U13 Bradford Cup Rules

The following is an extract from the MCC Spirit of Cricket U13 National Club Championship, for which the David Bradford Cup is a feeder competition:

The Laws of Cricket (2000 Code 2nd Edition – 2003) shall apply with the following exceptions:

1 In All Matches

1.1 The pitch shall be 21 yards in length.

1.2 The ball shall weigh 4.75oz.

1.3 The stumps shall be 27″ above the ground and 8″ wide (see Law 8.4).

1.4 Matches shall consist of one innings per side.

1.5 Each innings shall be a maximum of 20 overs in duration. A minimum of 10 overs per side will constitute a match. If the number of overs available to each side are not equal then run rate will be used to decide matches.

1.6 No bowler shall bowl more than four overs in a match. In matches of less than 20 overs a side the number of overs per bowler will be reduced pro rata.

1.7 When a batsman reaches or passes the personal total of 30 runs they must ‘retire’ and will not be allowed to return. A batsman can continue their innings beyond 30 if their retirement would end the innings before the agreed number of overs have been bowled.

1.8 The team scoring the most runs in its innings shall be the winner.

1.9 Junior Fielding Restrictions

Please refer to Generic Playing Condition 5. For SEDCB purposes, this should refer to U13 league rule 8.

1.10 Law 40.2 – Wicket-Keeping Gloves

Please refer to Generic Playing Condition 8.

2 In County Competitions

The procedure for arriving at the winner should the scores be equal shall be determined by each County Board.

3 Preliminary Rounds

3.1 In the event of the scores of each team being equal the winner shall be determined as follows:

3.1.1 The team which has taken the greater number of wickets.

3.1.2 If still equal, the side with the highest score at the end of 19 overs, if still equal, at the end of 18 overs, 17 overs, etc.

3.1.3 If still equal, 5 players shall be nominated to bowl alternately at the wickets from the bowler’s end and the team scoring the most hits shall be the winner. In the event of the number of hits being equal, the above 5 bowlers shall be nominated to bowl alternately in a sudden death bowl-out, until a winner has been achieved.

3.2 In the event of a rain curtailed match:

3.2.1 The match can be rearranged if, before the original game has been started, both sides can mutually agree a reserve date before the deadline date of that round.

3.2.2 Or, if weather permits, the winner shall be decided by bowl-out, as defined in 3.1.3 above.

3.2.3 Or, if a bowl-out is not possible, the winner shall be decided by the toss of a coin.