Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Introduction


The QSDCA Playing Regulations Review of 2018 has a blog site
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The QSDCA Playing regulations were rewritten in 2015/2016 and reviewed in 2017.

A set of Playing regulations for Sunday 50 Over Competition was developed in 2017.
A minor review of the Super 20 Kookaburra Cup Playing Regulations was also completed in 2017.

Good work is never rewarded by slacking off so... this blog is to discuss ideas.

Below is an introductory list of QSDCA Playing Regs to be considered for review in 2018
The aim is to present the reviewed regulations for adoption at the AGM in July 2018.


Just because some matter is being talked about here doesn't mean it's inevitable.
Just because we're not talking about it doesn't mean it can't happen either.

So... these are the current regulations.



Click on this link to see the 2017/18 QSDCA Playing Regulations for all competitions 
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Some issues under consideration.

* 12.30pm start for all Saturday games, all season
* Casual Replacements for players who suffer serious injuries after the start of play.
* Super bonus point for One day games in which a result is achieved quickly
* Even out points received for first innings and outright wins
* Makeup time for time lost on day 1.
* Forfeits.
* Align numbering in Super 20, Sunday 50, Saturday Regulations.


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Do you have any that you would like to see discussed?
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There will be a page of this blog dedicated to each of these issues. Click on links to read 'em. On every page readers may make any comment or suggestion they wish.

Such comments are subject to moderation (which means I can control any irrelevant stuff).

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(Reviewed 16-Feb-2018)
(Revised 4-Mar-2018)


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Index to posts


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Under construction 19-Mar-2018

Metal Tipped Stumpshttps://tinyurl.com/yclgl3ug
Square Leg Player Umpireshttps://tinyurl.com/yc8838d3
Cut Off Time for One Dayerscoming soon
Forfeitscoming soon
Team Shirtscoming soon
Finals in Sunday 50 Over Comphttps://tinyurl.com/ybqo4qj9
New Head Trauma Procedurehttps://tinyurl.com/ybuq2ghh
Align Numberingcoming soon
Make Up Lost Timecoming soon
Adjust points for first and second innings winshttps://tinyurl.com/y9moht6c
12.30pm Starthttps://tinyurl.com/ycaqjr6j
Super Bonus Point for One Dayershttps://tinyurl.com/y98q4cee
Replacements for Injured Playershttps://tinyurl.com/ydd4q7ss

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A post for putting newly suggested ideas that nobody else has thought of...coming soon

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Waist High Full Pitch Ballshttps://tinyurl.com/y7zt4eno
Law 24 and 25 Penalty Timehttps://tinyurl.com/y74sofva
coming soon
Duckworth Lewis Stern Methodcoming soon
Simplify the Limited Over Calculation Sheetscoming soon

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Adjust points for first and second innings wins

WHAT'S THE IDEA?

Even out points received for first innings and outright wins

  • i.e. instead of 4 points for a first innings win and 6 for a outright how about 5 and 5?

DISCUSSION

Right now teams get 4 points for a first innings win and 6 points for an outright.

Presumably this is staggered so that there is some reward for pushing for a second innings result when time gets short on the last day.

Late in the season teams often complain about their limited opportunity to gain points for all sorts of reasons.

One I heard recently was that if a team is drawn against good sides in the last few rounds they may score 2 or 3 first innings wins and get 8 or 12 points (ignoring bonus points for the time being).

But rival teams drawn against weaker sides may get 2 or 3 outright wins and score 20 or 30 points.

Under the proposed change the points scored would be 10 or 15 for 2 or 3 first innings wins as opposed to 20 or 30 points for 2 or 3 outright wins.

There are some wider implications of this change.

This change would also affect all first innings wins. In all grades the first innings result is by far the most common. These would all score 5 points plus bonus points.

First innings wins that convert to outrights are about 10% of results. Teams would continue to score 10 points plus bonus points for this result.

Overturn second innings wins (team loses first innings and goes on to win second innings) are quite rare (less than 1% of results). In such cases each team would get equal points  (5 each plus bonuses) That seems slightly weird to me because the game is not a draw.

