Under 12s

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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 21 yard pitch using a 4 ¾ oz cricket ball.

If there is enough interest to run a plate competition then that will be played on the ECB recommended pitch length of 18 yards.

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.


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).



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.

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 by 10pm the day after the game was played.  A full scorecard must be on the website within 72 hours of the game having been played; any winning club that fails to do so to be fined £10 for each missing / late scorecard.

A further £5 per week fine will be incurred where reminders need to be sent.

Where there are unsures recorded on a scorecard, this usually indicates that one or more players are unregistered. Where this happens the offending club will be fined NOT NECESSARILY THE CLUB ENTERING THE RESULT / SCORECARD.

Team sheets: 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.

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.


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.



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