BNJCA eAllrounder 2020-21
1. Presidents Message
Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association welcomes all of its affiliates and players to the 2020-2021 Season.
We play the season as 2 separate competitions, Pre Xmas and Post Xmas, thus allowing complete changes to be made to teams Post Xmas and having a new draw for the Post Xmas games.
The Super Sixes competition has been merged with the Blaster competition and is played on Friday nights by U8 & U9 players and all clubs can participate, it is not limited to just the host clubs.
We have the largest female competition in the state organised and it has U11, U13 & U15 age groups. Games are all one day games and we base a lot of games at our Kalinga Park grounds.
I encourage all our Affiliates to ensure that their Delegates attend the monthly Delegates Meetings which are held at the South Pine Sports complex, Brendale at 7.00 pm on the last Monday of every month (see Item 3).
If you have a need for information then please visit our Brisbane North Web Site http://bnjca.qld.cricket.com.au/ as it will keep everyone up to date with information pertaining to all activities throughout the season and you are encouraged to join our Facebook page (search for bnjca) and Like & follow us and also follow us on Twitter, bnjca. Any changes to the Draw or wet weather cancellations are advised on Facebook so if you want timely notifications it is essential for you to Like & follow BNJCA on Facebook. To all our participants please remember the codes of behaviour and particularly our Spirit of Cricket.
Thank you to all Club volunteers for their hard work during sign-on and setting up of their teams for the coming season. In closing we hope that all players and officials enjoy their 2020-2021 season.
2. Office Bearers 2020-2021
PATRON: Mike Skinner
PRESIDENT: Ian Reeves
M: 0417 793 509 e-mail: email@example.com
VICE-PRESIDENT: John Powell
SECRETARY: Bruce Boland
M: 0431100457 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
TREASURER: Tony Bath
ANSTEY- LA FRANTZ SHIELD CO-ORDINATOR: John Powell
REEVESIE CUP CO-ORDINATOR: John Powell
DIRECTOR OF COACHING – Male Aaron Mills
DIRECTOR OF COACHING – Female Tony Dudgeon
GIRLS CRICKET CO-ORDINATOR: Robert Bailey
CHAIRMAN, RULES COMMITTEE: Bruce Boland
CHAIRMAN, DRAW COMMITTEE: Bruce Boland
IAN HEALY CUP CO-ORDINATOR Steve Casey
3. BNJCA Monthly Meetings
The BNJCA Delegates are nominated members of affiliate clubs within the BNJCA Zone. Clubs can nominate a maximum of 2 members.
The Delegates meet monthly, at AFL building, South Pine Sport complex, Brendale at 7.00pm on the last Monday of each month during the Cricket season, to discuss operations and communications within the Zone relative to Junior Cricket. Generally, there are no meetings in April, May, June and December. The Annual General Meeting is held 7.00pm Monday, 31 August 2020.
The BNJCA Executive is the elected committee responsible for the operations of Junior Cricket, Representative Cricket and manages the financial administration of the BNJCA Zone. The Executive meet monthly, at AFL building, South Pine Sport complex, Brendale at 7.00pm on the second last Monday of each month, during the Cricket season to discuss operations and communications within the Zone relative to Junior Cricket. Generally, there are no meetings in June and December.
4. Age Requirements 2020-21
DATE OF BIRTH
1 SEPT 12 - 31 AUG 14
1 SEPT 11 - 31 AUG 12
1 SEPT 10 - 31 AUG 11
1 SEPT 09 – 31 AUG 10
1 SEPT 08 - 31 AUG 09
1 SEPT 07 - 31 AUG 08
1 SEPT 06 - 31 AUG 07
1 SEPT 05 - 31 AUG 06
(player must be in Secondary school or approved TAFE)
1 SEPT 02 - 31 AUG 05
On completion of each round team officials for U12 (Pathway) to Open, input results and player stats to MyCricket website. The system will accumulate points for a player based on
Unassisted Wickets (b, lbw)
5 wkts in Innings
Trophies will be awarded for both Pre Xmas and Post Xmas competitions to winners of age groups U13, U14, U15 and Open and girls U13 and U15 at the Annual Presentation.