A PROPOSAL

 POINTS FOR TWO DAY MATCHES10.29 Teams in all grades will be allocated the following points for two day matches.
10.29.1 Outright win after leading on the first innings......... 10 points
10.29.2 Outright win after tie on the first innings................ 8 points
10.29.3 Outright win after trailing on the first innings.......... 5 points
10.29.4 Tie after winning on the first innings...................... 7 points
10.29.5 Tie after trailing on the first innings........................ 3 points
10.29.6 Win on the first innings......................................... 5 points
10.29.7 Outright loss after leading on the first innings......... 5 points
10.29.8 Draw or tie on the first innings............................... 2 points
10.29.9 Outright loss after tie on first innings...................... 2 points
10.29.10 Loss on first innings............................................. 0 points
10.29.11 Outright loss after trailing on the first innings......... 0 points
10.29.12 Match abandoned before any result....................... 2 points

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Waist High Full Pitch Balls

WHAT'S THE ISSUE?

In the new 2017 code (Law 41.7) the term 'waist high full pitch balls' is replaced by 'non-pitching deliveries'.

Saturday Playing Reg 9.5, Sunday 50 playing Reg 17.1-17.3 are affected by this. A reg similar to these needs to be included in the Super 20 Playing Regulations.

A PROPOSAL

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
WAIST HIGH FULL PITCH BALLS
9.5 Waist high full pitch balls are considered dangerous and unfair.
WAIST HIGH NON-PITCHING BALLS
9.5 Waist high non-pitching balls are considered dangerous and unfair.
9.5.1 Any delivery which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing upright at the crease will be a No Ball. 9.5.1 Any delivery which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing upright at the crease will be a No Ball.
9.5.2 In the event of a bowler bowling a waist high full pitched ball the umpire at the bowler’s end will call and signal No Ball. 9.5.2 In the event of a bowler bowling a waist high non-pitching ball the umpire at the bowler’s end will call and signal No Ball.


Add to Glossary "Waist high non-pitching balls" means the same as "waist high full pitch balls" in previous regulations. The term is taken from the Laws of Cricket (2017 Code Law 41.7).

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NEW Head Trauma Procedure

WHAT'S THE ISSUE?
There's a new Head Trauma Procedure Appendix (as distributed for the February Delegates meeting.)

DISCUSSION
It's shorter and more direct than the old one.

It's a policy from CA and the motivation for it is player safety/prevention/proper treatment of concussion.

Concussion and head trauma, along with the associated potential long-term consequences, are a significant issue in the majority of sports, including cricket.

Diagnosis of concussion and potential brain injury is **very** difficult to diagnose even for Doctors. Minor knocks can lead to major brain injury in unpredictable ways. Even medical professionals find this difficult to get right. This article summarizes the risks https://tinyurl.com/yaezsmde


The danger is if we allow head injured players to carry on when they are incapable of clear decisions, we open ourselves up to both legal action for negligence (for instance) and the risk of allowing minor trauma to develop into major injury. (i.e. a simple knock on the
head could end up as brain injury or even death.)


This procedure implies that there should be a report form for injury reports (TBD).

This should be read in the context of Appendix K Playing Condition - Helmets also.

ABM 4-Mar-2018

PROPOSAL

Here's the new version. This will replace the existing Appendix D.



   QSDCA Playing Regulations       DRAFT for 2018     Adopted For trial Dec 2017   

Appendix D COMMUNITY CRICKET CONCUSSION & HEAD TRAUMA GUIDELINES

Version 1.0
Date last reviewed: 01 August 2017
Review frequency: Annual


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.1 Community Cricket representatives and participants should take a conservative approach to managing concussion.

1.2 Participants in Community Cricket should wear appropriate and well fitted protective gear including helmets.

1.3 Any player or official that has a suspected concussion should:
      1.3.1 be immediately removed from the training and playing environment;
      1.3.2 not return on the same day without medical clearance; and
      1.3.3 be assessed by a qualified medical officer.

1.4 Any player or official with a confirmed concussion should:
1.4.1 not return to play or train on the same day; and
1.4.2 only return to play or train once cleared by a qualified medical officer.


2. INTRODUCTION

2.1 Australian Cricket considers it critical to pursue best practice in prevention and management of concussion and head trauma arising in the course of participating in organised cricket competitions and training sessions, including Community Cricket.

2.2 Cricket Australia (CA) endorses the 2016 Berlin Expert Consensus Statement on the management of Concussion (Berlin Guidelines) and aims for these Guidelines to be consistent with the Berlin Guidelines noting that the rules of cricket do not allow for the complete implementation of the Berlin Guidelines, mainly due to the inability to fully substitute players in First Class and International matches.


