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(a) The competition shall be called the Fired Up Corporation Paddock Shield (the Competition) and shall be a knockout Competition for the 2nd X1 teams of all clubs. The preliminary round shall comprise the 2nd X1 teams of the newly admitted clubs in their first season if any, and the lowest finishing 2nd X1 teams in the League structure from the previous season, after promotion and relegation have been taken into consideration.
(b) It shall be subject in every particular to the Rules of the Sykes Cup competition, except the first part of Rule C1 (a), the second sentence of Rule C2 (c), Rule C4 (d), along with Rule L9 (b), and except as provided below.
(a) The preliminary round draw shall be made at the AGM. Where appropriate, the names or numbers of the teams drawn at home in the preliminary round of the Sykes Cup competition shall be placed in a designated away bag. From those remaining in the home bag, teams shall be transferred to the away bag until the two bags contain an equal number of teams. The transfer shall be undertaken at random, and the identity of the teams transferred shall not be disclosed. The preliminary round draw shall then take place with teams drawn from the home and away bags alternately.
(b) For ties in the first, second and third rounds, any clubs whose First Eleven is drawn at home in the corresponding round of the Sykes Cup competition shall be placed in the away bag, and the process described in Rule S2 (a) repeated. The draw for the appropriate round shall then take place. For semi-final ties the team drawn first in each pairing shall have home advantage.
(a) Any player, who is Sykes Cup qualified, shall be eligible to play in the Competition should both First and Second Elevens have ties on the same day or in the same corresponding round.
(b) If the First Eleven has previously been eliminated from the Sykes Cup competition no player shall be eligible to play in the first round of the Competition if he has played two or more times; in the second round if he has played four or more times, or in any subsequent round if he has played eight or more times, in any First Eleven during the season.
(a) Each bowler shall be allowed to bowl a maximum of ten overs.
(a) The team winning the Competition shall receive the Fired Up Corporation Paddock Shield and be entitled to hold the trophy until 1st July of the following season.
(b) The winners and runners-up shall each be presented with 13 individual trophies.
(c) A special award shall be presented to the player adjudged to have been Man of the Final.