Welcome to the June edition of the Club Update 2021… 

Ton up Tanveer – Firstly, a big congratulations must go to Tanveer Hussain for his wonderful 103 not out last Saturday at Long Marston CC. A fantastic knock and carefully managed by the skipper at the other end, to ensure that Tanveer faced the last ball of the innings whilst on 99 not out.! Thankfully, Tanveer managed to hit a lovely straight drive for four to reach the magic three figures.! Well done Tan.! In other news…. the skipper Strongy took 6-12 in the same match. Well done skip..!!

Team updates – It has been a bag of mixed fortunes for the three Westcott teams playing over the last few weeks. The 1st XI have now won back to back games and are gaining some confidence in the new league, but the 2nd XI have unfortunately had a couple of defeats and need to find some form to clamber back up the table again. Always difficult for the 2nd XI over a Bank Holiday weekend with availability though, so every credit must go to skipper Lewis and all the players who made themselves available. The Midweek XI (we must find a nickname for them) have yet to notch up a win, but found have that the standard of cricket is still fairly high midweek, with some extremely competitive teams playing. That said, there have been some good individual performances by some of the newcomers and I am reliably informed that all participants are enjoying their cricket, which is the main reason to be playing. I think it probably helps that the bar is now open after the game as well.!!

COVID-19 – Fingers crossed with regard the forthcoming government direction for COVID-19 restrictions on the 21st June and hoping that life will get back to some form of normality again. The Club will announce (hopefully) further bar opening times, dependant on the news that the government allay.

T20 Charity match – Just as a reminder, there is a T20 charity match between Westcott CC and Brill CC being played on Sunday 27th June up at Brill, game starting at 2pm. Dale is currently getting a team together for this fixture, so if you are interested in playing, please let him know soonest, so he can include you in the squad. More details to follow on this…

That’s about it for now.. the below is new playing rules and regs aimed mainly for the players to digest, so I would advise any non cricketers reading this to not go any further, unless they wish to be befuddled with cricketing regulatory confusion…. until next time then, stay safe and I hope you are enjoying watching the cricket on offer this summer so far at Westcott CC.

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DO YOU KNOW THE MATCH RULES..??? click here for updated match rules

Players to read please..

New playing rules – So, just as we are getting used to the new Cherwell League match rules, the playing format changes as of this weekend coming and there are different challenges for the skipper and players alike to take into consideration. Most of the changes have been highlighted on the “Match Rules” page, but the following paragraph is more about the winning and losing draw scenarios that we may come across over the next few weeks, until the format reverts back to the original rules near the end of the season!! Confused yet??

Division 4a – Draw. At the end of the allotted overs for the match, the team batting second still has
wickets in hand but has not passed the total of the team batting first.

In this event, the team with the higher run rate per over will be deemed to have achieved a ‘Winning Draw’ and the opponents a ‘Losing Draw’. If run rates are identical, the team which batted first will be deemed to have the higher run rate.

For the purpose of calculating run rates:

a.) if a team declares in the first innings, the run rate is calculated based on the number of overs batted.

b.) If a team is bowled out in the first innings, they will be considered to have batted all the overs that were available to them immediately prior to the fall of the last wicket.

In either event, an over that has been started will be deemed to have been completed. Declarations are not permitted in the second innings.

For a result to be possible, the second innings requires to be at least 20 overs unless a result is achieved before this. If a team opts to bat with less than 20 overs available in the second innings and a result (win) is not achieved, the match is abandoned.

Example – To be added

Division 7a – Draw. At the end of the allotted overs for the match, the team batting second still has
wickets in hand but has not passed the total of the team batting first. In this event, the team with the higher run rate per over will be deemed to have achieved a ‘Winning Draw’ and the opponents a ‘Losing Draw’.

If run rates are identical, the team which batted first will be deemed to have the higher run rate.

For the purpose of calculating run rates:

a.) if a team declares in the first innings, the run rate is calculated based on the number of overs batted.

b.) If a team is bowled out in the first innings, they will be considered to have batted all the overs that were available to them immediately prior to the fall of the last wicket.

In either event, an over that has been started will be deemed to have been completed. Declarations are not permitted in the second innings.

For a result to be possible, the second innings requires to be at least 20 overs unless a result is achieved before this. If a team opts to bat with less than 20 overs available in the second innings and a result (win) is not achieved, the match is abandoned.

Example – To be added