3. SCOPE

3.1 This Guideline applies to: (i) all male and female players and (ii) all umpires (collectively referred to as Participants):

      3.1.1 participating in any organised community (that is, non-elite) cricket competitions and matches or training for such competitions or matches (collectively, Community Cricket); and
      3.1.2 who receive a blow to the head or neck (either bare or while wearing protective equipment), whether by ball or otherwise.

3.2 Australian Cricket recommends Affiliated Clubs and Associations enforce these Guidelines for Participants taking part in Community Cricket training, matches and competitions.

4. RELATED DOCUMENTS

4.1 Club Assist Well Played Resource Guide (http://community.cricket.com.au/clubs/well-played)

5. PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

5.1 Australian Cricket recommends that all players wear properly fitted BS7928:2013 compliant helmets when batting, fielding within seven meters of the bat (except for off-side slips and gully fielders) and when wicket-keeping up to the stumps (regardless of age).
5.2 Australian Cricket recommends that umpires wear properly fitted BS7928:2013 compliant helmets.
5.3 The use of products /attachments properly fitted to helmets that provide additional protection for the vulnerable neck/occipital area of the batsman (Neck Guards) is also recommended.
5.4 Australian Cricket recommends that helmets should be replaced immediately following a significant impact (a blow to the helmet) in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

6. HEAD AND NECK TRAUMA MANAGEMENT

6.1 If a Participant receives a blow to the head or neck (whether wearing protective equipment or not), follow the Guidelines below. If there is doctor or other medically trained person available, they should attend to the participant and use the process outlined below and in the Concussion Assessment Flowchart. If there is no doctor or medical trained person available, either a player, coach or administrator from the same team or match official should manage this process:

(a) Ask the Participant how they are feeling as soon as possible after the incident – preferably before play resumes;

(b) Assume that the Participant has sustained a concussion if the Participant reports any of the following symptoms;
           a. dizziness;
           b. headache;
           c. nausea;
           d. feeling vague; and / or
           e. amnesia (ask the Participant a series of questions such as the name of the two teams playing the game, the day of the week, the month of the year and the current Australian Prime Minister).

If the Participant is suffering any of these symptoms, the Participant should seek further medical care at a local medical centre, hospital or general practitioner / medical doctor before resuming playing, training or umpiring.

(c) If the Participant has any of the following signs and symptoms;
a. loss of consciousness for any time;
b. amnesia – inability to remember recent details;
c. inability to keep balance;
d. nausea or vomiting not explained by another cause, such as known gastroenteritis; and/or
e. fitting,

an ambulance should be called by dialling 000.

In no circumstance should the Participant resume playing, training or umpiring until an assessment is made by a qualified medical doctor. The Club or Association may request clearance by a qualified medical doctor prior to permitting the Participant to resume playing, training or umpiring.

6.2 If the Participant reports any of the symptoms above, the doctor (or medically trained person), the team (captain, coach, administrator or official) that attended to the participant should direct the Participant to stop playing, training or umpiring and the Participant must do so.

6.3 If the Participant is suspected, presumed or has an established concussion, the Club or Association should seek a clearance by a qualified medical person before the Participant be permitted to return to playing, training or umpiring, in line with Section 7 below.

6.4 More serious co-existing diagnoses (e.g. fractured skull, neck injury) should be managed as an emergency priority and once these are excluded then diagnosis of concussion can be considered. In all circumstances, an ambulance should be called.

7. RETURN TO PLAY

7.1 If a Participant has been diagnosed with a concussion, the final determination on whether the Participant may return to play, must be made by a qualified medical officer.

7.2 Participant must not return to play on the same day (i.e. for the match in a limited overs match) if the diagnosis of concussion is established.

7.3 The gradual return to play should be followed. An example of a gradual return to play program is outlined in Appendix 1. It should be noted that the activities are examples and a guide to return to play.

7.4 A Participant may be required to sit out the duration of a multi-day match and/or further matches if required through the medical review.

7.5 It is recommended that any player returning to play after a diagnosis of concussion should provide his/her club with a letter from a qualified medical officer stating that he/she has recovered from the concussion and is medically ft to return to play.

8. DOCUMENTATION

Cricket Australia recommends that all cases of concussion or suspected concussion (and all other head traumas) should be documented on an injury report. As a minimum, the injury report should record the date and time of the incident, the venue and how the incident occurred (e.g. batting, fielding) and any of the symptoms reported or signs observed.

