After a long season - I hope all of you are unwinding and spending quality time with family and friends. It is that time again where we have made all of the necessary arrangements to have you spend an evenning to reminise, acknowledge and celebrate the individual and team successes and awards of those who have excelled in this seasons competitions.
As you recall - my message to you last year was that we need you this year to PRE-REGISTER and pay the dues by eTransfer (same email address) as early as possible - and definitely by the Date reflected on the main posting. Please notify Jas, Rumi, Gokul and myself after having done so.
It is critical that we have your reservations as we had to PREBOOK a given number of seats / plates for the event and cannot take any chances - we CANNOT wait until one or two weeks prior to the event to finalize these arrangements.
It is time for you to support not only your club and players (the winners) but for all of you to support your fellow cricketers, the league and your awards - to maintain the tradition that the BEDCL Awards have established to date.
We will like to continue to bring you this event - as long as you step forward and be counted and demonstrate both your committment and support for this initiative now and going forward.
Turnout for a great evenning - bing your family and friends as well - make it a special evenning not only for the yourselves (Cricketers) but for all within your personal & social circles.
Please start making your Pre-Reservations NOW NOT LATER.
Praim on behalf of the BOARD.
Launch of A Special Masters League / Division:
In the past two to three years I have been approached by various members and clubs with the propostion of creating a special Masters Division within the league.
Well it is time to give this an honest attempt to see if we can indeed create an opportunity for the older cricketers who still want to play but not at the standards that are demanded by the regular league competition standards & rules.
This can be a competition for the Over 45 or 50 years old cricketers who are interested. It will have to be initiated with a minimum of five teams playing in the afternoon (35 Overs for example) with a a minimum of 8 to 10 games per season (all subject to discussions base on the response received).
If you are serious and want to be part of this - then please do the following:
- Some one take charge and be the point person for your team or group
- Collect the information of those that are interested and committed to do ths
- Create a Team if you can or just submit the Names of the Players (Group) you have collected
- This can be teams / players not only from BEDCL but from any other league (preferably CCO Affiliated)
- It can also be open to special social groups who uauslly want to play cricket for fun and socializing
Once you have these - and the submissions are made - then we can take the nest serious steps in getting this fully organized and planned for the 2015 season.
I will be working with this idea with TDCA, HDCL and other affiliated CCO leagues - which can enable competitions on shared facilities.
Okay guys - I have taken up the challenge - so now it is upto you guys out there who have repeatedly approached me to get this started.
Looking forward to your responses.
Please send all communications to myself - all info is on the website.
Please note that defaulting a game has serious consequences as defined in the League's Bylaws. Simply calling in and notifying the league is not an excuse for defaulting a game - and will carry the same consequences. This results in too many administrative overloads and also affects the other members teams - as we may have to reschedule to take advantage of the ground or grounds that became free. This is not encouraged or considered as acceptable by the league.
Please be aware of these bylawys - in the event that you are penalized accordingly - do not then claim ignorance to and of the rules that hav ebeen in existance. Please refer to the ByLaws http://www.edcl.net/images/block/documents/BEDCL-Bylaws-v12.3.pdf.
Each team was accepted based on the Minimum Number of players required for admission and with the knowledge that you will have to play when & where scheduled. In addition - we have requested that you ALWAYS keep an eye out for schedule changes as they may occure for various reason.
Your understanding and assistance is appreciated.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - RE: TERAMOTO PARK
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE MONTESSORI PREMISES AT TERAMOTO CRICKET GROUND TO PARK CARS OR DROP-OFF/PICK-UP STUFF. THAT IS PRIVATE PROPERTY. PLEASE RESPECT IT. ANY TRANSGRESSION WILL BE DEALT WITH SEVERELY AND IMMEDIATELY.
CHANGES TO FEE STRUCTURE:
IMPORTANT - FULL/BALANCE PAYMENT DUE BY MARCH 30, 2014
The fees for 2014 season onwards have been revamped as below:
>> Elite = $2100
>> Premier = $2000
>> Division-1 = $2000
>> Division-2 = $1900
>> Division-3 = $1800
>> Division-4 = $1600
One time admin fees for 50-over teams:
>> New club = $500
>> Additional team for existing club = $250
T25 Morning format:
>> Division-1 = $1300
>> Division-2 = $1300
>> Division-3 = $1300
>> Division-4 = $1300
>> Division-5 = $1200
>> Division-6 = $1200
One time admin fees for T25 morning teams:
>> New club = $250
>> Additional team for existing club = $125
Two umpires 50-overs format:
Level-3 umpire = $110
Level-2 and below = $100
One umpire in 50-over game (Elite/Premier/Division-1):
Level-3 = $70 each team
Level-2 and below = $60 each team
One umpire in 50-over game (Division-2/Division-3/Division-4):
Level-3 = $65 each team
Level-2 and below = $55 each team
One umpire = $35 each team
Test your cricketing General Knowledge
Q: A bowler is visibly angry and threatens the batsman that he will hit him with the ball. The very next ball, the bowler bowls a "beamer" straight at the batsman's head. What is your decision? a) Call no-ball, and give a first and last warning to the bowler. b) Call a no-ball and immediately take the bowler off the attack. c) Take no action, but reprimand the bowler for unfair bowling. d) Warn the batsman not to provoke the bowler.
Q: A long-hop delivery is pulled by the batsman. It hits the fielder at short square leg right on the helmet and balloons up. The keeper runs in and completes the catch. The fielding side appeals. What is your decision? a) Give the batsman out caught. b) Grant 5 penalty runs to the batting side since the ball hit the helmet. c) Call a no-ball and rebowl the ball with no other action. d) Call it a deadball and give the batsman not-out.
Q: How many laws of cricket are there? a) 28 b) 36 c) 42 d) 47
Q: The umpire calls a no-ball, which strikes the batsman on the pads and runs to fine-leg. The batsmen run and the non-striker's end umpire notices the batsman ran a short run. The ball in the meantime cross the boundary. What is the sequence of signals? a) No-ball signal, byes signal, boundary (4) signal. b) No-ball signal, short-run signal, legbyes signal, boundary (4) signal. c) Boundary (4) signal, no-ball signal, legbyes signal. d) Leg-byes signal, no-ball signal, boundary (4) signal, short run signal.
Q: A batsmen have run 7 runs before the fielding side call a "lost ball". How many runs are awarded to the batting side. a) 4 b) 5 c) 6 d) 7
Q: A valid delivery strikes the stumps. The bail visibly lifts off of the stumps, and then settles down in the groove. The fielding side apeals. What is your decision? a) Declare the batsman out. b) Declare the batsman not-out. c) Call a dead-ball. d) Call a no-ball.
Q: The umpire calls a no-ball, the batsman misses the ball and is bowled. The ball rolls away and crosses the boundary line. The fieldng side appeals. What is your decision? a) Call a dead-ball, and no other penalty, batsman is out. b) Signal no-ball, batsman is not-out. c) Signal no-ball, signal byes, boundary (4) signal, batsman is not-out. d) Call a dead-ball, batsman is out, no other penalties.
Q: While trying to hook a short ball, the bat flies out of the batsman's hand. Subsequently, the ball hits the batsman's gloves and is taken by the keeper. The fielding side appeals. What is your verdict? a) Not-out. b) Out. c) Dead-ball. d) 5 penalty runs awarded to the fielding side.