6. General Information
a) WEB SITE
BNJCA has a Web Site: http://bnjca.qld.cricket.com.au/ which you can visit to find information such as Rules, Draw, Constitution and Calendar of Events. Please visit it regularly and go to “Latest News” page to see any updates.
b) THE DRAW
The draw is available for downloading from the web site as well as being sent to each club. Club executive committees are responsible for ensuring that their team officials are able to download the draw and print copies for all team members. There may be updates to the Draw caused through school asbestos removal programmes, vandalised pitches, fetes or other activities. Check the website and Facebook regularly.
c) PLAYING TIMES
For U10s, play will commence at 9.45am and U11s at 7.15am. Girls games are at various locations so check the draw to confirm times. For Girls U11 play will commence at 7.15am and 9.30am. The U13 girls commence at 9.45am and U16 girls at 8.00am.
Generally, for all other ages (except U14 see below) each day’s play shall commence at 8:15am and the scheduled finish time is 11:45am. If play commences later than 8:15am the scheduled finish time shall be that time which is 3½ hours after the commencement time subject to the proviso that irrespective of how late a match starts, play must conclude no later than 12.00 noon on the same day. We ask that if you are playing on turf wickets, to please start at 8.00am and ensure that you finish by 11.30am so that the groundsmen are able to prepare the pitches for the Grade games later that day.
U14 games will be scheduled to be played Saturday afternoon from 1:15 to 4:45pm. For these games, if play commences later than 1:15pm the scheduled finish time shall be that time which is 3½ hours after the commencement time subject to the proviso that irrespective of how late a match starts, play must conclude no later than 5:00pm on the same day.
Blasters play Friday evenings from 5.30 pm (these starting times may vary at different locations, please check with the host clubs).
d) WET WEATHER INFORMATION
The Management Committee is loath to make a general cancellation. Coaches are requested to communicate with opposition coaches using the phone numbers on club pages on the website. Grounds should be inspected using the Fitness of the Ground rule as a guide and a decision made whether or not to play. Coaches and Managers are asked to communicate with parents as soon as possible if there is a cancellation.
If a General cancellation decision is made on Friday evening, it will be posted on the website http://bnjca.qld.cricket.com.au/ and on Facebook & Twitter by 7:00pm. If the General cancellation decision is not made until Saturday morning it will be posted on the http://bnjca.qld.cricket.com.au/ website and on Facebook & Twitter by 7:00am.
Procedure for the following week
If games are cancelled one week and no play has occurred and the second week can be played, then games revert to ONE DAY games and follow ONE DAY rules.
e) STORM PROCEDURE
Play must not resume until thirty (30) minutes after the initial lightning flash. If during the suspension of play thunder follows a lightning flash by thirty (30) seconds or less the suspension period is to recommence.
Note. A 30 second time difference indicates the flash was within a 10km radius, a 15 second time difference is within a 5km radius, and a 3 second difference indicates within a kilometre.
Please ring your results in to the Sunday Mail as per the following instructions below. The Rules require team officials to phone scores to the Sunday Mail Phone 3666 7766 after 12 Noon and before 3.00p.m. on Saturdays. Ringing after this time, it will not be published!
Details to be supplied:
Please do not use ‘defeated’ for age groups Blaster to U12 as these are non-competitive games. You should use ‘versus’. Responsibility for advising Sunday Mail is the team batting first. If you are involved in the Blaster competitions please ensure that you communicate that information – Junior Blaster or Blaster to the Sunday Mail.
Match Results for U12(Pathway) to Open Div and U13 & U15 girls are to be input to MyCricket. They must be entered within seven (7) days of completion of a match and player awards are made based on these entries. For U10 & U11 it is optional whether you enter the stats/result or not.
Match results and player stats for U-13 to Open Div and U13 & U15 girls must be entered within seven (7) days of completion of a match or teams will get NO competition points.
Where scoring is done by electronic means, the result details must be entered and signed by both team officials, using the form included in the Rule book or downloaded from the website. If this is not done then no dispute will be allowed to proceed.
If a game result or player stats, once entered in MyCricket, has an error and is “locked”, then send an email to email@example.com and explain the error and request that the game be “unlocked”. You will be advised when this has happened and you can then go in and correct the mistake.
h) DISPUTES and/or DISCIPLINE PROCEDURE
Should an incident arise that cannot be resolved by rational discussion between officials, the team protesting is required to advise in writing within seven days of the incident to the President of the offending club advising details of the grievance.
