Quick Reference Guide

Quick Reference Guide to Rules

Quick Reference Match Rules Guide for Stage 1,2 and 3, Women’s A Grade and Social Cricket

Season 2023/24

 

Criteria

Stage 1 Spirit and Stars

Stage 2 Spirit and Stars

Stage 3

Women’s A Grade

Women’s Social

Ball Brand

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Ball Size

130g soft cricket ball

142g

142g

142g

130g soft ball

Ball Color

Pink

Pink leather

Pink leather

TBC

TBC

Boundary Size

30-35m from the middle of the wicket

40-45m from the middle of the wicket

50m from the middle of the wicket

45m from the middle of the wicket 

45m from the middle of the wicket

Pitch Length

16m

18m

20.12m

20.12m

18m

Pitch type

Synthetic

Synthetic

Synthetic or Turf

Synthetic

Synthetic

Min Players in Team

5

7

7

6

6

Max Player per side in field

7

9

11

11

11

Max Players in Team

9

11

15

11

11

Start time

5-5.15pm

5-5.15pm

5-5.15pm

1pm

1pm

Overs per innings

20

20

20

20

20

Minimum Bowlers used

All

All

6

All

All

Maximum bowlers used

All

All

As determined by coach/team captain 

All

All

Maximum overs per bowler

4

4

3

4 from one end

4 from one end

Maximum balls per over

6

8

8

8

8

No balls

No

Yes, if off the pitch, bounces 3 times, stops, above waist

Yes, if off the pitch, bounces 2 times, stops, above waist

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

high. No front foot or throwing rule applies.

high, front foot and throwing

 

 

Wides count as balls faced

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No balls count as balls faced

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Minimum batters

Full team

Full team, up to 9

Full team encouraged

Full team, up to 9

Full team, up to 9

Maximum batters

9

9, all out – Last

Batter’s Tucker applies

11

 

9, all out

Last Batter’s Tucker applies

9, all out

Last Batter’s

Tucker applies

Batter retires at

5  players – 24 balls

6  batters – 20 balls

7  batters – 17 balls

8  batters – 15 balls

9  batters – 13 balls

20 balls maximum (unless otherwise agreed by both team managers prior to the match commencing)

Batting retirement will be at 30 balls faced

including wides and noballs OR 50 runs. 

 

No player can retire prior to 30 balls, unless retiring hurt, or by pre-match agreement between team managers and umpires.

 

If the batter retires on 30 balls and has not made 50 runs they can return to bat in order of lowest retiring score first, provided the team has not lost 10 wickets.

 

If the batter has faced 30 balls and achieved 50 runs they cannot return to bat and are considered to be compulsorily retired

20 balls excluding

no balls/wides

 

Retired batters can return only once, all other batters have batted and only in the order in which they retired and face another legitimate 20 balls

 

20 balls excluding no

balls/wides

 

Retired batters can return only once, all other batters have batted and only in the order in which they retired and face another legitimate 20

balls

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the ball they reach or pass 50 runs. Any runs in excess of the number allowed shall count where they are scored off the same ball in reaching the maximum number of runs and the batters shall compulsorily retire immediately the ball becomes dead after attaining such runs.

 

 

 

Minimum

wicketkeepers

2 (10 overs each)

2 (10 overs each)

1

1

1

Fielding restrictions

No fielders within 15m of batter or each other 

No fielders within 15m of batter or each other

No fielders within 10m of batter or each other

No fielders within 10m of batter or each other

No fielders within 10m of batter or each other

Dismissals

Unlimited

Stage 1 STARS 

The competition manager has the option to introduce a consequence for dismissals. If so, then 4 runs per wicket will be added to the opposition (bowling teams) total at the end of the innings.

All dismissals apply except timed out

All dismissals apply except timed out

All dismissals apply

except timed out

 

 

All dismissals apply except

timed out

 

 

LBW applies

No

Yes, with one warning. Dismissed on 2nd warning

Yes, with one warning. Dismissed on 2nd warning

Yes, with one warning. Dismissed on 2nd warning

Yes, with one warning.

Dismissed on 2nd warning

Submission of results deadline

9am Thursday

9am Thursday

9am Thursday

9pm Monday

9pm Monday

Submission of player scores deadline

9pm Monday

9pm Monday

9pm Monday

9pm Monday

9pm Monday