The league have issued the following update regarding Covid-19 restrictions around Huddersfield Cricket League matches:
At our regular review of the current rules regarding restricted cricket, and also taking into account the results of the completed questionnaires “Step 4 out of Lockdown” returned to us by clubs to coincide with the anticipated lifting of all lockdown restrictions from 21st June (which of course has now been delayed) the following decisions were agreed:
We will continue with the Restricted League Cricket Specific Rules 2021 for all divisions until further notice. The only exception to this will be the length of innings in Premiership matches.
In view of the response from the Premiership Clubs, where we received a majority vote for a return to 50 overs, with or without Government restrictions still being in place, from SUNDAY 27th June (which marks the commencement of the second half of the league season) in ALL Premiership league games teams will now bowl a MAXIMUM of 50 OVERS.
In line with the vast majority of response from clubs the following rules will also continue until further notice:
RL6.1: Abandonment of a game prior to the start.
RL6.2.2: Reduction of overs prior to the start of the game, due to prevailing weather conditions, with agreement of the captains
RL5: The Tea Interval.
Please note that a result will still be determined using RL7 - a onetime only use of Duckworth Lewis should at least 50% of the scheduled overs have been completed in the second innings.
In view of the changes to a 50 over Premiership from Sunday 27th June, the SYKES CUP will now also revert to a 50 over format. All other cup competitions shall be a maximum of 40 overs per side.