A copy of this letter is to be despatched to the zone secretary to be tabled at a Management Committee meeting & the Presidents of the clubs concerned are requested to communicate to discuss, and hopefully resolve the matter.
If the protesting Club President is not satisfied with the outcome then the matter will be referred to the zone secretary who will convene a Disciplinary Committee hearing. If the dispute is about the result and there was electronic scoring involved, see f) above.
If any problems arise with regard to the Rules of Play, or if clarification or interpretation of a particular rule is required, please refer the matter to the Secretary, Phone 0431100457.
j) KEYS TO TOILETS
BNJCA does not have toilet keys!
Toilet keys may be available to a number of school toilets. The Clubs have the keys if they are available for a school. Please check the grounds location sheet on the website to find the applicable club who has responsibility for the school you are playing at and ring the club to determine if keys are available. The phone numbers of the Club Executive are available on their relevant Club page of the eAllrounder on the website.
Insurance Claim Forms can be downloaded from the BNJCA web site. It is important that parents follow the correct procedure to ensure a successful claim. Forms must be lodged with the insurer, NOT Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association. For any queries or claims, please contact your club Executives.
Parents are asked to ensure that players have (and use!) adequate sunscreen 15+. Players should also be instructed to reapply sunscreen at drink breaks on very hot days. Players should be sent to games with adequate drinking water.
m) FACEBOOK & TWITTER
Please register on the BNJCA Facebook page via the http://bnjca.qld.cricket.com.au/ website so that you will get advices about any cancelled games or new draw information. You can search for our page by typing - bnjca.
Some clubs have canteens open on Saturday mornings. The following clubs have them open at their home grounds:
Burpengary Cricket Club: Findlay Street Burpengary
Redcliffe City - Filmer Park: Hornibrook Esplanade Woody Point
Ferny DCC: Tramway St Ferny Grove,
Sandgate Redcliffe: Racecourse Rd Deagon,
Seventh Brigade: (Warehouse) Marchant Park
Valleys DCC: Yoku Rd Ashgrove,
7. The Spirit of Cricket
THE PREAMBLE – THE SPIRIT OF CRICKET
Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the captains.
1. There are two Laws which place the responsibility for the team's conduct firmly on the captain.
Responsibility of captains
The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of the Game as well as within the Laws.
In the event of a player failing to comply with instructions by an umpire, or criticising by word or action the decisions of an umpire, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute, the umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the other umpire and to the player's captain, and instruct the latter to take action.
2. Fair and unfair play
According to the Laws the umpires are the sole judges of fair and unfair play. The umpires may intervene at any time and it is the responsibility of the captain to take action where required.
3. The umpires are authorised to intervene in cases of:
• Time wasting
• Damaging the pitch
• Dangerous or unfair bowling
• Tampering with the ball
• Any other action that they consider to be unfair
4. The Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for:
• Your opponents
• Your own captain and team
• The role of the umpires
• The game's traditional values
5. It is against the Spirit of the Game:
• To dispute an umpire's decision by word, action or gesture
• To direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire
• To indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, for instance:
(a) to appeal knowing that the batsman is not out
(b) to advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing
(c) to seek to distract an opponent either verbally or by harassment with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one's own side
There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.
Captains and umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match. Every player is expected to make an important contribution to this.
Nomination for the Spirit of Cricket Award
The BNJCA supports the Spirit of Cricket, as embodied in the preamble to the Laws of Cricket, in a tangible way each year with a Spirit of Cricket Award. The Association accepts nominations from clubs for a player displaying the true spirit, traditions, and values of cricket. The player must be playing in a BNJCA competition. This award does not apply to adults.
In order for a club to nominate a player, the action must be at the player’s instigation, not a result of an adult’s intervention. The nomination can come from anyone involved in the game; other players, umpire, coach or spectators, but must be made through the affiliated club of the nominating person.
The club should assemble all the relevant details of the player’s action and forward it to the BNJCA Secretary via email firstname.lastname@example.org , within 14 days of the incident.
8. Codes of Behaviour
a) Coaches Code of Behaviour
b) Players Code of Behaviour
c) Parents Code of Behaviour