Appendix1: Example of Gradual Return to Play after Concussion

STAGE
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITY
Complete physical & cognitive rest
Relative physical and cognitive rest for a minimum of 24hrs post incident, and until all symptoms & signs have resolved.
Light aerobic exercise
Walking, swimming or stationary cycling maintaining intensity around 70% estimated maximum heart rate. No resistance/strength training.
Sport-specifc exercise
Running drills e.g. 10 x 50m runs. Walk back to the start between repetitions. Not to exceed 80% estimated maximum heart rate. No cricket or strength/resistance training activities.
Non-competitive skills training
Progression to more complex training drills e.g. bowling drills (no batsman), felding drills, batting drills/throw-downs. Sub-maximal resistance/strength training. No additional conditioning.
Full Training
Full participation in cricket and strength and conditioning training at a volume and intensity appropriate to the time lost to injury. Should include skills that challenge physical and cognitive capabilities.



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12.30pm start

WHAT'S THE IDEA?

12.30pm start for all Saturday games, all season.


DISCUSSION
Great idea for bad light problems late in the day and getting home before 7pm after the game.

Not so great for anyone transferring from junior cricket in the morning (groundskeepers, parents, junior players.)

For many years QSDCA has started at 12.30pm for the first 5 or 6 weeks of the season. That's approximately from Round 1 to 5. The changeover to 1pm start is at the end of October.

Some of these dates clash with junior cricket on a regular basis. How do junior cricket issues affect players in September and October?

In season 2016/17 we had a 12.30pm start for a one day game which coincided with the first day/night test match at the Gabba in December.

There is no corresponding early start in March.

Typically there is only 1 or 2 regular Saturdays matches in March.

Most QSDCA cricket played in March is finals played 10am to 5pm.


A PROPOSAL

EXISTING REGULATION(S)
14-Aug-2017
PROPOSED CHANGE
HOURS OF PLAY
9.2  Matches played up to and including 31st October will commence at 12.30 pm and finish at 5.30 pm subject to conditions in regulations 10 and 11.
HOURS OF PLAY
9.2  Matches played up to and including 31st October will commence at 12.30 pm and finish at 5.30 pm subject to conditions in regulations 10 and 11.
9.3  Matches will commence at 1.00 pm and finish at 6.00 pm throughout the remainder of the season subject to conditions in regulations 10 and 11. 9.3 Nil


TEA INTERVAL
10.18 For matches starting at 12.30pm a tea interval of fifteen (15) minutes will be taken at 2.55pm
TEA INTERVAL
10.18  For matches starting at 12.30pm a A tea interval of fifteen (15) minutes will be taken at 2.55pm
10.19 For matches starting at 1pm a tea interval of fifteen (15) minutes will be taken at 3.25pm 10.19 Nil


COMPULSORY CLOSURE
11.4.2 For matches scheduled to start at 12.30pm, the first innings will close at the end of the
over in progress at 2.55pm.
COMPULSORY CLOSURE
11.4.2 For matches scheduled to start at 12.30pm, t The first innings will close at the end of the
over in progress at 2.55pm.
11.4.3 For matches scheduled to start at 1pm, the first innings will close at the end of the over in progress at 3.25pm. 11.4.3 Nil

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Super Bonus Point for One Dayers


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
  • First team batting collapses for 35 all out in 10 overs, second team achieves a result inside a few overs...
  • Result: big win but relatively few bonus points (4 + 1.5 + 0.36 =  5.86)...
  • Compared to a more "normal' game (eg. 9/150 def by 2/151 (points for winners are 4 + 1.35 + 1.51 =  6.86)
  • Result: More points scored for a routine win than for a major win. 
By bowling well and dismissing the first batting side cheaply the second team effectively misses out on a whole bonus point.

DISCUSSION
So introduce a super bonus point for results inside 15 overs.*
* Note: does not apply in rain shortened games.
* Note: (maybe) only if defeated side is all out.
What about the Sunday 50 over games? A super bonus point for results inside 25 overs.

A PROPOSAL

Add the following Regulation for Saturdays

11.21.6 A super bonus point will be awarded for a win achieved before the completion of 15 overs.
11.21.6.1 This will not apply in any match delayed, interrupted or rearranged as in regulations 11.5 to 11.8


A similar added regulation can be added for the Sunday 50 Over comp.

26.1.1.5 A super bonus point will be awarded for a win achieved before the completion of 25 overs.
26.1.1.5.1 This will not apply in any match delayed, interrupted or rearranged as in regulations 11.5 to 11.8


(This might get renumbered. See other posts in this blog...)

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