not face the next delivery. If a side has fewer than 10 players or a player is unable to bat due to injury, all other members of the team shall bat in pairs and then the fielding side shall select the substitute batsman from those that have already batted to make up the pairs.

There will be no LBWs unless the batsman deliberately attempts to defend the wicket with their pads. A player and his coach must be warned prior to an LBW decision being given.

A maximum of 9 balls in any over shall apply – after the 3rd wide / no ball, the umpire shall inform both batsmen that no more extra balls will be bowled, unless there is a deliberate attempt to put the batsmen at a disadvantage. The umpire will still call any further wides / no-balls, one extra run will be added to the score but no extra balls shall be bowled.

In the 20th Over, there is NO LIMIT on the number of balls that can be bowled.

Please note that in pairs cricket matches, the ball is still live at the end of the game until either the umpire calls time, or a boundary is scored or there is the fall of a wicket.

Bonus points to be awarded to the losing team as follows:
1 point to team losing by 25 runs or more and less than 49 runs
2 points to team losing by 1 or more run upto and including 24 runs

Entering Result and scorecard:
Following the completion of a match, the WINNING TEAM is responsible for entering the result of the game on the website and must enter a full scorecard as well. Scorecards are required for ALL age groups. The result to be recorded within 24 hours on the website This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and scores also to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A full scorecard must be on the website within 7 days of the game having been played; any winning club that fails to do so to be fined £10 for each missing scorecard.

If two sides are level on points at the end of the season, positions shall be decided by:
The team that wins the most games will be placed the higher. If the same:
The team that wins the head to head game shall be placed the higher.
If it was a tied game or a no result it will then be decided on run difference: runs scored minus runs conceded divided by number of games played.

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