Wet Weather Reminder
All teams should be familiar with the NSJCA Wet Weather Policy and playing guidelines in the Blue Book, Rule 8.
The Blue Book can be found on the NSJCA website under the Library tab.
REMEMBER Player safety is the driver here, not winning and losing.
BOTH umpires must AGREE the ground is safe for play to start and then to resume if there is a break in the match. If the required number of overs to constitute a match can not be bowled then the match is a wash out.
Also when time is lost the rules in the appendix relating to your format regarding "Adjustments for Time Lost" need to be implemented. Teams need to know:
- how to adjust the number of overs to be played,
- what constitutes a match and
- the run rate calculation.
A good practice is for the scorers to note down the exact time the game stopped and started on the score sheet so that any adjustment to the number of overs can be correctly calculated and agreed.
In the case of wet weather please:
Check the NSJCA website for possible ground changes or other updates.
It is the responsibility of teams to ascertain whether a particular ground is closed and details of wet weather numbers are listed in the Blue Book and under the Season 2018-19 tab on the NSJCA website.
Note Council generally allow summer sports such as cricket to assess the condition of the ground so even when a ground is open please consider if playing will damage the surface.
If a ground has been closed by a council teams must not play on it. Teams that play on grounds that are closed (or not booked by the NSJCA) risk fines and are not covered by insurance.
Liaise with your opposing team manager. Team manager details are available on the website under the Season 2018-19 tab also.